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the experience

Ashley & Devon

After reviewing several photographers portfolios, my wife and I decided to work with Joe. Joe is not the cheapest, but like most things in life, you get what you pay for. For documenting the biggest day of our lives, I was not going with a sub par photographer. Joe has tons of experience and is extremely professional. We were extremely happy with our wedding photos. I do not consider myself a photogenic person at all, but Joe was able to position us and talk us through everything to produce photos worthy of a magazine cover. We cannot say enough good things about Joe, and are thrilled with our wedding photos!

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I offer a range of options for comprehensive wedding coverage starting at just $3,999*

In my life, there have been few events as significant and as full of profound emotion as the day I married my beautiful wife back in 2005.

Pavilion at Carriage Farm Married Couple Portrait in B&W by Raleigh wedding Photographer Joe Payne

This was a day we had been looking forward to for a long time. We had spent months planning out all the little details: picturesque venues, exquisite food, beautiful dresses, gorgeous flowers, an amazing live band, etc. So much time and effort all went into putting together an incredible event. All our friends and family flew in from around the world to share the occasion with us. It was a truly amazing day!

And yet, after all the planning, that amazing day went by in a total blur. Now, all we are left to remember it with are the photos.

So, now you’re planning your wedding and likely working with budgets and spreadsheets and other fun stuff. You need to take a second to ask yourself how you want to look back on your wedding in the years to come. How do you want your kids to see your wedding day? Would you prefer cookie-cutter poses and the same go-to photos that every one else gets, or would you prefer to invest in a set of unique images that are an artistic documentation of your wedding day?

Drop me a line for a full price list and to check availability and we can have a chat to work out the right collection for you and your needs.

*Please note: In order to offer the best possible imagery and customer service to my clients, I limit myself to covering just 25 weddings per year. 2022 is now close to fully-booked and I am now taking bookings for 2023 and beyond.

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the light of your life!

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