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brier creek country club wedding – tara & seth

brier creek country club wedding – tara & seth

Wedding Ceremony & Reception: Brier Creek Country Club, Raleigh, NC Officiant: Rev. Kayelily Middleton, Raleigh, NC Wedding Dress: Mikaella at Maggi Bridal, Raleigh, NC Groomsmen & Bridesma...

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raleigh wedding photographer – 2013 best photography award

February 13, 2014
raleigh wedding photographer – 2013 best photography award

The night before last, I was extremely honoured to receive the "2013 Best of NACE Award" for "Best Photography" at the Triangle NACE Annual Awards Gala at the Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club in Durh...

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raleigh portrait photography – sonia’s sense of snow

February 4, 2014
raleigh portrait photography – sonia’s sense of snow

Getting the opportunity to do a Raleigh portrait photography session in the snow is not something that comes along every day. As such, when I got the chance to head out into the wintry twilight with S...

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duke university engagement photography session – jordan & matt

January 22, 2014
duke university engagement photography session – jordan & matt

Early on Christmas Eve, I met up with Jordan and Matt for coffee and a chat before heading out into the cold, sunny winter air for some Duke University engagement photography shenanigans around the Du...

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award-winning raleigh wedding photography ~ wps portrait palooza

December 5, 2013
award-winning raleigh wedding photography ~ wps portrait palooza

I was honoured to be recently awarded first and fourth place in the Wedding and Portrait Society's annual Portrait Palooza competition. "What the heck is Portrait Palooza?" you say. Well, here's the s...

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duke chapel engagement photography ~ brianna and chris

November 22, 2013
duke chapel engagement photography ~ brianna and chris

A couple of Sundays ago, I got up early headed over to Durham for a Duke Chapel engagement photography session with Brianna and Chris, whose wedding I will be documenting at Duke Chapel next summer. G...

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cary and raleigh wedding photographer ~ lindsey and michael

cary and raleigh wedding photographer ~ lindsey and michael

Wedding Ceremony: Greenwood Forest Baptist Church, Cary, NC Officiant: Rev. Ben Boswell Reception: Caffé Luna, (Catering Manager: Darcey Tinga), Raleigh, NC Wedding Dress: Olga's Bridal and F...

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raleigh wedding planner featured vendor

raleigh wedding planner featured vendor

Raleigh wedding planner, Cheylaina Fultz, ran her inaugural "Featured Vendor" article on Joe Payne Photography on her blog yesterday. Head over to check it out. Cheylaina holds a Bachelor of Scienc...

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raleigh engagement photography ~ lindsey and michael

October 9, 2013
raleigh engagement photography ~ lindsey and michael

I'm looking forward to shooting Lindsey and Michael's wedding this coming weekend. I thought it might be a good time to share a few of my faves from their recent Raleigh engagement photography session...

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what I did on my summer holidays

August 19, 2013
what I did on my summer holidays

... and so began my essay every September after getting back from the 6 week summer break. How wasted was that amount of time on us back then? Anyway, this past week I spent 72 hours up in the Nort...

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duke gardens weddings ~ deniz and robbie

August 7, 2013
duke gardens weddings ~ deniz and robbie

Wedding Ceremony & Reception: Doris Duke Center at The Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, NC Accommodations: Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club, Durham, NC Florist: Catering Works, Raleigh, NC ...

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duke chapel weddings ~ claire and zach

July 8, 2013
duke chapel weddings ~ claire and zach

Wedding Ceremony: Duke Chapel, Durham, NC Wedding Reception: Doris Duke Center at The Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Durham, NC Dress: Pronovias from Lana Addison Bridal, Cary, NC Florist: Tre Bella ...

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duke chapel weddings ~ bridal session for claire

July 3, 2013
duke chapel weddings ~ bridal session for claire

Claire and Zach got spliced back in early June and I'm looking forward to sharing some photos of their big day very soon. What a top day that was!! Claire lives out of town so one evening a couple ...

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raleigh rose garden and stockroom wedding ~ cassie and john

raleigh rose garden and stockroom wedding ~ cassie and john

Wedding Ceremony: Raleigh Rose Garden at Raleigh Little Theatre, Raleigh, NC Officiant: Rev. LuAnn Charlton, Raleigh, NC Wedding Reception, The Stockroom at 230, Raleigh, NC Wedding Planning:...

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raleigh wedding photographer ~ image of the week: no. 26

raleigh wedding photographer ~ image of the week: no. 26

As a father of two young daughters, I can only imagine the mixture of feelings that I will go through on their wedding days. It truly must be one of the most bittersweet moments anyone must experi...

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