All you need is Love...and Joe Payne...on your wedding day!
Joe's work, along with his second shooters' work (we were honored to have Richard on our day), is timeless, authentic, classy, and full of deep emotion. From the moment my husband and I saw Joe's photographs, we knew we found the photographer for us. It was also so special that Joe is English and so is my husband.
Joe's talent shines in almost any setting. Our first set of engagement photos was in the rain, but he made them look romantic, using the gothic setting of Duke chapel to draw out some lovely artistic shots. After our wedding postponement due to Covid, we opted for a second engagement session. The use of light during golden hour on UNC campus was beautiful!
On our wedding day (August 28, 2021), Joe captured the emotion of it all. He isn't a cheesy or an overly staged photographer. He stays in the background to let the day unfold naturally. Of course when we did the more formal portraits, he was efficient and prepared. Our families adored his humor and kindness, as he makes everyone feel at ease in front of the camera. The worst part of hiring Joe was when the wedding was over, and the journey came to an end.