my philosophy

Your wedding day is NOT about photos. 
I'm going to say that again. 
Your wedding day is NOT about photos. 
Your wedding day is not some long, elaborate photoshoot. There are sacred moments, and silly moments, tears and laughter.  The photos I take are all about capturing those authentic, vulnerable moments and creating images that will immerse you back into the best day of your life over and over again. While there are times where I will step in and direct photos, (20 people don't just pose themselves!) for the most part I am here to capture and complement your day- not interrupt!

You are unique so I am intentional about getting to know you and in seeking to understand what makes you tick.  I've often been mistaken for a friend or family member because by the time it's your wedding day we'll be pretty good buddies!

Whatever your vision is, I'll take that and do my utmost to make it a reality. I'm not going to push you into anything you don't want, and I don't work from a rigid shot list. The core of my personality is being flexible and easy-going. What matters most to you will go into how I divide my energies on your wedding day and directly influence the photos that you receive. Your wedding day has enough stress in it already, so I won't be adding any if I can help it! 
In fact, not only do I try to keep everything stress free, I try to make it fun! If we have time I try to sneak in funny pictures, and I am always trying to keep you and your friends laughing and smiling! I'm also flexible and really laid-back, so as your wedding day develops and changes (which they always do!) I'll be along for the ride and there to help you stay calm and collected as well, if I'm able. 

is Joy Shots for me?

Take this short quiz and find out! Give yourself a point for each "yes" answer. If you score over 7 points, we're probably a great fit!

 (1) I like vibrant, colorful imagery.
(2) It's my priority to have fun and enjoy myself at my wedding.
(3) I enjoy (or tolerate) cheesy, corny humor. 
(4) I like to be a little silly.
(5) I need a photographer who can help me pose and feel comfortable in front of the camera.
(6) It's important to find a photographer that will work with my unique situation.
(7) I think penguins are pretty dang cool.
(8) @joyshotsphotography on Instagram matches my vibe
(9) At the end of the day, pictures of my partner and I and our closest people are what I'll treasure most. 

full day packages

lovebirds package - $2675

9 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage 
(including second photographer for 6 hours)

Online Wedding Gallery with 800+ images delivered within
2 months of your wedding date, preview images within 72
hours of your wedding. This gallery gives you unlimited downloads
 for you and all your guests even(!), and full printing rights.

Gold Package Engagement Session, 1.5 hours including up to 
two locations and optional outfit changes. 

Hardcover Wedding Album featuring the best photos 
of the day to relive the day as often as you want!
First hour of travel is included at no charge (Roanoke, Charlottesville, I'm looking at you!) and additional travel hours are $40 per hour.

This is by far the most popular package I offer. 9 hours is a sweet spot for capturing preparations through send off for most weddings, and you're welcome to add an additional hour ($300) if you feel the need for more time! The security of having two photographers on site is also good 
for peace of mind if you're an overthinker like me!
​​​​​​​
sweethearts package - $2125
7 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage 

Online Wedding Gallery with 600+ images delivered within
2 months of your wedding date, preview images within 72
hours of your wedding. This gallery gives you unlimited downloads
 for you and all your guests even(!), and full printing rights.

Gold Package Engagement Session, 1.5 hours including up to 
two locations and optional outfit changes. 

Hardcover Wedding Album featuring the best photos 
of the day to relive the day as often as you want!

This package is perfect if you don't want full reception coverage,
have a smaller guest list, or if you're planning on a shorter
wedding day. And you can always add an additional hour ($300)
if you'd like slightly more coverage.  
​​​​​​​
partial day packages

true love's kiss - $1825

5 hours of wedding day coverage
Online wedding Gallery with a minimum of 300 images delivered within 2 months of your wedding date, and previews within 72 hours. 
Five 8x10 Prints of your favorite photos
Silver Engagement Session. 30 minute session at one location of your choice.

golden hour - $1225
3 hours of wedding day coverage
Online wedding gallery with a minimum of 150 images delivered within 2 months of your wedding date, and previews within 72 hours. 
Micro Engagement Session. 15 minutes, at a location within the immediate Lynchburg Area.

paper rings - $425
1.5 hours of wedding day coverage
Online wedding gallery with a minimum of 75 images delivered within 2 months of your wedding date, and previews within 72 hours. 
Due to high demand and limited availability this package can only be booked 3 months prior to your wedding date, and no additional hours can be added. 


engagements
While I strongly recommend taking your engagement photos with whoever will be there on your wedding day, there are a number of reasons you might want to schedule a separate or additional engagement session, or you might want a longer engagement session than is included with your package.

You are always welcome to book a standalone engagement session! I have two package types for engagement sessions!

1- Silver Package- One location, One outfit. ~30 minutes. $90

2- Gold Package- Two+ locations, Two+ outfits. ~1.5 hours. $200
more options
Getting married outside of Lynchburg? That's cool I travel! Drive time is billed at $40, and weddings over 2.5 hours of travel might incur an overnight fee between $100 and $200 based on location. If you are beyond a driving distance, we can talk more details about extended travel costs. (I offer great discounts on weddings if you pay my travel!) 
Want to add a photo book or buy an additional copy? Adding a photobook is $100, and purchasing additional copies is $75 per copy. 
Interested in adding a USB to your included online gallery? That's just $30 
Need additional coverage hours? Add up to two hours to any package other than Paper Rings for $300 per hour.  
Finally, you can always add a second shooter to a package. This is priced on a case by case basis, but starts at $400

discounts
That's right! If you've read this far, you're doing your research and are worthy of knowing the full range of discount options!

Clients of Something Blue Weddings and Events and I Do Events receive a $50 discount on any wedding package (excluding Paper Rings and Golden Hour). Planner must be booked prior to photographer.
Weekday wedding? If you're getting married between Monday and Thursday receive a $150 discount on any package (excluding Paper Rings, Golden Hour and long-distance weddings)
Off season wedding? If you are getting married in January-March receive $200 off any package (excluding Paper Rings, Golden Hour and long-distance weddings. Discount does not apply to holidays such as New Years or Valentines Day)
Contribute to my wedding in every state goal! I'm on mission to photograph a wedding in every US state. If your wedding is in a new state for me I will give you a unique discounted package! 
Let's talk! 
let's talk
thanks! i'll be in touch soon. make sure to check your spam email just in case.
Back to Top