New look, the same Virginia photography you know and love.

The photographer, joy Mills, is smiling, holding a camera and a camera bag, wearing a white and blue floral dress with a historic brick building in the background and green brush.


Belle Eve Photography exists to celebrate life, love, marriage, and family legacy and I would be honored to serve you.

I am so glad that you are here! I am Joy, the owner, and photographer of Belle Eve Photography.   A few things about me… 

  • I love people. Even though I am an introvert, I really enjoy getting to know people, having deep conversations, and hugs.
  • Photography is my second career. My first career was teaching. I taught elementary school up to middle school across 4 states. My teaching skills come in handy on wedding days as I give directions, stay organized, plan, and multitask.
  • I am a huge dog lover. We had a boxer named Booker for nearly 10 years. Sadly, we lost him in 2020. However, I am so grateful for the 10 years we had with him. He was truly a member of our family and was such a sweet friend. (My dog people, I know you get this!) We’re planning to add a new boxer puppy to our family soon.

Get to know Joy

Hand drawn illustration of a violin

I sing and play violin

I love music! I’ve been singing and playing violin since my childhood, I even sang in a rock band in college. I currently sing in the praise team band at my church.

Tent drawing.

I love the outdoors

Even though I grew up in the city, I love being outdoors.  I have to be honest, though, and tell you that I always bring my coffee maker when I tent camp. (Does that make it glamping???)

Fitness dumbbells and water bottle drawing

I love fitness

 Fitness is a big part of my life. After a health scare in 2022, I count it a blessing that I was able to get healthy again.

Hand drawn illustration of a coffee cup with a bag of coffee to the right

Coffee...need I say more?

As for coffee…well, it is my go to every. single. morning. Visiting local coffee shops is also one of my favorite things to do!

Kind Words

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“The photos are gorgeous and I highly recommend!”

“Joy was wonderful to work with from engagement photos all the way through our special day! She is professional and very friendly. The photos are gorgeous and I highly recommend!!“

Jessica and John

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“Highly recommend using Belle Eve!!”

“Really enjoyed our family session this past August! The pictures were great and we appreciated all the time spent with our family at several different spots to capture the right shot of us. Highly recommend using Belle Eve!!“


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“She captures your vision and is amazing to work with”

“As a new business, branding is critical! We have used Joy from Belle Eve Photography for most of our branding imagery and she is simply the best! She captures your vision and is amazing to work with. I would recommend her EVERY TIME!“


Awards & Recognition

Best of Zola 2023
Featured on Zola
As Seen on The Knot
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I’m passionate about creating beautiful imagery that portrays your marriage and family in an artistic and genuine way. I love pouring into people as I work with them because I care. I will organize your wedding or portrait session so that you will be able to relax and enjoy it, knowing that I’ll take care of you by providing an authentic, joyful experience.