About the Photographer

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I am so glad that you are here! I am Joy.  I have always been that girl who does creative things.  I grew up singing in church with my parents.  My momma was the church organist, so learning to sing and later learning to play the violin (or fiddle, lately!) just became part of who I am.  At the end of college I began singing with the love of my life when we began dating and still sing with him today.

I absolutely love capturing the love and joy between people who value documenting moments along the journey of their lives, knowing that the images I create will become part of the legacy in their family.  I think that is the coolest thing ever! 

My grandparents left an incredible legacy for me which has influenced my life in multiple ways.  It was this legacy that prompted the name of my business:  Belle Eve Photography.  I was especially close with my “Mamaw”, as we called her.  As a way to honor her and the impact she had on my life, I named my business after her.  Her middle name was Belle, and Eve is the short version of her first name, which also happens to be part of my middle name.  You can read more about this story here.

If legacy is important to you, I’d love to help preserve it for you.  Outside of serving others with my photography, I love being outdoors, especially when it involves camping and my hubby, our three kids and our fourth child, Booker.  You can read more about our sweet furbaby here!   (And yes, I did a session for my furbaby.  Wouldn’t you?  I mean, look at how cute he is!)

I dream of backpacking on the Appalachian Trail, taking long walks on the oceanfront on warm summer nights, and watching the sunset.  And, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention my love of coffee.  I probably like it too much, but hey!  It’s the juice that keeps me going.  🙂

I believe in providing a valuable experience for each client as I capture those special moments in time.   Each family deserves to have a beautiful representation of their loved ones to display and to look back on and remember the love they share as they revisit their “family story”.  Those “moments” belong to you, as irreplaceable precious memories.   Belle Eve Photography exists to celebrate life, love, marriage, and family legacy and I would be honored to capture your memories.

Would you like to chat? You can reach out here!

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belleevephotography@gmail.com 757-256-8788

Based in Yorktown, Virginia

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