Virginia & Eastern North Carolina
Fine art wedding photography for joyful, adventurous brides
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. The photographs taken on your wedding day serve as a reminder of your love and commitment. I value the opportunity to tell your love story as you join your lives together in marriage so that you will be able to hand down this part of your legacy to future generations.
I make it my mission to photograph my couples in a genuine way. When you and your loved ones look at your wedding gallery, I want you to see YOU, instead of you AND how the photographer posed you. You are unique and deserve to have images that tell the story of your wedding and reflect your love and personalities. Therefore, I will work with you to achieve authentic looking images by getting to know you, communicating with you, and prompting natural interactions between you as a couple.
You will see me smiling a lot during your engagement session and while working with you and your loved ones at your engagement session and wedding. I often hear that I live up to my name. I am naturally a joyful person. It is my hope that my joy and positivity will be an encouragement and an inspiration to you as we work together.
Wedding Photography is a unique niche of photography which requires a lot of training and experience in order to serve with excellence. I take my role very seriously and am constantly working to ensure that your wedding images are excellent. Additionally, I seek out continuing education opportunities yearly to refine my skills.
From bridal details, groom details, first look to the recitation of your vows, it is my passion and also my mission to ensure that your sweet moments are captured and preserved. I truly enjoy helping brides and grooms through the process in a relatable way so that you know that your wedding photography experience will be authentic, joyful, and professional.
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“If I could hang every picture she took at my wedding in my home, I certainly would”
“Joy was absolutely wonderful to work with! She listened to everything I wanted and was great with giving suggestions when I wasn’t sure what I wanted for my photos. If I could hang every picture she took at my wedding in my home, I certainly would! Joy made sure I had PERFECT photos of my wedding day and I love every single one of them. I have worked with Joy on other projects since my wedding and have been very pleased with her work. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for the best of the best when it comes to photographers!!“
Natasha and Justyn
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“I highly recommend booking Joy!”
“Joy was, simply put, a “joy” to work with. She is a very personable and kind individual. She took the time to get to know our story and wedding day vision. She was originally booked for our 2020 wedding that got postponed due to COVID. She helped us through the ups and downs of rescheduling. We did a photoshoot with Joy prior to the wedding (which I highly recommend to get to know each other and get comfortable). Our engagement photo shoot and wedding day galleries turned out AMAZING! Her skills are wonderful and we are thankful to have found her to capture our big day. I highly recommend booking Joy!“
Hayley and Patrick
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“She is professional and very friendly”
“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!!“
Kristen and Chris
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“Easy to work with – Like family!”
“Love, Love, Love her work and her professionalism! Easy to work with – Like family! Highly recommend!“
Felisha and Gary
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. I believe that you should choose a photographer that you feel a deep connection with, and whose style of images truly resonates with you.
Fill out the Wedding Inquiry Form to start the conversation about your wedding. I will respond in 24-48 hours and will invite you to share more about the dreams you have for your wedding day.
After I send you the Wedding Inquiry Guide, we will set up a complimentary no pressure consultation so that I can learn more about you and your wedding photography needs.
After the consultation, you can book. In order to book, you will need to sign the contract and pay a retainer. Then, you will officially be on my calendar! You’ll receive a questionnaire via email immediately after booking. You will also receive the Wedding Prep Magazine.
If you choose a wedding package with an Engagement Session, we will get you on the calendar.
Three months before your wedding I will prepare your Wedding Photography Timeline, coordinate with you and your wedding planner, then schedule your wedding timeline meeting (via phone) for 14 days before your wedding.
I will show up to your wedding all smiles and get to work! After I come into the location where you are getting ready and greet you, I will follow the timeline and capture your story as your day unfolds.
Eight to twelve weeks after your wedding, you will receive your beautiful Wedding Gallery via email. All wedding galleries are online with the option to order products.
Albums & Prints
If you choose a wedding package that includes an album or if you order a wedding album separately, I will send you a proof of your album after I design it. After final changes are complete, I will send your order. The company will mail it to you after printing. If you order other products, I’ll prepare those items and send them off for printing.
Packages & Pricing
Wedding packages begin at $3800 | Custom Elopement & Micro Wedding Packages available.
The Diamond wedding photography package includes:
Up to 10 Hours of Coverage
Private Online Gallery
Bridal Portrait Session
12×12 Genuine Leather Album
8×8 Genuine Leather Album
The Gold wedding photography package includes:
Up to 8 Hours of Coverage
Private Online Gallery
Bridal Portrait Session
The Bronze wedding photography package includes:
Up to 6 Hours of Coverage
Private Online Gallery
Please inquire for detailed wedding photography pricing and availability in Virginia & Eastern North Carolina.
Session Tip Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
What is unique about wedding photography with Belle Eve Photography?
I’m not your everyday run-of-the-mill wedding photographer. Why? Simply because weddings to me are so much more than just taking beautiful photos.
I CARE. A lot. I care about YOU.
I care about giving you an amazingly positive & stress-free experience while working with me.
I care about documenting your day in a very authentic, candid & creative manner that will tell your story for decades to come.
Being in business since 2015 and having photographed weddings independently and as a second shooter, I’ve seen a variety of things. This experience gives me the confidence to know that I will capture your day beautifully for you.
Plus, I am always available at any time for questions or concerns, giving my clients peace of mind that their wedding photography experience is my #1 priority.
I have a planner. How will you work with my planner?
I love working with planners! Once I have your planner’s contact information I will reach out to introduce myself and coordinate with them about the wedding photography details for your wedding day.
I do not have a planner. How will you manage the photography for my wedding without a planner?
While I don’t “plan” weddings, I will use your information to put together your wedding photography timeline.
What is a timeline?
A timeline is a schedule for your wedding day.
What if I need to add another hour to my wedding day package?
If you have a need for additional wedding photography time on your wedding day, I can add it onto your wedding package.
How long will it take to receive my wedding gallery?
You will receive your wedding gallery via email in about 8 weeks.
How much does wedding photography cost?
Wedding photography costs start range from $7,500 to $2,000.
Do you offer engagement photos?
Yes, many of our wedding packages include an engagement session. Having an engagement session before the wedding will help you get to know me and my relaxed style of posing and shooting. I also love to get to know you two as a couple and interact a little before the excitement of your wedding day. Once you book me as your wedding photographer, I will send you more information about how to prepare for your engagement session with me.
What is your photograhic style?
Through my dynamic photo storytelling, I showcase the bride and groom for who they truly are and the true and honest moments of their wedding day. My clients feel the emotion within their photos, whether through laughter or tears, as they recount the variety of special moments captured throughout the day.
My style can be described as clean, fresh, and timeless. I also capture a combination of both posed portraits and candid, photojournalistic-style images throughout your day.
Do you offer more than just digital files?
Absolutely! Some wedding packages include printed products. For those, all you have to do is select the images. If your wedding package does not include printed products (or if you want to order additional items) there is a store in your gallery. All products are printed by the amazing H&H Color Lab.
How long will you be there to photography our wedding?
Every wedding is different, however, I’ve found 8 hours to be the perfect amount of time that will allow enough opportunity to capture the starting points of the day through the last reception event. I want to ensure that I can accurately tell your story, from start to finish. Together, we will go over your specific wedding details to ensure that you end up with the perfect package for your specific needs. For example, if your wedding has a long ceremony at a different location than the ceremony, a 9 or 10-hour package may be needed. Once you book with me, we will also discuss more details with your specific wedding day timeline.
Do you offer smaller 'micro' weddings?
Yes! I love smaller, intimate weddings and custom build packages for them, as they are each so unique. Some are 1 hour, and some are 4 hours with a mini-reception.
How do I book a wedding with Bella Eve Photography?
A signed contract & 25% retainer is required to reserve your wedding date on my calendar. Please keep in mind that I do limit the number of weddings I take on each year and often book up to 6–12 months in advance, so please get in touch as soon as possible to ensure that I have your date available.
Contact me for Wedding Photography pricing & availability
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. I believe that you should choose a photographer that you feel a deep connection with, and whose style of images truly resonates with you. If you choose to work with me, I promise that not only will you love your images – but you will also have an enjoyable and relaxed experience throughout your entire wedding day.