"The greatest thing about photographing weddings is the energy I get from all the people involved. The eagerness, the love, the craziness -- all the emotions -- are food for my soul. I feel especially honored to be the one hired to capture this emotion with my camera, for the enjoyment of you and your family.
I seek out the subtleties and the nuances. I take advantage of the natural light and shadow to provide the dramatic flair that will lend impact to the image. And as I do my work, I am conscientious of the energy in the room and how to use or enhance it to get the images that will still excite you years from now. The style I embrace is photojournalistic fashion, fine art, and avant-garde.
Every wedding is a great adventure, which is to say you can always expect the unexpected and really experience people as their truest, most authentic selves. That's why I love being a photographer.
Documenting a wedding, and the emotions surrounding it, is a true challenge. I live for that challenge. How does one capture the essence of a moment when a soul is laid bare? How can one capture stillness and subtlety in the midst of chaos?
Believe it or not, it takes a lot of intentionality, and often a lot of preparation, to get that great "candid shot." It requires an absolute immersion in the moment. The photographer must be completely, utterly present!
George Payne Jr.
Owner / Lead Photographer
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Juliana · Married on 09/29/2018
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Hiring Grace & Elegance Photogrpahg was one of the best decisions we made. George made time to speak with and meet with us several times as we made the decision. The quality of photos is incredible. I showed him the style we were looking for and he perfectly captured it. The package is an incredible deal and worth every cent! We had a few changes in our plans the week of the wedding and he was entirely flexible. He worked with our guests and accommodated to our very large family (including 20 children!). All of the poses photos were captured very efficiently and there was no wasted time. He was even early and captured extra pictures! Overall, they went above and beyond to make our day smooth and capture memories for us.Sent on 01/29/2019
Laura · Married on 10/21/2017
What a wonderful experience working with Grace and Elegance Photography! They did an amazing job and were professional and fun from start to finish. If I had the opportunity to do it all again I would choose them over and over. We love our photos and can’t wait to decorate our whole home with them!Sent on 11/21/2017
John · Married on 10/07/2017
George and his wife were a dream to work with!! They were both extremely professional and kept the pace flowing so we got every shot we wanted. Pictures were amazing and worth every penny! From start to finish our experience with Grace & Elegance Photography was outstanding!!Sent on 01/28/2018
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George is an incredible photographer and I have worked with him on several weddings - each time his images are incredible! He is not only prompt and professional (and a phenomenal photographer), but he also has a network of great partners (from Caterers to Cakes - DJ's to Makeup Artists!) so he is able to offer his clients an "end to end" experience! I love working with George, and I think you will too! He has my highest recommendation!!
The name says it all. Their photos are very pretty and and wonderful staff to work with.
Grace & Elegance Photography provides Creative and Beautiful Photography! I loved working with them and I am sure you will too! Makeup Artistry By Lori