Joe Payne Photography is a wedding photography company located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Though owner and photographer Joe Payne specializes in contemporary and photojournalistic styles of photography, he will also capture portraiture for your wedding. He is dedicated to capturing the authentic and true moments on your special day. Joe has a wide portfolio of wedding photography and many testimonials that praise his professionalism, talent and confidence.
Joe Payne Photography offers a slideshow as well as adding custom graphics to enhance your photos. A list of his services include:
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56 Reviews for Joe Payne Photography
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Julie McCracken · Married on 10/05/2019
Highly recommend working with Joe!
Joe is the best wedding photographer!! I can’t recommend him enough.Sent on 12/29/2019
Of course, his photos are stunning! I was originally interested because his photos of Duke Chapel are so incredible. He is an artist with a long veil! Joe also captured some wonderful photos at the reception and on the dance floor that I never expected would turn out so well!
He has a laid-back personality which is a much-needed calming influence during some very stressful times. I can’t thank him enough for putting up with a stressed-out bride, mothers/fathers, and an “energetic” bridal party 😊. You can relax knowing Joe will create great shots!
Joe is really willing to make any photos you have in mind a reality. He made it very easy to have engagement photos where my husband and I met (small college in Massachusetts) and day-of photos at my parents’ house. I didn’t know that I wanted photos from the rehearsal until about one month beforehand - Joe was even flexible enough to shoot our rehearsal at the last minute! He will also send out a questionnaire before the big day to make sure you get the wedding photos that you want most.
I am still in awe of Joe and how beautiful our pictures turned out. Definitely book Joe for your wedding!!
Laura · Married on 09/28/2019
Joe is a true professional who delivers stunning, unique wedding photos!
When looking for a wedding photographer, we knew we wanted to work with a someone who would capture the day as it naturally happened, and not try to direct or pose every little moment. After speaking with Joe and looking at his portfolio, we knew instantly that his style and philosophy aligned with ours, and we hired him for our September 2019 wedding. We did not do engagement photos, so the first time I ever met Joe in person was on the wedding day! I knew his photos would be amazing, but he had never shot at our venue, so I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect.Sent on 02/05/2020
Well, let me just say that Joe is an absolute master of wedding photography. There is so much that to being a wedding photographer: you have to keep track of schedules, manage personalities, adapt to the weather, capture every moment in changing conditions, edit thousands of photos, and deliver them in a short time span, among so much else. Joe did all of this, and more, with a level of professionalism and talent that I can’t even comprehend.
First, I’ll talk about the photos. Good god. The sheer number of stunning photos we got back, all of them beautifully edited, is astonishing. Literally thousands of photographs, each of them more beautiful than the last. On our wedding day, we let Joe do his thing and tried not to interject too many specific photo requests. I am so glad we did it that way, because Joe skipped the overdone Pinterest-inspired photos I thought I wanted, and instead shot an array of artistic, unique, and beautifully stylized images that genuinely capture the emotion (and craziness!) of our day. Moreover, Joe individually reviews and edits each photo, which adds so much to the finished product and really sets him apart from other photographers.
Aside from the photos, here are some more things I loved about working with Joe:
• He is prompt and direct in his communication, without fail. He is so on top of his shit, and it makes your life easier as bride/groom.
• He goes with the flow, but is assertive when he needs to be in order to keep things on track.
• He is on time, and he works his butt off the entire day. At one point I was genuinely concerned about how intensely he was working in the heat! Our guests even commented on how he seemed to be everywhere at once!
• He is very experienced and great at problem solving when you need it most. Rain delayed our ceremony and completely ate into our photo time, but he did such a great job of managing the changes and keeping things on track.
• Fabulous British sense of humor.
• The way that he delivers the photos to you is awesome. You can download them all from an online portal, which is an A+ on the user friendliness.
All in all, I just want to thank Joe from the bottom of my heart for how much he contributed to not just our wedding day, but our lives and memories. Our wedding was pretty wild with activity, and he captured every moment from family portraits to fireworks. We will cherish the photos forever. If you are reading this and considering a wedding photographer, I can't recommend Joe enough.
Danny Batiansila · Married on 09/07/2019
We hired Joe for our wedding at Duke Gardens in September 2019. His website won me over instantly and his style of photography. When we inquired more about him doing our wedding he was very down to earth, friendly, and had a great sense of humor over the phone. When it came to our wedding he made sure to get the traditional posed photos and family shots, but his true artistic ability was through the candid shots and how he masterfully took the beauty of the gardens and incorporated them into our photos. Hiring Joe was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. Can't wait to look at these photos for years to come.Sent on 10/24/2019
Joe is great to work with! He is very professional and polite, with the added bonus of being fun and kind. He is a master with light and captures just the right moment with couples. I 100% endorse Joe Payne Photography!
Joe Payne is an incredible photographer to work with. His style and gift is apparent through the quality of his work. Our clients have loved working with him as a photographer! As a planner, Joe is great to work with - attention to detail and a great attitude makes the day a smooth one for all!
We have had the fortune of working with Joe Payne Photography many times and Joe actually took the headshots for our DJs on our Staff page. We trust him that much! Joe is easy to work with and his clients are always extremely happy with his work. He is unobtrusive and a pleasure to be around (plus he has a sweet British accent!).