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:
This company offers save the dates and thank you cards to send your guests. Additional items include:
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Katherine · Married on 09/01/2018
Joe is the best!
Pretty much right after booking our venue, my husband and I went through their list of recommended photographers because we knew that having amazing photographs from our wedding was a high priority for us. As we reviewed all of the photographers' websites, Joe emerged as the clear frontrunner because of how beautifully he leverages natural light in his work and how nicely he captures genuine emotions. Meeting him on a video call further reinforced that he was a great fit for us because he is down-to-earth and has a great sense of humor but also takes the quality of his work very seriously. Joe ended up doing both our engagement photographs and our day-of wedding photography. He has a very well-organized process for gathering information about couples' styles and the types of photographs that they want leading up to the wedding through distributing periodic and detailed online forms, which made communicating everything to him super easy for us. Joe also set aside some time to grab a drink with us before our engagement photographs and get to know us, which was an excellent idea and helped further refine his understanding of relationship dynamic, which we feel really contributed to the quality of our photos. We don't have formal photographs taken of us very often and knowing that that is the case with most people who get engaged and married, he was also awesome at making us feel comfortable and providing clear and helpful instructions to us about how we should stand, pose, and interact to get the best shots. On the day of our engagement pictures, his commitment to getting the lighting perfect and varying it for different settings was also seriously impressive-- we moved around quite a bit and the variety of the resulting work product was lovely. On the day of our wedding, it was raining on and off and Joe was super flexible and patient with the way in which the circumstances threw our original schedule off. In the end, we got a bunch of stunning rain-free photos and also got a few bonus artsy ones that featured a bit of rain, which we loved. The wedding party echoed our opinion that Joe was wonderful to work with and made everyone feel so comfortable, which contributed to the overall positive vibe of the day. The pictures that Joe delivered from our wedding were the perfect balance of traditional group portraits, shots of the decor and details that we valued capturing after having spent so much time wedding planning, and a lot of great candids. He captured my desired aesthetic of a little bit of glamour, romance, and tradition and a lot of fun in the most gorgeous way. Long story short, hiring Joe was a no-brainer for us and a choice that we would make again and again if we could do things all over! :)
Kathleen Atkatsh · Married on 12/22/2018
Best decision I made for the wedding day!
Choosing the right photographer was the most important decision for my wedding day! Joe not only took incredibly stunning, artistic photographs that captured our emotions and precious moments perfectly, but he also did a great job wrangling my large bridal party. We were married at Duke and had the reception in Chapel Hill and he knows both towns (& the best places to shoot photos) like the back of his hand, which made for fantastic scenery for the photos. He was with us every step of the way throughout the entire day and handled everything with kindness and professionalism. Thank you Joe!!!
Hannah · Married on 05/30/2018
Cannot recommend highly enough!
Joe was a delight to work with on the big day! He was incredibly professional throughout the entire process, and he is a true artist. His work is stunning - he captures the most incredible compositions and makes people feel comfortable in front of the camera. He worked HARD on the wedding day and was somehow everywhere at once while never drawing attention to himself. He was always very prompt, whether responding to our initial inquiry or quickly getting our final images to us. He was responsive to our hopes for the day and offered guidance when we were unsure about something. We planned a Durham wedding from afar, and Joe made the process simple and enjoyable. His work speaks for itself, but we can happily say that at a time when everyone seems to have a digital camera, Joe is the most worthwhile investment for your special day. He turned beautiful moments into lifelong memories and captured the unique essence of our day. No stock images here. We cannot recommend him highly enough!
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!).