Hey y'all!

I'm Joy Sumner - wife, mom, animal lover, and Jesus-saved believer. I'm a Georgia-based wedding + portrait photographer. I love to travel for destination weddings, elopements, engagements or another session you want to do!

I love to laugh, have fun, and be silly. My favorite clients are adventurous, faith-based folks who love God’s creation, love, and all that life has to offer. They’re optimistic, outgoing, silly, and love to crack each other up. They also love to eat. A lot.

If this sounds like you or the experience you're looking for, let's talk!

I'm not a coffee drinker, but I'd love to grab a hot chocolate with you, chat about your wedding or portrait ideas and get to know you. Or we could start this friendship off right, and go for pizza! Who's in?

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Fun Facts About Me

  • I love Star Wars, but not Star Trek
  • Coca-Cola is my weakness
  • Lee + I have traveled to 49 states (Hawaii, you're next)
  • I am a 9w1 Enneagram (To find out yours, click here)
  • My love language is giving gifts
  • I could eat pizza every night of the week. I'm not kidding
  • I've seen every episode of The Office, and can quote it
  • I have a t-shirt addiction
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Me + My Boys

Let me introduce you to my boys: Gavin and Lee.

Lee and I will be celebrating 10 years of marriage this year! It's been quite an adventure. We love to spend our spring and summer weekends camping on Amelia Island. Every July we make a road trip to Silverton, CO to meet up with 100 other Land Cruiser owners to camp and ride trails through the San Juan Mountains. Every January we go to Yellowstone National Park to hike, ski, and see the geysers + wildlife. There aren't too many dull moments in this life with him. He's my biggest supporter. Gavin is my wild 11 year old. Gavin and Lee act more like siblings than anything. They argue, they each think they have to get in the last word, and they know just how to aggravate each other.

Let's be Insta-friends!