Hello Gorgeous

We’re excited to meet you and your future Groom. Your love story is worthy of being captured in a magical and timeless way.
There’s nothing like looking back on your wedding day through the genuine and beautiful moments in each photograph.

About Us

MEET JOY

I believe photography inspires, preserves, transforms, and presents the truth in a way that reaches the heart. I have the honor of partnering with my best friend to capturing milestone moments, and the joy of preserving love-stories for a lifetime! I love my work, and I know you will recognize that while you are with me! Other fun tips about me are that I love Anthropologie, animals, and taking baths while watching Netflix! (Who doesn’t?) I have had the privilege of bringing my camera to over 30 countries. I’ve lived all over, but the south has my heart!

MEET JARED

My dream has always been to capture stories. That’s why I got my degree in film. That’s why I took a camera to every continent, country, and adventure I’ve ever taken. That’s why photography was one of the most important investments of our wedding day, besides us getting married of course! There's nothing better than creating and capturing memories that will last forever with Joy by my side.

Why “Firefly?”

Firefly’s name comes from the landmark moment in their lives; the night Jared first told Joy she had his heart. They met in photography class in college and the adventure began. They traveled the world separately after graduating, eventually meeting up in New Zealand to go skydiving and climb the notorious Mount Doom. They always knew that their deep kindred and honorable friendship was growing to be more. So when Jared asked Joy permission to share their first kiss, they stood in the midst of a host of fireflies, swirling all around them like sparkling twinkle lights. And that's where their love story began! We are passionate to capture photos that allow our couples to relive their story’s emotion, elegance, and magic. If you want a team who is continually pursuing excellence in photography, while producing genuine, creative, timeless images, we would be honored to be your photographers.

together we love

"When the day you’ve poured your heart into becomes memories, let us preserve your treasured day with photography as a tangible keepsake to relive and relove.”

Jared + Joy

Engagements


Now that you’re on top of the world after an epic proposal, you two lovebirds are ready for a stunning session together! Allow us to photograph the magic!


$600

Weddings


Here comes the most miraculous day of your lives together, two becoming one. For a perfect match like you two, we would be honored if you believed we were the best team to capture this landmark event in your lives.


$4,300

Family


Big family, small family, little ones or grown up, we would love to capture the brilliance of your dynamic, special family! Oh, we’re BIG dog and cat lovers so bring your fuzzy friend along too! They’re most definitely part of the family!


$800

To Preserve Memories for a Lifetime

Hi! Thank you for taking the time and consideration to look through what we offer our couples. For our own wedding, photography was our highest priority, and we recognize what an honor it is to be chosen to photograph such a significant moment in your lives. Our goal is to be provide you with images that will be cherished for generations.

We believe in being the right fit for our couples, so please reach out and we’ll get to know one another. If you would like more specific pricing, please contact us through the form below! Again, thank you for your time, and if you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact us!

“Photography is like life. It’s all about perspective. When you create a mindset of discovery to find the beauty in all things, you look at life in a different way.”

Jared + Joy

Got Questions? We’re here to help you along your journey!

HOW LONG HAVE WE BEEN DOING THIS?

Joy has been photographing weddings since August of 2005 & Jared has been doing photography since 2009.

HOW FAR AHEAD DO WE BOOK WEDDINGS?

We only like to book within a year of the current date. This way our current couples get our attention. We do recommend reaching out as soon as your date enters this time frame, because we do book quickly!

DO WE OFFER DIGITAL IMAGES?

Yes, all of our Collections include fully edited digital images and the printing rights! We upload your photos to an online gallery, where you can view them, order professional prints through printers we trusted with our own wedding day images.

WHERE ARE WE LOCATED?

We call Birmingham, Alabama home!

DO WE CHARGE FOR TRAVEL?

There are no travel charges for those within 50 miles of the greater Birmingham, AL area. For locations over 50 miles away and under 2.5 hour drive we charge the standard IRS rate.

DO WE TRAVEL?

Most certainly! We have traveled for numerous weddings, so if you are out of state or country, but are interested in our services, don’t despair, we want to be there!

WHAT DO YOU DO IN FRONT OF A CAMERA?

Nearly every couple you see in our galleries has never been in front of a professional photographer until our time together! We come prepared with techniques to help you look your best while feeling comfortable and having fun!

WHAT DO YOU WEAR?

We are more than happy to give you information that will help you feel confidently you when our session comes. Just reach out and let us know, and we’ll send you our own personal tips and pointers! :)

DO WE HAVE INSURANCE?

You bet! We love our gear too much not to have it all insured!

DO WE HAVE BACKUP GEAR?

Yes! We’ve got you covered. As professionals, we believe it is our responsibility to be prepared even for what hasn’t happened to us yet! We have backup gear ready and waiting for slips and mishaps.

WHAT IS IN OUR BAG?

We have a Canon Mark IV, two Canon Mark IIIs (along with backup cameras just in case!), Canon L series 16-35mm, Canon L series 24-70mm, Canon L series 100mm macro, Canon L series 70-200mm, Canon 80mm 1.4, Canon 50mm macro, Canon 50mm 1.4, Sigma 24mm 1.4, Sigma 35mm 1.4, 15mm fisheye, tilt and shift lens, macro & more flash equipment goodies than we can list!

From Our Blog

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Birmingham Wedding : Rachel & Cord

Sep 07, 2017

Rachel and Cord’s wedding was incredibly endearing and full of beautiful moments! They both got ready at the elegant landmark hotel, the Tutwiler, which made it the perfect backdrop...

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Fountainview Mansion Wedding : Chrystie & Austin

Jul 15, 2017

Chyrstie & Austin’s wedding was absolutely breathtaking! Their undeniable love and passion for one another made this day truly a dream wedding. They had their ceremony in First Baptist...

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Douglas Manor Wedding : Taylor & Taylor

Jun 29, 2017

Taylor and Taylor met at University of Alabama and it’s been a sweet love story up to this momentous day. Their wedding at Douglas Manor was elegant and rustic,...

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BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA WEDDING : Whitney & Rob

May 17, 2017

Whitney and Rob were married at one of our favorite venues, the Barn at Shady Lane, making for such a spectacular, celebratory day. Whitney seemed to be full of...

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Birmingham, Alabama Wedding : Kathleen & Andrew

May 14, 2017

Kathleen and Andrew’s wedding was most definitely a beautiful and special occasion at the rustic, chic barn at Matthews Manor. It was a glorious May afternoon that set the...

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama Bridal Session : Kathleen

Apr 28, 2017

Kathleen’s bridal session was beautifully epic! When we first saw her, we couldn’t get over how lovely her dress was! Then we saw her little puppy companion, Eli, there in...

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Birmingham, Alabama Wedding : Amanda & Tyler

Nov 06, 2016

Amanda and Tyler were such a fun-loving and charming couple. These two lovebirds are matched in every way, savoring and enjoying each moment together on their lovely wedding day....

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Atlanta Botanical Gardens Engagement : Chrystie & Austin

Oct 31, 2016

Chrystie & Austin are such a dynamic couple! They made it so much fun and so easy to photograph their charming chemistry! They suggested the Atlanta Botanical Gardens for...

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Sparta, New Jersey Wedding : Alycia & Matt

Oct 31, 2016

Allycia and Matt’s wedding day was nothing short of autumn magic! Between the glorious weather, momentous first look, and charming ceremony with incredibly touching vows this wedding was a...

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Oak Mountain State Park Engagement : Whitney & Rob

Oct 19, 2016

Whitney & Rob had a fall engagement session with the beautiful Oak Mountain State Park as their backdrop! Within a short amount of time of being around this lovely couple, anyone could...

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