Grace and Elegance photography was a fantastic choice! The photos from both our engagement session and wedding turned out beautiful. The photos from our wedding captured the day perfectly, from when we were getting ready to the last dance. It is evident in his work that he has a passion photography. George was extremely professional and always responded to emails/questions within in a timely manner. I would highly recommend Grace and Elegance Photography to any bride looking for someone to capture the day perfectly!
My husband and I decided to go with Grace & Elegance photography for our wedding photos based off of his amazing work from my brother’s wedding. George was incredibly professional, respectful, and passionate. George had everything organized and was able to efficiently execute all of our family photos as well as first looks photos according to our timeline. We got every picture we wanted and more! George will absolutely go the extra mile to get excellent photos. I could not have been happier with my decision to use Grace & Elegance photography for my big day. I would highly recommend to any bride in search of a photographer!
"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