Fall Mini Sessions|Clayton, N.C.

Fall mini sessions are here! They are October 14th at Historic Oakview Park in Raleigh and October 21st at Lake Benson Park in Garner. Sessions are 30 minutes and they include 10 digital edits. They are $100.00 plus sales tax and deposit is due at time of booking.  Limited availability.




Matt & Cyndil|N.C. Wedding Photographer-Joyful Hearts Photography

Matt and Cyndil were married at the Barn at Camp Nellie. They are such a lovely couple and their little boy is just precious! And of course, Cyndil was just stunning in her dress!

This beautiful rustic venue is located just outside of Zebulon, N.C. Thank goodness the rain held off long enough for the ceremony and family pictures! I spotted a rainbow outside after the rain storm and captured some great rainbow shots of the bride and groom!

Congratulations Matt and Cyndil!!


Venue: The Barn at Camp Nellie








Fall Mini Sessions|Joyful Hearts Photography

2017 Fall mini sessions are here! On October 14th and 21st, I will be offering outdoor fall mini sessions. On October 14th, they will be held at Historic Oakview Park in Raleigh and then on October 21st they will be held at Lake Benson Park in Garner. Both are great locations! They will be 30 minutes and include a gallery for you to pick out 10 digital edits. Sessions are $100 and 50% deposit is required upon booking your spot. Limited availability. Email for booking: hilary@joyfulheartsphotography.com or simply use the contact form!



Joyful Hearts Photography|Clayton, N.C. Photographer-Danny Senior Session

I was thrilled when Danny’s mom contacted me to do his high school senior session! I love photographing seniors!

We went with downtown Clayton for his session. He asked for a picture of his tattoo which he recently had done in memory of his two good friends who were shot and killed right in front of him. Every day 7 children and teens die from gun violence. http://www.bradycampaign.org/key-gun-violence-statistics
Tattoo artist: Osama Tats Burbakhttps://www.instagram.com/osamaburbank/

This has had a huge impact on Danny. What an awesome young man to show his support and love for his two friends.

Congratulations on your senior year Danny!

Cameron & Chessica|Joyful Hearts Photography-Raleigh Wedding Photographer

Chessica and Cameron are one of those couples that as soon as you meet them, you know they were meant to be together! It may not have been “love at first sight” but there was definitely an attraction from the moment they met and their love for each other is obvious! Their first date involved making a blueberry pie using berries Chessica had picked from her grandmother’s vines (his idea). That wins the most original first date prize! Cameron proposed to Chessica from atop the Oak Island Lighthouse followed by a surprise engagement party with family and friends at a local restaurant. The wedding was absolutely perfect. They ordered good weather a month in advance by “Burying the Bourbon”!  Chessica’s “something new” for the wedding was pretty special too – Cameron surprised her with the wedding dress of her dreams (although he did not see it until the wedding day). Oh – and in memory of that first date, they used berries from that same vine to make blueberry jam as favors for their wedding guests.

I absolutely enjoyed being part of their wedding day! Congratulations Cameron and Chessica!

Venue: Haywood Hall

Coordinator:  A Lark Creation

Caterer: Catering Works – Bloom Works

Florist:Catering Works – Bloom Works

Makeup artist: Caroline Sharp-Merle Norman

D.J.-Amanda Mount- Raleigh Wedding DJ & Video

Hair Stylist: Jamie Baskett-The Parlor at North Ridge

Dress-Traditions by Anna Boutique – Lea Ann Belter Couture Bridal – dress is named Graceful

Violinist-The Fowler Sister –http://www.ecfowlerviolinists.com




Joyful Hearts Photography

H.A. Pearce Photography is now Joyful Hearts Photography! To celebrate my new business name, I am offering the following specials. These will run until the end of July!

Family Sessions in Clayton N.C. or 30 mile radius from Clayton:

1 hour natural light family session

5 digital edits: $100

8 digital edits: $150

Wedding photography:

$200 off all packages! Wedding coverage starts at $1500

Contact me for more information!