Our Style is creative storytelling that makes you happy.
Heyyyy! Welcome to your wedding photographer and videographer's web page. Just in case there is confusion, we recently rebranded from Joy Neville Photography & Films to Neville Wedding Stories.We are so thrilled about the new name & exciting new direction we are headed.We have been working towards this goal since we added video almost 5 years ago and it feels good.
A lil back story on the new logo….
A green house is a safe place for things to grow. It's protection from storms, harsh climates, outside creatures. No matter the conditions surrounding it, with enough time, grit and patience, anything can grow inside. As is life and close relationships. No matter how beautiful and full our lives and loved ones may be, they require lots of work. Just like the green house provides the right environment for growth and beauty, the same is required for marriage. Heck! For all relationships. One day, these words just came flowing from my heart about why I wanted to build a"Green House" Venue. Thus our logo was born.
Marriage takes lots of work, but nothing worth having comes easy.
We are pumped you found us and are here seeing what we are all about. We started as husband and wife team that shoots both still photographs and cinematic films and pardon my language right up front but frankly we give a damn about your wedding day. We've since added an incredible team of immensely talented photographers and videographers to our crew and are steadily growing this lil home grown business of ours.
16+ years ago we said "I Do" and had no idea exactly what those promises meant and how challenging they would be to keep some days. After years of incredible ups and oh so difficult downs and 4 gorgeous little humans, we couldn't be happier we haven't given up!!! It all makes up the beautiful mess we call our lives. It is such a sweet way to make a living together and it really reminds us to keep fighting for those promises we made.
It's seriously one of the BEST jobs ever!
We are always so honored.
Meet our team of creative humans
Joy- Owner Operator- Lead Photographer
I love walking into a room full of strangers and connecting in such a way that by the end of the night, we feel like life-long friends/family! For me this job is so much more than taking gorgeous photographs during some of the best days/moments of folk's lives. It's about connection with others, spreading love, peace and JOY. Wow that sounds super "hippie" but it's the truth! I want your experience with me to make you look at life a little differently when you leave. For you to be convinced of just how beautiful you are and maybe even feel a lil happier about being alive. I coach (help pose) a LOT......I fix things obnoxiously....and praise you constantly. There's nothing worse than being thrown in front of the camera without direction.
This is my Jam ya'll!!!
Robert- Owner- lead videographer
Robert is my husband and helps me keep this business running smoothly.He researches all of our gear as we make purchases to have the best of the best when it comes to our work. He loves cinematography of all kinds and finds inspiration from Hollywood films not other videographer’s wedding films.(he refuses to watch them) He is constantly learning new techniques and ways to be better at his job. You can find him either in our office working or at the Hockey Rink with our boys still behind the computer editing.He is an incredible cook with all of the science behind why you do what you do with food. He’s very logical, honest and not a fan of unnecessary hype. He has a heart of gold and always strives to help others less fortunate whenever possible.I’m super glad I married him when we were just babies.I’ve gotten to watch him grow into this even more incredible human.He is amazingly consistent at parenting our littles and can be easily persuaded into most of my crazy ideas.He loves us all so well.
Randomness about me:
I lost all of my parental units at a young age.I grew up fast
I used to be a used car salesman
I am great at thoughtful gift giving (Joy says so anyway)
I really enjoy finding new music/bands
I am Canadian (eh?)
Guy- Photographer (pronounced G(ga)EE
Meet Guy- He's a fun guy. (those 2 should not be pronounced the same way just fyi) You will be happy to know him.
Meet Alexis: she's crazy fun & sweet and loads of fun to be around. You will also love her. (more to come on her talents- she has many)
Mo- Video & Photo
Mo is a one of a kind human being. He is always traveling abroad filming humanitarian projects in hopes to make a difference. He is one of the kindest and most hard working people we know. He is fabulous with people and can make anyone happy with his contagious smile. You will hear from him soon. We are so happy he works with us. He's world re-known! You will be happier for knowing him.
Daniel is crazy quiet while working.You won’t even know he’s there honestly.He gets in, gets the shot he envisions and moves on out of the way.He’s so dependable and trustworthy with any job we give him.We are so happy to have found Daniel thru a mutual photographer friend.He’s such an important part of this company.Get to know him.He’s such a kind soul.You will be better for it.
"LIVING THE DREAM"
For most of your wedding day, we follow you around capturing the day as it's happening. There is nothing that compares to getting real smiles, tears, & emotions but we do, however, also LOVE creative portraits when given the time! We love to scope out the coolest backdrops, find the best light or shadows and tell you to scootch (I made that word up-haha) in close for some amazing images that you will treasure forever and decorate your home with.
“"Their JOY sets them a part from others!”"-Jessica (July Bride) )
We believe that this is what sets us apart from the other gazillion amazing photographers out there. We know how to LOVE our clients and we do it with all we've got. We always hear how comfortable we make our clients feel in front of the camera and how easy & fun our sessions are. With our clients, we coach instead of pose. We want to document authentic emotions, and responses. Not a director with ideas forcing moments for the camera. No one wants to be thrown in front of the camera without any direction or suggestion. This is our thing ya'll! We got you!
We are elated to be able to do something we absolutely LOVE and strive to be better each time we shoot. We push ourselves to think outside of the box to not only create an incredible glimpse of these moments but something beautiful and moving. For us, shooting weddings is more than documenting the first lil piece of your forever as husband and wife, it's about connection and purpose. We believe that you will find the best photographer/videographer for your wedding and we would love to meet with you to see if we are the perfect fit. Your connection with your photographer is very important, we spend more time together than any of your other vendors.
We'd really like to get to know you and your fiance’'!
We are up for all things adventurous and/or "out of the box", but we will also give you the most killer timeless documentation along with that.
We are here to have a blast in this life- we hope you are a part of that fun!
Robert & Joy
Just so you know....
Our weekend dates book up 1-2 years in advance. You best hurry and snag your favorite vendors up before we're booked. Call or email us soon to reserve your wedding date with us......seriously. Pick up your phone OR email us at email@example.com
We would love to hear more about your big day! We are easy to laugh at and with! Ask for Joy or Robert at firstname.lastname@example.org or the contact page to reserve your date now.
Hey Instagram users...... go follow us to see behind the scenes, some of our latest works, and all the silliness that happens to keep this family business operating day to day!