Joy and Hope Photography is a family of photographers whose goal is to capture the joy in your life so that you can enjoy it for years to come. We work hard to create a relaxing atmosphere so that you and your loved ones can be yourselves and come away with photos that make you smile.


Wayne Dodgens has been photographing people, places, and nature up close for over 12 years. He not only has a natural talent for capturing you in your best light but is also able to beautifully grasp all the details of your event.

Hope Arizpe started in the digital editing world and has added photography to her list of skills. She has a great eye both on the scene and back at the computer.

Rachel Joy Dodgens has been working as a second shooter and assistant for over 12 years. She prides herself on having a little different perspective and editing your photos to make you look your very best!


We are happy to serve the fine folks of Eastern North Carolina. Please check out our look and let us know if you have any questions. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Rachel Joy, Hope, & Wayne