Meet Iricel

I am a storyteller of LOVE stories (And who can resist a good love story!) & my camera is my pen. Capturing life’s greatest emotion through the lens can be both magical & hauntingly beautiful. I am so blessed with an abundance of love and support in my life that empowers me to follow my dreams. You can do anything when you are loved and give love!

I am also blessed to be raising the most beautiful and free-spirited, little girl with the love of my life and my best friend. My world gets a little crazy from time to time as I strive to maintain that sweet spot between being a mom, wife and photographer, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

I would describe myself as a hopeless dreamer and romantic who believes that everyone has a love story. Your story is important to me and is the foundation from which I draw inspiration for your life’s moments and I can’t wait to tell it!

The Details




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Wedding + Engagement


We absolutely LOVE photographing engaged couples and their Big Day!

We are happy to offer the following services to our couples:

Complimentary consultations where we meet face to face and discuss all the exciting details of the couple’s big day.

Complimentary portrait session (engagement, bride & groom, bridal, trash the dress) that is included in our
wedding packages.

Private in home or in office presentation sessions where you will get the opportunity to view your beautiful images on an 80 inch projection screen.

Complimentary in home design & installation with purchase of one of our luxe wall gallery collections.

Now offering bridal gift registry & referral program!

Why Bella Jay

Why you WOULD choose Bella Jay as your wedding photographer….

Looked through my portfolio and love what you see.

Looking for a good blend of unique and traditional style and posing.

Desire a highly personalized experience from start to finish.

Interested in custom quality services, products, and other offerings.

Understand the skill, creativity, and work that is required in professional Portrait/Event Photography.

Value photography as an art form and understand that it is an investment.

Why you would NOT choose Bella Jay as your wedding photographer….

You have looked through my portfolio and it does not speak to you. It is important that your style matches and that you connect with your photographer (you know…those warm and fuzzies).

Looking for ultra- traditional style and posing. I am primarily natural light photographer whose shooting approach incorporates both natural candid shots with some strategic posing.

Price is your only factor. We are not the “cheapest” photographer around and choose not to compete on price alone. Now customer service is another story! :)

Solely interested in someone “snapping pictures” and handing you a cd with the digital images. I strongly believe it is a disservice to simply hand my clients a cd and send them on their way to figure out the rest on their own. I would be wary of a photographer who chooses to do business this way and go into it with eyes open. You get what you pay for. When you hire a professional photographer with a good reputation, great products, keen eye, professional process and appropriate pricing, you lift the burden of worry. And since quality, custom portraiture does require an investment, it is important to consider these things.

What to Expect


1. Our lucky paths cross

2. We schedule a consultation – usually over coffee and a cupcake (or something equally as fabulous)!  We show you some examples of our work, probe you for details about your wedding, and explain to you all of the reasons why you will love being a Bella Jay Bride!  This is also where we find out what makes you tick.  Don’t be surprised if we ask you how you and your fiancé met; we are suckers for a sweet love story.   Once we know your needs…how many hours that you need day of, how many portrait sessions you’d like, do you want prints or digital files, etc; then we will recommend one of our lovely packages or we will create a custom one suited just for you! We will go over all our services such as gift registry and be sure to show off all our wonderful products and samples we have in the office.

3. If you’ve just fallen in love with us and want to make sure no one else books your date…put down a deposit (30% of package price)!  Do you need a payment plan?  We would be happy to set you up with monthly or quarterly pre-authorized withdrawals if this works best for you.

4. Now that we’ve got you on the calendar…relax and we will take care of the rest. Between now and your big day, we will schedule your complimentary 1 hr engagement session and get you guys warmed up in front of the camera. Contact us anytime with questions or if you just want to chit chat!  We love hearing from our brides!  And don’t forget to send us a Save the Date and a Wedding Invitation if you have extras. We will be sure to keep in touch with you along the way and send you helpful info and a few goodies too!

5. We will be sending you a “Day Of” Questionnaire within 60 days of your big day, which will give us any important information to help us build your timeline. Fill out…send back! Let us know if you need this sooner.

6. There is another 30% due within 90 days of booking and the remaining balance is due no later than 2 weeks before your Big Day.  You can pay by check or credit card.  There is a small “convenience charge” for credit cards so ask us about that before you make a final decision on your form of payment. And don’t worry about keeping track of due dates; we’ll send out payment reminders a couple weeks before each scheduled due date. We got you covered!

7. The BIG DAY!  We show up…take a million fabulous pictures! We will be sure to email you within a couple of days and let you know what to expect in the upcoming weeks.

8.The BEST part!!!  Within 6-8 weeks of the wedding day your proofs will be ready.  You will receive a link to your online gallery where you will be able to ooh and ahh over your images for 1 week. After that, you will have the choice between a private in home or in office projection presentation session where you can view your pictures again, select your favorites if you haven’t already done so, peruse our sample products, and place your order.  More info will be sent before scheduled presentation session.

9. Second best part…your goodies have arrived and are ready to be picked up! This is one of our favorite parts. We will take extra care to personally inspect your items and hand wrap with our signature packaging. After all, presentation is everything! Please allow 2-4 weeks from time of order depending on size of order.

10. Be on the look out for your very own blog post featuring highlights and favorites from your special day. Treasure these lovely keepsakes for a lifetime and call us when you need photography in the future! And don’t forget to fill out your comment card and mail back for an extra little treat.

11. If you “heart” us…Like us on Facebook and tell all your friends!  Heck!  Tell the world! All our couples get automatically enrolled into our referral  program, which is a great way to earn Bella Jay bucks and can be used towards any future purchases or visits.


All our collections include a complimentary engagement session as well as a beautiful album to showcase and highlight your favorite images from your special day.

Our collections begin at $3000.

Please contact us for more details.


Do You Travel Outside Of The Statesboro Area?

We love destination weddings and are always excited to explore new places! Anything beyond a 30 mile radius of Statesboro Ga will incur a travel fee of .50 per mile and may be subject to further travel expenses such as hotel accommodations.

What Forms Of Payment Do You Accept?

We take cash, check, or PayPal. You can access our online payment portal here . (There will be a small convenience charge for the latter payment method based on amount).

When Is Payment Due?

A 30% deposit is due at the time of booking and will be applied towards your total package price. Once we receive your deposit and contract, your date will be locked in and reserved just for you. Another 30% will be due every 90 days until the day of event with all remaining balances being paid 2 weeks prior to event unless other arrangements have been made.

How Many Pictures Come With My Complimentary 1 Hr. Engagement/Portrait Session?

Your complimentary engagement session comes with 20 digital images of your choice. Digital images will be delivered in a low resolution format that will allow for social media sharing and printing up to an 8×10 size. You may choose to upgrade your session to receive all successful images in your gallery.

How Many Pictures Of My Wedding Will I Receive?

Number of images is based on how many hours of shooting comes with your package. For example: 4 to 6 hrs. (500-700 images), 7 to 8 hrs. (700-800 images), 8+ hrs. (800+ images). This is just a good estimation and is not a guarantee. Other factors may affect quantity of images.

Will All My Images From My Wedding Be Edited & Retouched?

Rest assured that we will spend hours upon hours looking through your beautiful images and handpicking the very best. All your images will have basic edits with a little enhancement such as color/tone, but will not include retouching (skin smoothing, eye enhancement, slimming, spot removals etc.) due to the large number of images we end up with. We reserve that type of retouching for those select pictures that you choose as your favorites and plan on enlarging.

What Color Or Style Will My Images Be Edited In & Can I Get That Image In a different color?

As far as color and style, every session is unique to that person, family, couple, etc. and is inspired by different things including the clients style, likes, dislikes, etc. Things things will be discussed further at pre-session consultation. Please visit the about me page on more about my shooting style and be sure to look through my work on my site. It is very important that you have a thorough understanding and liking for your photographer’s style. For example, it would not be a good match between photographer & client if one likes traditional, posed, or studio photography and the photographer they choose is a natural light, non-traditional photographer.

As far as color/editing changes, this is done on a case by case basis and can be discussed during your ordering session. We try and provide a good mixture of black & white images and color images and spend hours handpicking the best images and editing them in a way we think showcases your session in the best way. During your consultation prior to your session, we will take careful consideration of any color preferences you may have which will help ensure that you are happy with the result.

Studio Policies

1. Session fees are due in full at the time of booking in order to reserve your special date and time. If you have not already submitted your session fee, please contact the studio.
2. If you must cancel your session due to child illness or other personal emergency, please provide our studio with 48 hours’ notice so we can reschedule your session and provide this time for another client. Failure to provide adequate notice of a cancellation will result in the forfeiture of your session fees, and new session fees will be required to reserve a different date.
3. Session fees are nontransferable and nonrefundable.
4. Print Credits have no cash value and can only be used towards the purchase of prints and other studio products.
5. Charges incurred by insufficient check funds are the sole responsibility of the client. Payment must then be made via certified check, money order, cash or credit card.
During our session:
6. Attendance at photo sessions is limited to those being photographed, including siblings. In the case of children and newborns, attendance is limited to two parents only. Please do not bring siblings, personal assistants, nannies, caregivers, or friends not being photographed. Having additional people present can be distracting to both the photographer and to those being photographed.
7. Cameras of any kind are not permitted at our shoot.
8. Please arrive on time to your session properly dressed, made up and ready to begin. Because the session is of a set length, additional time for preparation will reduce the amount of time we can spend in-session and will limit the amount of images we can capture.
9. You will be contacted once your session images are ready to preview, and a presentation appointment will be arranged. This appointment will assist you in making image selections and choosing sizes for wall portraits. Because your order will be taken on this date, please arrive with the provided ordering guide prepared to make decisions regarding your order. Family and friends are welcome to attend this presentation if they wish to place their own order or if you feel their presence will assist you in preparing your order
10. Images from your session will not be placed online or presented in an online gallery. We prefer to provide clients a higher level of service by taking the time to provide a quality, custom experience in the studio using profession projection equipment.
11. Each session entitles a family to a two-hour design consultation and presentation appointment. As needed, additional appointment time may be booked for $150.
12. Client images are held for a maximum of three months after our photography session. If a presentation appointment has not been arranged by the client or is repeatedly rescheduled, the studio must discard the images to make room for new clients. After this time, our studio bears no liability where resulting image loss is concerned.
13. Ordered images remain on file for one year from the date of your portrait session. All unordered images are purged 30 days after your presentation appointment.
14. Completed portrait orders can be obtained at the studio once you have been notified that your print order is ready. Please call to make pick up time arrangements before you arrive so your order can be assembled and ready for you.
15. Reprint orders can be made at any time throughout the year while your images are in our archives. Please note there is a minimum $250.00 investment required for all re-orders.
16. Due to the custom nature of the products and services provided by Bella Jay Photography, all sales are final once received and items cannot be returned. You may add to your order at any time, but a sale is considered final at the time the order is made.
17. Bella Jay Photography cannot be held responsible for portrait damages incurred as a result of improper handling, framing, hanging, or shipping when the sender is not directly affiliated with our studio. Please read the enclosed Client Care Cards included with your order to learn how to frame and handle your finished prints.
18. All digital images and other digital material shall remain the exclusive copyrighted property of Bella Jay Photography and client shall have no ownership or other rights in such images or other material. It is hereby expressly agreed that Bella Jay Photography shall have the exclusive right to use such images or other material for display, publication, competition or other purposes as determined in the sole discretion of Bella Jay Photography. Upon delivery of a an online gallery containing downloadable low or high resolution files (depending on package), client will receive a letter granting client permission to produce copies directly from the disc; provided, however, that any and all copies shall only be for the private and personal use of client, in no event shall client or any other person, other than Bella Jay Photography, make any copies for the purpose of sale or publication and in no event shall client or any other person, other than Bella Jay Photography, sell or publish any photographs or images provided by Bella Jay Photography (or any copies thereof).
19. Client shall have 30 days from receipt of image catalog to download any digital images that may come with package. After 30 days, a $50 download fee shall be applied for up to 90 days. Images are archived after the 90 day period and will be subject to a $100 recall fee. Digital images will not be available 180 days after the receipt of image catalog.

Prices & policies subject to change without further notice.





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Fine art photographer in Statesboro , GA.

The inspiration of photography is everywhere and it has personally touched and enriched our lives. We are honored and humbled to be doing and sharing something so awe inspiring!

We are a storyteller is love stories – (and who can resist a good love story!) & my camera is my pen. Capturing life’s greatest emotion through the photography lens can be both magical & hauntingly beautiful. We are so blessed with an abundance of love and support in our lives that empowers me to follow my dreams.You can do anything when you are loved and give love!

Bella Jay Photography is a fine art photographer located in Statesboro, GA. We serve clients in  Statesboro, Savannah, Hilton Head, Charleston, Sea Island , Bluffton, and all over the low country. We can also travel for your Destination Wedding!

Bella Jay offers photography for all of life’s important moments. Check out our blog for the lastest news on what we’ve been working on!

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