Jocelyn Filley is a photographer on Martha’s Vineyard who creates candid imagery with an editorial touch. With every assignment Jocelyn is given, be it a wedding, family portrait or cookbook, there is a universal theme of seeking out beauty, joy and light. A practice of gratitude that proves, and reminds us of the good in life.

Whether that’s on the island or in another location of your choice, Jocelyn follows a philosophy of documenting the in-between gestures and underlying stories that encompass what is significant to you.

Documenting the unscripted, joyful moments of life with a classic style of photographic storytelling.

Photographer on Martha’s Vineyard & Beyond

jocelyn's approach

Photo Credit: Meg Smith

Born on Martha's Vineyard at the end of summer vacation, the island has always felt like home to Jocelyn. She, too, was married here. Jocelyn appreciates the opportunity to celebrate both the beauty of the island and the important moments that take place here.

with personal ties to the island


Like the film photograph Jocelyn has from her parents at their wedding, she seeks to create imagery rooted in the unpredictable moments of the day. Ensuring traditional photographs and putting thought into the preparations, while making space to observe the imperfect moments. Those that often hold the most magic.

surrendering to the nature of the moment


Tapping into her wide array of knowledge and using the medium required by the moment, Jocelyn utilizes film and digital photography to create breathtaking imagery. Infusing natural light as much as possible to produce an organic, and undeniably appealing look. 

film & digital captures


A sprawling collection of National Geographic magazines in her grandparents' library and an abundance of family photo albums laid the foundation for Jocelyn's love of photography and family stories. They belong on your walls, in your wallet, and taped to your mirror forever.

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She went on to receive a BA in photojournalism from UNC at Chapel Hill with her documentary work resulting in multiple awards. Upon graduating, she followed her love of visual storytelling into weddings.

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That was 18 years ago, and to this day, clients appreciate her unique ability to capture unscripted moments with an effortlessly elegant style.

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Her patience and sense of humor are also key ingredients in her work, allowing her to uncover aspects of her subjects that might otherwise remain hidden. 

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All of them!

preferred island farmstand

On an adventure with my family

Happy place

Contax 645

Go-To Camera for portraits


Favorite work shoes



A few quick notes about Jocelyn



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Jocelyn Filley is a Martha’s Vineyard photographer for weddings, portraits and brands on and off the island. She brings over 18 years of experience in film and digital photography, with publications in The Knot, Martha Stewart Online, Style Me Pretty, Snippet & Ink, Carats & Cake and the New York Times among others. She lives on Martha’s Vineyard with her family.