Based on the feelings evoked from passed-down family photos that only become more meaningful as the years go by, Jocelyn’s goal is to create timeless images of everyday life and significant events. 

Classic and candid. Laid back without skipping over thoughtful details. Using film and digital photography to honor the real and emotional aspects of every wedding, family and brand she has the opportunity to photograph. Rooted in storytelling, and intended to last.

-  Mary Oliver

"Instructions for living a life: pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it."


A comprehensive collection of imagery that brings back the joy of the moment with candid, editorial captures. Evoking love and beauty for years to come.

Timeless Imagery

ultimately delivering

Working together, I'll share my knowledge and experience while closely listening to your thoughts and honoring the specific vision you have for your photographs.

Your Vision

in tune with

My goal is to keep our time together free of stress, and to let the moments unfold. Guiding you into the best lighting and looking for the unscripted moments between the poses.

Artistic Eye

Guided by an


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Custom photography collections to suit your celebration and coverage needs. All packages include Jocelyn and an assistant with options to add a second photographer, rehearsal dinner and farewell brunch coverage, engagement portraits, heirloom albums and archival prints.

Wedding Photography


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Intimate imagery with just the two of you in a location that holds meaning for you. This is an opportunity to become comfortable in front of the camera, and to visit a destination you adore that may not fit into the wedding timeline. Recommended 3 to 9 months before the wedding.

Engagement Photography


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Bringing candid moments and subtle posing together for a seamless experience, portrait photography is meant to capture your family over time. Putting you at ease with a casual, lighthearted experience that leads to natural smiles and real joy. 



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and others...

style me pretty

martha stewart weddings

the new york times

carats & cake

the knot

Jocelyn’s refreshing captures of love, along with her signature style, have brought about several acknowledgements she’s honored to have.

Published In

snippet & ink


We needed someone who was laid back... I loved the light, bright and airy feel of your photography. I made both sets of parents an album for Christmas and they cherish them. [My dad] has shown it to everyone, even the mailman. 

“You were the easy choice. The photos are approachable and classic.”

Betsy, Bride


[I just received] three albums of the wedding photos — and I can’t tell you how great they are. I laughed and smiled and cried. The photos are gorgeous and you caught everything and everyone beautifully. What a gift you have to all of us!

“I laughed and smiled and cried. The photos are gorgeous.”

David, Father of the Bride


She completely took my vision for the photography and ran with it, returning the most beautiful, stunning set of photographs from our wedding. It was very important to us that we capture the emotion of the day — not just the staged portraits — and when we look at her pictures, we are filled with sheer joy. As a bride, you don't realize how much time you will be spending with your photography team. Jocelyn and her team were SO much fun to be around, kept us moving, kept us focused....I literally cannot say enough wonderful things about her.

“Do yourself a favor — stop looking anywhere else, save yourself valuable time, and just hire Jocelyn!!!”

Sabrina, Bride


Not only did Jocelyn capture all our special moments but she was such a joy to work with from start to finish. We have hundreds of gorgeous portraits and photos celebrating our day and highlighting the love of all our friends and family. Stop searching the internet, put the phone down, and look no further everyone, Jocelyn is it!

“Everything felt natural, not staged, allowing the beauty and the spark of everyone at our wedding to be imprinted in time.”

Amy and Andrew, Couple


I use both film and digital mediums depending on the needs of the situation (digital is great in low light, for example). I am drawn to film because it’s the most accurate representation of how I view things. 

why do you use film?


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I like to let the story of the day unfold naturally with as little influence from me as possible. I do provide direction during portraits, but those are shared to elevate what's there and to help you feel comfortable in front of the camera.

how do you approach posing?


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I'm always so grateful when people open their doors to me, and even happier when they ask me back again! If you send a note through my contact page, I will confirm that your date(s) is available and if so, I will email you to set up a time for us to chat on the phone. From there, I will customize several package options, send them over to you and officially book your date once I have received the contract and deposit.

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Martha's Vineyard Photography. The Island & Beyond.


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.