Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Joe Appel Photography captures artful and soulful images of your wedding day. He will ensure your love story is told through a collection of photos that will remind you of how you felt on that special day. Joe uses his past experiences as a full-time journalist for newspapers and magazines and transcends that skill into your wedding photos using the same photojournalistic style.
Joe Appel Photography will capture the entire wedding day from pre-ceremony preparations, to the ceremony and then the reception. If needed, a second professional photographer will be available. In addition to your wedding day, Joe can photograph an engagement portrait session or travel to your destination wedding. Once your wedding is over, you will have access to an online gallery of the high-quality and high-resolution images. He will color correct and edit the image files before creating custom-designed wedding albums. He also offers the images as fine art prints.
Recommended by 100% of couples
D · Married on 04/29/2017
Joe is an AMAZING photographer who put my fiance and I at ease from the start. We loved his approach to capturing authentic moments, the laughs and tears that we remember most from our day and not as much of the posed moments (though he took some phenomenal shots of those as well!) We opted to have Joe and his assistant Lisa photograph our wedding to maximize the number of angles captured that day. Even our guests were impressed with how quickly they both moved everywhere and seemed to be at-the-ready for every important moment. Yet, we absolutely never felt like Joe or Lisa were "in our face." Everything turned out great, and my fiance and I have no idea how we will pick our top photos for an album! Of the 900+ shots we received, every photo is great!!Sent on 06/19/2017
Christine · Married on 09/22/2018
Beautiful Storytelling Photos and Great Personality
Photographs were really important to us and we were so pleased that we chose Joe Appel. From the first time we met with him, we knew he would be great to work with; we felt relaxed and confident every time we spoke with him. He truly cares about the couples he works with for weddings. We are incredibly happy with how our photographs turned out - he captured beautiful portraits and fun poses, but the highlight were the storytelling moments from throughout the day. Our family and friends continue to comment on how beautifully our photos turned out! Joe was also just great at making our bridal party feel comfortable and natural with a full day of photos, and it really shows in everyone's natural smiles.Sent on 01/03/2019
Bridget · Married on 06/23/2018
Joe is simply the best. He was the first vendor I contacted after getting engaged, and was a pleasure to work with throughout the process. He goes above and beyond and his work is outstanding. He captured every moment of our day, and our rehearsal dinner, perfectly. I am completely in love with all of our photos, and I would recommend Joe to any person getting married. Family and friends even took the time after the wedding to tell me how much they liked him because aside from his photos, his personality is a joy to be around. If you are getting married-book him immediately!!Sent on 08/11/2018
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Joe is incredible. Both as a Professional and a person. I highly recommend his services.
Joe is an amazing photographer with a creative eye like no other. We love to have him at the resort to see what magic moment he will capture next!
Joe Appel is the perfect photographer for your big day! He won't miss a beat when it comes to capturing those amazing moments that will go by so fast. Wonderfully talented and also- just a great guy!