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Joel Thomas Photography is a wedding and portrait photography service located in Central Pennsylvania. Joel loves bringing out genuine expression and emotion in his photographs and believes that if you don't have fun taking the photo then you won't like the photo (no matter how good of a photo it is). He strives to make all of his clients feel comfortable and natural while he captures your day. His style is expressive, fun, and timeless. Although based in Central PA, Joel Thomas Photography is more than willing to travel to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, DC, Baltimore, New York, and beyond to photograph weddings.

Experience
Joel has been involved in photography since 2000 when he joined the yearbook staff at his middle school. He explored the world of photography as a hobby until 2012 when he photographed his first wedding as a second shooter. After a full year of training as a second shooter, he ventured out on his own and photographed weddings part-time. In 2015 he left his corporate job and became a full-time wedding photographer. His wife Kristin joined him part-time as his second shooter in 2016.

Services Offered
Joel Thomas Photography wedding packages all include 2 professional photographers (it's always Joel and usually his wife Kristin... if Kristin is unavailable for your day then it will be another professional wedding photographer), an engagement session, an engagement guestbook, a minimum of 8 hours of coverage, high-resolution files downloadable from an online gallery, prints and more! You and your loved ones will be able to enjoy your high-resolution photos as:

  • Albums
  • Mounted Prints (Canvas, Metal, Wood, etc)
  • Digital files (can share on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc)
  • Printing rights (personal use)
  • Prints
  • Guestbooks

Joel Thomas Photography carries liability insurance to give you peace of mind and will travel to multiple locations throughout your wedding day to get every gorgeous shot.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

$2,950

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Digital Files
Prints

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$3,750

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
Add'l Hours
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
Albums
Digital Files
Prints

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism

What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital Files
Matted Prints
Prints
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100% Recommended by couples

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Katy S. Married on 08/13/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Best Photographer

We are so glad to have worked with Joel! We couldn't have asked for a better photographer. From our engagement photos to the day of, Joel and Kristin were such a joy to work with. Our photos are absolutely stunning, and we can't recommend them enough! We are going to treasure these for life!
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Ryan M. Married on 06/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

The best Photographer you could hire

We were so, so lucky to have Joel as our wedding photographer. He is an incredible person who has a talent to make you and your family feel welcomed, excited, and at ease to have him capture every moment from your big day. Joel is incredibly professional and will work very closely with you to make sure he is able to capture every moment from your day. Joel caught so many special moments not just between us but between friends and family who just only connected with each other for the first time at the wedding. We felt like we were friends with Joel by the end of our wedding day, and wish we had another event coming up soon that we could work with him at. If you are reading this review, just take this as your sign to book - you will be blown away! Thank you joel, we will be recommending you as a photographer for the rest of our lives.
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Kristen Married on 08/06/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome Photographer

Amazing to work with! He is friendly and easy going and captures great moments.
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
Dragonfly Alpacas, LLC Dragonfly Alpacas, LLC Barn & Farm Weddings

Joel and his wife are exceptionally creative artists with a vision that produce results guaranteed to amaze. They are kind, patient and partner with their clients for a wonderful and imaginative experience. We would love for them to return to our venue to capture even more outstanding moments.

Titus Touch Music Professional DJ Services Titus Touch Music Professional DJ Services Wedding DJs

Had the great pleasure of working with Joel at a wedding and I can't express how awesome it was! Being a DJ, it's imperative that all the vendors work cohesively together to make the special day run smoothly. Joel always was courteous and flexible to provide feedback on how he could get his photos, while still keeping within the timeline of events. I can't wait to work with this exceptional vendor again! Titus Touch Music

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Joel Thomas Photography frequently asked questions

Joel Thomas Photography includes the following photography services in the starting price:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Digital Files
  • Prints
Joel Thomas Photography includes the following photography services in their most popular wedding package:
  • 2nd Shooter
  • Add'l Hours
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Multi. Locations
  • Albums
  • Digital Files
  • Prints
Joel Thomas Photography offers the following photography styles:
  • Contemporary
  • Photojournalism
Joel Thomas Photography offers the following photography services for weddings:
  • Additional Hours
  • Destination / Travel
  • Engagement Shoot
  • High-Res Images
  • Second Shooter
  • Wedding Portraits
Joel Thomas Photography offers the following photography materials for weddings:
  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital Files
  • Matted Prints
  • Prints
Joel Thomas Photography is recommended by 100% of couples who have used their services. Their overall rating is 5.0, with the same score awarded for quality of service, flexibility, value, professionalism and average response time.

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