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.
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.
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:
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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Christina S. · Married on 04/08/2021
Easiest Choice of Our Wedding
I knew I wanted to hire Joel Thomas Photography before I was even engaged. Joel had been the wedding photographer for a few of my husband and I’s friends and after seeing those photos, my decision was made. Beautiful, detail-oriented photos that would capture our special day forever. At our engagement session, he seemed to understand us perfectly and was able to get us to have FUN amidst the stressful planning process. Joel was organized right from the beginning – creating a timeline for our wedding day, communicating thoroughly, and leaving no stone unturned. Then, as Covid-19 kept throwing us curveballs, he kept everything easy and flexible. We moved forward with our August 2020 wedding and although there were many obstacles, we never had to worry about photography. He made our guests and our wedding party feel comfortable & safe, while still capturing all the special moments of the day. Choosing Joel Thomas Photography was one of the easiest decisions we ever made for our wedding. Highly recommended!Sent on 10/20/2020
Tracy P. · Married on 10/02/2020
Working with Joel has been a great experience so far! Our engagement photos came out so much better than we could have ever hoped for (they are a part of all his wedding packages), and the shoot was a lot more fun and way less awkward than we were expecting. Our original wedding date was in the beginning of May (we were so close!) but due to the coronavirus outbreak we had to postpone to October & Joel has been 100% awesome and accommodating throughout the whole process. Thank goodness we have vendors like him who have made this difficult time so much easier to handle!Sent on 03/26/2020
Nicolle · Married on 07/11/2020
The Ultimate Photographer!
We took our engagement photos with Joel in October. We cannot recommend him enough! He is very responsive to emails, which I appreciate. We love his photography style- very natural and genuine. It was our first time taking professional pictures and Joel made it so easy and fun. Joel also gave us great suggestions of locations when we told him the kind of settings we wanted and made sure we took pictures of exactly what we wanted. We love our pictures so much! We got so many back and it is so hard to choose a favorite :) We hope to work with him again!Sent on 11/23/2019
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.
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