“The most elegant news photographer that I’ve ever met.” – best-selling author Bill Bryson
OK, so I photographed Bill Bryson and he really said that to me. But I had a nice suit on and, well, news photographers aren’t usually the sharpest dressed folks out there. Who am I to turn down a compliment, though?
For many years I was a staff photojournalist at the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. What a terrific profession newspaper photography is! I loved the variety, the hustle and grittiness of newspaper work. There’s probably no better way to get to know a community and the people in it.
A funny thing happened a few years ago – I found that the rush that comes along with photographing a big news event is very similar to the feeling I get when covering a wedding. All the same elements are there – characters, personality, feelings and emotions, drama – and they’re all wrapped up in a great story. Photographing a wedding is such a wonderful and fulfilling thing – I love it! Even better is making my clients happy by delivering a collection of photographs that are so meaningful and special to them. Hugs and tears are encouraged:)
Check out the video for more about moment-driven, storytelling wedding photography:
What I Do: I deliver fresh, natural images that tell the story of your wedding day.
Pricing: Collections are customized to meet your individual needs. Please contact me for a complete pricing guide.
Feel free to call me at 412-999-7363. You can also email me at joe at joeappelphotography.com with any questions or if you’d like to set up a consultation.
Here are a few professional associations that I belong to:
ISES – an organization promoting education, professionalism and best practices for event professionals:
Fearless Photographers – A tough photo contest to win, but also a directory featuring some of the finest wedding photographers from around the world:
International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP) – a peer-reviewed directory of the best wedding photographers in the world. “It was created by professional photographers to raise the standards of the wedding photography profession.” – ISPWP