Meet Joe Appel, Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer
One of the “Top 50 US Wedding Photographers.”
Choosing a photographer for your wedding can be tricky! But it doesn’t have to be complicated. I’m Joe Appel and I’m here to help make it easy for you.
I create award-winning, candid, storytelling images for happy couples on their wedding day. My photos focus on moment and emotion, and I combine those with modern and creative portraits to tell your unique story.
When you look around my website you’re going to see brides, grooms and their families laughing, crying, hugging, kissing – feeling all the feels! I’ve photographed hundreds of weddings over the years in all sorts of venues around Pittsburgh and across the country. No matter if your wedding is in a barn or a ballroom, you’ll look at your images in years to come and those emotions will be right there with you again.
Here’s how we’ll do it – just be yourselves and have the best day of your lives! I’ll blend in and make pictures that don’t just show you what you look like, but how you feel.
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Wedding in Pittsburgh at Sacred Heart and the Ace Hotel I love to photograph weddings of all shapes and sizes. Kelly and Phil's Sacred Heart and Ace Hotel Pittsburgh wedding was an intimate, private affair that included just their families. Well, except for the friend...read more
This was my first Ace Hotel Wedding - hopefully the first of many. Because Kristine and Tim's celebration was everything I love about weddings! Like I told Kristine when we were saying goodbye at the end of the night, "I think I found my people." Really. I'm grateful...read more
Hey, this is Pittsburgh. You know how it is. If you're getting married - especially in the spring and fall - you might just have to do some wedding photos in the rain. Weather Can Change Quickly We went down the street for some portraits after Stacey and EJ's ceremony...read more