A bride holds her groom's hand and blows him a kiss as they exchange wedding vows beneath a chuppah in the Urban Room during their wedding at the Omni William Penn hotel.
A bride and groom are silhouetted in the doorway of Sacred Heart Church in Shadyside. The groom holds one of the bride's hands up to kiss it.
A bride laughs as her groom kisses her on the shoulder beneath the purple skylight in the lobby of the Renaissance Hotel Pittsburgh.
A bride holding a bouquet in one hand and her groom's hand in the other looks up and laughs as they walk down the aisle at the end of their wedding at Sacred Heart Church in Pittsburgh.
A smiling bride wearing a dress with lace sleeves is kissed on the cheek by her husband as seen through the waterfall across the street from the Omni William Penn.
A bride and groom hold hands as they drive through Pittsburgh in a Mustang convertible.
A groom holds on to his smiling bride from behind as he kisses her cheek.
A bride stands in the courtyard at St. Francis Hall in Washington DC. She holds her white bouquet of flowers as her long cathedral veil is spread behind her.
A bride and groom kiss in front of a flowered arbor at an outdoor ceremony.
Detail photo of a bride and groom's held hands with the words "I love you" tattooed on the bride's wrist.
A bride holds her arms around the shoulders of her groom as they sit on a bench behind Cafe Milano in Georgetown. He has a gray tuxedo jacket with military medals.
A bride lifts her shoulder up as her mother kisses it before her wedding at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.

Meet Joe Appel, Pittsburgh Wedding Photographer

One of the “Top 50 US Wedding Photographers.”

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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 coverage starts at $2750 and includes full-resolution image files. Fill out my contact form or call 412-999-7363 for complete details.

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My photographs have appeared in publications from daily newspapers to national magazines. Clients in industries ranging from manufacturing to education to healthcare choose to work with me because of my professionalism, versatility, and attention to detail.

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In my experience as Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers I’ve worked at many of the popular venues in the area. You’ll find links to weddings from these venues along with lots of helpful information.

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Pittsburgh Wedding Photographers:

Joe Appel Photography

28 Emerson Avenue,

Pittsburgh, PA 15205

412-999-7363

joe@joeappelphotography.com