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Photographers are unique in that they are providing both a service and a product. Lots of clients end up sacrificing one thing for the other...they work with a really nice photographer who responds quickly to requests and is a joy to work with, only to have mediocre photographs. Or they suffer through working with a rude, overbearing, or unresponsive photographer, all in the name of a great final product. Josh Mariana Photography is one of only a few vendors I've come across who EXCELS at both providing amazing service and a top notch final product. Through the entire process (initial meeting, contract, engagement session, wedding day, and beyond), Josh and his team were the picture of professionalism and efficiency. Josh responded to questions quickly before and after the wedding, and was flexible and accommodating on the big day. We worked with an amazing and enjoyable team, and in the end, walked away with final products that could not have been better (both photo and video). Value is another great selling point for Josh Mariana Photography. I know plenty of people who had similar experiences with their photographers, and were very pleased, but they also paid two to three times what my husband and I paid. I think it would be difficult for one to find a photographer of comparable quality in Pittsburgh at the same price point as Josh. I highly recommend Josh Mariana Photography.
Josh and Rebekah were amazing! Not only did they take beautiful photos of our wedding, but they were great to work with! Taking so many pictures can be a long and boring process, but they made it fun and very easy for us! We were able to view our pictures on the website only 3 days after the wedding and there is not one bad photo. I definitely recommend using Josh for any of your photography needs!
Thanks Caytlin, so glad you're pleased! We had a great time with you and all of your family & friends!! Talk about a fun party! :)
Josh Mariana was one of the nicest vendors we dealt with throughout our entire wedding process. Josh was very responsive to our ideas, opinions, and feedback about different photo opportunities we had in mind leading up to the day of our wedding. On the wedding day, Josh and Rebekah were extremely professional yet super fun at the same time. They didn't stop shooting from the moment they arrived until the moment they left, and it was really nice to have two photographers because they captured every memory of the day/night! We would highly recommend Josh Mariana Photography for any wedding in any season!
Josh did our photos, cinematic video and photo booth and everything turned out exceptional. His professionalism and attention to detail is second to none. At the very least u need to sit down for a consultation and get a look at his amazing wedding albums and I gaurantee you will look no further for capturing your special day!!
Josh is so awesome and talented at what he does!!! He did an amazing job with everything from save the dates, engagement photos and our entire wedding day!!! I would highly recommend him.
We hired Josh to be the photographer at our wedding and I am so happy that we did. Being the groom, photography was not the first priority on my list, but I quickly understood the photographer's critical role all the way from wedding planning to the big day. Josh was extremely responsive to us throughout the entire process. When we reached out to Josh via email or phone, he got back to us within the day. Josh was also very flexible with our schedules. When we had to re-schedule our engagement pictures due to weather, Josh was very easy to work with and it was clear he was making us a priority. From the engagement pictures, Josh made our "Save the Date," which we loved. We received so many compliments on the picture (photo magnet) and my friends and family continue to keep it on their fridge. The quality of the engagement pictures was very high and it was exciting to get great pictures right after our engagement. We used them for our wedding website and it made a difference utilizing the quality of Josh's work. During the wedding day, Josh was a calming figure to help lead the process before and after the ceremony. He was very organized and was able to capture the critical key moments. I was impressed with Josh's interaction with the wedding party and I appreciated his diligence in getting us through all the pictures after the ceremony. After the wedding, Josh was very accommodating with our requests and was able to turn around high quality pictures in a timely manner. My Dad bought a picture from the wedding printed by Josh of the family for my Mom's birthday. The quality of the photo was spectacular - it is definitely worth going through Josh for printing as the quality of the photo is unparalleled. We enjoyed working with Josh so much that we asked him to take family photos for my parent's 30th wedding anniversary. We will definitely use Josh in the future for photography and we are so glad we chose him for our wedding.
Josh is great and we LOVED his photos. Couldn't be happier!
I feel like I hit the wedding photography jackpot by booking Josh Mariana! When we began the hunt for a photographer, I contacted multiple vendors through their websites and Josh was the first to respond. After our initial meeting with Josh, my husband and I knew that he was going to be our photographer!
He also provided us with recommendations for other vendors and each one was a great addition to our wedding!
As for the photos, they were absolutely stunning! He captured so many great pictures that it seemed hard for us to pick our favorites! I highly recommend Josh. You won't be disappointed!
Josh Mariana Photography did an excellent job preserving my wedding experience in many ways! From the initial meeting, Josh made me feel comfortable with his laid-back attitude. Our engagement session was so fun, and he really captured our relationship in it's genuine state rather than posing us in unnatural settings or positions (very important to me!).
Josh also provided services for videography and a photo-booth on our wedding day. The photo booth was a blast! The guests really enjoyed it. As far as videography goes, he was very accommodating in terms of capturing what was most important to us, rather than forcing me into a cookie-cutter end product. There was a very sad, unfortunate technical issue with the memory card that contained an un-cut version of my ceremony. The team did make an effort to re-create the ceremony through audio and photo slideshows, with a few video clips from another camera. Ultimately, the ceremony "video" exists in some form, which required extensive effort on Josh and his team's part (thank you!).
The photography on our wedding day was exceptional. Josh and his team were very professional and worked closely with our wedding planner to meet the logistical demands of capturing all of the special moments we shared. We never felt bombarded or interrupted by the photographers or videographers, which allowed them to capture really sweet moments that I'll treasure forever.
Following up, Josh's turn around time was great. His website for accessing photos and proofs of our album is very easy to use. Our album is awesome! I also love the little parent albums and mini-album for me. We also ordered thank-you cards, which were surprisingly customizable and unique. Our DVD with all of the videography and the cinematic video is also amazing. We plan on watching it every year on our anniversary.
Overall, I would definitely recommend Josh Mariana Photography to Pittsburgh brides looking for both a great product and service!
Josh Mariana Photography was a perfect fit for our wedding. Josh listened to what we wanted and delivered beautiful pictures that captured our day. Both him and Rebekah were professional and fun to work with. Their creativity was amazing and we couldn't be happier with our images. From start to finish, they delivered true quality. I would highly recommend them for any event.
When we were looking for a photographer we wanted someone that was fun, good personality, unique, and also would be good with our large wedding party of 20 people plus 6 flowergirls and 2 ringbearers. The moment we met Josh we knew right away he was awesome for our wedding!! He has 3 beautiful girls of his own and knew he would be good and have patience with our big wedding party!!! He was great from the start, coming to our house for our save the dates, then walking all over north shore for 2 hours for our photo book then to our amazing wedding day where he even showed my sisters how to lace up my dress!! hahah His personality shines through his work. His pictures and Ideas are incredible. I did not have to worry about a thing on my wedding day he took care of EVERYTHING (even making sure the limo driver knew the directions) Amazing team! Amazing Photography and Videography!!! Justin and I could not have asked for a more perfect day and Josh and his team made it easy to relax and enjoy our wedding with out worrying about a thing!!! We look forward to using Josh in the future!! Thank you so much Josh, Jessie & Jim for EVERYTHING!!! - Tami & Justin O'Rourke :)
Tami & Justin you guys are the best! We had so much fun with you through the entire process. Thanks for everything!!
Josh was a FABULOUS photographer and we were thrilled with the pictures and album he created! He captured all the right moments and feelings on our special day and didn't leave out any little details. The album he created was beautiful and I am so grateful for all the work he did for us. There was never a time Josh wasn't available to answer a question and he always made sure to go above and beyond our expectations.
Josh Mariana Photography was amazing! I could not have been more pleased with everything. It was the complete package! Josh and his 2nd photog were the best! He had fun with our wacky group though still remaining professional and the photos could not have turned out any better!
I love bold colors, and with our wedding colors being royal blue and orange, the quality was superb. Every perfect moment was caught and our story was told through his photography.
The price was right too for JM Photography! We paid for the photography ourselves and found that for all of the local Pittsburgh options, Josh was the best value. Some others cost up to 2K more and their portfolio wasn't any better.
You can't go wrong-BOOK JOSH MARIANA PHOTOGRAPHY! You won't regret it!
Josh Mariana was definitely the right choice for my wedding. He and Rebekah did such an amazing job. I couldn't be happier with the photos we recieved. His prices are a little steep, but so much is included in his all inclusive package. And all the little things add up in the end. I highly recommend him!
I CAN'T BEGIN TO SAY HOW PLEASED MY HUSBAND ZACH AND I ARE WITH JOSH MARIANA PHOTOGRAPHY. WHEN WE STARTED TO PLAN OUR WEDDING THE ONE THING I WAS FIXATED ON WAS HAVING A GOOD PHOTOGRAPHER. I KNEW I DIDN'T JUST WANT A PHOTOGRAPHER WHO SHOT THE "POSEY POSE" PICTURES. I WANTED MY WEDDING ALBUM TO BE A PIECE OF ART THAT WOULD REMIND ME OF THE ENTIRE DAY. EVERY ENGAGED COUPLE HEARS THAT THEY SPEND ALL THIS TIME PLANNING THEIR BIG DAY BUT WHEN THE WEDDING DAY COMES IT FLIES BY SO FAST YOU DON'T EVEN REMEMBER IT. IF YOU WANT TO REMEMBER YOUR WEDDING....CHOOSE JOSH MARIANA PHOTOGRAPHY! THEY CAPTURE EVERY DETAIL WHETHER SMALL OR BIG SO YOU NEVER FORGET THE DAY YOU MARRIED YOUR BEST FRIEND.
I AM NOT ONE TO POSE FOR A CAMERA BUT JOSH MADE US BOTH FEEL COMFORABLE AND NATURAL. HE WAS ALWAYS OPEN TO OUR CRAZY IDEAS BUT WOULDN'T HESITATE TO GIVE SUGGESTIONS OF HIS OWN. FROM DAY ONE WE KNEW WE CHOSE THE RIGHT PERSON TO CAPTURE THE BIGGEST DAY OF OUR LIVES BECAUSE JOSH HAD A PERSONALITY WITH A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. HE WASN'T JUST THE GUY BEHIND THE LENSE.
ZACH AND I BOTH HAVE EXTREMELY HECTIC AND INCONSISTENT WORK SCHEDULES WHICH MADE COMMUNICATION TOUGH. WITH THAT BEING SAID, JOSH WAS ALWAYS ON TOP OF THINGS AND HIS RESPONSE TIME WAS UNTOUCHABLE AND HIGHLY RESPECTABLE. WE HAVE ALL DELT WITH A VENDOR WHO SEEMED TO NEVER ANSWER EMAILS OR RETURN PHONE CALLS UNTIL YOUR 10TH ATTEMPT TO CONTACT HIM/HER...JOSH ON THE OTHERHAND RESPONDED QUICKLY AND ADDRESSED ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS I HAD.
FURTHERMORE THE WHOLE STAFF WAS WONDERFUL AND SEEMED TRULY EXCITED TO BE A PART OF MAKING OUR WEDDING DAY SPECIAL. THEY ALL HAVE AN AWESOME EYE FOR DETAIL AND ARE ALL JUST GENUINELY COOL PEOPLE. THE BEST PART OF THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE IS THAT WE GOT TO KNOW JOSH MARIANA AS A PERSON AND NOT JUST A COMPANY.
IVE HEARD SO MANY MARRIED COUPLES SAY THAT THEY SPENT X AMOUNT OF DOLLARS ON A WEDDING ALBUM THAT THEY LOOKED AT A HANDFUL OF TIMES AND IS NOW IN A CLOSET OR UNDER THEIR BEDS COLLECTING DUST; THOSE MARRIED COUPLES OBVIOUSLY DIDN'T CHOOSE JOSH MARIANA PHOTOGRAPHY.
My husband and I had the chance of meeting Josh a year ago after attending a wedding show and from the minute we met him we knew he had to be our photographer. He took the time to get to know us and work out a package that suited our needs.
Working with Josh and Rebecca the day of the wedding was amazing. They are such a professional and fun team to be with! They made our day stress free when it came to photographs!
Since seeing the pictures I cannot be more pleased! I have had calls daily asking how I found such a amazing photographer and that they have never seen such GREAT wedding pictures!
I have to quote Josh on this one - Josh Mariana Photography "YOU ROCK!"
We had so much fun working with you guys and your bridal party - thanks for everything Ashley and Jake!!
Josh was really great to work with. We felt that communication was very good, and despite being located far away from Pittsburgh, he made everything very easy. Our album is absolutely GORGEOUS and everyone comments about how beautiful/high quality it is. We got to view all of our images very quickly after the wedding (about 5 weeks), and the whole process was very timely on his end. As for us, we were a little slow in picking out what we wanted, but Josh was very flexible and willing to work with us! All in all, we have some awesome images that really captures our amazing wedding day, and we couldn't be happier. Highly recommend.
From the first meeting until the present day I am in awe of Josh and his talent. What he can see with his eyes and capture that single moment is unbelievable. Our son's wedding was at The Priory in Pittsburgh. Josh's ability to entertwine the historical North Side, The architecture of The Priory and the stillness of the white snow brings tears to my eyes each and everytime I look over my picture of that very special day. Although mydaugter-in-law is beautiful beyond words,Josh captured the giddy bride and the young girl realizing her dream. My son grew up right in front of my eyes as I watched him intetract with his best friends. Josh allowed me to watch three boys playing out in my yard now playing out in the snow. He incorporates every element of thesurroundings to emhance an already beautiful and special day. I have had many conversations with Josh and discussed I need him on a retainer for future family pictures and my daughter's wedding.
From the very start of my wedding planning, having an amazing photographer with a creative edge was at the very top of my list! I know everyone is different, but having the right photographer to work with my husband and I was really important to me, so I took my time doing my research and really found what style of photos I liked as well as what was available within our budget. As soon as I came across Josh Mariana's website I immediately loved his work & style and contacted him about our wedding. When I met with Josh for the first time he was so easy to talk to, so down to earth, yet professional, that I knew he would be someone that I would feel comfortable working with for 8+ hours on my wedding day. Josh is that one wedding vendor that you will never have to worry about, he's really got it all together! I asked several questions before our wedding and even had some special requests and Josh was always welcoming of ideas or questions and always took the time to get back to me quickly. He is extremely courteous and professional and it was such a pleasure to have him as our wedding photographer. All of our wedding guests and bridal party were commenting on what great ideas and shots he was doing that day, and the compliments haven't stopped coming in on how wonderful our wedding photos are. I met Josh's assistant, Rebekah, the morning of our wedding and it was so great having her there with the girls while we finished getting ready. Josh and Rebekah make a wonderful team, we loved working with both of them.
I am now in the stages of wrapping up my final print selections with Josh, and it will then be completely over as far as any more wedding "to-do's" which is bitter-sweet because it is such a wonderful time. But now I have these amazing photos filling my home with such beautiful memories and I look forward to working with Josh in the future again, as life I'm sure will bring us more big events!
Katie your wedding day was truly magical - everything from start to end was just amazing to be a part of. Perfect venue, weather, details and most importantly, perfect people!! Thank you for entrusting your wedding day photography to us, and for this...
Josh is such a great photographer! Super comfortable to work with, responds to all questions and inquiries pretty quickly, and gets your pictures to you in a very timely manner. My pictures were ready to view in about a week! I know a lot of people who still havent' seen theirs and they got married months ago! His wedding album that he offers is out of this world and I can't wait to receive mine. Super happy customer and would definetly hire Josh again in the future if the need for a photographer comes up. Thanks for the awesome work Josh!!
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Professional and creative wedding photography.
Josh Mariana Photography is committed to capturing the details of your wedding day in a way that is unique to your taste and style. We stand out from the crowd by offering non-intrusive coverage combined with the rare ability of capturing traditional and timeless portraits.
- Starting Price Range: $2,000-$2,999
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
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