26 featured reviews
Member Since: 7/5/2011
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.
Member Since: 4/2/2012
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!
Member Since: 11/30/2003
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.
Member Since: 12/28/2012
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 :)
Member Since: 12/27/2010
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.
Member Since: 2/4/2012
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!
Member Since: 12/26/2011
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!
Member Since: 8/30/2011
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.
Member Since: 11/16/2011
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!"
Member Since: 7/24/2011
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.
Member Since: 4/17/2013
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.
Member Since: 11/10/2009
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!
Member Since: 10/1/2011
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!!
Member Since: 11/1/2012
We couldn’t be happier with Josh Mariana. I met Josh at a bridal show and I liked his amiable personality. Then I chose Josh to be our photographer because when we met for the consultation it became clear that he had the creativity of an artist and the sensibility of a businessman – a perfect combo for our needs. He was organized and clearly laid out what he had to offer. It was easy to understand his products and prices. He offered services that other photographers did not and his materials were branded and so pretty to look at. I knew I could trust Josh to do a great job. On the day of the wedding he was exactly what I wanted - he managed the photography from the background without needing guidance. He coordinated the formal shots quickly and efficiently to allow us to get to the reception. He was flexible and did a spread with our pickup truck per our last-minute request. Nearly everyone there was in at least one picture. Rebekah, his business partner, added great value to the set of pictures as she was able to capture candids and scenery during formal shots. Both of them were so creative. It was nearly impossible to choose photos to buy because all of them are perfect. He has been so easy to work with. I would recommend Josh without hesitation to anyone.
Member Since: 6/29/2010
We just recently got married in September 2012 and we used Josh for our engagment and wedding pictures. He was reccomended to us from a friend, and boy are we glad we hired him! After our initial meeting my husband and I were blown away by the package price and everything included, including save the dates, a beautiful guest book and a whole lot more. We cancelled our meetings with other photographers and signed with Josh the next day. Josh is so personable and makes you feel so comfortable throughout your engagment shoot and your wedding day. Throughout the whole process Josh was there to help in anyway he could, recommending a DJ to us, who was fantastic, and just helping with any questions I had. We couldn't be more pleased with all the pictures that we now have thanks to him. Our family and friends rave about our pictures, and think they are some of the best they've seen. We agree and are so thrilled we hired Josh and plan to use him in the future!
Member Since: 10/31/2012
Josh Mariana Photography did an outstanding job! Professional, courteous service with such an artful eye. We are so pleased to have such gorgeous keepsakes - we will treasure them always. By far my favorite photographer ever - their work is just amazing! Would highly recommend them.
Member Since: 5/19/2012
After attending our friends wedding and seeing Josh's work, we knew that he would be perfect for us, as well. After meeting with Josh we were so pleased, that we actually booked the same night. Josh photographed both our engagement and wedding pictures. He is not only a great photographer, but a great person as well. He made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and exceeded all of our expectations. We were blown away when we saw our wedding pictures and definitely will be recommending him to everyone! We plan to use Josh for any of our future photography needs. He truly is the best
Brandon and Valerie
Member Since: 7/25/2012
We recently got married in July of this year. It of course was the hottest day of the year, we may have capped out at 104 for the temp! Not to mention the ceremony was outside!!
Josh and his team arrived with nothing but smiles - even when I told him he would have 8 minutes to capture the ceremony because we wanted to get people out of the heat.
Needless to say, our day, despite the heat - went very smoothly, and I would give credit to josh and his team for helping with that. They made the formal pictures at the venue go quickly and smoothly - they captured fabulous moments - and most importantly, you cannot tell how hot is was in the pictures. We all look cool calm and collected :):)
2 things stick out that meant a lot to me and I feel it is worthy to share... Josh made it a point to know everyone's name, which makes it so personal - you have no idea how nice that was. The second moment is that his team is amazing! We were fortunate enough to also book them for the videography so We had extra manpower that day.. And I believe at one point lightly said, 'oh boy, I need some water' an then miraculously out of no where one member of his team, got a few bottles of water.. It is the small things that help make it a great day.
Final thought: the most important part of your day is the people you are with - and secondly, how you will capture those memories. The pictures and video is more than I could ever ask for - they turned out beautiful and we will have those beautiful memories to always remember.
Thank you josh and your team for being so professional and talented that despite the flaws of the day, it was still fabulous!
Xoxo, beth and Dave
Member Since: 12/11/2010
Josh Mariana was a perfect addition to our vendor list - prompt, professional, and was able put the entire wedding party at ease during the 'photo shoots'. Not to mention the stunning photographs! Josh captured some special moments on our wedding day and we were very pleased with the way they turned out. He was able to really capture our wedding and personal style in the photos. In addition to the prints we ordered a custom leather-bound album, and it will be a family heirloom for years to come. Highly recommended.
Member Since: 6/13/2012
Simply put, Josh is a guy who knows his job very well and truly enjoys it, not only the technicalities of being a photographer, but also being around people and capturing moments. He is smart and sensitive, and fun to work with, therefore you do not need to clarify what needs to be done; you just trust he will do a great job while being totally understanding that your focus is in other things - this is exactly what you need from the photographer -. He is the kind of professional who "understands" what you need and will do what YOU want adding his expertise. With this in mind, there is no way you can go wrong with him. In addition, his price is VERY competitive (by far in our case) and he is a very reasonable person who goes out of his way to make your day unique. Wedding pictures are very important, and he reflects that he is aware of it in every aspect of his work, from initial meeting, budget, planning, work during the wedding, quality of pictures (and picture workshop) and printing.
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