About this Vendor
Professional, creative wedding photo & video.
You deserve creative and inspired wedding photos and video! I'd love to meet with you to show you how we can accomplish that goal together. Six-time "Best Of" winner and in TheKnot "Hall Of Fame," Josh Mariana Photography and Mariana Filmworks provide the highest quality creative and professional photo & video in Pittsburgh! Remember your wedding day with gorgeous, natural photos and an emotion-filled wedding film that you will cherish forever. Please read through some of our reviews and if you're ready to find out more, contact me today for package information or to schedule a free consultation! Thanks for checking us out!! :)
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Lifestyle, Modern
Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding
Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Online Proofing, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing, Wedding Albums, Photo + Video
I absolutely cannot say enough good things about Josh and his team. From my first e-mail inquiry, Josh made me feel comfortable and calm. At our engagement shoot (where we also did a "love story" video through Mariana Filmworks with his team -- highly recommend, everyone loved ours!), Josh made sure we felt relaxed and were having fun. He let us include our puppy, Han Solo, and really captured the essence of "us". On the wedding day, Josh's team was again a calming force. While they made sure they captured every moment, they were never "in our faces" which I love -- I hate when all anyone can see during the ceremony/reception is the photographer and/or videographer constantly in the way! The post ceremony pictures, which can often be tedious and boring, was a fun experience for our entire bridal party - we all could not stop smiling and laughing. We left the location for pictures up to Josh, and he nailed it with the Hot Metal Bridge -- close to our venue, and got the gorgeous Pittsburgh skyline in the background. Clearly, I could go on and on and on. I would recommend Josh in a heartbeat and we cannot wait to work with him again in the future!
If you are looking for a photographer who can offer the full package, look no further! From our first skype meeting, Josh was extremely professional and easy to get a long with. His company offers photography, videography, and a photobooth which were all must haves for our wedding! It was convenient to have everything through one company! One of the things I enjoyed the most about Josh was his ability to make us laugh and feel comfortable throughout our engagement shoot and the day of our wedding. Our photos have us laughing instead of forced smiles. You can really tell the difference in the photos. He is prompt with emails and very easy to communicate with. I wouldn't change anything about working with Josh.
Professionalism, value, amazing end productReviewed on 8/17/2013 Anna M
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.
Extraordinary by far!! I could not have had a better experience from start to finish. Josh captured so many amazing memories for us! Our photos are unbelievable. We cannot wait for our album!!
I highly recommend Josh Mariana photography! I used him for both my engagement pictures and my wedding photos! I loved every single picture and he has such great ideas ! He also is very fast at getting your pictures to you !
Josh was very professional and very easy to work with. When I had concerns or questions he had answers. I made some changes through out the process and it never phased him. He was always able to work with me. If I ever need professional pics done again, Josh would be the first person I would go to. Thanks Josh for making it a great experience!!
So far the service is great and hopefully continue to be that way
Josh Mariana and his crew did a fantastic job capturing our special day! Josh was so easy to work with throughout the whole process and is very attentive to your needs. They do such a great job during the big day and you barely even notice they are there. You will not be disappointed at all when you book Josh!
I'm really not sure we could ever really articulate the amazing job that Josh and his team did on not only our wedding day photography but our wedding day video as well. They were able to capture our day in a way that transported us right back into those moments. They weren't intrusive. They didn't take away from the ceremony with the shuttering of their cameras. They didn't cut corners. They were there every step of the way, keeping smiles on our faces and making sure that every little detail was captured on film. Josh and his team are so easy to work with. They are prompt with email communication, answer any questions you may have and make sure that every "T" is crossed and every "I" dotted leading up to and on your wedding day. If you want to remember your wedding day with high-quality pictures and video that will last a lifetime, put your trust into Josh Mariana and his team. They will NOT let you down!
Was both casual and professional the whole night. Even with bad weather we were able to get a fair amount of outdoors shots. Everything felt fluid and not rushed, and the shots came out fantastic. Would definitely recommend them for any wedding or other event.
Honestly, if you are looking for the best then you can stop looking. Josh and his entire team went above and beyond all of our expectations. He also did all of our videography and we got a photo booth through him. All of it was incredible. I'd go above five stars if I could. If you want your day to be perfect then hire Josh.
Josh Mariana recently photographed my daughters engagement and wedding. Everything turned out absolutely beautiful from the save the date, the engagement photos, to the guest book, to the wedding/reception! Josh and his team were wonderful to work with and the ideas they had for different photos were amazing!
Josh is fantastic. Easy to work with. His pictures are amazing! Fast at getting the products back to you in a timely fashion. Would definitely recommend him
After meeting with several photographers we were frustrated as most seemed to have confusing packages and were unwilling to customize & had egos. We booked Josh in our meeting with him because he came across as professional but relaxed, and his packages were so simple and easy to understand. He was also willing to customize one of his packages and was very accommodating with a tricky step-parent situation. Our engagement photos, save the date magnets and guestbook were all amazing, but we were even more thrilled with our wedding photos! Other than the family and bridal party photo time, we barely noticed Josh and Rebekah throughout the day, yet somehow they managed to capture moment after precious moment. The photos really do tell the story of our wedding day! Some of the reception/dancing photos had us laughing out loud, and they were so bright and crisp despite our venue being very dark. We also booked videography through Josh's other company, Mariana Filmworks, and the video team was just as professional and relaxed as Josh and Rebekah were. I highly recommend Josh and his team! I have told everyone I know who's getting married about them, and I can't wait to use Josh again in the future for photos as our family grows!
Josh & crew were a pleasure to work with! Josh is very prompt in responding to any questions and was very quick in turning around pictures. He's also very easy to get along with and makes the process feel natural. Not to mention the photos turned out great! I would definitely recommend Josh and plan to go back in the future for any family photo needs!
Josh is the absolute best! He is super easy to work with and very understanding. We have had lots of bumps on the road to our wedding and Josh has been more than willing to reschedule and help us as much as he can. He calmed me down when our engagement pictures got completely rained out and rearranged his schedule to get them done as soon as possible for us! He does amazing work and i cannot wait to see how amazing he does on our wedding photos!!
I was in a wedding last June, and Josh was the photographer. I was just planning my proposal to my now wife (married 9/24/16), was not even engaged yet, but after watching how professional, talented, and fun Josh was, I knew I wanted him for our big day as well. He was our first e-mail when we got engaged -- we just had to have him! Our engagement pictures at the University of Pittsburgh were amazing, Josh made us feel comfortable and even worked in our dog Han. We also did a "Love Story" video through his videography company (Mariana Filmworks), which was something so different and special - our friends and family (and, most importantly, the two of us) loved it. Throughout planning, he was constantly reaching out and made everything so easy -- no question was a dumb question. On the big day, Josh and his entire team did an outstanding job. They were never in the way, kept my bride calm and happy, and made the whole picture process one of the best/most fun parts of our day. I highly recommend Josh and can't wait to work with him again in the future for other big events!
Josh was an absolute pleasure to work with. From beginning to end he did everything possible to make sure my husband and I were completely satisfied. He's laid back style made all the stress of a wedding day feel like a walk in the park. We had save the dates, wedding day photos, thank you cards and a wedding day album all done through Josh and we couldn't be more impressed with his professionalism and talent. Thanks to him we have pictures to cherish forever.
Words to describe Josh and his team: Professional, creative, hilarious, personal, comforting, talented, caring, impressive, courteous, engaging, INCREDIBLE. We cannot thank Josh and his team enough for capturing every beautiful moment we shared - from our engagement to our wedding day. The team eased our minds of any wedding day jitters, and made us laugh from start to finish. They treated us like friends, not clients. We are so grateful to have chosen Josh and his team to be part of our day - we can't imagine it any other way! The best investment we made by far.
Josh was so easy to work with from the time we signed the contract through the end of the process! Josh & his sidekick, Jesse were spectacular from the moment they arrived on our wedding day. So calm and open to ideas , they made the entire wedding party feel comfortable. Josh is not afraid to try any shot(s) that you may find on Pinterest ;) Communication and turnaround time was excellent. We used Josh for engagement and wedding photos. He produces awesome work and really takes the "work" of the bride & groom! We highly recommend Josh Mariana Photography !!!
Josh and his team went above and beyond our expectations! Josh was highly recommended to us through a family member, and my husband and I will be forever grateful for that! Josh took time to meet with us and from there on our personalities just clicked! Josh Mariana photography was so wonderful to work with, and not to mention, does truly amazing work. Josh did our engagement pictures, our save the dates, our love story video, our wedding day photography, videography, photobooth and guest book! I've received endless compliments on all of Josh Mariana Photography's work. My bridal party was amazed with Josh and his team, and how easy they were to work with. You barely even knew they were there while capturing the most perfect pictures that my husband and I will forever cherish. I know we will be using Josh Mariana Photography again in the future!
I recently got married October 2015. I used "theknot" to help me find the perfect photographer for me. From our very first phone call, Josh was extremely professional and such a great guy to work with! From our save the dates, guest book album, enagagement photos, wedding photos, wedding album and video...everything was exactly what we dreamed of and more! I get compliments on my wedding vendors all the time but mainly about our photos and video! Josh is highly highly recommended from us! I know your wont be disappointed hiring him to capture the best day of your life!
WonderfulReviewed on 10/16/2015
Josh provided a great service throughout the whole experience. Very flexible with our ideas and provided a lot of input on what would work best on the day. Josh and Rebekah were good sports and very professional on the day and the photos turned out even better than we'd hoped! One of the only aspects of the wedding that we had absolutely no problems with. So good that we returned to Josh a couple of months later for some photos of our new puppy! Can't recommend highly enough.
Best Photographer in PittsburghReviewed on 10/16/2015 Vanessa I
Josh Mariana Photography did an amazing job of capturing the beauty and joy of our wedding day. Josh is so easy to work with it doesn't even seem like he is taking pictures. He did our engagement photos, our save the dates, our wedding day photos, our wedding video, and our photo booth. Everything was absolutely perfect and our wedding photos capture how special this day was to us. Josh makes it easy to take pictures, he guides you through the process while laughing and joking with you. Josh takes the time to get to know you personally so he knows exactly what type of couple you are. I would give Josh 100 stars if I could and would be happy to recommend him to any bride in the future. I couldn't of asked for a better photographer and I am very happy we decided to go with Josh Mariana Photography for our big day! Thanks Josh!
We chose to work with Josh mostly because of his professionalism and demeanor. We wanted someone who would be enjoyable and pleasant to work with, had the task covered and we wouldn't have to worry about anything, and bring a sense of calm to an otherwise hectic day. He did all this and more. Not to mention the quality of his photographs, he really captured our day and style wonderfully. He did a beautiful job. Josh also worked with us on our package and other requests. He was very responsive throughout the process and even provided other services like thank you cards and save the dates. Great experience and highly recommend.
Meet The Owner
I've been married to my amazing wife Erin since 2003 and we have three beautiful young daughters named Elizabeth, Delia & Emma. They are my world!! :) I have been shooting weddings since 2008, and even after 150+ weddings and so many amazing clients, I still get excited every time I get to meet with newly engaged couples. To get to know them, and hear their stories & wedding plans is truly what keeps things fun and interesting! I'd love to meet you and show you what Josh Mariana Photography can do for you! Contact me today to schedule your free consult. [email protected]