Praise for Joe Foley Photography

Take a look at what some of our previous clients have said about us. You can see more detail at our profiles and reviews on and The Wedding Channel website

We loved working with Joe and his associate Maili! They were recommended by friends when we were searching for a photographer. Joe is from Maryland but made the trip up to PA to meet with us in Philadelphia, where we live. We loved him from the beginning! He worked with our budget to create a contract that we could afford. He included an engagement session, which I’d highly recommend. It gave us a chance to get to know one another better, and hone in on pictures we liked best. Joe and Maili were fantastic the day of the wedding, capturing so many moments. I didn’t even realize they were present for as many photo opportunities as they were, until we saw the pictures several weeks later! Which brings me to another point, Joe was SO prompt getting our pictures to us. He also always responded to emails immediately, within an hour or so. But the most important thing I’d like to emphasize, is the gorgeous work they produce. We are beyond thrilled with our pictures! Besides the stories and memories, your wedding pictures are the best way to remember the day. We’re so glad we have such beautiful reminders!

– W+A, Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia, Pa, 2013


Joe was wonderful to work with! He took amazing wedding and engagement photos that we will be able to enjoy for years to come. He gave us the gift of capturing our day and all the moments that were so important. He was fun to work with and so flexible to the needs of our group. We would definitely recommend him to anyone needing an awesome photographer!

– B+J, Ellicott City, Maryland, 2013


We used Joe Foley for our wedding on September 5th, 2013. From our first meeting with him we had made up our minds to use him. He was incredibly responsive and thoughtful throughout the entire process. And I can’t speak highly enough of the final product. The pictures completely bring us back to that moment, better than any set of photos I’ve ever seen. Joe and his partner Maili, captured our wedding better than either of us every expected. And for that – thank you!!

– L+J, Falls Church, Virginia, 2013


Joe and his team truly provided ‘5 star’ service for the photos for my wedding. I was decisive about how I wanted the photos to look – lots of candids NOT a lot of formal staged photographs – definitely no photos where they say ‘now everyone laugh!!”. And he got it just right. Joe happens to be a really nice guy and he was great over email and phone planning for the event – but then he totally slips into the background when he is taking photos – which is exactly what you want. I loved all of our photos from the guys playing softball to the flower girls to the ones of just us.

– C+G, Bartram’s Garden, Philadelphia, Pa, 2013


Joy and Maili were wonderful! They were extremely professional and the pictures turned out great! Everyone at the party raved about them-saying they were the hardest working photographers they have ever seen. The pictures came back quickly and they were great. The weeks after a wedding you think-this should have gone this way or that way…we find comfort knowing that we could not have hired a better photographer. We highly recommend them.


Love Joe! I wanted to find a photographer that my Husband was going to feel comfortable around, That was most important to me, Joe is such a down to earth kind of guy and yes they had a few things in common so that helped! Then the second thing on my list was a photographer that was great at capturing kodak moment’s.. Im all for the cute poses and silly props but for my wedding I wanted Realness,Joe is just fabulous at capturing those moments you forgot happened- it’s the best feeling going through your photos and being “wow-ed” by the moments he caught. His work is beautiful! and he keeps to his word,when he says your going to get your photos during a certain time, you will 🙂 It rained on our wedding day, and it did not phase him..he just had his assistant scope out the country club before we got there, to have a plan B.He was so calm! Most my guest complemented on his calmness and how he was everywhere, I of course loved hearing that.VERY HAPPY!


Joe was AMAZING! We cannot thank Joe (and Miley) enough for making our wedding PERFECT and capturing everything we wanted so perfectly!!! My Sister and I both used him for our weddings and I would recommend Joe Foley Photography to everyone. My Husband and I were not the best at taking pictures – it’s a little awkward but Joe made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera. He does an amazing job an has such a great eye for the good shots. We have been told that our wedding pictures (and engagement photos) look like they are from a magazine and thanks to Joe for doing such a fantastic job and making it happen. Thank you so much!

– T+N, Gainesville, Virginia, 2013


Joe is a very talented photographer and was great to work with for my engagement and wedding photos. He caught some wonderful moments and we have so many photos now that we’ll be able to cherish in the future. He promptly post-produced the images and quickly had some up on his blog and Facebook (after asking us if that was alright) so we could share them with our family and friends. I’m so glad we went with him, photography at our wedding was a top priority and we couldn’t have asked for a better result.


My husband has known Joe Foley for several years since they are members of the same D.C.-area bike team. Joe had even done some photography for the team at their local cyclocross race. Although we learned about Joe Foley Photography through this personal connection, we chose him for our wedding based on his impressive portfolio and his awesome work on our engagement pictures. Joe really listened to what we were looking for and executed the plans on our wedding day. He and his associate were a joy to have with us for such a special occasion. They were professional and also very personable–which is great when you’re spending time together from the “getting ready” stage through the grand exit at the end of the evening! The wedding shots we’ve seen so far have been really fantastic (Joe put together a blog post with some previews by the time we got to our honeymoon destination!), and we can’t wait to view the rest.

– S+D, Pippin Hill, Charlottesville, Virginia, 2012


Joe’s photographs are absolutely stunning. We always knew exactly what we wanted from our wedding photographs but struggled to find anyone who shot in the natural, easy, non-cheesy way that we were looking for. When we saw examples of Joes wedding work, we knew that we had to have him as our photographer. On the day Joe was completely unobtrusive, easy-going and professional. He captured the magic that we felt on the day, and we relive that magic every time we look through our beautiful album. We were so glad Joe was able to be our photographer, and would unreservedly recommend him to anyone who wants stunning, fun, natural, unforced photographs.

– P+T, United Kingdom, 2012


We met Joe through a friend of ours, and actually paid for him to travel up to Pittsburgh to shoot our wedding, after our engagement photos came out so beautifully. Joe and his assistant Maili were fantastic in that they were there to cover everything, but were absolutely unobtrusive. We barely noticed them during the ceremony but they still captured the most amazing moments. They were easy to work with and I would recommend them to anyone.

– D+E, Pittsburg, 2012


Joe was fantastic and took amazing pictures of our wedding. He was very flexible with us as we threw ideas out about what we wanted to do and went above and beyond to create a “photobooth” set up for us and for our guests to have fun with.

– A+K, Hewick Plantation, Virginia, 2011


Joe is the best! Our wedding was on the day of a fluke (and magical) snowstorm in October and had been planned as an outdoor ceremony. Joe not only rolled with the punches, but he made the day come to life by taking us on some adventures to make the absolute best of our circumstances – incredible pictures in the snow! He captured so many special moments from the whole day and our the feeling of the wedding come through perfectly in the pictures. They are gorgeous. Joe and team are also a pleasure to work with.

– L+P, Philadelphia, 2011


Joe is not only such a pleasure to work with, but also so talented! He was so responsive and diligent. He and Maili were GREAT the day of – fun, on point, and put together. The pictures came out absolutely beautiful – they are classic and I love looking at them. Just so, so great all around!

– P+M, Philadelphia, 2011


I chose Joe Foley Photography because of all of the wedding details to plan, I felt that having a good photographer was the most important. Joe is a pleasure to work with and was able to capture priceless moments that will bring me back to the happiness of my wedding day for the rest of my life. His photos not only captured the beauty of the people I love, but their personalities as well. He also photographed the wedding venue in way which made people who could not attend my wedding feel that they were a part of it. I could not be more pleased with my photos and absolutely recommend him to anyone who wants an amazing wedding photography experience.

– S+D, Washington DC, 2011

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