Based in Southern California, Joe Photo has been living his dream of creating extraordinary images for wedding couples worldwide. He became fascinated with photographing people as a senior in high school and continued his education in photography through Saddleback College and CSULB. Joe graduated from Cal State Long Beach in 1994 and opened his wedding studio in 1995 as “Joe Photo”. He has worked diligently to create a successful brand as a Photographic Artist in Southern California. He is grateful to so many people who have shared their wisdom and helped him along the way to achieve his dream. He now regularly gives back by speaking, teaching and inspiring others to pursue their dreams. WPPI featured Joe with his first speaking platform in 2002. In the following 7 years he would do another 5 teaching/platforms with WPPI as well as become one of their frequent print judges. In addition to his own workshops, Joe has taught at SWPP, Image X, and many PPA affiliates. Joe’s wedding images have been featured in numerous publications such as Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style, Ceremony, Elegant Bride, Wedding Dresses, Southern California Modern Bride, Sposa, San Diego Bride & Groom, Studio Photography & Design, Los Angeles Magazine, Rangefinder, and The Knot Wedding Pages, as well as in the new books The Best of Wedding Photography and The Best of Wedding Photojournalism. His weddings have been seen on NBC’s Life Moments and the Lifetime channel’s Weddings of a Lifetime and My Best Friend’s Wedding.