:: established artist | international award-winning photographer | formally educated | local + national photography mentor + industry leader | photography instructor ::
Graduating with honors from the Art Institutes International (aii) Pittsburgh with a Specialized Degree in Commercial Photography in 1996, Joanne Bartone has owned and operated Joanne Bartone Photography, a boutique wedding and portrait studio. Joanne has in-depth experience in all aspects of business development and operations, including graphic design, branding, marketing and sales, and extensive experience in image management / production / enhancement, creative photographic technique and fine art print making.
Having had her work showcased locally and in international publications such as Brides Magazine and most recently in The World of Women Photographers, “A Celebration of Us,” Joanne has received recognition and multiple international awards for both her wedding and fine art photography. Joanne believes in paying her success forward and has instructed, mentored and assisted other photographers, both locally and nationally, in establishing their own careers.
Responsible for branding photography and sole coverage of high-end celebrity events at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort galas, Joanne’s celebrity photography has included famous artists such as Tony Bennett, Harry Connick Jr., Gloria Estefan, Robin Williams, George Lopez, Earth, Wind + Fire and Maya Angelou. Wedding clientele includes distinguished Pittsburgh notables such as the Rooney family, and corporate clientele include core Pittsburgh organizations, such as the Mario Lemieux Foundation’s Austin’s Playroom Project + Chicks with Sticks charity Golf Tournament consistently for over 11 years, and the Heinz History Center.
A current member of Women in Photography International (WIPI) and past member in good standing with American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), Professional Photographers of America (PPA), the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographers (ISPWP), Wedding and Professional Photographers International (WPPI) and the Pittsburgh chapter of the International Special Events Society (ISES), Joanne proudly donates her time/talent to multiple non-profit organizations in the Pittsburgh community.
P H O T O G R A P H I C E D U C A T I O N ::
Specialized degree in Commercial Photography | Graduated 1996 Art Institutes International
I N T E R N A T I O N A L A W A R D-W I N N I N G P H O T O G R A P H E R ::
Wedding Photojournalist Association | WPJA:
2007 :: Bride’s Magazine International Competition :: Dress/Fashion Category
2006 :: Spring National Competition :: Photojournalism
Women In Photography International | WIPI:
2011 :: International :: B+W+Color :: Juried Fine Art Competition + Exhibition
2010 :: International :: Faces :: Juried Fine Art Competition + Exhibition
2007 :: International :: Juried Fine Art Competition + Exhibition
2005 :: International :: Beauty:Camera Eye of the Beholder :: Architecture :: Juried Fine Art Competition + Exhibition