Joanne Bartone

:: 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

P U B L I S H E D  I N   |   O N  ::

The World of Women Photographers ‘A Celebration of Us‘ ”

The Knot Magazine + Website :: Consistently Nominated “Best of Photographers”
Pennsylvania Real Weddings multiple times:
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Real Weddings
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Real Weddings

Google “Joanne Bartone” and you will see the many entries and images I’ve created.
Whirl Magazine :: Pittsburgh (multiple)
Tribune Review News :: Pittsburgh
KDKA TV :: Your Home Promotion :: Pittsburgh
Towne & Country Magazine :: National Real Weddings
Bride’s Magazine + Website :: International Award Winner
Wondertime Parenting Magazine :: a Disney Publication for Parents :: National
The European Union Center News | News :: International News Publication
Admired by Beckstead :: International Photography Group
Ace of Cakes / Charm City Cakes :: National

C H A R I T A B L E    W O R K  ::

The Mario Lemieux Foundation:
I have donated my time/talent/products to Nathalie Lemieux’s branch of the Mario Lemieux Foundation for over 11 years of their 12 years of existence to support their efforts that include raising money for Cancer Research, Neo-natal care at The Children’s Home of Pittsburgh, and the building of Austin’s Playrooms in numerous hospitals to support siblings of ill and hospitalized children.  It has been a complete honor and pleasure to be involved with the Lemieux family and Foundation.

C O M M E R C I A L    W O R K  +  P A R T I A L    C L I E N T    L I S T  ::

The Nationality Rooms:
Documented the installation of the Japanese Room and photographed 360degree VR for the Nationality Rooms Website.  Annual Report for the School of Pharmacy 2000

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort & Spa:
Responsible for images used in branding throughout the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort website and exclusive coverage of high-end, 4-day celebrity events

McMahon & Cardillo Communications Inc.

Asbury Heights


University of Pittsburgh

Carlow University

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Salon Christine

Kelli Burns DJ Entertainment

P R O F E S S I O N A L    M E M B E R S H I P S  ::

ASMP – past member in good standing
PPA  – past member in good standing
ISPWP – past member in good standing
WPJA – past member in good standing