“Joel was kind enough to come out to do a few last minute headshots for some of my colleagues and I. He was the utmost professional, and made the ever-awkward business headshot relaxed and fun! He took his time during the shoot and then promptly provided us with great pictures. Thank you Joel!”

Kelley, Raleigh, NC – Business Headshots


“We had the pleasure of working with Joel to photograph our “little princess” for her 1st birthday! As a busy mother of 3, the date of her birthday snuck up on me, but Joel was able to work with our schedules and accommodate us in a short time. He was amazing to work with, and a genuinely nice guy! You can tell he loves the Lord, his family, and what he does! Those are most important in people we choose to do business with. The final result was outstanding, and the hardest part was picking which ones we wanted since they were all so good! Now, we will always have such sweet reminders hanging on our walls of this precious time in her life…”

Marsha Lynch, Knightdale, NC – 1st Birthday Photography Session


“Joel N. Cocker is a wonderfully, talented photographer that has a true eye through his lens. We have had the pleasure of having him photograph 2 events with hundreds of people . It is great to have these memories captured from Joel for a lifetime. Great job Joel!!”

Scott & Ginny Hoffman, Raleigh, NC – Birthday and Halloween Parties


“Joel shot our wedding in NYC. He was very professional yet felt like part of the family; we wouldn’t want it any other way. The shots were amazing; you made it so hard to chose our favorites! Thanks, Joel, for capturing our perfect day.”

Christina Scharer, New York, New York – Wedding Party


“Joel Cocker’s photography is the most amazing artwork mixed with a genuinely heart felt touch. I never would have trusted anyone else with my wedding day. The pictures Joel took of our wedding let us relive special moments he captured. I have had Joel recreate and sketch drawings for me from old pictures, create photo books, gifts, and calendars. Joel Cocker Photography is simply the best.”

Patty Cobane, Seminole, FL – Wedding


“Joel did an absolutely wonderful job photographing our family this summer. He researched locations diligently, always with an eye for something different but still classic. He is professional and fun and to say that he managed to photograph all fourteen of us, ages 2 to 72, with such great results, tells you just how talented he is. We highly recommend him!”

Carol Lee Hunter Griffin, Raleigh, NC – Family photo shoot


“I met Joel a few years ago at a business luncheon and was immediately drawn to him because of his kindness and warm personality.  He has since photographed many events for my magazine such as Cars and Couture, Cirque du Soleil, Festival of Speed and Wearable Art 9.  Joel is always extremely professional and on time which is a big deal for print deadlines!  I would highly recommend him for business and personal photography needs.”

Nina Stanley, Publisher Panache Vue’ Magazine, Tampa Bay, Fl – Event photography for magazine


“Joel N. Cocker is our go to guy for all photography and graphic design work.  I’ve known Joel both personally and professionally for over 10 years now, and have relied on his talents for some of the biggest moments in my life, including my wedding and CD release projects. Quality, excellent service, and a personal touch sets him a part from all the others….”

 Shane Meade – Performing Singer Songwriter – Shane Meade & the Sound, Tampa Bay, Fl – CD design, graphic design


“We met Joel through his lovely wife, who worked with my husband.  She told us her husband was wildly talented and we should use him for our family photo shoot.  When Joel arrived at our home, he was warm and kind.  He treated our family as if we were his own.  In his photos, he truly captured the essence of our family and it’s dynamic.  He seemed to understand us individually and as a whole, which really came through in the beautiful pictures we have which will last a lifetime.  Over the years, we have developed a personal relationship with Joel and his beautiful family.  I have rarely met such genuine people with better character and I look forward to working with Joel again in the future as we both moved to North Carolina.  Thank you Joel for your hard work and effortless pictures that I will treasure all my life. ”

Nichole Hardy Swann – Tampa, Fl and Morganton, NC – Family photo shoot


“Joel N. Cocker is the best photographer that we could ever ask to photo our wedding event! He’s no typical photographer.  He captured every detail beautifully, and worked so kindly around my not feeling good.  He stuck to a schedule of events and we even finished family photos early.  He also helped me in the beginning of the day with how some things were coordinated. He is very patient and kind, even with both of our crazy families!”

Chastity and Bruce Welch,  Tampa, Fl – Wedding


“Working with Joel was an absolute joy! His creativity, while still managing to make a pregnant mom comfortable, was perfect.  Our twin girls were born just 4 days after our photo shoot and it really meant the world that Joel captured some of those last days of our pregnancy journey.  Not only is Joel a wonderful photographer, but a great friend.  We would highly recommend him to anyone, for any occasion!”

Adam & Ashleigh Anderlik, Largo, Fl – Maternity


“Joel and I have known each other for almost all our lives but were finally able to work professionally last year. I had 1 week to turn around a musical performance by South Korean Rapper “PSY” and knew I needed a dependable photographer to capture all the activities within the mall that day leading up to and including the actual performance. There was no time for a shot list, mall tour, planning meetings, etc. I called Joel, talked over the phone, and he literally jumped in and made it happen with no supervision and impeccable results. His images were unique, creative and captured the energy of the day. I am so thankful he was there!”

Keily Potter, Mall Marketing Manager, Tampa, Fl – Event Concert/Special Event Photography


“I met Joel several years ago while searching for a photographer to capture the beauty of our church’s stained glass windows. Wow, not only did he capture the beauty but his photos bring the Holy Spirit to all who receive our beautiful cards. It was easy to find a photographer when I needed “jewelry” quality photos of our lighting products. Joel worked diligently for 2 days to find just the right shot of over 100 products, making a $5 light bulb look like a million bucks. When I challenged him to paint the night by taking night photos of our landscape lighting project, we were amazed at what he delivered. Night photography is not easy. The only thing better than Joel’s work is the joy of working with him.”

Ray Hardman, Sales Manager Garden Light LED, Tampa, Fl


“Joel is a wonderfully talented photographer.  He has photographed our family many times, and we are always so happy with the finished products.  Small children are not easy to photograph, but he manages to capture beautiful images of our kids that we will treasure for years to come.  We highly recommend Joel for all of your photography needs.”

Josh & Katie Bell, Clearwater, Fl – Family Photos


“We used Joel to photograph our wedding in Melbourne and couldn’t be happier. Before our wedding, we met with him and he was very reassuring and knowledgeable. He had a list of shots that he went through with us to learn our preferences and captured them beautifully on our wedding day. During the ceremony and reception, he was discrete and professional. During the family and couple shots, he gave direction and made everyone feel comfortable. He went above and beyond, and we could really tell that he cared about taking the best shots for us that we would cherish forever. We’ve got so many favorite photos from him!”

Michael and Katherine Pawley, Melbourne, Fl – Wedding


Joel is a creative, patient and caring photographer. He listened to how we envisioned our wedding day and then made a plan to capture what was important to us as well as things we didn’t think of. His style is creative, quirky and unique – all qualities that came through in our photos. Joel went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure that every shot was priceless. He even accompanied the wedding party to the hospital delivery room to photograph our family with my nephew who was born during our wedding.  I can’t imagine a more qualified, trustworthy, professional or caring person to photograph a wedding or special event. I highly recommend Joel.

Helen and Jon French, St. Petersburg, Fl – Wedding & Family photos


“Joel’s professional approach and creative eye have graced our holiday card, family pictures and professional appearance. His attention to detail and composition are always a work of art!”

The Williams FamilyTampa, Fl – Family photos


“Joel, We wanted to thank you for doing such an amazing job with the photography at our wedding and reception. You truly have a talent for capturing the perfect moments and your creative vision is amazing! You were extremely professional and went above and beyond to make us happy. You also helped make the photography part of the wedding planning stress free. We knew we could count on you to do an outstanding job. It was such a pleasure working with you! We will recommend your studio to all of our family & friends. Thank you for making our wedding a beautiful memory that will last forever!”

Kalesa and Chris Brunty, Sarasota, Fl – Wedding


“Joel Cocker is not only a photographer but an artist as well!  This is evident in the color schemes and composition of the photos he provides…each photo is a work of art!  He captured the likeness between my mother and I beautifully!  Can’t wait to have him shoot my pregnancy photos!”

Tamara Wilt,  Safety Harbor, Fl – Family & maternity photo shoots


“I first met Joel when he was a single, young man working in a frame shop.  We became friends through the many times he helped me, using his artistic eye, selecting framing to suit my needs and desires.  When he decided to pursue photography, it was blatantly obvious that he has a true gift and sharing it is his passion.  Since then, I have watched with joy, as he became a husband and father, then launched his own photography business.  When my church, First United Methodist, St. Petersburg, Fl wanted to have photographs of our ten “Tiffany Style” American stained glass windows to use a variety of ways, the first person I thought of was Joel.  He did an amazing job for us and we find great pleasure using his excellent work.  Joel listens, is respectful of the subject matter, a man of his word, versatile, an accomplished professional and, he is fun and easy to work with…always.”

Ginny Sexton, Friend & Docent, St. Petersburg, Fl – First United Methodist Church Stained Glass Windows


“Joel and I met during my 1st annual Birthday Bash in 2009!  Its been great working with Joel, he has always proven to be a professional at all my events and at others that I have attended.  One of the things that I love the most about Joel is his passion about what he does.  It’s not just a photographer shooting photos randomly, he gets into your personality and brings it to life at your event, or even if it’s just some personal photos that I had the opportunity to have him take for me and the love of my life.  I would and have recommended Joel to everyone I know.”

Tammy Levent, Owner of Elite Travel, Tampa, Fl – Event & business photos


“Joel is one of the best human beings I have ever met: honest, sincere, humble, creative, driven, reliable and an outstanding photographer!  I know first hand from shoots with my daughter his top notch level of expertise.  I have also personally known Joel for about 10 years now and he is a true inspiration!”

Brandon Rimes, Certified Realtor, Oldsmar, Fl – Family and business photos


“I’ve worked with Joel for over 20 years. He has photographed my art to perfection. He is always willing to try something new – if I suggest.  Joel has made it possible for me to enter numerous national, international and regional juried exhibition. A nationally known artist I studied with once told me ‘find a good photographer, you spend your time painting. . .you can’t do everything.’  That is when I discovered Joel and have been happy over these years.”

Mary Alice Braukman,  St. Petersburg, Fl – Artwork documentation photos


“Joel did an amazing job capturing the special moments of our day. He was very non-intrusive and captured every moment!”

Heather Gore, St. Petersburg Beach, Fl – Wedding photos


“Joel is a fantastically creative photographer. He went above & beyond to capture my 4-generation family shoot. Not only were the photos absolutely outstanding, but Joel was professional throughout each step of the process. We felt very comfortable taking his direction & had a great time together. I would recommend Joel to anyone looking for a positive experience & brilliant photos. He’s practically like family.”

Suzanne Scharer, Hilton Head, S.C. – Family photos


“I have had the pleasure of working with Joel for 7 years. He has ably documented all my paintings and provided additional photographic support for various fine arts projects. I wholeheartedly recommend this very talented and ethical young man.”

Bob Barancik, St. Petersburg, Fl – Art documentation photos


“Excellent to work with. Great attitude. Gives you what you ask for. Reasonable. One of the good guys.”

Scott Moore, Owner of Urban Body Clothing store,  Tampa, Fl – Product photography


“I hired Joel after we were disappointed with the wedding photography for our daughters wedding.  He did some amazing photoshop work, ie:  made shrimp appear around an ice sculpture (photographer took pictures after the shrimp was eaten), added a ‘missing flower girl’ to the ONE picture the photographer took of the entire wedding party on the golf course, a favorite picture of the bride had a pickup truck in the background, he gave me a couple choices, on one he took out the truck completly replacing it with a different background, on another he blurred out the truck so it was hardly noticable.  I presented him with a very difficult task and he did an amazing job.  We were all very pleased with his work.  I’m just sorry he wasn’t our wedding photographer!”

Cindy Coniam, St. Petersburg, Fl – Photo re-touching


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