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George Joell


Cr.Photog., CPP / Fayetteville, , NC / george@gpjoell3photography.com

George Joell is the owner and primary photographer at George Joell 3 Photography.  He has been photographing weddings for over 16 years and has over photographed over 700 weddings.  George has photographed weddings from the shores of California to the coast of North and South Carolina.  Although weddings are his passion, he also photographs maternities, families, military and special events, headshots, and commercial projects.


While photographing client’s is George’s passion, he also enjoys sharing his knowledge and teaching other photographers.  George has been teaching for the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) Photography Workshops for several years.  He has also been a frequent speaker for the Photographic Society of the Triangle, Durham, NC and the Professional Photographers of North Carolina.  George has also shared his knowledge with other PPA affiliate organizations.


George is a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), where he serves on the Board of Directors.  He has been a member of the PPA since 2007.  He is also a member of the Professional Photographers of North Carolina (PPNC).  George is current on the Board of Directors of the PPNC as the Treasure.  He has been a member OF THE PPNC since 2008.  George is a current member of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, where his company was name the Best Small Business of the Month in July of 2015.


George Graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Information System Management, and Pierce College in Washington State with an Associates in Technology - General.  He is also an Alumni of the PPNC East Coast School and the Texas School of Photography, where he studied under some of the top photographers in the world.  George was recently awarded 1st Place in the Wedding Album Category during the PPNC 2018 Print Competition and Second Place in the Bride and Groom Alone Category.  George also won 1st Place in the Category of Bride and Groom Alone in the 2017 PPNC Print Competition.  George has earned his Honorary Associated Fellowship and Fellowship Degree from the PPNC.  He has also earned the Craftsmen Photography Degree from the Professional Photographers of America and is currently working towards his Certification of Professional Photography(CPP) and the coveted Masters of Photography Degree.


He is a retired Army Veteran with over 24 years of Service.  George is married to the lovely Millie Joell and they have over 36 years of wedding bliss.  They have two sons, two daughters-in-law and four grandchildren.  They currently reside in Fayetteville, NC.