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Joe and Mirta Barnet

Joe and Mirta Barnet


Joe and Mirta Barnet have built a successful wedding, corporate and portrait photography business in the competitive Los Angeles / Orange County area. Joe received his formal training in accounting, photography and photo communications from East Los Angeles College and California State University Fullerton. After college Joe co-owned a wedding and portrait studio in Orange County, CA and worked for the Orange County Register.

He also worked as a contract photographer for the California Angels. For the next 10 years, Joe worked as senior corporate photographer for Rockwell International Aerospace Divisions assigned to the B1-B and Space Shuttle programs. Following Rockwell, Joe worked as a freelance commercial photographer.

Joe and Mirta were married in 2001 and they have been shooting weddings as a husband and wife team ever since. They are known for powerful images that portray the chemistry, love and playfulness of every couple they photograph. Their style is modern elegance, combined with fashion, photojournalism, and, most importantly, fun. Mirta's background is in marketing, advertising and fine art.

She manages all the postproduction, retouching, album design and customer service. Joe and Mirta are committed to helping photographers achieve their creative and financial goals by sharing the business and artistic techniques that are key to a successful career in wedding photography. Their goal is to help other photographers succeed while keeping the standards of our industry high and our profession respected. Joe and Mirta teach wedding and portrait classes and workshops at their studio in Orange County and at Samy's Camera in Los Angeles.

They also offer one-on-one training. Joe and Mirta are honored to have presented a Master Class at WPPI for the last six years and have served as WPPI Print and Album Competition judges. For more information about Barnet Workshops and helpful Behind the image posts, visit

Competition Judge
WPPI Print and Album Competition.