We are Joel and Andrea Knepper, owners and operators of J&A Photography. We have both been involved not only in photography but the visual arts our entire lives and are honored to be able to utilize our talents to create beautiful family heirlooms for our clients. We started out small in 2004, shooting mostly weddings and the occasional portrait, but it wasn’t long before we became well known in the area for our creative style and fun approach.
We think of our role in your wedding as your "creative wedding storytellers". Our number one goal is to best reflect you, while artfully recording your wedding day. We do this by unobtrusively capturing events as they unfold and allowing you and your guests to truly experience the fun and magic of your day. When the time comes, we’ll take the lead and offer up creative and natural ways that will make you look your best – not stiff and awkward. We’re always coming up with fun new ways to get our couples to relax and be themselves in front of the camera, and new ways to capture those moments. By mixing the posed photos with the undirected candids we’ll create a lasting, timeless set of images that your family will enjoy for generations.
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Stacy · Married on 09/08/2018
We used J&A Photography for our wedding. Joel and Andrea are some of the most talented and kindest people you will meet. They are extremely knowledgable in their field but also helped me work out my whole wedding day timeline. They were always the vendor that was the easiest to work with and the most helpful when I had questions (especially crazy-brained last minute questions). They were flexible and get to know your style. They are a married couple that knows each other's shooting styles, so the diversity of photos you get is amazing. They are also a lot of fun and GREAT with kids! My two-year old niece was our flower girl and thanks for Andrea's silly expressions, all the photos are of a smiling child. Our photos are truly stunning and incredible. I had the best possible experience working with them and their product is second to none. THANK YOU Andrea and Joel for being a part of our wedding day!
Paige · Married on 09/23/2017
I was extremely pleased with the work J & A did for my wedding. They are so professional and experienced. They did a wonderful job of listening to my requests and then also adding their touch and professional advice. They took their time to answer all of my questions and to make sure our wedding day was special. I will always have the wonderful photos to remember our special day! Thank you both so much!
Lauren · Married on 06/10/2017
Joel and Andrea were an amazing team to work with; we were so excited to book them for our wedding in June! Before the wedding, we had a fun and relaxed Engagement session with them, and the pictures turned out great! They have such a great dynamic, and we were immediately impressed with the quality and creativity of their photography. Selecting the best photographers was one of the most important things to us, and Joel and Andrea definitely delivered!! They were so easy to work with, and are clearly passionate about what they do. They are also super organized and professional, and provide the Bride and Groom with great tools/resources throughout the wedding planning process. Most importantly, our wedding photos turned out BEAUTIFULLY, it is going to be so hard to narrow down our selections! Also, they were ready for us to view in less than 2 weeks!! We had such a fun and memorable experience working with Joel and Andrea, and can't wait to see our finished album. We 100% recommend them for anyone looking for the best photographers in the State College area!
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J&A Photography has been on-site at C. Barton McCann School of Art as the official wedding photography many times. They are a professional and a sincere pleasure to work with time and again. The special moments they capture are meaningful and beautiful. We highly recommend you consider them for your wedding!
Joel & Andrea are amazing and fun to work with at weddings and the product they put out (and the care they put into it) is phenomenal. They're constantly moving around at weddings without getting in the way and organically capturing the REAL moments that matter most!
Joel and Andrea's work is absolutely amazing and we highly recommend them to our Brides! We have shared many clients with them over the years and we have found that they do a beautiful job of telling each Wedding story in a unique way. They are very easy to work with, and they truly care about their clients. They are a pleasure to work with!