You are a poem.
The bravest kind of poem ever written with lines about adventures and broken bones and two people schnuggled into one sleeping bag under a giant desert sky.
You are a song.
The sweetest kind of song ever heard with a beginning that makes you dance in your chair and a harmony that has you reaching out to hold his hand, and squeeze a little tighter.
You believe in the beauty of exploring, and embrace the ridiculous, incredible mishaps that come with living a life authentic.
You are a love caught on fire, embers burning warm and sparks dancing up to the moon. And we are so happy you’ve found your way to us.
Love is an Adventure. Not a Vacation. And that’s actually awesome! Because while sipping tropical drinks under swaying palm trees seems great, we are all about a life well lived. We are here to trek mountains and talk to strangers and get completely lost on winding dirt roads, on purpose. We’re here for the skinned knees and climbing tangled trees and telling epic stories around campfires with fingers sticky with s’mores.
Your wedding is a celebration of your adventure. You made it through the highs and the lows and forks in the roads and here you are, together. We promise to capture your wedding not only in honor of this moment in time, but with sincere appreciation for all of the moments that brought you here; the cinders still glowing.
This is your story. This is your adventure. We are here to capture it, with love and embers.
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Alicia · Married on 11/17/2018
Gorgeous Photos, Amazing Photographers
At this point, Jill and Ryan are honorary family members since they have photographed three family weddings already! We were the third (on November 17, 2018) and they also shot our engagement photos almost a year before. My husband especially is not a fan of taking photos so we knew we had to find photographers who would make us feel comfortable during our wedding day. Jill and Ryan did exactly that. The way they calm you and make you forget that you're even getting your picture taken is honestly a superpower. Their eye for details and their ability to find the most gorgeous lighting is unparalleled. We love that instead of posing us, they got us to show our feelings for each other with their games and questions. Since our wedding was November, we were expecting beautiful fall photos but mother nature had other ideas when it snowed two days before our wedding. Normally this would have made me panic but I knew Jill and Ryan would be able to capture beautiful photos no matter what the weather decided to do. We trusted them completely that day and they delivered. On top of being amazing photographers, Jill and Ryan are also pros at weddings in general. They had hand warmers so we wouldn't get cold while taking photos outside, clear body tape which saved me from having to fix my dress straps all night, and when a string on my bustle broke Ryan whipped out a sewing kit and Jill quickly fixed it. They truly do it all! I cannot recommend them highly enough!Sent on 12/08/2018
Emily · Married on 10/07/2018
I commission photo shoots for a living, so I took the task of choosing photographers for our wedding extremely seriously. I must have gone through 200 portfolios, and I could not be happier with our decision to work with With Love & Embers.Sent on 02/18/2019
First of all, Jill and Ryan's photos are phenomenal. Every engaged couple I know has asked me for their name. One cousin even asked on behalf of her single daughter, just to have on hand in case she ever does get married, because they were the best wedding photos she'd ever seen. Any halfway decent photographer can take a passable family formals, but what sold me on their work was their consistently strong candids. They alway seem to be in the right place at the right time to catch all the nuance and authenticity that make for good storytelling.
What was even more impressive was to see them in action, because they never felt obtrusive or in the way, but somehow also seemed to capture every magical detail. One of the major benefits to working with With Love & Embers is that you know exactly who your team is. Many wedding photographers use a rotating roster of second shooters, who are often still learning the ropes. You might end up with an unexpected style or personality. Your wedding day is not the time to take a gamble on a stranger.
Jill and Ryan were an absolute joy to work with. They are genuinely cool people who put everyone at ease. I was a fully stressed bride after lots of drama with the venue and family, but they always seemed to have exactly what we needed. Heel stuck in the mud? No problem, Ryan has heel protectors in his bag -- in multiple sizes, no less. Getting teary (not the good kind) over some family stress? Jillian gracefully calls a fiver so you can relax. Groom forgot to eat? Poof! A granola bar appears. It was like Mary Poppins went to art school, times two. They were hands-down our favorite vendor from our wedding, and we are forever grateful to them for the photographs and memories.
Melissa · Married on 09/29/2018
Ryan and Jillian of With Love & Embers are the types of photographers team that you need to have for your wedding. They help you get past the nerves and allow you to simply connect with your partner.Sent on 12/18/2018
We had only met them via video chat prior to our engagement shoot last year and we fell in love with them. Their down to earth spirits and their overwhelming sense of passion drew us in.... then we met them for our engagement shoot and simply fell head over heels. They make your experience memorable and capture the most unique shots that showcase your love and passion you and your partner have for each other. Not to mention they deliver INSANELY beautiful photos.
When our wedding day came around they both handled themselves with not only an insane amount of professionalism but they handled any situation that could be thrown at them (including a bridesmaid having makeup all over her dress) with the utmost sense of calm. We received our photo gallery last week and we could not be happier. The images captured every emotion, from the smiles and laughter to the tears of insane joy we felt the day of our wedding.
If you're looking for a photographer team who not only knows how to capture INSANELY beautiful shots but also are amazing people who will help you cherish every moment of your day... then Jillian and Ryan are your people. We are forever grateful for them for being such an integral part of our day and capturing it better than we could ever imagine.
Jillian McGrath Photography goes above and beyond with their work. They are such a pleasure to work with and so creative!
There isn't a photography company in the world who matches our work and personalities, through and through, better than Jillian McGrath Photography. It's really important to us to work with vendors who share our aesthetic and more importantly, our perspective and passion and finding people that fit those 3 characteristics are not the easiest thing to do. Jillian and Ryan give every session - whether it's an engagement shoot, a wedding or even a styled shoot - their full attention to detail and high energy work ethic. Beyond the fact that our moving images and their still images are like pages from the same book, aesthetically speaking, Jill and Ryan are focused on having a personal-focused business, through and through - which is a trait we constantly strive for. We couldn't be giddier to have found a photography company who cares so deeply about each and every client while also respecting other vendors in the wedding industry. It's truly a dream to work alongside Jill and Ryan and we are utterly grateful for their support, friendship, quality of character and caring approach to capturing the greatest feeling in the world - LOVE.
Best photographer Central PA has to offer. Hands down. Amazing artists... Genuinely caring people. They rock.