I’ve dedicated my life to being a photographer and have had the honor of documenting hundreds of State College weddings—events large and small; at traditional venues and unique locations; for a variety of cultures, budgets and lifestyles. With a quick click of the shutter, I preserve an instant in time—an eternal moment to be remembered and shared for generations to come. Knowing where to be when those moments happen, what light to look for, what angle to photograph from, how to handle unexpected situations…that’s where my skills and experience really come into play. I also provide insights on timing, suggestions for creative locations, and offer up a whole lot of inspiration!
J&A Photography is Joel and Andrea Knepper, a young, enthusiastic and creative couple who are married themselves. They both have many years of experience photographing a variety of subjects but take the most pride in their wedding photography. With a mixture of beautiful, stylized, contemporary portraiture and fun candids the two have created a style that is truly unique. Dedicated to making you look your best while recording your most cherished memories, no one will work harder than Joel and Andrea, going the extra mile for every bride and groom to get the best possible photographs.
Your wedding day is the start of a lifetime of memories. Through your wedding photography, we strive to capture the essence of your personalities in our own artistic style, providing you with photos that will enhance your memories forever. Shawn will work to build a rapport with you that creates a relaxed and fun atmosphere, allowing your individuality to shine through. From your engagement through your wedding day and beyond, just as you are building a lifetime together, we want to build a lifelong relationship with you.
Our owner, Ann, loves people and is enthusiastic about capturing wedding memories! While Ann works hard to provide photos that you will love, she also works to make sure you walk away from your wedding with more than just great photos. Our couples want to be able to look back on beautiful lasting memories and can rest assured that they hired a professional to do just that. Our main goals are to help couples hold onto their real life moments of joy, dignity and tenderness as they begin a new chapter of life together.
With more than 20 years of experience, State College wedding photographer William Ames provides professional, affordable images in the photojournalistic style. Penn State portrait sessions a specialty.