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Family Portraits | State College, PA


Welcome to J&A portraits, State College PA's premier family portrait photographer! Whether you are just starting a new family and planning for your first family photograph, or your kids are grown and you are looking to add to your years of memories, we’d love to serve you. Watching families grow is one of the most rewarding parts of our job and we can’t get enough!

We really do feel very honored to be apart of something so important to your family! "The first thing you'd save in a fire", "your most precious possessions", you've heard all the cliches about family portraits but they are oh so true. All those precious little moments - the looks, the smiles, the giggles, and even the tears, that make up your family's story - are the things most worth remembering and sharing in this life.

Family portraits are so much more than just a record of what you look like, or a status symbol to hang in your home and show off to your friends. They are instant heirlooms that will become more and more precious to you as the years pass.

who we are

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What They're Saying

"Joel and Andrea are wonderful!!!! They are knowledgeable and super friendly. They are the perfect amount of 'take charge' and 'what would you like?' kind of photographers. Anybody and everybody should hire them!"

"The pictures are perfect in every way and there isn't a single one I don't love. We can't wait to have your art adorning our walls, our family's walls and in albums for years to come. So much fun and such amazing people to work with."

"Very professional, respectful, fun, and just overall wonderful photographers! The pictures came out amazing! Highly highly recommend!!! Thank you Joel and Andrea!"

"I couldn't be happier. Joel and Andrea are so nice to work with. Thank you!!!"

"They gave us everything we wanted and more. Our photos were beautiful. I was so impressed with their artistic eye. We were nervous about what to do but they put us at easy and had a great time."

"I'm so glad I had J&A capture those moments for me. I plan to have them photograph Jack again for his first birthday. Truly wonderful photographers and even better people!"

"Excellent from start to finish! We couldn't be happier with our experience getting our pictures taken with them. They did an amazing job working with our little guy and the pictures are phenomenal as a result of their talent and attention to detail."

"Joel and Andrea are amazing! I love working with both of them!! They have captured so many precious moments of our family. From our Wedding Photos to our most recent Fall Family pictures. I couldn't say enough wonderful things about them! Thank you Joel & Andrea for all of these amazing pictures we will cherish forever!"

"Have used them twice now, once for a portrait shoot and once for a newborn shoot. Will keep going back. They are wonderful!!"

We'd Love To Meet You

Come as you are

We're available by phone, email, DM, text, whatever suits your fancy. Give us a shout today and we can chat about your photography dreams. If we seem like a fit for you, we'd love to meet up at our studio for a chance to get to know you in person.

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