Portrait sessions with J&A are anything but traditional, unless of course that’s your style! We take a casual, laid back approach to your family or child’s portrait session to make your photos as unique as you are. Choose a local park in the State College area, an urban setting, or even in your home. The options are limitless and we are open to your suggestions.



We get asked this question a lot, and rightly so. Aside from choosing your photographer, your wardrobe selections will be what most greatly impact the look of your images. But fear not! Outfits, locations, style of photos, how to match your session to your home decor, and more, are all things we'll cover at your pre-session consult. For some great tips to get you thinking please check out 8 tips for styling your family portraits by our good friend and style blogger Marisa Zerby.



Make sure everyone is well rested, and well fed. Relax and enjoy! Children can sense stressful energy and often react against it making for a difficult session. If a child is not feeling well, it’s better to reschedule. If the plan is to meet at a park, then make sure to bring snacks, a drink, and even wet wipes! The session is the fun part, so be prepared to laugh and have a great time.



Family Portrait Session – $100 weekdays / $150 weekends




We view our job as creating gorgeous, lasting artwork for not only your family, but future generations to enjoy. We don’t want your memories to be stuck on a hard drive somewhere never to see the light of day. We want them to be passed from mother to daughter, father to son, perhaps being rediscovered generations from now in an old steamer trunk in your attic.

We have a great variety of specialty artwork products such as gorgeous canvas prints, portfolio boxes and our extremely popular photobook albums. Please visit our custom products page or contact us for more information.

Also, if you have not already done so, we recommend taking a moment to read through our “what to expect” page for a look at how our process works from start to finish. And of course, if you have any questions please feel free to give us a call anytime.

If you like what you’ve seen so far please don’t hesitate to call us at (814) 359-4259 to discuss your questions or set up an appointment at our studio located just outside State College, PA at 145 W. College Ave Pleasant Gap PA 16823. We look forward to hearing from you!

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