"For us, it's about faith, family, and the creation of something that lasts beyond our time here."


Thank you so much for visiting our website. 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. Whether you are in need of senior portraits, pictures of your newborn, or photos of your wedding day (our specialty), please give us a call.


Joel is a graduate of Penn State’s Photography department. With a bachelor of science degree in photography as well as years of assisting experience and working in a commercial photographic lab, you could say that Joel is more of the technician of the two. That being said, Joel is our resident baby photographer and just loves working with the little ones and seeing them grow.


Andrea, also a product of Penn State’s photography department brings something a bit different into the mix. With a B.A. in Photography and a true love of all things artistic and inspirational, Andrea is the creative drive behind J&A Photography. Her background in photography and art history as well as experience in merchandising, styling, and customer service are a unique combination that help her to bring a truly heartfelt perspective to her photography. This melding of styles and areas of expertise is what truly makes J&A photography different from the rest.

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The youngest and sassiest members of the J&A crew are our sweet little man Judah and proud big sister Emelia. They are simultaneously our daily headache and inspiration and we could not be more proud to be their parents. Faith and family are very important in our lives and, of course, have a huge affect on our business as well. If you think you’d like to schedule a session with J&A, please read our scheduling info page first to learn how we juggle having a young family and booking our sessions.

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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