Hopefully, since you’ve made it to this page, you’re considering booking a session with us and that’s great! We have just a few quick notes to share with you before you call or email us to schedule your session. J&A Photography is Joel and Andrea Knepper. We are not a large company with a bunch of different photographers working for us. We are a real family with 2 young children. Because of this, scheduling can be a bit tricky at times. When we first started out on this journey as professional photographers, we did absolutely everything we could to accommodate our clients. We worked every evening and weekend, skipped family events, and pushed our schedules to the max. Now, with our young kids, we are simply no longer able to do that. We absolutely LOVE our clients and hate to limit working with any of you. However, in order to make this work with our family, we have set aside specific times of the week (when we are able to get childcare!) for photo sessions. Some of our shoots are photographed by only Joel, and these are a bit more flexible, as Andrea can be with the kids. But the shoots that require us both are only available to book at certain days/times. The sessions we both shoot are maternity, engagements/couples and seniors. Families, kids and babies are photographed by Joel. We typically book sessions 3-4 weeks or more in advance, so please contact us right away to secure your spot. So, here is the schedule that we have been able to work out with our babysitters, we sincerely hope that it works for you and are very sorry if it does not.


- Day Off!!!


- Sessions with both Joel and Andrea, between 12 and 8pm.


- Sessions with Joel only.


- Sessions with both Joel and Andrea, between 12 and 8pm.


- Sessions with Joel only, nothing after 2pm if we have a wedding the following day.


- Typically we have weddings booked but please feel free to ask for availability


- Sunday morning we are at church but evening sessions are available for engagement sessions for our out of town wedding clients, or, last minute bookings if no engagement session is scheduled.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this and getting to know our family a little better. If this works for you (and we really hope it does!) please either use our contact form or give us a call 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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