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Senior Portraits | State College, PA
We strive to offer the best senior portrait experience in State College. Being a senior in high school is a once in a lifetime experience and a true milestone for you. What better way to remember this amazing time than with fantastic images that portray your personality. Joel and Andrea have years of experience working with seniors to make you feel confident and comfortable. Working with you we'll create extraordinary and unique images that will become heirlooms for you to cherish for generations.
why we do it
From Andrea, lead senior photographer
"When I was a teen, I was shy, had low confidence and self esteem, and often felt like the ugly duckling in my group of friends. With your body changing, trying to “fit in,” braces, and acne (I can go on!) it can be a trying time for any kid to go through! I knew in my head that I was beautiful, smart, funny, and a great friend, but I didn’t believe that core truth in my heart. It wasn’t until close to my senior year of high school that I started to come out of my shell. Eventually, my heart and head agreed to love myself and now I’m known in my circle of friends as the loud, outspoken one, who often doesn’t have an “embarrassment button.”
These important lessons have brought clear focus to our senior photography. When working with a senior, whether truly confident in their own skin or not, we want each and every one of them to feel beautiful and special the way they are. We truly look for the beauty and genuine qualities in everyone. We firmly believe that we are all uniquely and “wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14) by our heavenly Creator in different shapes, sizes, and colors, and hope to use our talents to celebrate that.
Of course we strive to deliver amazing photographs, but above all else, we want our clients to walk away from their senior portrait experience feeling empowered, beautiful, and a little step closer to loving themselves."
what they're saying
"What a GREAT experience we had with this photography couple!! My daughter got her senior pictures taken and we had a top notch experience from start to finish! The end product was absolutely stunning!"
- Jen, mom (Bellefonte)
"Joel and Andrea did an exceptional job for my daughter's senior pictures. They take the time to meet in advance to explain the process and options available. They literally spent hours taking photos and made sure the details were perfect! If they noticed a hair out of place they fixed it!! They made this experience so fun for my daughter and she loves all her pictures!"
- Karen, mom (Bellefonte)
"Joel and Andrea did an EXCEPTIONAL job for Maura's senior pictures. It was relaxed and fun. The outdoor space they chose was perfect. They listened to my one request and made my "vision" better than I could have asked for! Thank you for beautifully capturing this special time for us!!"
- Karen, mom (State High)
"J&A photography was absolutely amazing! Joel and Andrea were so much fun to work with. My senior portraits were stunning. They have made the entire process enjoyable and memorable. They have made me feel very special, and that shows in my pictures. I would highly recommend J&A Photography!"
- Lindsay, Penns Valley
"This is the BEST place to get your senior portraits done! Not only do the final photos contain your true essence, but the process of getting said photos is a boatload of fun. I highly recommend J&A to anyone who is looking to have pictures and memories to last a lifetime."
- Fiona, Grier School
who we are
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.