Our love for coffee comes from our love for experiences. The feeling you get when you walk into a hip and modern coffee shop to order your vanilla latte. Wrapping your hands around a warm mug while you close your eyes and surround yourself with that irresistible scent of coffee. Taking the first sip. Then the next. It's all about experiencing that complex balance between science and art - and nailing them both perfectly. Just like photography.

photographers, travelers, & coffee lovers

WE’RE Joel and Amber

IT’S NICE TO MEET YOU!

We find joy in serving the Lord and other people, and we make sure your journey from engagement to marriage and beyond is as joyful and stress-free as possible. 

We believe that marriage is a gift from God. 


You're getting ready for one of the most monumentally important days of your life.

How does one even begin to plan the hundreds of little details involved in celebrating a wedding?

It’s fun, but definitely a little overwhelming. We’ve been there, too.

We’re here to tell you to take a deep breath.

Sure, there’s a lot to do. Sure, you only get married once. But the truth is that every day you’re married can be a celebration of your love. 

Doesn’t even begin to describe the whirlwind of emotions you’re experiencing right now!

Excited

We’re here to make sure you have all the resources and support you need for your wedding to come together smoothly.

Every day you can look at your wedding album and delight at the fact that you get to spend the rest of your life with your best friend.

What getting ready for a wedding should feel like: 
Fun, supported, joyful, filled with positive anticipation, like your dreams are finally coming true.

The reality far too often:
Overwhelm, stress, and way too many things to do in too little time (with little to no positive guidance or direction).

YES

Every day you can choose to say

We love our craft. It’s like coffee, remember? Art and science infused together. We find great joy in creating exceptional and breathtaking pictures for our couples. But we’re so much more than that…

We don’t just capture images. We create an experience that goes above and beyond your wildest expectations.

“Wait, aren’t you guys just wedding photographers?” 

We’re a dynamic photography duo devoted to helping you create a joyful wedding and a strong foundation for your marriage.  

Our calling is to serve and encourage our couples in a way that impacts them beyond just the wedding day. To help build stronger marriages, to be an encouraging voice, to reflect the love of God through what we do. That sets our souls on fire as much as the beautiful wedding pictures.

To do something that sets fire to your soul is a calling.

The bottom line: you want gorgeous photos that capture your love in the most genuine, dazzling, and awe-inducing light possible.

We’ve got you covered.

Joyfully Genuine, Magazine Worthy Photos that Will Make You Smile for the Rest of Your Lives 

Who among us doesn’t need a little extra support and encouragement?

We’re here, cheering you on, providing guidance and attention every step of the way.

We’re the type of people who answer your questions before you even have to ask.

When you join the J&A family, we give you unlimited access to our entire extensive library of wedding planning resources, checklists, tools, tips, and so much more… (compiled through YEARS of experience). 

Your Personal Cheerleaders and Logistics Professionals 

When you work with us, you’re not just clients— you become our friends, our family, our future.

Every marriage creates a legacy. We do everything we can to help yours become a beacon of light not just for the rest of your life, but for your children’s children to look back on.

A Cozy Curated + Elevated Experience Every Step of the Way

The J&A Difference

We Believe:

THE REASON WHY

we do what we do

We're wedding photographers because we believe that marriage is worth fighting for. Coming alongside couples who are just starting the adventure gives us the opportunity to impact generations.

The heart of our business is to serve and encourage others in a way that impacts you far beyond incredible pictures from the wedding day. We believe that serving is the best way of loving and that kindness should be thrown like confetti!


We love because He first loved us.

1 JOHN 4:9

Our Favorite Things 

Aside from Sharing Coffee and Dreaming of Parisian Croissants

BROWSE OUR FAVORITE THINGS

Traveling the world

The sweet southern vibe of Savannah, the allure of London's history, and the peaceful views of Norway's fjords. Not to mention all the unexpected detours you find along the way.  Traveling paints a bigger picture that leaves you changed forever.

The experiences are UNFORGETTABLE 

Cozy nights at home

Traveling is exciting, but there's no place like home. Home is where you can put your pajamas on at 5pm and where the most precious memories live. Jane Austen movie night with DiGiorno pizza? Yes, please!

pizza, a movie, and lots of warm blankets

BROWSE OUR FAVORITE THINGS

Family

We believe deeply in family legacy. It shapes who we are - and we in turn shape future generations. Celebrating a piece of this legacy is why we photograph weddings. And also - our families rock.

where legacy is built

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Our Faith

Our faith is rooted deeply into our hearts and our lives. We love the Lord! Our life's goal is to bring God glory in all we do. It's not always easy, but He is faithful.

serving God in all we do

BROWSE OUR FAVORITE THINGS

Josiah Ashton

Our sweet baby Josiah is our testimony to God's good gifts. He's an answer to years of prayer, and we love this little boy so much! We can't wait for you to meet him.

The baby we prayed for

BROWSE OUR FAVORITE THINGS

Bakewell, UK (because of Jane Austen!)
Brugge, Belgium (because of the waffles!)
Grand Turk (because of that turquoise water!)
San Diego, CA (because of Balboa Park!)

Zion National Park (because of the spectacular scenery!)
Savannah, GA (the deep south architecture is amazing!)
Capitol Adventures (our quest to visit the state capitols!)
Copenhagen, Denmark (because of the beautiful sights!)

Our Favorite Adventures

- Frolic in a French Provence lavender field!
- Take a train across the country!
- Go to the Boxcar Children museum!
- Convince Joel that white chocolate is not real chocolate!

- Open our own coffee shop!
- Visit New Zealand to see Hobbiton!
- Take a vacation on a tropical island - Fiji or the Maldives?
- Own a historical southern plantation house!

Our Bucket List

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." - Romans 8:28

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
- Philippians 4:6

"Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe." - Philippians 2:14-15  (ask me why this is a favorite!)

"We love because he first loved us." - 1 John 4:19

Our Favorite Bible Verses

- Content creator, blog writer, and crafter of serving through words
- The one who replies to your emails and makes sure your experience is nothing short of incredible
- Lover  of lists,  details, organization, and making things pretty
- The creative heart that perfectly complements Joel's technical mind

- Website and resource library designer
- Lighting guru
- Financial mastermind
- Final photo editor
- The "Joel, this isn't working, can you fix it?" guy

The best part about working with us is that you get two professional photographers for the price of one!

Why We’re the Dream Team 

Don’t just take it from us.
Here’s what some of our past J&A couples have to say…

That’s what the J&A experience is all about. 

The sense of peace and relief that comes when you trust that everything will work out. You have someone on your team, ready with both practical advice and a heart to encourage you along the way. 

Do you ever have that feeling when you just know everything is taken care of? 

OUR PAST Couples HAVE Said the Sweetest things!

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kind words

- Melissa & Alex

Joel and Amber are truly family and feel like more than just our wedding photographers. I got so many compliments from both sides of the family, the bridal party, and other vendors about how wonderful they were to work with.
The engagement session was beautiful, and the wedding was a breeze with them. I felt completely at ease knowing that they were in charge of the flow for the day and keeping us on schedule. 

- Autumn & Nathan

Joel and Amber were an absolute dream to work with. Before the wedding, they provided so many resources and tips on wedding planning, scheduling, and other things that were so helpful!

During the entire process, my husband and I felt like we were so much more than just their clients. And the most important part...our wedding pictures are BEAUTIFUL! 

- Lacie & David

My husband and I decided to have a destination engagement session.  Everything was PERFECT!
Our wedding day was just as unbelievable. All of the pictures were gorgeous! On top of that, they were always extremely quick with getting our pictures back to us.  Joel and Amber are two of the most kind, caring, giving, and hard-working individuals we have ever met.

- Kristen & Miles

Joel and Amber were simply the best! They captured the greatest engagement and wedding photos we could have asked for and made it super enjoyable!

One of my favorite things is how they helped put us at ease on our wedding day and made the pictures fun!

- Farrell & Brian

Joel and Amber were friendly and engaging, and they’ve been doing this for a long time so they know what they’re doing. They are so kind and it showed in every single interaction.

They made the events of the day flow seamlessly. They took all the pressure off my husband and me and kept reminding us to savor the special moments. 

- HALEY & MATT

Hands down, the best decision we made for our wedding was choosing Joel and Amber as our photographers.

They were wonderful and made the entire wedding experience exceptional. From day one they treated us like family. I cannot say enough about these two!

- LAURA & RYAN

Joel and Amber were a God send way before the wedding day!  The pictures were absolute perfection.  I have gotten countless compliments and it's all thanks to Joel and Amber.

My wedding day was the best day of my life and I am able to relive it over and over because of these awesome photographers.

- Michelle & AJ

The way they are able to communicate and interact with the wedding party and, most importantly, the bride, is priceless.  Our wedding was like a dream thanks to Joel and Amber!

When we look at the pictures we feel like we are back in the moment.

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