"'Can they be your family photographer forever? They get you guys.' When my mom said this to me after viewing the photos from our family session, I knew we had absolutely made the right choice in selecting Joe & Jen for our family session. Not only were they extremely accommodating, making scheduling a breeze, so many of the photos were effortless and perfectly encapsulated the essence of our family. The moments Joe was able to capture are truly treasures that we will cherish the rest of our lives. Thank you for sharing your talents with our family and for giving us such a wonderful gift!"

- Barke Family, 2017

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"How many moms are excited to get in front of a camera one month after having a baby? Not too many, myself included. Joe and Jen will make you feel the opposite. First off, it’s obviously all about the baby. We took our family photos in our home to make sure our daughter was comfortable.  I can’t take any credit for this idea and to be honest was very nervous about it considering I just had a baby and my house felt like chaos. Joe took gorgeous pictures, making our house look wonderful. Just like our wedding everything went smoothly and our experience was better than I ever would have imagined. They’re always capturing genuine smiles because they are so good at getting us to laugh because we feel so comfortable. Never question anything they suggest. It always turns out and most of the time they make you look better than you ever thought possible."

- Samantha, new mom to Madeline, 2017


"There is no one else we would trust with capturing life’s major milestones than Joe and Jen. Whether wanting family photos to be taken in our home or a random, grassy field in the middle of nowhere, Joe and Jen are always there. They have a remarkable ability to take natural photos that perfectly capture our family and our personalities. They make sure it's a fun and stress-free experience for all involved. They have been so patient during shoots with our newborn as we were first time parents just trying to figure this new life out, and at our 1 year old’s shoot where he shared a range of emotions from big smiles to big tears. Joe and Jen flawlessly captured these moments for us to always remember. We highly recommend them!"

- Angela, mom to Joe, 2017

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"Charlie and I knew after spending time with Joe and Jen on our wedding day that they were keepers. We booked them for our maternity and newborn photos and are so glad that we did! Our maternity shoot was outdoors in the summer with a puppy(!) and Joe and Jen found the perfect spots: lakeside, under a tree, on a path and all with the perfect amount of shade and lighting (and patience). We booked our newborn photo shoot in our home to have photos of our babe in the nursery. I was a little worried to have them over, because we were in the middle of major renovation. Joe and Jen were completely professional and assured us that we would want to capture this precious time, as messy as it was. They were absolutely right! I am so thankful for those photos and they were beautifully done.

I also appreciate the ease of their photo sharing website. We simply send the link to our family and they can view and order directly which is a little blessing when you have a newborn. We cannot recommend them enough for family photos."

- Ashley and Charlie, new parents to Daphne, 2017

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"We had so much fun during our family session with Joe! He was awesome with our 1 year old, and super accommodating to our needs. Our photos are gorgeous - I couldn't be any happier with them. Highly recommend!

- Alissa and Jason, parents to Sam, 2016



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"Joe and Jen have been great to work with. After an awesome experience with them as wedding photographers we decided to work with them on maternity photos, and now our family photos. We recently did a session with our less than enthusiastic 6-month old; and were impressed by how many great images they were able to capture. They have these special skills of making everyone feel comfortable, catching those candid moments and being wonderfully patient when kids are less than cooperative. We look forward to working with them (many more times) as our family continues to grow."
- Rachel and Matt, parents to Zach, 2018


"We started our journey with Joe and Jen when they took our engagement photos a few years ago. We fell in love with the two of them and their work all over again when they photographed our wedding in 2014. When our son was born, we knew just who we wanted to capture his first precious moments. Joe and Jen traveled to our house for a family session and made our whole experience feel so personal and natural. Everything about taking pictures with small children is unpredictable, but these two are incredibly patient and always able to go with the flow. They followed our little one’s lead and were able to capture special moments with him perfectly. We cannot say enough good things about Joe and Jen and their work!
We will treasure our family photos for a lifetime."

- Ian and Shannon, parents to Tuck, 2016

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