Anything But Ordinary
Joel and Dakota have very different perspectives and skills, which is why they make a great team. Joel loves landscape and one-on-one sessions, and you will find him incorporating the beauty of the world in his portraits. You could say he sees "the big picture," and always captures a dramatic scene. Joel has been taking professional photographs as long as he can remember, and he has been shooting weddings for over 25 years. Joel's favorite things are cake, camping, and the smell of leaves burning in the fall.
Dakota is a third generation photographer who grew up in her father & grandfather's studio. You could say she was destined to become a photographer. She developed her own passion for photography while living in Philadelphia and capturing city life. She loves kids, families, and weddings. She finds beauty in the small things and strives to capture the details that make moments unforgettable. Her favorite things are walks with her pups, gardening, and ice cream!
Joel and Dakota have been working together for the last six years, and if you work with them, you will see how they balance each other to create works of art. They love new ideas, and encourage clients to share their creative ideas so they can bring them to life.
"Many clients become our friends, we have a hard time getting to know a family or couple during their session or wedding, then just ending our relationship because their photos are finished. We like getting to know people and it seems most people enjoy getting to know us too!"
Call 484-256-0564 or email us firstname.lastname@example.org, our door is always open!
"I wish I could add 5 more stars to this review. Joel and Dakota are two of the most talented, patient, laid back, and creative people I've ever met. From the moment we met them, we knew they were a perfect fit for us. They took the time to listen to the things we wanted before hand and made sure that we got every shot we asked for on our wedding day. We really appreciated that they were always so responsive to our emails, questions, and feedback. The day of your wedding it's incredibly hectic and a bit of whirlwind, they're very laid back and that had such a calming effect. Joel and Dakota captured our day in the most spectacular way possible. They not only take absolutely amazing and beautiful pictures, but they're also such wonderful people to work with. It's not just the breathtaking photos that capture every perfect moment, it's their creativeness. They have the ability to walk around and look at the lighting and surroundings and are able to see beautiful and unique opportunities for other photos. The most beautiful photos from our wedding were from their ideas and suggestions. Our photos are simply stunning. We didn't just get a few good ones-they're all beautiful and so special. They exceeded every expectation we had and were so easy to work with. I'm so thankful we picked them to capture the most important day of our lives, and can't wait to use them again in the future to capture more of our lives biggest moments!" - Danielle
"Oh my gosh, Dakota Lyn! The photos are amazing!! I love them so much! We had such a great time with you today, thank you so much!" -Elizabeth Thompson
"We are so pleased with our wedding pictures and cannot wait to see our album and special edits! Joel and Dakota were both incredibly easy going, and they did exactly as we requested of them- lots of beautiful candid shots along with a few posed shots sprinkled in. The posed shots were simple and natural looking. Everyone keeps raving about all of our photos.
Joel and Dakota were both so kind, professional, and just a joy to work with. I highly recommend for anyone looking for quality, affordable, BEAUTIFUL wedding photos!" - Lindsay Catherine
"We are so happy that we chose Joel and Dakota to be our photographers for our wedding. They put us at ease during our wedding and engagement shoots! They were great at having the pictures be as natural as possible. They were very attentive during the wedding day and asked several times if there was anything else we wanted. At the same time, we didn't even notice they were there at times (in a good way-they blended in and got amazing candid shots). We are excited and can't wait to get our prints and album!" - Denise O' Hara Monaco
"Amazing photographer who truly makes your day special! Thank you so much Joel and Dakota!" - Jennifer Schemburg