Hello and welcome! I'm Emily Jefferis, a wedding and lifestyle portrait photographer located in Grove City, PA. Investment information, details, and my portfolios are available at www.willajphotography.com. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me through emily@willajphotography.com. Thanks for looking!

Oct 25, 2014

Bridget & Matt | Mill Creek Park Engagement Photography

I met Bridget and Matt  in beautiful Mill Creek Park last weekend and enjoyed a lovely evening wandering around the park, documenting their engagement season.  I loved the chance to shoot in a new place and really enjoyed getting to know these two - they're both so welcoming and kind. And you wouldn't know it from these portraits, but Mill Creek Park was absolutely packed with crowds the evening of our shoot; it was the annual pumpkin walk, one of the biggest nights of the year for the park. I always get a little nervous about how my subjects will feel with crowds buzzing around them, but Bridget and Matt were so flexible and easy-going! Thank you so much, you two, for such a terrific evening. I'm all the more excited about your wedding next autumn! 

Oct 23, 2014

Christine & Bart | Grove City, Pa Maternity Photography

One of the greatest privileges of being a portrait photographer is photographing clients and friends during some of the most joyful times in their lives.  I am grateful even more so when I get to photograph clients repeatedly and in new seasons.  Christine & Bart were actually one of the first couples to hire me for their wedding after we moved to Grove City a few years ago and they're now expecting a baby this winter. I was delighted when Christine contacted me about taking maternity photographs.  I loved the chance to see them again, hear about their growing family's plans, and of course document their expectant joy! 

Oct 20, 2014

Kellie & Gabe | Volant, PA Engagement Photography

Of all the seasons in western Pennsylvania, I've found that autumn can be the most challenging for scheduling.  Not only is the weather often unpredictable, but we're in a race against the clock.  The vivid, autumnal colors only last for a few short weeks and then it's nothing but winter landscapes for about six months. Squeezing in fall shoots, in the midst of ominous forecasts, is always a bit tricky.  I've actually been quite fortunate this year though and it's partly because of clients like Kellie and Gabe. When I chatted with Kellie last week before her shoot, the forecast was questionable at best with a 70% chance of rain. I would have completely understood if she chose to reschedule, but she and her fiance Gabe were completely up for braving the weather. We did end up having quite a bit of rain, but I think it actually ended up lending a beautiful, romantic feel to the photographs. And, with the help of umbrellas and Volant porches, we made it work!  Kellie and Gabe, thank you again for your flexibility, kindness, and approachability. You two are such a beautiful (and stylish!) couple and it was truly a privilege to spend the evening documenting this season for you!