Hi, we are Ryan & Jill!

Award winning wedding photographers
located in Pennsylvania

It's nice to meet you!

Hello, we are Ryan & Jillian McGrath a husband and wife photography team. We met young, fell instantly in love with a love at first sight moment and we we’ve been inseparable ever since, spending almost half of our lives together so far. We are adventurous spirits who are constantly looking to experience nature and take in beautiful landscapes around our own state of Pennsylvania to the furthest place we can imagine, no location is too far or too crazy to us to travel to.

Photography, especially wedding photography is a true passion for us because right after our own wedding we had a few family losses. Receiving our wedding images was almost like having our loved ones back in our lives, seeing their smiles as they celebrated such an amazing day with us made us feel like we could feel their embrace again. This feeling is truly what we want to give to all of our couples on top of telling their incredible love story.

All Black & White Images by M2 Photography

We do not create images for ourselves we create images with your future selves in mind. We want to give you more than just an image to look back on that is pretty, we want to give you images to look back on that will transport you to exactly how you felt in that very moment and make you fall in love all over again.

A little more about us...

We love knowing more about all of our couples, how they met, their proposal story, where they like to travel to, what pets they have and so much more. So we thought we’d share a little more with you about us.

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We met when we were seniors in high school through a friend who knew we were going to the same art school. Ever since our first day meeting we have been inseparable. We also believe in love at first sight because it happened to us. 

 

 

We have a small zoo in our house consisting of 2 dogs, Winston & jasper, 3 cats, Alistair, Peyton, & Benedict, and 1 parrot, Juniper. We also never hesitate to rescue animals in need including a raccoon and an opossum.

 

 

Jill originally started our business by herself. After Ryan received his second degree and could not find a job, we took that as the universe pushing us in a certain direction. After shooting our first wedding together we never looked back.

 

 

We always prefer traveling to colder climates and visiting places with mountains, over tropical climates and beaches. So far, our two favorite places that we’ve visited have been Iceland and Austria.

 

 

Our work has been

featured on

Ruffled
Junebug Weddings
Green Wedding Shoes
Destination I Do
Style Me Pretty
Shotkit
Rangefinder Magazine
100 Layer Cake
Bridal Guide

Snippet & Ink
The Knot
How He Asked
Apartment Therapy
The Black Tie Bride
Looks Like Film
The Painter's Wedding
Carats & Cake

What our couples say speaks volumes about us....

Lynne & Keith

They are truly a delight to work with. They were both so cool and professional, but made us feel incredibly comfortable and relaxed, which lead to some beautiful moments that they captured brilliantly…With very little direction from my husband and me, Jillian and Ryan were still able to capture EXACTLY WHAT WE WANTED for our wedding photos. The photos that we received are magical and brought us right back into the moment of our wedding. I will always be grateful for the amazing work of Jillian and Ryan and will cherish the beautiful memories they captured for us.

St. Regis Washington DC wedding

Julia & Kyle

Jill and Ryan are one dynamic couple. It was like working with a couple of your close friends who are full of ideas, crazy talented, and ready for anything. We did an engagement session…The photos are stunning…The day of my wedding I was a lot more nervous than I thought I would be and Jill was there with anything I needed. I almost felt like she was my wedding planner. They are super quick to respond, extremely flexible, and on the most important day of your life…. they are the definition of reliable.

Alexandra & Jarod

Choosing a stellar photographer was so very important us. After much research, we fell in love with Jill & Ryan’s style. No one compares to these two, they are FABULOUS! My (now) husband and I felt comfortable with them from when we booked them…We had a few minor complications & I was wildly nervous before I walked down the aisle, but Jill was there for me for anything and everything. They’re much more than photographers. Having these two capture our day was hands down the best decision we made throughout our entire wedding planning process. And for our photos? We received them a few weeks ago and they are stunningly gorgeous. Thank you Jill & Ryan from the bottom of our bursting hearts.

Ashton & Joe

Jill and Ryan are an amazing team and more importantly, amazing people. They were more than accommodating in the days and months leading to the wedding, and were amazing on the day of….We are super happy that we found them and that we were able to get to know them. They are super talented, and amazing people and we could not recommend them any more highly.

Valley Crest Farm NJ wedding

Katy & Mike

we still get happy chills looking at the photos from our wedding day. The moment we saw the work With Love & Embers had done we knew we had to have them for our wedding.Not only do they both have an amazing eye, but their team work and kindness radiates from them…A little nervous and stressed hoping everything would go smoothly, Jillian was the perfect piece of calm I needed that morning. She captured amazing shots without me even realizing she was taking photographs…With Love & Embers exceeded our expectations (and we’re picky!) and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding photographer. You spend so much time and hard work planning this special day, there is no question that these two will take care of capturing your day in the most perfect way.

Historic Shady Lane Wedding with florals by Splints & Daisies

Allyson & Eric

Jillian and Ryan are the best. From planning to the actual day – they were amazing to work with the entire time. We started off by Skyping with them and immediately felt like they were the photographers for us – people who we’d want to spend a large amount of our day with, and genuine, good people. They went above and beyond more times than I can count, and I really can’t recommend them more.