Meet Joe & Melissa Copenhaver

About Us

We're a husband and wife photo/video duo in the Maryland tri-state area specializing in Weddings, Family, and Lifestyle Photography and Videography.

Meet Joe


Joe Copenhaver is a photographer and videographer with over a decade of experience. He fell in love with making images during a summer internship with his best friend at the beginning of high school. Now a full-time working photographer, his work can be seen here at J&M Photo Video, on his self-titled Youtube Channel, and on Washington County Public Schools' media outlets where he calls home from 8:00-5:00. He is a proud #girldad, avid Penguins hockey fan, and never says no to a nicely baked treat.

Meet Melissa


Melissa Copenhaver is photographer who specializes in family, lifestyle, and wedding photography. She had an interest in photography for years, snapping photos on trips. She really fell in love with photography capturing her daughter's first year of life. Outside J&M, Melissa loves being a girl mom, is addicted to coffee, and organization.

CTO (CHIEF TODDLER OFFICER) & CBO (Chief Baby officer)

Our "WHY" & the first ones to keep us grounded. Our CTO is usually found negotiating how many M&Ms she can have for being in a photo. She loves dancing, Barbies, and her baby sister. Our CBO is too little to negotiate M&Ms. She enjoys rolling on the floor and drooling.


Emma S

“Melissa was going to do our maternity photos, but our little one came early. She was so accommodating with doing our newborn photos and not to mention they came out PERFECT. I highly recommend J & M, fantastic and lighthearted to work with!”

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