Forever Photography Studio

We want to document your love story and deliver unique, creative images to preserve your memories.

Our Philosophy

We are completely honored when a couple hires us to document their wedding. These moments are among the most important events a couple will experience. They only happen once and we fully understand the trust our couples are placing in our hands. Once a couple has chosen to have us be a part of their wedding, we work tirelessly to ensure their wedding photos are above all expectations.

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There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.

Work With Us

With our powers combined

We are, Forever Photography Studio!
Jona Davis Blackwell

Jona Davis Blackwell

Owner / Photographer
My entire childhood was enveloped in art. Both of my parents were singers, my mom took me to musicals and plays, my grandmother gave me appreciation for music and cooking, and my grandfather put a camera in my hands when I was only 11 years old.

I quickly became known as the girl with the camera. I would photograph everything. Sports, family, landscapes, animals, Yes EVERYTHING. I always knew I wanted to be a photographer. Helping people understand how beautiful and unique they were through my photos filled me with happiness. When it came time for college I wanted to attend Brooks Institute of Photography. Although I was fortunate enough to be accepted, like so many I was unable to afford the tuition and living expenses in Santa Barbara. I instead attended Texas A&M commerce where I fell in love with photographing horses and nature.

While home during a summer break I met a guy. He was funny, he was cute, he appreciated my passion for photography, he had a truck, I was in love.

We were living in Hawaii when I finally decided it was now or never. I have to take a leap and become a starving artist. We moved back to Austin and started looking for paid photography assignments. Within no time weddings found me. My style was different. Our business model was different. It seemed like everyone wanted something new and different. I photographed 25 weddings my first year and Jerry and I shot 50 the second.

Now we document 25 weddings per year and focus on telling the full love story. We photograph in unique locations and continue to offer something different. I'd be so honored to be the girl with the camera at your wedding. Send me a message and let's become friends!

Jerry Blackwell

Jerry Blackwell

Owner / Photographer
My journey began a long, long way from here. I was born in Beeville, TX.  I was raised as a cowboy ranch hand. I worked hard, very hard and didn't ever think of anything past the city limit signs. When I turned 18, for reasons completely unknown to me,  I bought a ticket to Paris France. I'd never been on an airplane. I stepped off the plane wearing cowboy boots, a letterman jacket, and a cowboy hat. When I got home from that trip I was fully intrigued with art, culture, and love.

While in college for an BBA, I met a girl. On our first date she brought her photography portfolio. I was immediately impressed. She was passionate, she was driven, she was GOOD!

A few years later I was pursuing my business career with FexEx and Jona was continuing her photography training while we lived in Maui, HI. She came to me and said she wanted to quit her day job and pursue photography as a career. We just needed to invest everything we had in some camera equipment and forfeit half our combined salaries 🙂 so obviously I was completely for it!

We moved back to Austin and started Forever Photography Studio. Jona was the photographer and I ran the business. Success came quickly. We were a great team! Behind the scenes I trained with Jona and after the first year I was able to assist her on shoots.

To date I've photographed 100s of weddings all around the world, been featured in multiple magazines and contributed to most of the modern wedding blogs. I'm constantly brainstorming for new ideas and techniques. I live with Jona and our cameras between Denver, Austin, and Croatia. We love photographing love stories and helping our couples preserve their memories one frame at a time. I would be so honored to help you tell part of your love story. Send me a message and let's grab a coffee. Be sure to click here to see some images I have taken over the years.

Recent Work

We love what we do and hope you love it too!
  • We absolutely love these guys!!! They photographed our wedding in Johnson City 3 weeks ago and we couldn't be happier with how things went! Jona and Jerry are not only amazing photographers, but they are truly some of the sweetest and friendliest people we've had the pleasure of knowing.
    Trisha and Brad
    Trisha and Brad
  • "We found Jona and Jerry of Forever Photography Studio online and just loved their photographs. We got in touch with them and we just clicked. They are a super cool, laid back couple and we have ever since become friends with them and stayed in touch. They helped us shoot both our Hong Kong and our Germany wedding. Both weddings were so amazingly documented. I am a designer and artist and was looking for that photographer with an eye for unique perspectives. Jona and Jerry both have that and that's the reason they are so successful at what they do. We highly recommend them!"
    Katherine and Christoph
    Katherine and Christoph
  • My husband and I can not say enough about how amazing Jona and Jerry are. They made our day run smoothly and were so kind. From the moment Jona came to get me, she completely made me feel at ease. She and Jerry did everything they could to make our day perfect and were so accommodating. We highly recommend them for all of your wedding events. We loved them!!!
    Paige and Matt
    Paige and Matt