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Stay Forever Photography


Hi, and welcome to Stay Forever Photography! Have a seat, grab your coffee and here is Our Story!Stay Forever Photography was founded in December 2009 by Melissa DeJong & Jessica Johnson (Bordner) but really Jess and I have known each other since the first grade. Yes, we are each other’s longest relationship! Actually, our parents even went to high school together but that was pre-Melissa & Jess, still kind of cool to know our parents were totally hippies together! As we grew older we went to different high schools and colleges and lost touch (let it be known we were still Facebook friends).

It wasn’t until 2008 when fate stepped in, Jess came into interview for a job and I was the interviewer (of course we hired her). As so we began working together and quickly became friends (again). While out to dinner one night after work, we both discovered the other’s love of photography and decided to take a leap of faith. Years later that leap of faith has become a dream come true.
We have photographed over 60 weddings and counting, traveling internationally to Costa Rica as well as across the United States as far as San Diego California. Some of the fabulous destinations include: Savannah, Georgia; Asheville, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Denver, Colorado; Minnesota; Hawaii; Maryland; The Florida Keys; and throughout Florida.

We strive to capture the excitement of your engagement, the emotions, beauty, and details of your wedding day, the love of your family, the pure joy of your newborn child, and all of life’s moments in between.

So that’s Our Story and we can’t wait to hear yours …