We met in New York City in 1999 and eloped August 11, 2000 on the top of the World Trade Center in NYC. Our shared love of photography (Jessica's degree is in Photojournalism from Ball State University and Lyle had been shooting film most of his life) was one of the things that drew us to each other when we first met. Interestingly we didn't hire wedding photographers when we got married and just had our family take a few photos (and you can imagine how well those turned out!), which is one of our biggest regrets. We consider it a huge honor to spend one of the happiest days of your life with you and document it for you and your families.

We started Fidelio Photography together in 2005 and chose the name after a vast search for an interesting/unique word and came across "Fidelio," which was Beethoven's first and only opera. It sounded interesting and also had to do with music which, besides photography, is another of our great loves (we both play multiple instruments).

When we're not working we both love traveling (especially to the West Coast), the beach, working on our house (built in 1874!), antique shopping and watching shows like The Office and Curb Your Enthusiasm. We are also crazy cat people and are obsessed with our 4 cats (don't worry, we like dog people too!). We love living in Portland and being so close to the ocean and surrounded by so many other artists and small businesses (and the food here is just ah-mazing too!).

You can view our personal photography portfolios at and and follow us on Instagram at @fideliophoto