“She seamlessly fit into our day, put all of us at ease, and the time flew by!” – Erin, mom of four
I’m Jenna – a documentary photographer specializing in natural newborn, baby, and family photography in the home. Available for photo sessions in San Francisco Bay Area, East Bay, and beyond – based in San Jose.
I cannot guarantee any specific picture – but I can guarantee treasured memories that will be handed down for generations. Everyday (and not always so everyday) routines captured so that your kids can look back at their life as they get older.
“It was so nice to have photographs in the comfort of our home. Jenna was the perfect mix of professional and new friend. She had us go about our regular day (which we were still figuring out!!) and took beautiful photos of moments I didn’t even know would be photo worthy.” – Rachel
You may be the one footing the bill, but your kids are my primary client. You can pass on photo books and prints for them to rummage through when they are older – and a part of my job is to make sure that you are in them.
Documentary family photography is much more than a “style” of photography – it’s an approach to family life. A way of being curious, empathetic, and respectful of where you are right now while capturing your everyday moments together. Every family deserves to have pictures that represent them just as they are.
All you need to do during a documentary photo session is be present with your family, whether that means caring for a brand new baby, making breakfast pancakes for three rowdy siblings, or kissing a scraped knee or two.
“During previous shoots we’d done as a family, [my husband] struggled the most with how ‘forced’ things could feel, and struggled to calm my anxiety over ‘getting the perfect family photo in 45 minutes!’ He was very happy with the process, felt relaxed, and was so excited with the final photos (with is a HUGE success!)” – Erin