“Seeing us and how we do things everyday, that’s who we are, you know?” – Cherlyn, mom of two
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.
Many families have described their session as if a friend was hanging out with them, while taking pictures at the same time.
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. Everyone 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.
I truly believe that real is more interesting than perfect.