Want pictures of real memories without posing or props?
You’re in the right place.
Documentary family photography is much more than a “style” of photography – it’s an approach to 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.
“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
These photographs matter.
You never know what can happen during your family session. Your baby might stand up for the first time, while the rest of the family is busy in the kitchen. You might cry surprised tears of happiness when your oldest son – who has been stand-offish about your growing belly – embraces his newborn brother at the hospital. Your 4-year-old can’t decide who to be for dress-up, so she layers five different costumes into one – in 90 degree weather.
Your everyday is enough.
Do you remember to photograph the not-so-obvious things that your family experiences every day? The tender quiet moments that happen in the midst of a chaotic day with three active boys. Nursing your toddler as she’s finally weaning off, after you had a difficult start to breastfeeding. Dad rough-house-cuddling with all three daughters, riling them up just before bed time.
Actually – your everyday is everything.
You can’t direct anything as interesting as these moments. You can’t plan for these moments. You can only experience them as they unfold–and travel back to those moments through pictures.
I’m Jenna – a documentary photographer specializing in relaxed newborn, baby, and family photography in the home. I’m based in San Jose, and available for photo sessions in San Francisco Bay Area as well as out of state.
I cannot guarantee a specific picture – but I can guarantee you’ll walk away with treasured memories that will be handed down for generations.
“She seamlessly fit into our day, put all of us at ease, and the time flew by!” – Erin