I’m Jenna – a documentary newborn and family photographer based in San Francisco Bay Area, but born in Finland. I live in San Jose with my outdoorsy husband Marcus and foot-of-the-bed-occupying Australian shepherd Nova. I photograph families wherever they will fly me, and I teach photographers how to write for their business.
I started out by doing posed sessions – but within a year I realized that there was a different way to make meaningful memories for you; documentary family photography.
Your family's life is filled with moments and connections worth photographing – no family is boring. The longer I stay with you, the more moments worth holding onto happen.
Real is more interesting than (Pinterest) perfect.
I'M A sILENT-ISH OBSERVER
I tend to pay attention to the things that aren’t being said, and capture the moments you didn’t know to cherish yet. I look past the surface, while respecting just how special your life is.
That doesn't mean that I only photograph the quiet moments. Because I worked in daycare and as a child psychologist in my previous life, I have not only seen all the craziness that your kids might get up to – I'll photograph it all.
If you’re looking for a low-key observer who pays attention to the little and big things that make up your family, I’d love to be a fly on your wall.
Let’s talk! Actually – let’s email at first.
*Image above by Maki Oshiro
SOME PICTURES FROM MY LIFE: