Hi, I’m Jenna – a newborn and family photographer based in San Francisco Bay Area, but born in Finland. I live in San Jose with my husband Marcus and Nova – the most awesome Australian shepherd in the world.

Some tidbits about me:

#1 More times than I care to admit, my plans for the day revolve around food. Since moving to the Bay Area I’ve grown addicted to ramen, jerk chicken and fish tacos

#2 Being Finnish impacts my work a lot; I like to keep things simple and authentic

#3 We didn’t have any displayed photos in my childhood home, which always struck me as a bit odd. My parents had a cabinet filled with slides, though, and they would conveniently be pulled out when new boyfriends where introduced to the family…

#4 I’m obsessed with denim, and am scared for the well-being of my credit card after discovering Madewell makes amazing jeans

#5 We don’t have kids, but I aim to make the sort of pictures that I would want to have of my own family some day

#6 I miss Europe. A lot.

#7 I drive a GTI with a manual stick – I love that feeling of control

#8 Going to the beach charges my batteries, so I try to go a couple times a month.

#9 I recently started singing lessons; it’s amazing to have 30 minutes a week where I don’t think about my business, Nova, or the ever growing laundry pile

#10 There’s just nothing better than real paper; I prefer printed magazines and books to all kinds of gadgets

My-Own-Childhood-San-Jose-Bay-Area-documentary-family-photographer-quadtychMy flower crown obsession seems to have started early in life. Yes, that is actually my grandma’s dinner table center piece.

You can read more about my background and approach to photography here.