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 smart-but-often-strange Australian shepherd Nova.


My pictures are much more about the families I photograph, than about me as the photographer. I don’t leave my mark with props, poses, or lighting setups. Families are enough just as they are, and all families are welcome.


I truly believe that real is more interesting than perfect.


Being Finnish means navigating some culture shock now and then, as I’m more quiet compared to the average Californian. I prefer to talk about the real stuff, and am a bit awkward when it comes to small talk. I stick to plans with friends religiously, no matter how casually the plans may have been mentioned at first.


I understand how it is to feel like you don’t always fit in, or how it is to want a break from the expectations that await outside the door.


So if you’re looking for someone to make a big show during your session while posing and directing, I’m not the photographer for you. But if you’re looking for a low-key observer who pays attention to the little things that make up your family, I’d love to be invited to hang out with you.


Let’s talk! Actually – let’s email at first.


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Documentary newborn and family photographer serving San francisco Bay Area, San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley, Santa Cruz and surrounding areas.