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.
I'M AN INTROVERT EXPAT.
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.
SOME PICTURES FROM MY LIFE:
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Documentary newborn and family photographer serving San francisco Bay Area, San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley, Santa Cruz and surrounding areas.