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.
I started out doing posed sessions like most photographers – but I quickly realized that was not for me.
It is in real family life that I see moments and connections worth photographing. The longer I stay, the more moments worth holding onto happen.
I truly believe that real is more interesting than perfect.
I'M A sILENT-ISH OBSERVER
Because I’m more on the quiet side, I tend to pay attention to the things that aren’t being said. To wait, and to capture the moments you didn’t know to cherish yet. I look past the surface, while respecting just how special your life is.
That does not 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 kids get up to – I love it all.
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 be a fly on your wall.
Let’s talk! Actually – let’s email at first.
SOME PICTURES FROM MY LIFE:
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