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How my previous life as a preschool teacher prepared me for family photography

While I was in school for my psychology master in Finland, I subbed in preschools a couple days a week and full-time during summer months. I absolutely loved working with kids, and thank that experience for preparing me for my documentary family photography work. It taught me to pay attention amongst the chaos When you...

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51 things I’ve learned about documentary family photography in 5 years

I just celebrated 5 years since my very first documentary session. While it feels like these years have gone by quickly, I’ve collected *just a few* realizations along the way: 1. The 35mm lens could be glued onto my camera body – but having a 24mm on my 2nd camera body is a great addition...

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My backstory of approaching family photography in a documentary way

When I first got into the idea of newborn and family photography I started out doing posed and propped sessions. I quickly realized that the pictures weren’t quite what I wanted to create for my families. The pictures might’ve been pretty and sweet, but I wanted *more* out of the pictures for the families I...

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Why you want me at your home before you’re “ready”

I’ve recently started practicing a phone-free morning – for the first 30 minutes of my day, I don’t look at my phone. I have a timer set for 30 minutes and I can’t pick my phone up until the timer goes off. What I’ve noticed is that I have time to hear my own thoughts,...

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JENNA CHRISTINA PHOTOGRAPHY

 

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

 

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