“She captured magical moments of my children living their lives; playing together, laughing, crying—moments that I’m usually unaware of or so entrenched in that I don’t get to really see them.” -Alexis
What’s the session like?
I photograph your family without interfering or telling you how to pose. I interact with everyone naturally during the shoot, because getting to know you will help me make more meaningful pictures for you.
“We were looking for a photographer that would be easy to be around and non-intrusive. I am not good with posing for photos and putting on fake smiles. I wanted to be captured doing ‘us’ rather than doing what we were directed to do, which is why we chose Jenna.” – Julie
Families often describe their session experience as if they had been going about their lives hanging out with a friend who was taking pictures at the same time. When you let go and trust the process, the photos will remind you and your kids of a slice of life – not a photo session.
Here is a behind the scenes video that shows you what goes on during three different sessions with me:
I come to you! Available for in-home as well as on location sessions in San Francisco Bay Area, South Bay, East Bay as well as out of state. Based in San Jose.
How long are the sessions?
2-4 hour sessions are great for maternity, Fresh 48, newborn, baby, kids, milestone and family photography – as well as mommy and me sessions, kids playing with their BFFs, celebrations, and afternoons with grandparents. A Day In The Life sessions, up to 12 hours long, allow for a true representation of what your life is like at this very moment.
During a documentary session you’ll go about your day as you normally do, and it is my job as the documentary photographer to observe and take pictures without prompts, posing or intervention. Longer sessions allow time for everyone to fully relax – and almost forget about the camera.
Can we get just digital files?
I believe your kiddos and grandkiddos should have these memories, regardless of the technology that is relevant when they grow up. Because I know first hand how easily files go forgotten (or lost!) on hard drives, all of my session packages include a photo book– unless you want prints instead. This way you will be able to see your pictures every day, whether that’s up on a wall or on your coffee table.
Packages start at:
Two hour session
Photo book of your favorite 40 pictures
With high resolution digital files | $1,275
With low resolution digital files | $1,075