Behind the scenes from 3 sessions:

YOUR PARTNER HATES BEING IN PHOTOS? I’VE GOT YOU.

The great thing with documentary sessions is that there is no need to pose or do anything out of the ordinary. As I head out the door, dads often tell me that it’s been the most enjoyable photo session they’ve ever had.

WORRY YOU’LL BE TOO BORING? NOT POSSIBLE!

A lot of parents worry that they won’t be interesting enough for a documentary session. All the pictures you see in my portfolio are of regular families doing their regular things – there is always magic to be found in the everyday moments.

Cedar's nursing session | Bay Area natural family photographer

CAN’T FIGURE OUT A DAY THAT WOULD WORK FOR A SESSION? ANY DAY WORKS.

Whatever happens during our time together, that’s ok! Your kids have ballet class – I’ll join! Big sister has a soccer game – that’ll be fun! Mom may not be home all day – let’s capture what happens while she’s at work. Kiddo’s bestie might stop by – that would be amazing!

 

Whether anyone needs to nap, change, eat, or get a time-out – it’s all part of life and worth photographing.

IS IT OK THAT THE KIDS ACT CRAZY? ABSOLUTELY.

I worked in daycare during my 6 years of university studies which means I’ve been exposed to kiddo craziness a lot. After I graduated I worked as a a child psychologist, and I am very comfortable working with kids that have special needs. This type of session works out well for most kids. You can read more about my view on photo sessions on kids’ terms here.

 

PS: I will take photos of whatever happens if you leave the kids alone with me, whether they’re drawing on your ivory couch or stuffing the dog with whipped cream out of a can.

100% YES I TRAVEL OUT OF STATE.

Contact me to discuss further, as traveling will affect the pricing. If you can give me recommendations on where to get some yummy food in your area, I will cherish you forever.

 

WHAT ABOUT DIGITAL FILES? YOU’LL GET THEM.

All session collections include the digital files and they are delivered through an online gallery that you can download from.

 

But – because I know first hand how easily files go forgotten or get corrupted on hard drives, all packages also include a photo book (which can be swapped for prints). This way you will be able to see your pictures every day, whether that’s on your coffee table or up on a wall.

ARE ALL THE PICTURES BLACK-AND-WHITE? MOSTLY YES.

I work primarily in black and white to emphasize the emotions, the action, or the play of light in the pictures – but I also recognize that some photographs need color to come alive.

Myra's natural Fresh 48 hospital session | San Francisco Bay Area documentary newborn photographer

WILL THE PICTURES BE PUBLISHED ONLINE? WE WILL SORT THAT OUT TOGETHER.

I blog photos from a lot of sessions, and usually some of the photos make their way into my portfolio and social media – it is important for my marketing.

 

However, I do honor requests to keep specific types of pictures private.

 

If you would like to keep all your images private, I charge a non-disclosure agreement fee.

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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