2-4 hour natural sessions
“Jenna’s approach of just blending in with our family and capturing candid moments was exactly what we were looking for. The shoot yielded absolutely beautiful shots that show our toddler’s personality and what it feels like to be around her at this age.” -Elise
A 2-4 hour session is great for maternity, newborn, baby, kids, milestone and family photography. Mommy and me sessions, kids with their BFFs, or an afternoon with grandparents are also great options. In-home sessions are most popular, but outdoor sessions are great, too!
Thanks to the documentary/photojournalistic approach, all you need to do is concentrate on spending quality time with your loved ones. These types of sessions work great for families that do not like posing or dressing up for pictures, and who appreciate the beauty that is found in their everyday.
I am available for natural in-home as well as on location sessions in San Francisco Bay Area, South Bay, East Bay and beyond. I am based in San Jose, but available to travel.
Packages that include digital files and a photo book (or prints) start at $1,275. Families usually spend on average $1,500-$2,200 on their session package and prints.
Prepping the nursery, talking to the older siblings about their expectations, or sharing some lemon tea with your loved ones are all great ways to make pictures of your pregnancy while incorporating your real life into them.
Fresh 48 newborn
“We weren’t sure if we wanted a photographer present during such intimate family moments, but we are so grateful to have such incredible photographs of our first steps together as a family.” -Naomi&Sam
If you’re not comfortable enough to have your birth photographed, a natural session during the first 48 hours of your baby’s life is perfect for you. I wish I could spread newborn yawns on a cracker – I sometimes don’t leave a session until I have a perfect yawn shot!
Just enjoy your new baby, and be yourself.
Newborn session (in-home)
“The best part about the session was that we didn’t have to do anything other than love our son.” -Kristin&Matt
Natural photos of your bundle of joy, screams, and baby yawns – before time catches up to the next milestone. The images will show your kids what their first home was like, how you cherished them right from the start as well as how utterly exhausting it can be to have a new “roommate” move in.
The beauty with documentary sessions is that there’s no need to make your kids “behave”. They get to be their awesome selves, to dress like they always do, and to spend quality time with you – which I know is rare in the busy life we lead.
I have a secret to share with you; all kids act crazy sometimes! But in all seriousness – if you embrace who each individual in your family is, you will love pictures that show off their personalities.
The photos will remind you and your kids of a slice of life – not a photo session.
Other life events
Celebrations, camping trips, laundromat days – anything and everything is worth documenting.