A few families talk about their experience:

SARAH | FRESH 48 session and baby session

“It's so important for us to capture these moments, to remember feelings and details from her pictures as it really was. And to have the whole family included in them. Posed photos can be sweet too, but these evoke a different kind of emotion in me.”

Blair's Fresh 48 hospital session | San Jose unposed newborn photography

“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.”

“I am so happy to have these memories to share with our girls forever. She is super talented with candid photos allowing us to just be ourselves which is the easiest for young children. We look forward to having her photograph our family through the years!”

Naomi's baby details | San Francisco Bay Area documentary newborn photographer

“We’ve moved since our pregnancy and newborn sessions and I’m so happy we have beautiful images of that home now.”

“I would definitely recommend the Fresh 48. You’re never going to be able to go back. The good thing but the bad thing about how we all have cameras in our pocket now is that is that whenever anything happens it’s like ‘Well are you taking photos of this? You need to take photos of this, because we need to remember it!’


What was really nice for me was that I knew that during that time I didn’t need to make sure that we were getting a photo of every possible moment because we were going to have you come in and take care of that for us. That was really liberating for me – I feel like it took a lot of pressure off of what I felt like I had to do during that time.”

Bodhi in-home session | San Jose and San Francisco Bay Area documentary newborn and family photographer

“It was so nice to have photographs in the comfort of our home. Jenna was the perfect mix of professional and new friend. She had us go about our regular day (which we were still figuring out!!) and took beautiful photos of moments I didn’t even know would be photo worthy.”


“I was nervous about what it would be like, not having had a “documentary” style photo shoot before. My biggest fear about the session was feeling uncomfortable or my kids feeling weird. But my kids warmed up to her immediately, and soon we all felt pretty relaxed. My partner is more reserved, but he still enjoyed the session and said good things about it afterwards.“

“In this age where cellphones produce excellent quality photos, it’s not difficult to get a nice, posed shot of my children smiling—I can do that any time. Jenna offers something different—the opportunity to see your life as it really is, with beautiful editorially composed shots.”

“Jenna came to photograph our family twice – once in the hospital one hour after our son was born, and then again at our home when he was one week old. In both settings, Jenna was fun and easy to work with. In the hospital she was extremely respectful of our time and space to bond as a family without interruption. We felt completely comfortable being in the moment and didn’t feel like there was a camera present. She also was very respectful and interacted professionally with all the hospital staff.”


“Only a few months have gone by and we have already returned to look at them so many times – I’m sure that we will continue to do so as our little guy grows up.”

Faye San Francisco in-home mommy and me session | San Jose and San Francisco Bay Area documentary newborn and family photographer

“I knew I wanted to get photos taken of my daughter when she was born, but being a new mom, it was the last thing on my to-do list. It just seems like so much work to get coordinated outfits and try get Faye to cooperate. When Jenna came over, everything was so calm and low key, I went about my business and she snapped away.”


“What we got were photos that represented who we were.”

Sadie's documentary in-home session | Bay area family photographer

“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. We will treasure them, and they made perfect holiday gifts for all our family members this year!”


“End-to-end, we couldn’t have had a better experience nor have we ever seen a better set of family photos.”



Expertise top 20 San Jose newborn photographers 2016-2020

Expertise top 20 San Francisco newborn photographers 2016-2020



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