You know the phrase, "Make yourself at home?" as if “home” is a feeling?

My ideal session is documenting a family “at home.” The location is secondary; the feeling is primary. To me, home is a safe place where you can try scary things. It’s comfortable. It’s familiar. It feels good to be there. It’s a place where you can be vulnerable and be loved all the more for it.

The family story is multi-faceted—happy and sweet, real and raw.

Sometimes it’s messy and chaotic; sometimes it’s tender and quiet. Most of all, it’s where we first experienced unconditional love.

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Hi. I’m Jen.

For the last eight years, I’ve been photographing families in the Bay Area. What has influenced my style the most is my own experience of being a mama of four–the  fleeting moments of sweetness, laughter, and deep connection sprinkled throughout the beautiful mess of family life. These are the moments that I depend on to feel fulfilled, and these are the feelings I want to hold on to, to go back to when mothering gets too exhausting, too frustrating to keep it up.

I find beauty in the real and the ideal, and capture them where they meet.

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