Jennifer Jacobson Photography » San Francisco Bay Area Baby, Child, and Family Photographer, San Mateo County Photographer, Burlingame Photographer, Peninsula Photographer

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  • Hi there. I'm a wife and mother of four children. I like to take pictures of things that move me, and what moves me most is love. My goal in photographing people is to create images that evoke an emotional connection, a visceral response. I believe if you see your love in pictures, you'll feel it all over again. Thanks for stopping by!

“See Your Love” Contest!

Love and valentines are in the air! I’ve been thinking about this awesome shoot I did a few years back, conceived by one of my followers. Since love is my favorite thing to photograph, I’ve decided to hold a contest called “see your love.” Tell me who you are, who or what you are in love with, and how you want to see your love in pictures photographed by me. I will choose my favorite submission and shoot it for FREE! Do me a favor–don’t send me a pinterest board of shots you want me to copy. Tell me your story, and then let me retell it. I’m hoping for authenticity as well as a creative collaboration. The contest is open to anyone, but if you or your idea aren’t local (SF bay area) then travel fees will apply. To enter the contest, first “like” Jen J photography on Facebook (just so we can be friends!) and then send me a message with your idea. If you’re not on Facebook, then email me at . I can’t wait to hear from you!

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Newborn in San Francisco

This session was kind of magical. It happened last minute. The mother literally contacted me the day prior and I happened to be open the next day for a newborn shoot. She doubted the light at her place would be very good. She couldn’t have been more wrong. The warm window light allowed me to capture this new family, soaked in love and basking in the glow of new life. I frequently tell my clients that I’m jealous of their pictures, and these images are no exception.

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The best gift idea ever!

Well hello there! I know you’re super busy right now trying to figure out what unique gifts to give everyone on your list. If you’re reading this right now, you value family, memories, and beauty. Chances are if you value those things, your spouse/parent/sister/niece/bestie/employee/child’s teacher/all of the above value those things too. Why not give a gift that embodies all of those values? How about the gift of custom photography? I offer gift certificates for complimentary photo sessions (and prints/products too)! I will even make it super easy by sending you (or that special someone) a gift card packaged in a box with a pretty bow. Done. Email me at to find out more, or hop on over here to get started.


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Peter + Maret | San Francisco Engagement/Wedding Photographer |

My dear cousin recently fell in love and got engaged. She and her betrothed had both lived in San Francisco (though he’s since moved), so they wanted their engagement pictures in a location that was distinctly SF. He is an artist and the Palace of Fine Arts seemed appropriate. Before we got started, I asked if they had any particular shots in mind. They had been looking at Pinterest for ideas and succeeded in coming up with a list of things they didn’t want (props, signs, hands in each others’ back pockets, these sorts of things). They also wanted plenty of shots with negative space they could use for a guest book. Here’s what we came up with…glad I could please them!


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