How it works

jenjlovenotes_0132“Jennifer provided a great service to my family. Not only did she help us pick the perfect location and look for our photos but she was also able to create a fun/enjoyable experience during the shoot that left my family at ease, enabling photos that captured the true essence and happiness of our family.”

Before the session

Once you’ve decided to move forward in booking, we’ll choose a date and you’ll receive an invoice for the deposit you can pay securely online. I’ll also email you a questionnaire to get to know you better and learn your goals for the shoot. Then we’ll set up a pre-session consultation where we will discuss the look, feel, and concept of your shoot to guide your decision about location(s) and styling. This is usually a phone call, but can include an in-person visit to your home or Facetime/Skype.

The Session

If you want to feel something when you look at the picture, you need to feel something when it’s shot.

As a lifestyle photographer I capture emotion and document relationships. You don’t just want to see what your family looks like–you want to see what your love feels like. To achieve this, I’ll facilitate little scenes and interactions between you. I’ll watch for the moments of connection that unfold and capture them. Your kids will love my corny jokes and games we play as I click away.

“Jen does not just take pictures. In fact, that part is easy and anyone with a camera can do that. Jen captures MOMENTS. She has an eye for catching images that are candid and, in our case, really amplified the love and fun we have in our family. Of course if you want all eyes on the camera with happy faces, she is definitely capable of that as well.”


About 3 weeks after your session, your images will be available to view and purchase in an online gallery (here’s an example). You can sit in your PJ’s and download your pretty pictures instantly!

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“Jen is a finisher and cares about the end product. We didn’t just sit down a computer and tick boxes for prints and sizes. She wanted to know how we would be displaying our photos. She came to our home and helped us design a beautiful gallery wall. Her design brought me to tears. Our family photos are a focal point in our home and we are complimented regularly on the photos as well as the display.”

If you’re local (SF/peninsula), we can set up an in-home viewing session for an additional fee. I’ll come over and show you your images, frame and album samples, and help you select your favorites. Taking your style and space into consideration, I’ll even help you decide how to display your gorgeous images! Want to know how these framed photos will look on your wall? There’s an app for that! Seriously. With my specialized software, you’ll see a scaled preview of what your images will look like expertly arranged on your wall!

Still have questions? I’ve got answers.

View FAQ’s here.