Meet Janell

Hi!!! I’m Janell!

I live in Mission Viejo, CA and part time at my 2nd photography studio in Atascadero, CA (Paso Robles, CA area) with my husband and our rescued dog & 2 cats….full house, I know! Our dog doesn’t fetch, but our cat, Mylie, does.

I love to take boat rides on the ocean, travel to see the world and different cultures, eat new foods, drink wine, watch a sunset (while eating and perhaps drinking wine, ha!), and of course, go to photography exhibits.

The passion and care I have for my own family and lust for life, is carried throughout the people and subjects that I photograph.

I love weddings and wedding photography, the fun I witness people having at a wedding reception is probably one of my most favorite things in the world,  animals, nature, the way a mother looks at her newborn, my friends and family, the fact that you’re interested in my work, and most of all, the stories I have discovered in my clients’ journeys!

A little bit about my work:

First off, I don’t do it alone!…I have a fantastic team of 2nd shooters who are extremely loyal and supportive. We strive to tell your story through photography in ways you never saw yourself before. I love it when I can show you how you look when you’re cracking up laughing with a loved one and other photojournalistic moments such as that. My work is organic, nothing is staged (unless you want it to be), not even the lighting (unless, it’s needed). It is just you, your loved ones, your story, and the location in which you choose to tell it. I specialize in wedding photography, destination weddings, engagement sessions, family portraits, senior portraits, children portraits, pet photography, corporate head-shots, corporate event photography, bands, on-set photography, production stills photography, and commercial imagery in Orange County, CA and the Paso Robles, CA and Santa Barbara, CA area. My work has been in numerous publications such as: OC Metro magazine, The Knot, Wedding Chicks, Green Wedding Shoes, and many more!

If you want to know more, just ask! Please call or email me at janell@jaitkenphoto.com, I would love to hear from you and to be able to learn what your story is!


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