I'm Janelle, the "J" behind J.J. Au'Clair! I discovered photography in 2008, and have been specializing in weddings now for over 10 years. I quickly discovered a passion for storytelling through human connection and creative expression, and found that weddings and lifestyle was one of the most exciting expressions for me to do so! I have found that nothing compares to the reward of documenting beautiful experiences. The stories I've had the privilege to capture all share one common message — Love. A little bit about me: I am a hopeless romantic, wild for travel, and an avid adventure seeker. I believe in simple acts of kindness and am so thankful for my clients, who are always striving to make this world a more beautiful and compassionate place.
You're absolutely and completely excited about your wedding day, and you're inspired to create your own unique memories. And you're equally excited about the adventure along the way!
You're the kind of person who lives for vibrant moments and to leave drama at the door. Life is an adventure, and planning for your wedding is only the beginning. You want to be present in the moment, celebrating and living life in your truth. You want to be proud to showcase the details, people, and experiences in your life for years to come.
I am ready & passionate to help make all of your photography dreams become a reality.
I’ve spent over 10 years capturing both laugh-inducing and tear-jerking moments, with the spirit of the people in them via hybrid film photography. I’ve produced works of art in just about every situation imaginable, with all kinds of personalities, and in extreme settings (p.s. yes, I'll go to South Africa with you).
That means you can focus on being present during life’s most important events, and I’ll deliver photography that you will cherish for the rest of your life.
Personally, nothing matches the joy of catching up with my brides after the wedding, hearing their joy and excitement as they get to relive each moment with their loved ones.
The best part of my job is getting to celebrate love with our clients, traveling to a special place and time to witness the coming together of their vision that we've worked hard to make a reality.
I am super excited to hear from you soon! Send me a message!
A Southeastern wedding photographer
It’s no secret that I love to travel— I actually consider it to be a life value. This southeastern travel schedule is based on my current bookings. Not seeing somewhere you are wanting? Send me a message or check back soon! I’m always updating it as the opportunities and booking arise. And as always, when I’m not traveling around the Southeast you can find me and my pup at our home in Madison, Georgia.
April 17-25th // Boston, MA
May 16-19th // Savannah, GA
May 21-26th // New Orleans
June 27-30th // Savannah, GA
July 11-15th // Savannah, GA
July 25-27th // St. Simons Island
August 10-16 // Arizona + New Mexico
August 17-23 // Santa Barbara, CA
August 24-30 // Yosemite + North CA
September 1-10 // Oahu, Hawaii
September 12-17 // Sunset + Asheville SC
October 5-14 // Crete, Greece
November 23rd-December 15th // Barcelona & Portugal
See you out there!
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A few years ago, I felt a tug on my heart to give back to our global community. To shift the way that I do business, to include a way to love on others, to make our planet a kinder and more peaceful place for life to grow. This took me on a personal journey, to explore love across cultures and to promote environmentalism in the way I do everything. I now want to share the journey with you!
Every year, I donate 15% of my profits to great causes. In particular, in 2019, my couples and I partnered closely with the Home of Refuge to help build an orphanage, senior citizens home, and to help rebuild two schools located near Cuzco, Peru. If you want to follow along in the story, just check it out on the blog!
Now in 2020, we're broadening our horizons. YOU get to decide where the donation from your wedding or portrait session will go! There are three excellent
Children's Home and Education in Peru
Conservation and Animal Protection
Ocean Preservation and Research
Giving back to Our Global community
“I loved working with Janelle. Not only did she provide us with beautiful photos and video of our wedding, but she was genuinely fun to work with. She added her artistic perspective and professional touch to the final product, and was also considerate of our preferences and any concerns we might have had throughout the entire process. She took her time and really gave her work her all. I would definitely recommend her to a friend.”
- Rachel and Jason
"I've never felt comfortable in front of the camera before. Actually, until I met Janelle I never dreamed that I would be comfortable enough to do an empowerment session, or (two years later) my fiancé and I’s incredible engagement session in Spain! She is so easy to work with. I feel so comfortable in my own skin... Now looking back on our photos, I'm exhilarated every time. I can't believe thats us! Thank you, Janelle!"
- Jordan and Alfonso
I met with Janelle before obtaining her services for my Wedding at Agnes Scott.... after our meeting, I was a fan of her as a person; She's a great listener, honest collaborator, highly professional and just all around a nice and very friendly. After getting the photos back from her, my husband, friends and family were all just gobsmacked by the quality of the photos ...If you want a warm, friendly, and crazy-talented photographer to capture your special day/occasion with all of the elegance and vibrancy of life it deserves, please give Janelle a holler.
I met with Janelle before obtaining her services for my Wedding at Agnes Scott. I was a fan of her work (both her instagram account and website portfolio boasts an impressive body of work), but after our meeting, I was a fan of her as a person; She's a great listener, honest collaborator, highly professional and just all around a nice and very friendly. After getting the photos back from her, my husband, friends and family were all just gobsmacked by the quality of the photos and the variety (I really wanted good mix of staged portraits of the bridal party, family, etc and candid photos from throughout the evening) that we received. I have since taken my favorite shots and made a wedding photo album. It was so hard to choose my absolute favorites; we ended up with 97 pages' worth of pictures!
If you want a warm, friendly, and crazy-talented photographer (with more than reasonable prices to boot) to capture your special day/occasion with all of the elegance and vibrancy of life it deserves, please give Janelle a holler.
- Joan & Max
“ ...From the time of our first meeting, the walk thru, & up until the big day Janelle was such a pleasure to work with! It was all a seamless process. I can tell how serious she takes her work and she listens to every detail you want captured on your day... Would definitely recommend J.J. Au'Clair & hope to work with her again in the future!”
- Steely and Paul
"Without a doubt, the best photography team Atlanta has to offer! Janelle and Jordan are so kind, creative, professional, and have an amazing attention to detail. They were a breeze to work with and they really went the extra mile for us. They were always available for a quick call and really understood our vision, which is so important for any special event. Highly recommend!"
- Amanda & Jay
"Janelle photographed our wedding. The photos are exquisite! She and her team were courteous and professional from start to finish. Everyone loves our photos and we will cherish them for a lifetime."
- Angela & David
“J.J. Au’Clair provided photography and videography for our wedding, and we could not have been more pleased with the imagery Janelle and her team produced. What separates them from other professionals in the industry is how well they interacted with our family and friends during the event which put everyone at ease! I highly recommend these folks to shoot your next special event!”
- Holly and Trey
“Janelle did a great job shooting my wedding. She has such creativity and it shows through her photography. She captured things (like my dress, ring) in a way that accented and escalated their beauty to another level. I was thrilled with the shots she produced for my husband and I.”
- Melissa and Thomas
"Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give."