Internationally Serving:

Mexico

Portugal

Spain

It All Began When I was 4 years old.

I know that sounds crazy, but it really goes back even earlier than that! My mom was always taking photos of me and our family. I was only 4 years old the first time I asked her for my own disposable camera.
Of course, she gave it to me.

I never stopped taking photos. I became obsessed with humanity— In middle school my dream job was "National Geographic Photographer" (don't worry, I haven't given up). 

I assisted photographing my first wedding by 14, and in 2012 I launched my first wedding photography company. But that's not the point of this story, because between now and then....

So much has changed.

After more than 10 years of photographing weddings and couples, and after years of coming into myself, I've learned a thing or two. I've learned about dedication to your loves and passions.
I've learned about human connection, and listening to your body as a practice of self love. And finally, I've learned a heck of a lot about travel and being your authentic self.

Now, I want to share my experience with you. 

My superpower is helping others see their best version of self.... the brave, authentic, and wildly in love person inside.

I believe I offer more than just photography. 

My goal is to really get to know and connect with YOU and become the vessel for us to create art together! Wether you're on a journey of self love, a story of adventure and exploration with your favorite human, or a wildly romantic get-away to celebrate your love and commitment to each other; I want to be your photographer. 

Because I've felt lost before; unsure of myself, emotionally blocked, and craving something more.  But now, I choose to break my old patterns daily (which took a huge leap of faith), to be where I am today.

We all deserve to be wildly in love— with life, ourselves, our partner, and the world around us. 

I believe I offer more than just photography. 

My goal is to really get to know and connect with you  and become the vessel for us to create art together! Wether you're on a journey of self love, a story of adventure and exploration with your favorite human, or a wildly romantic get-away to celebrate  your love and commitment with each other; I want to be your photographer. 

Because I've felt lost before; unsure of myself, emotionally blocked, and craving something more. But now, I choose to break my old patterns daily (which took a huge leap of faith), to be where I am today.

We all deserve to be wildly in love— with life, ourselves, our partner, and the world around us. 

I BELIEVE IN:

Honest communication, un-plugged days, being weird because its fun, spicy food, and — if its not a "Hell Yes" its a "Hell No".

I'm NOT ABOUT:

Negative self talk, fear based decisions, ghosting, and being someone you're not to fit in.

YOU CAN FIND ME:

Traveling in my converted sprinter van, surfing with my partner, making dinner, and binging on podcasts.

daily rituals:

Sunrise walks on the beach, cuddles with my pups + sexy partner, MUDWTR with extra Cacao, yoga practice, and journaling.

"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."

Eleanor Roosevelt

watching: 

DRINKING: 

READING:

CRAVING: 

any Wes Anderson film

a French 75

women who run with the wolves

my next bubble bath

Currently

listening:

to my BBF's discover weekly!

My Favorite Things

Sunshine. Wayfarers kickstarter semiotics, quinoa godard dreamcatcher hexagon pop-up hoodie.

my guilty pleasure

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Ice cream. Microdosing gochujang keffiyeh salvia. Hoodie knausgaard art party.

Photos! Hashtag fashion axe palo santo fanny pack, ramps cornhole messenger bag asymmetrical direct trade slow-carb everyday carry chartreuse tofu godard.

Give back to the global community. . .

with every photo session.

I started J.J. Au'Clair to offer adventerous and empowering photography services that also supports our oceans, threatened species and the global community with whom we share this earth— connecting my deepest passions and skills for good.

Every year, I donate 15% of my profits to great causes. In 2019 and 2020, my couples and I helped to help build an orphanage, senior citizens home, and to help rebuild two schools located near Cuzco, Peru. 


Let's Make a difference

"Before meeting, I was a fan of Janelle's work— but after our meeting, I was also a fan of her as a person; She's a great listener, honest collaborator, and highly professional!

so they say:

Morgan
Newsom

Mother of Twins
Avid Traveler
Hot Tea Lover
Black and White Film

Lead Tennessee Photographer

Amanda Watson

Lead Atlanta and Charleston Photographer

Total Beach Babe
CArb Lover
Favorite Moment: zipping the dress
Knows all the Office Quotes

Janelle
Rivera

fancy girl
Secret equestrian
Part-Time Van Lifer
Witch in Training



Destination Photog. + OWNER

Jessica
Gold

College Music Major
Corgi Mom to Chester
Terrible Dancer
Pizza + Wine Lover

Lead Atlanta Photographer

Plus, Meet the Team

A Destination Wedding Photographer

2021

It’s no secret that I love to travel— I actually consider it to be a life value. This travel schedule is based on my current bookings and plans. 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  you can find me and my pup at our home in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

April 8-25th // Atlanta, GA

May 1-8th // San Diego, CA

May 12 - June 15th // Baja California

July 10-22nd // Nexpa, MX

August 22-29th // San Miguel de Allende

September 1-10th // Tulum

September 20-30th // Asheville

October 5-31st // Savannah, GA

November 7th-December 15th // Morocco

December 15-20th  // Oaxaca, MX

let's work together

We've got a lot in common, you and I.
We are adventurers, explorers, and lovers—doing our best to live life to the fullest. 
Let's be brave and make some magic together!

are we on the same wave?

We've got a lot in common, you and I.

We are adventurers, explorers, and lovers—doing our best to live life to the fullest. 

Let's be brave and make some magic together!

Tell me more...

I look forward to hearing from you.
Fill out the form, share all your dreams & details, and let's chat ASAP.

I can't wait to be your Sayulita wedding photographer!

PS, do you prefer the phone? Just shoot me a text or Whatsapp me! 404-889-0031.

Direct email: info@jjauclair.com

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perfect!

I'll be in touch shortly.

— Janelle Rivera

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