I get it. Let's talk about the experience.
First and foremost, I want you feeling at ease - totally 100% comfortable and in your own skin. Because when that happens, your true personality shines through. And that right there is what each photo session is all about.
Hiring the right photographer is much more than photos. It’s about creating tokens of remembrance that will be cherished and passed down to future generations, contributing to your heritage and legacy, that feel completely and totally YOU. I'm here to get all the good stuff, and save it for you forever.
When you work with me, know that I absolutely have your best interests at heart. will guide you through the entire healing and celebrating experience of self empowerment. Whether you're already flying high, or feeling a little bit nervous— you're in the most capable hands.
Let's find your power.
I offer a completely unique experience of healing and empowerment, because you deserve to be seen.
I DO THINGS A LITTLE DIFFERENT, SO YOU CAN HAVE THE BEST EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE. LET'S SEE IF WE'RE A GOOD FIT.
Above all else, our connection and deep trust are what will best translate your experience and healing into beautiful art; tokens of remembrance. I'm not just a photographer and you're not just a portrait client for me. We're friends, and I'm here to support you. I'm here to empower you and remind you of your own divinity. To celebrate you and your amazing body, your incredible soul. My main focus above all else is that you have an experience that fosters radical self love. Most of my clients show up a little nervous, and by the end they’re feeling themselves and we've become amazing friends. And that's part of why I love these sessions! I love the deep connection and friendship we get to build. Trust me, taking these photos won't be awkward in any way—and I will make sure you have a damn good time.
Every empowerment session comes with a consultation beforehand. Trust me, we're going to go deep. Whether your empowerment session with me is a self-celebration or trauma healing, we're going to reach in and touch your insides . It's not just a fun boudoir session you show to (though yes, these are SO fun), its something where we will take a deep look at your conditioning, and who you really came to show up as: Your Highest Self.
Many of my clients come to me with deep pain or shame (Karl Jung calls it the shame of your "shadow") about certain aspects of themselves, or judgements towards other people. This also comes with deep conditioning: "You're not good enough" "You're a failure" "You're unloveable" "You're too much", and manifests through low-self worth, physical pain, and patterns. Often these are even further reinforced by stored traumas.
We will dive in together during a call before your session— and from there plan how to best heal, release, express, and empower who you to step into your remembrance of divinity. I'm so EXCITED to be a part of your journey.
I want photography to be more than a commodity to you. Because after years as a photographer, I know the value of real, created photographic imagery; that its really one of the only things that will last well beyond your youth, and even your life. Photographs are something that will always increase in value over time, as the images get passed down as a memory of who you are for generations. If you’re shopping around trying to find the cheapest deal for a cool experience, trust me, I’m not that. And that’s okay, you deserve to find what you're looking for.
I'm here to invest in those who are willing to love and invest in themselves. I’m passionate about capturing authentic humans who believe in the value of meaningful, artistic photographs that will last a lifetime, and serve as a remembrance of Divine Self . Check out my pricing HERE.
I only take on a 10 intimate weddings and elopements per year, and I only take on one empowerment or trauma healing photo session per month. I do this because I’ve spent years overworking myself. I was exhausted, burnt out, and hated the wya I felt. Now I know its not fair to my clients if I’m overbooking myself. If I do, then they won’t be getting my best work because I’m physically and creatively exhausted. I put so much energy in to each of my clients; during planning, at the session, and then editing and delivering the photos! So, to keep my energy and calendar available for my couples and goddesses with a quick turn around time, I limit my schedule.
We all came here to connect and express our true, worthy, authentic selves. Somewhere along the way we experienced pain, shame, fear, and conditioning.
I'm here to empower you and help create a token of remembrance through powerful ceremony, healing, and photographic expression.
Here are 5 things you need to know:
Styling and set design are a huge part of what can make your images AH-mazing. That's why I offer consultation on styling and the creative design elements for each of my empowerment sessions! After our discovery call and our time planning, leading up to the shoot I will be preparing the creative vision and props. For every session, I bring a Self Empowerment basket filled with self-love gifts, and styling pieces we can use for your photos. From gorgeous body chains, to custom star burst goddess crowns, amazing fabrics and crystals, or even oversized, hand-bound sage smudge sticks. Each basket is custom curated for you and your session, because if we're going to celebrate you— we're going ALL OUT!
Bottom line, I want us to have FUN together while creating edgy, bold, authentic and heirloom quality photographs that you will cherish forever. I'm even down to get a little steamyyyyy! Perfect for caring, conscious couples and dreamers.
Sound like you? Then let's go on an adventure.
Is it me, or did it
just get hot in here?
My goal is to cultivate a celebration of freedom, so you can have the best experience possible.
Let's see if we're a good fit.
I DO THINGS A LITTLE DIFFERENT, SO YOU CAN HAVE THE BEST EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE. LET'S SEE IF WE'RE A GOOD FIT.
My goal is to offer you documentation of real moments and experiences. real magical moments together. Art that we can collaborate together. Of course I can take pretty photos of you on the Mexico coast, or even take on any client and wedding style.. but I've already tried that route. It wasn't honest, it wasn't me. I'm about adventure, authentic emotions, intimate moments, and people who want to live outside the box! Your photos are deeply meaningful to me, they're an opportunity to create art together and share a unique perspective on who you really are. That's whats truly important to me. If you’re just wanting a photographer to show up and get the typical, posed, smiling “perfect” or "pinterest worthy" shots, we might not be the best fit.
I am SUCH a big fan of my couples letting go of societal expectations, breaking traditions, and celebrating their love their own way. The most fun I have ever had with my couples is when there is a bottle of champagne, gorgeous views, and BUTTS. Ok, there doesn't haaave to be butts, but seriously. Being naked is liberating and an incredibly intimate experience that you usually only share with you partner. So here's your invitation: LET'S MAKE PHOTOS TOGETHER THAT EXCITE YOU! If you want to hike Mount Kilimanjaro together; my bags are already packed. Or maybe you want to spend a weekend in Joshua Tree, experiencing the beautiful stars with a view from an outdoor hot tub?... or embody sheer black country couture in the Salt Flats of Utah? Or maybe you're dreaming to take surf lessons together here in Mexico! Really the choice is YOURS to own! Whatever gets your heart pounding or makes you feel seen, I’m here to empower you and support you every step of the way. Because your adventure of love is worth being captured in a way that will take you back to the moment and allow you to feel everything all over again. I want your photos to be meaningful to you. I want them to speak your truth. Because that’s really what I'm here for. To empower and create your legacy to leave behind for generations.
I want photography to be more than a commodity to you. Because after years as a photographer, I know the value of real, created photographic imagery; that its really one of the only things that will last well beyond your youth, and even your lives. Your photography will serve as a legacy for your stories and adventures as a couple. Photographs are something that will always increase in value over time, as the images get passed down as a memory of who you are for generations. If you’re shopping around trying to find the cheapest deal for a cool couples' experience, trust me, I’m not that. And that’s okay, you deserve to find what you're looking for.
I'm here to invest in those who are seeking a safe place of empowerment, to live life to the fullest. I’m passionate about capturing authentic humans who believe in the value of meaningful, artistic photographs that will last a lifetime. Check out my pricing HERE.
I only take on one photo session per month, and 10 elopements per year. I do this because I’ve spent years overworking myself, and helping my other photographer friends on the weekends to keep up as well. I was exhausted, burnt out, and hated it. Now I know its not fair to my clients if I’m overbooking myself. If I do, then they won’t be getting my best work because I’m physically and creatively exhausted. I put so much energy in to each of my clients; during planning, at the session, and then editing and delivering the photos! So, to keep my energy and calendar available for my couples and god(desse)s with a quick turn around time, I limit my schedule.
I would rather you find the photographer thats best for you, than take your money and know someone else could serve you better.
Here are 5 things you need to know:
Above all else, our connection and deep trust are what will best translate your experience and adventure into beautiful art; tokens of remembrance. I'm not just a photographer and you're not just another couple for me. We're friends, and I'm here to support you. I'm here to empower you both and create a safe space for us to be weird/crazy/silly/wild/free. To celebrate you and your amazing connection, your incredible souls. My main focus above all else is that you have an experience that fosters celebration. Most of my couples show up a little nervous, and by the end they’re feeling themselves and we've become amazing friends. Half of the time they even end up wanting to do photos nude halfway through! And that's really what lights me up! I love the deep connection and friendships we get to build. Trust me, taking these photos won't be awkward in any way—and I will make sure you both have a damn good time.
"The best part about working with you was that I never felt awkward. We loved your encouragement, and the fact that you were always directing us through the movements. You captured our love perfectly. I am forever grateful for these photos, Janelle Lynne! Thank you so much!
"...Sometimes you need someone else to see you when you can't see yourself. That's exactly what Janelle does.
"I didn't know what I wanted from these photos. I know that [before] I didn't feel powerful, or beautiful— ... My session with Janelle was healing. She directed me through one of the most raw, powerful, and beautiful experiences of my life. I was witnessed, I felt seen, and beautiful. I cannot recommend working with Janelle enough if you get the chance. She gets it. She sees beyond. And I am grateful forever.
was Wholly seen & Celebrated
"Guapaaaa— The experience you gave Xahil and I was out of this world fun!
"Damn these gifs are beautiful, and I even like myself in the photos! Taking photos with you was so so easy. You already know it, but you really are amazing! The gallery of photos you delivered is such a gift. Thank you, Janelle!
Got a little steamy...
Zion + Erika
finally felt beautful!
"We LOVED working with Janelle for our little wedding. Our photos are unique and creative, but also timeless and classy. She was very attentive to our desires and so helpful with the planning. Janelle even helped us out with our flowers! We will cherish her work for years to come and are so excited for our album. You won't regret booking Janelle, it was an awesome experience.
Had a destination wedding!
"I was so apprehensive waiting to see my photos...I knew they are raw, I left bare in the best way.
"Let me just say these photos are amazing!!!! I am so grateful to have done this session, and that I can have them all [the photos]! I could never pick just a few. Furthermore, the day of our session was a beautiful day and an awesome experience meeting Janelle and spending time with her. My heart is full.
"Janelle offers a superior photography experience!
"Janelle captures not only the people, but the MOMENT and the feeling. She covered our daughter's wedding very well and provided us with excellent photos. She knows how to creatively shoot, not just produce an assortment of traditionally posed pictures. Which came as a surprise for us, since we haven't seen anything like it before! Highly recommended!
Were pleasantly surprised
Sarah + Sally
Janelle and her team are so kind, creative, professional, and have an amazing attention to detail. She was a breeze to work with and they really went the extra mile for us. She was always available for a quick call. We also had an empowerment session before the wedding, which is perfect if you want to feel like a goddess on your wedding day. I had complete trust in her! Highly recommend!
"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 steamy engagement session in Mexico! She is so easy to work with. I feel so comfortable in my own skin... Now looking back on our photos, I'm still in love. I can't believe thats us! Thank you, Janelle!
Fell in Love with herself.
"We had so much fun just hiking to the private beach— then the photoshoot began.
Janelle made what would otherwise be a really awkward situation feel incredibly normal. We were especially excited about her GIFs, which are obviously soo sexy. I personally can't wait to do it again!
Surprised his boyfriend!
"And after getting the photos back, we were all gobsmacked by the quality of the photos and the editorial creativity we received. We just had to order a wedding photo album! It was so hard to choose my absolute favorites; we ended up with 97 pages worth. If you want a warm, friendly, and crazy-talented photographer to capture your special day with all of the elegance and vibrancy of life it deserves, please give Janelle a holler.
Sealed the Deal!
"You are simply the BEST, Janelle!
"Oh my goodness, I am absolutely in love with these photos! Every time we look through them, it feels like we're right there in the moment again. I've gone through the whole thing like 3 times already. I'm so glad you chose you for our engagement and wedding photos, and I can’t wait to have you take my maternity photos and family portraits in the future. You are simply the BEST, Janelle!
Keep Coming back for more
"Janelle, you did a great job!
We really couldn't have asked for a better wedding photographer. My husband and I are introverted and not super comfortable in front of a camera, but Janelle was able to help us relax and offered some great prompts.
What drew us into her work was her ease, and combination of digital and film photography. The film photography has such a soft cinematic feel that it simply can't be captured through digital. I can't recommend her enough!
Lesley + Divyesh
Actually enjoyed photos
Joan + Max
Investment begins at only $999 USD for all adventurous couple's sessions and steamy sessions. Inquire for my full pricing guide.
Investment begins at only $555 USD for one-on-one self celebration and empowerment boudoir sessions. To make sure you get the most out of your session, I always offer a styling consultation (and custom shopping cart) via zoom. Inquire Now.
Let's Book Now!
If you haven't noticed yet, 2022 is crazy busy for the photo industry. You really want to book your photo session, but aren't sure of whats going to happen next. I get how it can be a little scary to plan your empowerment session or destination/adventurous couple session with everything that's happened in 2020 and 2021. And believe me, I heard horror stories about humans who had to cancel or reschedule their weddings and photo sessions, and their venues and vendors just... were not helpful.
That's why I offer a guarantee— if disaster strikes and we have another lockdown or global pandemic, I won't hold it against you. We'll work together to reschedule your date without any change fees (up to a year later), or I'll refund you everything. Yep, I'll even give you back your deposit.
I know you’re looking for a photographer that “gets” you. You want to authentically commemorate the spirit of your passions, and experiences TOGETHER forever. You want something crafted; you want bold and authentic-to-you photography to preserve the stories behind your life’s most cherished relationship. You love adventure! And with me, that's exactly what you'll get.
is that a "hell yes"?