capturing the beauty of your essence!


WELCOME to the photography of Janelle Stephanie



I'm a natural light, lifestyle portrait photographer who is based out of the Santa Ynez Valley! 

I offer elopement packages, small wedding packages, family portraits, senior portraits, maternity portraits, and personal branding portrait sessions.  My goal is to always capture the beauty of your essence.  And, when the evening sun is out, I will focus on photographing you in golden, ethereal light.

I photograph on location, typically outside at a park or nature preserve or at a location that has special meaning to you.  (Due to covid, I'm doing all of my photoshoots outside and I only do photoshoots with 10 people or less.)

*Travel fees apply for locations more than 20 minutes away.  Prices are subject to change.*

ABOUT

Hi!  I'm Janelle Stephanie!

I've been capturing romance, beauty and family love since 2008.

I do my best work in natural light and outside! 

You'll find that I have a lifestyle approach, capturing some posed moments and some that happen naturally.   

My photography has been featured on Martha Stewart Weddings and Grey Likes Weddings. 

Words to describe my style:
“Sweet. Soft. Couture. Raw. One of a kind. Slightly French. Backyard country beauty. Abandoned rope swings. Hints of floral. Glamor. Warm summer nights. Wind blown, beach tousled hair. Floating. Moonshine. Rain. Hidden gardens. Paris. Italia. Morocco. Future retro. Je ne sais quoi. Selah.” 

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This is us!

My wonderful husband, our beautiful daughter and I. We just moved from Santa Barbara, CA to Allen, TX and we are happy to call Texas our new home!

Paul and I have been married for a few years now.  And we're so grateful that God brought us together via an accidental date on a beautiful summer evening. 

Paul is tenderhearted and full of tremendous peace. And his words have weight. He cares for us so well!

And our daughter is such a gift! She is unlike anything I had imagined! Her endless, sweet smiles melt my heart all day long. I still can't believe that she is part of our family! 






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"She is truly talented and captures the spirit of our family beautifully."

~ Kristen & Max

" We absolutely LOVED her work!!" ~ Christina & Jordan

"OMG!! We loved our photos! She is so talented!!"
~ Kamila & Derrick

"She has blessed us for more than 8 years with beautiful images.
Her art glorifies the Lord in all His beauty."
~ Jennie & Jon

" Thank you for our wonderful family photos.
They literally brought tears to our eyes." ~ Zoe & James

Photo Sessions

start at

$350

Please enquire for more details!


A one hour photo session.
Up to 25 edited photos (Color.)
All edited photos will be delivered in an online gallery. From this gallery, you, friends and family are welcome to download images, order prints and share images.
A zip file of your high resolution photos. 
A print release. 
  

(Please note that I primarily use lightroom to edit my photos.  I mainly focus on bringing out the best light and color in your photos to enhance the moment!  I do not provide extensive re-touching or altering using photoshop.)  

FAQ

What's the process for booking a portrait session? 

    - After you select your date and time and location I will send you a deposit request and agreement.  
       (Deposits are non-refundable.)
    - Next we will talk about your vision for your photoshoot!
       + You'll let me know more about what you were envisioning for your portrait session  
       + You may send me inspiration photos!  I may suggest ideas to incorporate into your photoshoot. 
       + I'll offer you styling suggestions. 
     - On the day of the shoot, I'll meet you at your location and we will take the photos you envisioned along with some others that come to us in the moment.  Your final payment will be due on the day of your shoot! 
      - You will be able to download 25 edited photos for free, after that there is a fee per additional photo download. 
 
And that's pretty much the process!  I'm always available to speak about these things over the phone or email!  And I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

contact me!

This is us!

My wonderful husband, our beautiful daughter and I. We just moved from Santa Barbara, CA to Allen, TX and we are happy to call Texas our new home!

Paul and I have been married for a few years now.  And we're so grateful that God brought us together via an accidental date on a beautiful summer evening. 

Paul is tenderhearted and full of tremendous peace. And his words have weight. He cares for us so well!

And our daughter is such a gift! She is unlike anything I had imagined! Her endless, sweet smiles melt my heart all day long. I still can't believe that she is part of our family! 






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Portraits

Wedding Galleries

Family Portrait Galleries

Maternity Galleries

CONTACT ME!


Thank you for getting in touch with me!  If you wish to book a photoshoot please fill out the form and submit it.  If you wish to contact me regarding something else, feel free to email me directly at janelle@janellestephanie.com. 

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