STYLE & VISION
sugar and spice
I'm all about two things: connection and celebration. Seriously, these are my focus from our first client meeting till the chicken dance starts.
I make an effort to get to know your closest friends and family on your wedding day. Why? First, they're probably cool people, and second, when they know me as "Janelle" the gal who plays Dungeons and Dragons and has a pet Duck, they're going to let me into their world.
learning is cool
I'm invested in what I do. Each year I strive to learn more. I am thankful to have attended We Three Workshops and Alpine North West. I had the opportunity to learn with the best of the best.
I'm also a student affairs nerd, currently pursuing a Certificate in Adult Learning Specializing in Career and Academic Advising with the University of Calgary.
the beekeeper gal
I grew up just outside Edmonton AB, Canada, on what you'd call a hobby farm. For a short while I lived downtown but I've returned to the rural lifestyle where I belong. I recently took up beekeeping.
Some weeknights you'll find me down at the dock at the Edmonton Rowing Club. Other weeknights I'll be at home with our pet duck. Her name is Duck.
Same place at the same time? Let me know, we should connect :)
BUCKET LIST DESTINATIONS
Nazaré Portugal, Newfoundland & Labrador Canada, Tasmania Australia, Grand Canyon USA, Patagonia Argentina, Antartica
• WHAT'S IN YOUR BAG?
I shoot with not one, but two professional Nikon D750s. I use four lenses on your wedding day, the Nikkor 35 mm, Nikkor 50 mm, Nikkor 85 mm, Nikkor 105 mm, and sometimes the Nikkor 70 - 200 mm. My favourite lens is the 1.4 35 mm because it's the lens which most closely matches the human eye.
I also use a set of off camera flashes for your reception, but prefer to shoot with natural or ambient light when possible.
• WHAT IF WE NEED HELP?
I will be there for you. I can help with the planning process as much or as little as you like. I often help clients with the following wedding tasks: creating a family photo list, finding vendors in your area and finalizing timelines.
I'm also there to help and support you on the day of. It's my mission to help you celebrate with your friends and family.
• DO YOU EDIT? HOW MANY IMAGES DO WE RECEIEVE?
After your wedding day I carefully go through your images. I choose only the best to edit and tell your story. Not all images taken on the day of your wedding will be delivered in the final product.
When I shoot a 10 hour wedding solo, the average client receives between 500 - 700 edited images. When I'm with you longer, that number increases.
• WHEN DO WE RECEIVE OUR EDITED IMAGES?
One of the most common questions I'm asked :) I carefully study and edit your images. My high standard means it takes time to edit your photos the exact way I want them.
You'll receive your wedding images within 3 months after your wedding day. I know it seems like forever to wait, but it'll be worth the time, trust me.
thank your rocks so they don't roll away
My family and friends are my biggest cheerleaders and enablers. So yeah, they're all a part of my team. Thank you all for loving me even though you don't see me for entire summers. You rock and your love sustains me. Seriously.
Words can't begin how highly I would recommend Janelle as a wedding photographer. She took all the pressure off of us as a couple and we were able to enjoy our wedding day without thinking for one moment about how photos would turn out. We gave her very limited direction but she was still able to deliver exactly what we wanted, and these are photos we will cherish for the rest of our lives.
My darling photographer, Janelle. As a couple, we didn't have very many bright ideas for pictures, but Janelle more than made up for it. Everyone raves about our wedding pictures. She has such a good eye and my photos are definitely one of my most treasured possessions now.
Janelle is such an amazing photographer, and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. She photographed our small and casual wedding and we could not have hoped for a better photographer. Her attitude is both down to earth and professional, and she was able to capture so many beautiful candid moments, while making any posed photos fun. She has an excellent eye, and we are absolutely in love with her style and how the finished photos came out. The turn around for the photos was also fast! She even sent us a few on the day of the wedding, which was such a lovely gift after a whirlwind of a day. We cannot recommend her enough!
We've had the opportunity to be photographed by Janelle on numerous occasions. It has been such a pleasure watching her hone her skills and build her photography portfolio over the years. Janelle is great at capturing both the exciting and quiet moments of special occasions. She is patient when working with people who are not often photographed and we appreciate that she doesn't try to pose anyone in ways they are not comfortable. This makes for images that are authentic and genuinely candid. We often recommend Janelle to all our family and friends!
Working with Janelle was one of the highlights of our wedding. She honestly went above and beyond in every way, and she was extremely professional, from our initial meeting to after the wedding day. She was fun, inclusive, and made us feel as comfortable as if we were spending time with a friend trying to capture the best moments for our specific story - something really important for such a personal day. It didn't feel like she was focused on trying to get generic wedding photographer portfolio shots. She took great care of us on our wedding day, and she works very hard and efficiently - we even had our photos earlier than expected!