” I H A V E T H E G R E A T P R I V I L E G E O F B E I N G B O T H W I T N E S S A N D S T O R Y T E L L E R .
I N T I M A C Y , T R U S T A N D I N T U I T I O N G U I D E M Y W O R K . “
— J . G .
Cups of coffee
OH hello, BEAUTIFUL!
My name is Janet.
I’m a free spirited “hopeful romantic” who still cries at weddings. Yes, I’ll probably cry at yours too!! Fueled by coffee + positive vibrations, I’m a “you can sit with me” kind of person. I’m passionate about helping others who are thinking of pursuing the entrepreneur route. There’s something about that “go get-er” + “hustle” + “I can do this” mentality that sparks something in my soul. It’s super contagious and reminds me of when I first started my journey to entrepreneurship. One of my favorite quotes of all time (I love quotes!):
“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
I AM: A big dreamer with an old soul. A deep conversationalist. An extroverted introvert. A self-proclaimed shoe-a-holic. A lover of inappropriate jokes. A medium maintenance girly girl. And a firm believer that naps and hugs can solve many things.
My photography style is vibrant and soulful. I am drawn to simplicity, white spaces, rich hues, editorial magazine spreads and the combination of grit + glamour. When I’m shooting, I gravitate towards all the candid and in between moments, body language, movement, laughter and sweet kisses. Some things that tug at my heart string and make me all giddy inside: pretty interiors, typography and secluded landscapes. Real + raw love inspires me to create one of a kind imagery, always.
When I’m not busy building my empire, you’ll find my head tucked away in a book somewhere, going on crazy adventures + being silly with my handsome fiance or cooking up a new recipe in the kitchen. I’m obsessed with cute cafe’s + coffee shops and probably drink way too much coffee. But hey, I just love the taste of it. I’m mostly known for my loud and contagious laughter and my ability to be so “motherly”. My new found love + hobby includes fitness and doing squats. 😀
<< HERE ARE SOME OF MY FAVORITE THINGS!
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Read what our lovely clients are saying…
"We saw Janet's work from a friend and instantly FELL IN LOVE. Our photos came out so AMAZING...she did such a BEAUTIFUL JOB!"
♥ Diana & Johnny
"WOW!!!! She did such a PHENOMENAL JOB and our photos look like they are from a MAGAZINE!"
♥ Sarah & Aaron
"She has the BEST EYE! I LOVE LOVE LOVE her work!...SHE IS WORTH IT! 100%"
♥ Debbie & Clinton
THE CLIENT EXPERIENCE
You’ve found the love of your life (congrats!!). You may have already purchased your wedding dress and even put a deposit down on your venue. Now you’re ready to book a wedding photographer. AWESOME! I’m so happy that you are here. Here’s what you can expect from Love Janet Photography.
Expect to have some FUN!
I want to make this experience as fun as possible! Plus when you’re having fun, it totally shows in photos. Hopefully I can bring that to the table for you: a sense of comfort and peace of mind when we work + create together.
I’m sure you already have tons of things you’re worried about but rest assured, as soon as you book with LJP, I will help guide you through the wedding photography process + wedding experience with ease.
As part of this process, you’ll have my help with creating your photography timeline and I’ll even reach out to your coordinator (if you don’t have one, I would highly recommend hiring one!) to make sure your day runs as smoothly as possible. So get ready to have some fun!
50 years from now
I know. That seems so far away. But try. Try to imagine you + bae 50 years from now walking hand in hand. You’re browsing through your wedding album together. You’re whispering into each other’s ear, sharing sweet kisses and reminiscing about the day you committed your whole hearts + lives to each other. I could only imagine that you’re totally feeling…all the feels right now.
Sure, you’ll have tons of pretty wedding photos. TONS…I promise. But it’s truly more than just that. It’s about the experience. It’s about the beautiful memories you’re going to create together that day. It’s about your love story that you get to pass down for generations to come.
I’m so excited that you’re embarking on this new venture together. I would be so, so honored to be apart of it. And hopefully, I will have left such an impression that many years from now you’ll still remember who your wedding photographer was.
My vow to you
I wholeheartedly love what I do and love that my clients all trust me to get the “job” done. Many have dubbed me their “photographer for life”. Ha! Such an honor and it’s definitely something I don’t ever want to take for granted.
With that being said…you’re in good hands. I will shoot your special day as if I were shooting my best friend’s wedding. I think that says a lot!
It’s so important to me that I give each couple + client that extra special care and attention that they need. Which is why I only take on a limited number of weddings + sessions each year. When you become a LJP client, it is my goal to make sure you receive the best experience possible. That is my vow to you: that you walk away a happy client and possibly even your photographer for life.
In case you wanted to get to know me even better...here are some more random things about me!
5 F U N F A C T S A B O U T M E
Confession: While I love to cook, I could do without grocery shopping. Personally, I think it takes up too much time. haha So I haven’t gone grocery shopping in over a year, but still get my groceries! How you ask?? One word: AMAZON! If you haven’t tried ordering groceries online, you must try it. It’s going to save your life + time, I promise. I think I’ve only stepped foot inside a grocery store a handful of times this year. But I do all of my grocery shopping online and it’s delivered right to my doorstep. How great is that?!? I’m currently on a mission to outsource my whole life. Won’t you join me?
Spicy + Saucy
I’ve been eating spicy foods since I was in the womb. haha My dad is Thai and my mom is from Laos. Culturally, the people from my mother + father land love their dishes extra spicy. Like, burning hot, I need a glass of milk spicy. Ha! So there, I just gave a little intro about my heritage. But all that to say that I put hot sauce on just about everything…everything that is not sweet of course!
Nerd at heart
People ask me all the time if I majored in photography in college but I actually taught myself. I graduated from UCLA with a biology degree. Go Bruins!! At one point, I considered double majoring in psychology because I was so intrigued with how the mind works + it’s affects on human behavior. I still read tons of books on the matter; and I especially enjoy reading psychology books in relation to all things business. I love learning about why we do what we do…not just on a biological level but also understanding how our minds plus past experiences shape our social + everyday lives. I ended up not committing to the double major because I would be in school for a lot longer = more student loans. No bueno! If I could go back in time (no regrets obviously!), I would choose to major in business + psychology.
While I love the creative aspect of being a photographer, I also love being a business woman + lady boss. I truly feel like the entrepreneur life chose me. My dad is an entrepreneur. My future hubby-to-be is one too and he actually inspired + motivated me to start my own business. I’ve had many positive influences in my life so I’m totally okay with doing things the unconventional way and pushing the social norms. After working for a biotech company after college, I soon realized that the cubicle + corporate life was not for me and decided to take the leap of faith towards becoming my own boss.
I color code my wardrobe. So when I met bae and saw that his closet was organized and color coded too, I totally fell in love! haha Okay, that sounds so superficial but there were of course more reasons that drew me to him the first day we met. Aside from the obvious chemistry, I noticed that we shared the same interest in music, we both loved living + celebrating life and had the same sense of humor; there were totally sparks flying that day as cheesy as that sounds. Oh, I just adore him.
My Personal Goals This Year!
You're still here, YAY! Alright, so here's the deal...
Yes loves, photography is an investment. An investment in your future. Let me tell you why! At the end of the your wedding day, after you’ve said your “I do’s”, you’ve danced the night away with your forever love and the details have been put away…what will remain are your beautiful memories + photos.
Whether you decide to book me as your wedding photographer or decide to go with someone else, I urge you to please invest in an experienced photographer whom you vibe well with. You and your wedding photographer will be spending lots of time together so please make sure that you
like love them, your personalities mesh well together and obviously that you love their full body of work. This is one reason why I love meeting my couples before hand to see if we’ll be a good match. ♥
>> WE MAY BE A GOOD MATCH IF:
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