Tuesday Thoughts and Updates…

Holy Cow! Not only is it Fall – it’s October! Man, has this year flown by so quickly! I am slowly pulling out my favorite scarves and fall boots in preparation for cooler weather. Starbucks is still my favorite – but I definitely look forward to the Pumpkin Spice Latte each year! Yum!

I know, I know… this blog has been a bit neglected – but I promise you I have been busy! My heart has been so full with love from amazing couples and beautiful weddings!


Here are a few sneak peeks of what I have been up to lately…. Blog posts coming soon!


The sweetest couple… EVER! Kimberly & Jamal’s engagement session…



I had an awesome opportunity to second shoot with Erik Umphrey while he was in town in Atlanta. Here is one of my favorite images from Bridgette and Jarrod’s wedding day…

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And last my definitely not least – my lovely friend Jaime and Leon on their wedding day. They had a lovely sunrise wedding on South Beach and I am so excited to blog about it!



What are your plans for the Fall Season?

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Heleyna h=Holmes - My plans for the Fall season are to stay dry! We have had some crazy rain and wind in the Northwest these last few days! Great photos!

Laura - All of these are beautiful and so are the couples!

Alison Harper - What beautiful shots! I can’t wait to see more from your friend’s south beach wedding! Take me to the beach!

Kelly Ewell - The South Beach wedding looks like it was an amazing one!

Emilia Jane - Can’t wait to see more from that wedding you second shot!

ashley barnett - Wow what gorgeous sneak peeks!!! LOVE that first one so much!

katie - All amazing previews!!! That beach wedding looks awesome!
I wish there was a fall in San Diego! It still gets hot here so no scarves and boots for me yet :(

jennifer - OOOH, I can’t wait to see more!!

Married: Mary & Alain | Wisconsin Destination Wedding Photographer

The day could not have started off more perfectly. Alain and Mary had their ceremony at the Olympia Resort in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the day was absolutely beautiful with an added touch of a cool breeze to welcome all the guests for their joyous day. Filled with happy tears and emotion – Mary and Alain embraced each moment as the day unfolded.

Alain and Mary, thank you so much for the privilege of documenting your wedding day. Wishing you nothing but the best as you begin your journey as husband and wife!

I love Alain’s reaction to Mary’s gift!!! Classic!!!:)

Alain’s gift to his groomsmen – Kenneth Cole watches and cufflinks!

Pretty in blue and topped with a white ribbon – Mary’s gift from Alain…

Mary added a few DIY signs to welcome their guests….

The perfect backdrop for a beautiful day!

This is why I love having a second shooter! As I was focusing on Mary – my lovely second shooter, Saadia, caught raw emotion from Alain. So pure and authentic!

I love first glances after they finally meet at the altar – Classic!


I absolutely loved their location for portraits!!!! 

Congrats again, Mary & Alain!

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Becca - Her flowers are absolutely perfect! Loving this wedding!!

Emily - My favorite is the one of them on the little bridge. So beautiful!

Kimberly - You did an AMAZING job documentary their wedding day, Janelle! Beautiful photos.

teri pozniak // tPoz - what a beautiful wedding!! I love his reaction to her coming down the aisle!

Cendino - Great Job Janelle!

Kedna Obnis - Very inspiring. Beautiful work !

Jennifer - Wow, she is stunning! I love all of these; I bet they are thrilled!

Emilia Jane - I love her looking up at him during the ceremony. So much joy!

Brea - Such a beautiful couple, bridal party, wedding and photos!

Alison Harper - What a beautiful wedding! The bride was gorgeous!

katie - Gorgeous!!! I love love love the emotions you were able to catch! I’m sure they’re going to treasure these SO much!

kathy - Such a sweet day filled with wonderful emotions – you captured it beautifully! 😀

Nichols Portraits - Stunning bride and handsome groom! These are sooo good! Fantastic photography!

Tiffany - Beautiful Spec! Just BEAUTIFUL!
Wow! Congrats to my friend and his gorgeous wife. You did such a great job capture the moments.

I honestly did cry when I saw Alain tear up.
Beautiful! :-)

Abbey - Gorgeous wedding Janelle!!

Featured on Essence! » Janelle C. Photography [Blog] - […] Last July I had the pleasure of photographing Mary and Alain’s Destination Wedding in Wisconsin and it was finally featured on Essence! You can read about their incredible love story HERE and you can check out my blog post HERE! […]

Kima & Curtis : Maternity Session

The Miles family truly holds a special place in my heart. I once did a family session for Kima and her family last January, but then a few weeks later their family suffered a great loss to their son, Courtland. Their strength, love, and courage to move forward is truly amazing!

And I am so happy to say that they have been blessed to be expecting a baby boy this upcoming August!

You can’t tell but it definitely rained throughout the shoot! I am sooooo thankful this family was patient with Mother Nature.

 I believe Kima, Curtis and Miss K definitely rocked the shoot!

What do you think?

Kima – You are beautiful!
This lovely lady – Miss K. – was such a great assistant during the shoot!
… and she has a lot of personality too! Can you tell??:)
Congrats again! Can’t wait to finally meet the little one! 

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Dani - These are beautiful. Miss K is just too cute – you can tell she is such a ham just from these couple photos. And I’m so incredibly saddened to hear about their loss. Courtland was such a handsome boy – here’s to hoping he is watching over this precious family.

Isabelle - Oh she is sooooo beautiful!!! Love this session!!

Natalie - Such a beautiful session! Gorgeous light and a beautiful Momma to be!

Krista A. Jones - These photos are so sweet! And she is just gorgeous! I love that you were not only able to capture Miss K’s maternity, but also her entire family!

Emilia Jane - Aww the ones of her daughter listening are too precious!!!

ashley barnett - How beautiful! She is stunning and their little gal is such a trip!!

Kate Ann - Beautiful images! I love the shot through the tree branches. Miss K definitely rocked this session!

Kimberly - Yep! I would definitely say that this family totally rocked their shoot…and you did, too! I love all of the photos. Miss K looked like she brought a lot of joy to the shoot.

Tabitha G. - Fabulous shoot! Mom is stunning! Such a beautiful family! Great job, Janelle!

Tamika W - These are just beautiful

Christy Tyler - Oh my gosh – I can’t even handle how cute that little girl is!! And I love the one of her sitting in the tall grass looking up towards the sky. Gorgeous.

Hannes Uys - Beautiful work Janelle!