Seattle photographer for wedding day coverage, high school senior portraits, engagement sessions, family portraits, and professional headshots. Also serving the Scottsdale area.

Meet Jan

“Because images speak of love in a way that language cannot.”

I have always appreciated various forms of fine art, but it was photography which felt like a natural extension of myself. That connection started early in my life and has always been the common thread. How ideal that my first job, while still in high school, was at a photography studio. Throughout college life and my worldwide travels, various occupations and volunteer experiences, I embraced life by capturing images which speak to my heart. 

I am blessed to earn a living doing something I love. I started my business 20 years ago, photographing up to 70 weddings a year. Several years ago, I expanded my repertoire to include H.S. seniors & family portraiture. As an artist, it is LOVE which inspires me. Whether it is romantic love or parental love, it is a strong bond, absolutely palpable at times, and certainly worthy of honoring with precious images.

My goal is to create beautiful images which stand the test of time; the photographs which hold magic for you, and me, years later. I wholeheartedly agree with the famous photojournalist Dorothea Lange, "Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.”

I call Seattle home, and have photographed all around the world. I welcome destination weddings. Consider me “Passport & Camera Ready”.

Thanks for visiting my website. Please use my Contact page if you have questions or just call/text me. 

Jan took my son’s senior pictures, group Prom pictures, and at a different time took family pictures outdoors. She is a fantastic photographer with a super creative eye and we love her!
— Steve Alfheim
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You worked flawlessly with both our wedding party and guests. Everyone you came into contact with, and even those who simply saw you in action from afar, was completely impressed. You non-obtrusively caught the joy and excitement of our wedding day and calmly offered suggestion when direction was needed. Also, you allowed us to shine through every picture! Thank you!
— Mari and Steve Carey, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan did my daughters senior pictures and did an outstanding job! She went above and beyond in all aspects and picked up on my daughters personality so quickly which allowed for very natural pictures. Treasures forever!
— Gretchen Berling
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We are thrilled at the quality of our wedding photographs and the different moods you set. We both couldn’t believe how incredible they were – we had very high expectations; they were exceeded. Jan, please feel free to give our name and number for a referral anytime.
— Morei & Matt Lingle, Seattle WA
Jan took our son’s senior pictures and we couldn’t be happier. She was wonderful to work with for the whole process. We appreciated that she included a family photo shoot with the senior pictures package. She made us feel at ease and made the family photo shoot fun. All of the pictures are of high quality and really captured our personalities. Jan also helped us order our Christmas cards which was a bonus. We will definitely use Jan again!!!
— Andy Zollers
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Jan - Wow you did an amazing job with our son and his senior photos. Who knew he could look so good. Thank you a million times over for your timeliness, customer service, kindness, and AMAZING photographic work. Can’t wait to use you for our second son when he graduates. I also appreciate your flexibility and fun. I recommend you 100%.
— Julie Jonson
We love our photos! We especially appreciated your professionalism and genuine care. In comparing notes with other new brides, I’m confident we found the best photographer in the world! Thank you so much for everything!
— Sheila & Doug Graves, Waltham, Massachusetts
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Thank you for the wonderful pictures; you captured the sentiment and joy of our wedding perfectly. Your sense of humor and personality were a terrific addition to the day.
— Angie and Chris Pezzee, Redmond WA
We feel extremely lucky to have found you. It’s easy to see you’re a true professional; your willingness to step in and help with a ‘crisis’ was fantastic. You had such a calming effect. Thank you for the beautiful wedding photographs!
— Lena & Jamie Iredale, New York City
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Jan, you were an organized and calming influence on our wedding day. Everyone told us how much they appreciated your warm approach. Our wedding pictures are beautiful; we are very pleased.
— Tiffany & Paul Dickinson, Fayetteville, North Carolina
Not only is your work fabulous, your sincerity and passion was the best gift we received. We’ll treasure these pictures forever! We thank you so much for everything.
— Eileen & Luke Martindale, Kirkland
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Oh Jan, what awesome photographs! We’re very pleased. Thank you for your talents.
— BJ and Ken Brown, Boise, Idaho