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Bring Samantha Kelly Photography to the Bay Area

July 12, 2014 By: Jenna Category: Uncategorized

Are you in the Bay Area? Looking for an all-film photographer who does colorful and bright lifestyle sessions with a natural feel to them? Maybe you don’t want to hire Jenna Cole because I don’t do all-film yet  :) (I did my first paid film/digital blend session and loved it! I’ll put my favorites up on the Jenna Cole blog after my site gets a makeover.)

If you’ve been searching for an all-film lifestyle photographer in the Bay Area but haven’t found the perfect fit, maybe you’d like to join me in bringing Samantha Kelly out here? She’s offering travel sessions for $750, which includes time spent shooting and all edited image files. That’s a fantastic price for a session done entirely on film with a photographer with her skill set, and I think it’s a one-time-deal because odds are high that her client base is going to explode and she isn’t going to be in portfolio-building mode anymore.


I met Samantha Kelly at Yan Fam Way and adored her instantly. I’m really hoping someone who sees this post will want to hire her as well so she will come to the Bay Area to do some sessions for us! When I contacted her she said she would need at least one session in addition to the one with my family in order to make the trip. Any takers?


Meet Me at BlogHer 2014

July 11, 2014 By: Jenna Category: Uncategorized


BlogHer 2014 is fifteen minutes from my house, and I’m keeping my eye on the Ticket Swap page for a great deal on conference passes. I really enjoyed my experience at BlogHerPro and I feel like my “blogging as a career” plans are picking up steam. I’m about to announce/launch a few different projects (details soon, I promise!) and I’m going to use the BlogHer experience to try to develop some partnerships with sponsors and network with other bloggers who are trying to do the same thing I am.

I’ve never been to a big conference like this and I’m trying to prepare myself. I’m such a newb that I didn’t even bring business cards to BlogHerPro. I haven’t lined up babysitting yet, so I’m not quite sure how much of the conference and festivities I’ll be able to attend. I want to meet up with people who are going! Where will you be and what are you looking forward to most?

One Quick Take

June 11, 2014 By: Jenna Category: Uncategorized

We met some friends at Big Basin Redwoods State Park to take pictures. After I did my thing and we ate some lunch, they were kind enough to turn the camera around and take some of me and my kids.

The picture above is what I would print out and hang up. The one below is what it’s like trying to get the one above to happen.



One Quick Take

May 29, 2014 By: Jenna Category: Uncategorized

The film version of an Instagram photo that I posted a few weeks ago. I love the “ankle watch” fashion statement T1 is making, even when wearing nothing but a towel after their bath.





May 19, 2014 By: Jenna Category: Uncategorized

I’m slowly making my way through the Portfolio Building session applications. So many wonderful ideas, and I admit that I find myself daydreaming about working with every single person who took the time to write in (17 so far!). I’m going to try to fit some in before mid-June, then I’ll be taking about 6 weeks off for travel and family, picking things back up in August/September.

These sessions will not only help me build up my portfolio with images that show my current abilities, but give me an opportunity to practice shooting film. This image is one of my first on 35mm that I really adore. This dad crooned to his wife on their wedding day, and they’ve continued the guitar-playing with their daughter as well.

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Curious about the difference between digital and film? Most of this session was digital, and this is one of my favorite shots from my dSLR. The digital shots are exposed a bit better, and the colors are edited a bit brighter, but I still prefer the film images because of the depth it has. There is a reason why photographers love film so much!


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