About Janise

I love nature and creating in the natural environment.  I also love inspiring quotes and I feel this quote really sums up who I am and the way I feel about creating in nature and the wonderful people I have the opportunity to create with:

"When you are in accord with nature,

nature will yield up its bounty...

and every sacred place is the place where eternity shines through time." 

 

~ Joseph Campbell

I enjoy creating with people who are excited about their lives and the gifts they share with the world.  

 

You are unique and your photographic memories need to reflect your personality. 

What is so important about the way I feel about photography?  There is no instrument or artistic expression which holds such mystery.  It’s amazing to me to be able to look upon a scene, a beautiful person, couple or family and feel the joyful emotion, and with my mind’s eye be able to capture that image and bring it through the lens onto the digital image or print. It’s the magic of alchemy. That one moment in time in which the image is created, all the senses, heart and spirt go into creating the memory which flows through the lens of the camera. The photographic image holds such power, a tangible expression, that has the ability to bring you back to that moment of time. I am continually amazed even with the immediacy of the iPhones we now use; it is and will always remain an incredible mystery and one I love engaging with.

 

Like a mosaic, each aspect of the creating I engage with gives a richness to my whole body of creation.  The people, places and venues may change, yet it is the vibrant essence of life in any situation that helps me capture and create your story.  My extensive body of work over the last 30 years has emphasized people and our natural world.  Each opportunity to create is viewed as a new and unique experience, because each person, couple and family has a special personality, which needs to shine.  I share my wonderful attitude with you and I pride myself on providing exceptional quality images and customer services.  You are my people, who have given me the privilege of creating your stories, and I thank you.

From the moment I laid my eyes on a camera in my grandma’s desk at the age of 10, I loved photography, it was like a found treasure, and it is the treasure in others which I enjoy bringing out into full light. I continue to learn and evolve as an artist, because I think that’s one of the things I enjoy about photography – it’s always expanding and changing. Now with digital photography, the expansion is like being catapulted into another galaxy, where the possibilities are infinite. The world around us changes, but the basics are still there – the wonderful celebrations of life and the unique stories which can be captured to embrace your wondrous memories.


My love of photography and the story telling process continues to expand more now than when I began, and I’m not sure how that happened, but it has and that totally excites me!