My expertise is in creating family portraits that dive deeper into your relationships and showcase the personalities of your people.
We will photograph your family just as they are. What our hearts seek are honest, visual representations of who we love; and why we love them.
Anyone can stand and say cheese for a photo...
it’s my goal to go beyond superficial, canned portraits to create family photos that feel more you.
hey, I'm Jena
A lifestyle family + newborn (and the occasional wedding) photographer based in Golden, British-Columbia + Banff Alberta, Canada
In 2015 — right before I was about to move from Golden BC to Vancouver for my photography diploma — my Dad passed away very suddenly. The entire time I studied photography and built Jena Lee Photographs, his loss was kept close to my heart.
The feeling of losing a loved one continues to be my source of inspiration as your photographer. I know how important these memories and photographs will become one day.
Let's make sure that in five or ten years from now you will have beautiful candid images to look back on and tell your story. Trust that I will photograph your family with as much care as I do my own.
"My husband and I had the time of our lives in Banff on our baby moon. For our maternity session, Jena made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and was easy to connect with. It's as if we had all been friends for the longest time! She was open to suggestions/ideas we had for photos and helped direct us in such a natural way. We absolutely love the photos and can't wait for another photoshoot with Jena as a family of three! "
"Jena was an absolute treat to have at our wedding, she was so calm and people felt at ease while she was taking photos, and she captured everything so beautifully. Our family and friends are still raving about how beautiful the photos are, and what beautiful keepsakes they serve as for the event."
Kind Words —
we did newborn and 1 year shoots. I was nervous to be photographed but she made us feel very comfortable and it was a really fun experience. Her photos are really beautiful and captured some amazing candid moments of our family. These are true lifestyle photos of our family in our element. She was fun to work with, our son Mack loves her on top of being a real professional. I almost decided against photos but I am so glad we did, we will cherish these forever.
" We were having a family photo shoot with 3 generations, and the 3 and 7 year old were somewhat cranky. Jena was understanding and had several tricks up her sleeve to help with the situation. She was also super reassuring that their behaviour was normal. Despite the meltdowns, we ended up with lots of wonderful pictures to choose from. Jena did an excellent job of making us feel natural and captured the love between all of us. It was a positive experience and we are so pleased with the results."
"Jena has an amazing gift of capturing the natural fun of togetherness. She captures living memories. Looking forward to another session."
the photo session
free consultation call
Once it comes time for your photo session, we will meet at the pre-determined beautiful location as friends, not strangers.
The most important part of my job is to make sure you know what to expect and feel comfortable enough to be yourself. That's the secret to taking great photos, shh.
We always start with a quick video call, this is a great way to get to know each other and to chat about what you love about your family so much.
ordering appointment + prints
photo session prep info + guides
A few weeks later, we will meet again (usually via Zoom) to go through your images and to decide how you would like to enjoy them. I'll show you a beautiful slideshow, you will say "I can't believe my family looks like that!" (in a good way), and we will create the photo album and wall collage of your dreams.
From there we will get you all booked in and I will share loads of info to help you feel prepared — tips for the kids, great location ideas, what to wear, what to wear postpartum, what to wear in the winter... can you guess what the number one question I get asked is?