lifestyle Family + newborn photography


Family and newborn photography that feels like you just so happen have a friend who is really good at photography and they just so happen to have their camera while your family is being cute together...

You want family photos that feel more like you...

Life with kids is a full-on rollercoaster of fun, love, cheerios and chaos.

That's pretty much how our photo session will go, too (this is a good thing).

I can assume that you have hundreds and hundreds of photos of your family on your phone and that only a small percentage of them are of your kids sitting still with a nice smile.

The rest are of your life exactly as it is: snuggles that you know won't last forever, fun adventures outside, your kids being silly together, or a rare moment of quiet play.

In my honest opinion, those real life moments are what make for the very best family photographs and that's what I document for people.

The secret to great, candid family photography is to let the kids be themselves, give parents permission to go with the flow, and trust me to capture the beauty of it all.

I am ready to enter!!

Ten year old daughter hugs her dad while laughing during their canmore family photography session with jena lee photographs

Let me guess...

(almost all of my clients try to convince me of these nonsense things)

  • you are awkward in front of the camera (everyone is at first, but I got you)
  • nobody is able to get a good photo of you (it's not you, it's them)
  • your kids won't sit still (They don't need to)
  • It's impossible to get their real smile (we will get it)
  • You have nothing to wear (I am so good at helping with this part, trust me, you have something)

How do I know this?

Every single family that I work with wants the same thing: family photos that are not a stiff, stressful experience.

I see it with every family that I photograph: they know that this time in their life is precious and that they want to document it, but are not sure how to find an experience that is easy and delivers photos that feel authentic to them.

that's where I come in!

I understand the consequences of not having photos with our loved ones...

we lost my dad very suddenly in 2015 and the photos we have together are my most prized possessions.

although they never feel like enough, family photos are one thing that become more and more valuable as life goes on. one day, they will be all we have left of somebody.

Hey, I'm Jena

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.

You don't love the idea of cheesy, stiff photos — and neither do I.



enter me in this giveaway

What other families are saying —

What stands out the most from our experience with Jena is the ease at which she lead our family photo session as well as every other step of the process (which isn’t always smooth sailing when there are babies and toddlers involved). Having her capture our little family at this moment in time means everything to us. Thank you Jena! Until next time 🙂

Jena is a fantastic photographer! I am super happy with how the photo shoot went; Jena put my husband and I at ease and made capturing photos with our wiggly baby really fun and relaxed. The digital photos we received back were exactly what I had hoped for! Couldn’t recommend her services more.

I can’t say enough about how wonderful Jena is! Not only are her photos completely beautiful, but working with her was an absolute dream. She was so clam and flexible with helping my vision come to life, and I felt so comfortable with her. If you’re looking for an incredible photographer, I would just stop now- you found her!

— Bree D.

— Lisa k.

— riley b.

Family session, emerald lake

family session, canmore ab

portrait session, golden bc

The $5k Giveaway

preparation guides

family or newborn photo session

travel within 200km

The prep guides give you everything you need to know to feel prepared for your photo session, plus a few things you probably haven't thought of yet.

Let me guide you and your family through a lifestyle photo session that is guaranteed to create beautifully candid images of you and your loved ones.

My business is based in Golden BC but I also serve the Revelstoke, Invermere, Canmore, Banff and Calgary areas for no extra travel fees.

*You can still apply to win if you are outside of these areas!!

one lucky family will win the following —

wardrobe consultation

digital gallery

heirloom lay-flat album

Everyones biggest question, what to wear? Don't worry, we will work together to find the perfect outfits and there is a method to making it easy.

We aren't finished until your images are printed, so you will also receive a beautiful 10x10" heirloom printed album to flip through together as a family.

You will receive a beautiful digital gallery curated with the best photos from our session, all yours to download and share as you please.

wow, I need to enter this asap


What if I live outside of your normal travel area?

How long do I have to enter the giveaway?

Please still apply! If you win, there may be a small travel fee required. Usually I waive that though if there are multiple bookings in the same area (maybe your friends want nice photos too??)

This $5k giveaway will be open from Monday November 13th until Sunday November 19th.

The winner will be selected and announced Monday, November 20th.

How do I enter?

Why are you offering such a generous giveaway?

Enter your name and email below and then a slightly longer form will be sent to you. The longer form is required to complete your entry, but that's it.

A few reasons:

The first reason is business oriented and that it is a great way to create excitement and reach new, cool people (like you!)

But, the main most important reason is that I love an opportunity to give back to my clients and audience. I understand that professional photography is a luxury so it's really nice to put out these offers every once in a while.

If you don't think family photos are important, wait until they are all you have left.

You're right, sign me up.