Golden British-Columbia


Golden BC based photographer Jena Mathews

I wholeheartedly believe in the nostalgic power of capturing life’s most human experiences

You know that a year from now — ten years from now — you will long to re-immerse in these moments

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About Jena Lee Photographs:

Jena Lee Photographs is based in Golden British-Columbia, located in the Rocky Mountains just west of the Alberta border.

Founded in 2017 by photographer Jena Mathews, Jena Lee Photographs specializes in working with families who love candid imagery and the nostalgia of printed photos.

Jena Lee Photographs primarily serves Golden BC and the surrounding communities such as Invermere and Revelstoke BC. As well as nearby Alberta communities such as Banff and Canmore.

Hey, I’m Jena

I was born here in Golden BC and still love living here today. I have left to travel the world and explore other places, and have settled back in these mountains with my own family now.

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.


• Who is Jena Lee Photographs for?

My photography is for families who love unposed, candid images. I tend to work with families who to document their important life milestones digitally and in print. The families I work with recognize that we live in a digital age but it is important to have tangible prints to pass down to their children and grandchildren.

Jena Lee Photographs offers maternity, birth, baby + family photography services.

• Where are you located?

Jena Lee Photographs is based in Golden BC and also frequently works in the surrounding communities such as Banff, Canmore, Invermere and Revelstoke.

I will also happily meet your family in a special place or abroad, just say the word and I will pack my bags!

• Do you have a studio?

No, I specialize in outdoor or in-home lifestyle portraits, which is different from studio photography. Get in touch if you would like my recommendation list of great studio photographers.

• Do you offer digital photos or just prints?

While my main focus is to help you preserve your legacy in print, I recognize that digital photos are great too. Any image purchased in print includes the corresponding digital file and there are also digital packages available for your family's archives.

We will talk about this in much more detail at your pre-consultation!

• When and how do I book?

While I can occasionally accommodate last minute bookings, my calendar tends to fill up quite quickly. For this reason, advanced booking is recommended when possible. For expecting families, booking during the second trimester is recommended.

Please complete the form on my contact page or email hello@jenaleelaroy.com for booking. You will hear from me within 1-3 business days to set up your pre-consultation.

• Do you photograph weddings?

No... but sometimes.

I have found my lane working with families and I generally like to stick to that. However, occasionally a very amazing couple comes along and suckers me into photographing their last minute elopement and it always ends up being a great time.



About Jena Lee Photographs