hey, I’m jena

About Jena Mathews —

I’m a lifestyle photographer based in Golden BC. My main job is to photograph families and newborns, but I love to take on a few weddings every year as well.
  • I have a Professional Photography Diploma — it was a great experience that I am grateful for and taught me a lot, but I don’t think you need formal education to be successful.
  • My husband and I own a small property where we love to raise pigs and grow a big garden each summer.
  • When I’m not being a photographer I can be found skiing, biking, running, going to the thrift store, and dealing with the above-mentioned pigs and garden.
  • I have diagnosed endometriosis and we are currently on a 3+ year fertility ~journey~. You will find that I’m pretty open about this, it’s ok to ask questions.
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, 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.

MEET THE

TEAM

After five years on my own and a business growing faster than I could keep up, I welcomed these talented photographers to my team.

Everyone on the team goes through training so that your experience is consistent from start to finish. We are all committed to candid, lifestyle photos and delivering an amazing final product. These gals have my full trust, you’re going to love working with them.

Tara

We love Tara’s warm personality, incredible talent and natural ability to put people at ease. She moved to Alberta to explore the mountains, loves to travel and is a dedicated Swiftie.

Tara joined the JLP team in 2023 and takes on a lot of our Canmore and Banff clients.

Join the team

I am always looking for the right people to join the team, specifically in the Banff, Canmore and Calgary areas.

This position is best suited for photographers who are already comfortable with portrait photography and possibly someone who already has their own photography business looking for extra work.

A little about the branding —

Brand identity and words by Olivia Herrick Design

“Logo symbols represent the moon and the sun – contrast – the highs and lows of life – enjoying the good amidst the challenges – capturing the real and raw – trials and triumphs – even in the darkest moments the dawn will follow – your awareness and acknowledgment of both give your work substance and depth.”