Janae found her passion for photography at a young age when she inherited her grandfather’s 35mm camera. She knew from the moment she took her first picture that this was her life’s path. This passion for seeing the world through imagery took her to Brooks Institute of Photography where she continued to expand the foundation on which her future photography career is based. Shortly after graduation, she married her true love and found that weddings were the medium in which she would express her art. Having specialized in weddings for 10 years, newborn and family portraiture were added to the mix after the birth of her first son in 2011. She continues to love photographing both weddings and families and looks forward to being part of these cherished moments in your life.
Janae currently resides in San Francisco with her husband and their three sons. Her images have been featured in Style Me Pretty, The Knot, The Knot Northern California and Wedding Chicks as well as having been awarded at Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. When not shooting she can be found getting into mischief with her three rambunctious sons, usually at the beach down the street from their home.
Julia joined Janae Shields Photography in 2011 after having relocated back to the bay area. She also attended Brooks Institute of Photography and was thrilled to be returning to her home city after graduation. She comes to JSP as an associate photographer available for your wedding. Her passion for photography and sunny disposition are assets to any celebration.