Michele & John

“Janae was an absolute pleasure to work with & we couldn’t be happier with our wedding photos. People often comment our photos look like they are straight out of a wedding magazine and some even mistake the wedding photo I have on my desk as the one that came in the frame. Not only is Janae a talented photographer she has a great personality and is an absolute professional. Janae has a way of making you feel calm and comfortable, even on the day of your wedding when you are anything but calm! We definitely made the right choice with Janae.”

Nenette & Halid

“JANAE SHIELDS ROCKS!! If you’re looking for a professional photographer who has real passion for her work and takes a genuine interest in you she’s the one. Her customer service is amazing and is open to hearing your vision and gives you feedback if you ask. Her enthusiastic/engaging personality helps her get along with just about any personality.

Rosie & Steve

“Janae was the first photographer my fiancé and I met with, and after meeting with her, she was the last! Janae showed us samples of her work, as well as the different styles of albums that were included in the various packages.  The albums were gorgeous, and very high quality. She was extremely helpful in the early planning stages, helping me map out a timeline of requested shots. Janae is a great pleasure to work with and an excellent photographer who will capture the emotion and all the events of your big day.  I have gotten TONS of compliments from friends, family, and colleagues on our wedding photo gallery and the slideshow.”

Keyser Family

“In addition to being a top-notch and creative photographer, Janae is warm, funny and gives off a calming vibe – something essential to have on your wedding day and during a family portrait session!  I have worked with Janae in several ways. She shot both of my weddings – I got married at City Hall and then again at Bimbo’s – and she photographed my two children as newborns, and later in family photos. I love Janae and would highly recommend her.”


Kim & Sean

“Janae is a photography goddess!  She did a fantastic job of capturing every moment of our July wedding, and blending in seamlessly to our day.  It was like having your best girlfriend from college there with you…she was patient, calm, organized, confident, and helped out with whatever we needed.   Janae’s creativity led to some great FUN shots that are so classic and timeless looking.  She gently guided us through the shots she needed to take, and then quietly stood back and got the candid shots that told the most poignant behind-the-scenes story of our day. Janae’s pictures are stunning…. beautiful lighting techniques, dramatic poses, and tearfully sweet candid moments that truly capture the magic of our big day.”

Gina & Matt

“AMAZING!  That word may be over-used, but when it comes to Janae Shields Photography it is so true. One of my favorite parts of planning with Janae were her ideas! She has so much experience to draw these creative and unique ideas.  She really took the time to get to know me and Matt to make sure she captured the day as we wanted. When we got the pictures back, we were in awe! They completely captured the feeling of the day.  They were more than photographs, they really told the story of the day. We love them!”

Mardee & Linda

“The first thing you notice about Janae is her easygoing personality, which, during stressful times, is imperative because you need at least one voice of reason.  We looked at each other and said, “She is our photographer.”  We cannot convey what a special photographer Janae is and we will always be grateful to her for making our day so special.  You absolutely cannot make a bad decision hiring Janae.”

Marcela & Dan

“Photography was VERY important for me and I knew I would be very picky about choosing a wedding photographer. I love Janae’s soft/romantic style, and that her pictures did not look too posed but very candid/natural. I felt really drawn to her personality, energy, and positive attitude. Janae was so great in her communication! She always responded very timely and responsive, which was great, and I loved how professional she was. Our engagement session was great and we were very pleased with how the pictures turned out. She gave great, clear directions and made the session very easy and fun! On the wedding day it was so cool that she had familiarized herself with the names of our family members so the formal portraits went very smoothly. Taking pictures with her was just so easy and it really made for great, natural photographs.

Beth & Mike

“Janae is awesome.  She does a great mix of all the shots you are “supposed” to have along with fantastic candid shots.  Janae’s laid-back personality was such a pleasure all along the process but especially the day of the wedding.  She handled family moments with ease, didn’t bat an eyelash when our schedule ran a little behind and relaxed both my husband and me all day. Highly recommended!

Nanjika Family

“Janae’s a brilliant photographer and a real people person.  We booked a family photo shoot with her in SF.  Before the shoot, she suggested suitable locations, provided useful communications and kept in touch so that we were comfortable with the plans.  During my family’s photo shoot she put everyone at ease, allowing our personalities to show in the wonderful moments she captured.  The results were fabulous – photos that we can treasure to remind us of that special day.”

Geri & Jeff

“We hired Janae and it was undoubtedly the best decision we’ve made so far for our wedding. Aside from her talent as a photographer, she’s just a COOL person. She makes you feel completely comfortable and lets you have fun. She is totally prepared and plans ahead for things you don’t even think of. She’s a true professional and one with exceeding talent.”

Monica & Ed

“Janae shot our wedding and our entire experience (from meetings, to the wedding day, to the photographs) was excellent. I got a warm fuzzy feeling from her the day we met her for our first meeting and I knew I’d feel comfortable having her photograph such a huge day.  It was important for me to have someone that I connected with given that I thought the day would be so emotional that I’d need a calming person photographing me. Janae Shields is highly recommended!”

Jennifer & Jacob

“Janae was an amazing addition to our wedding and took beautiful pictures and captured everything perfectly! We loved having her as our photographer and would highly recommend her!!!”

Jessica & Minh

“First and foremost, Janae takes amazing pictures!! She has such a creative eye and she made us look so natural in all of our pictures. Not only is Janae a master of her craft, she is also so easy to get along with. She makes you feel very comfortable in front of the camera. All of our friends and family loved Janae as well…. she interacted with our guests without being intrusive or overbearing. If you’re looking for a talented photographer who will make you feel like you’ve known her for years, go with Janae. We love you, Janae!!”

Anna & Cooper

“The stars aligned when I booked Janae Shields to photograph my wedding at City Hall in San Francisco! Janae is professional, delightful, and TALENTED! She captured the most beautiful moments and I will treasure them forever. Her photographs are true works of art and I could not have been happier with my pictures! Thank you, Janae!”

Gerald & Erin

“From Janae’s pictures, you can appreciate how she integrates setting, light, and the personalities of her subjects to capture unique, compelling images. Each of Janae’s pictures of our wedding reflects how we felt at a particular moment or about our friends and families. It’s a perfect collection of memories. Beyond her perspective, Janae is the consummate professional– timely, detail-oriented, able to direct– and friendly, thoughtful, genuine, and sincere to boot. She’s one of a kind and, if you’re lucky enough to snag her to capture your wedding, she’ll make you feel and look that way too.”

Fahey Family

“These are adorable!  Thanks Janae for your awesome work! We really enjoyed our day in the park. You are super talented!!! We will always use you for our family photos :) “

Kristen & Keigo

“The best reason to choose Janae is that in addition to being a talented artist, she is so amazingly easy to work with.  She is absolutely professional–every time that we have met with her, and especially on our wedding day, she was totally organized and punctual. My husband and I both look so comfortable and happy in those photos and that owes a lot to Janae’s presence. We love Janae, and would recommend her without reservation to anyone who wants a warm and professional person with them on their wedding day, (and wants to look like a movie star in their photos. :-)) “

Christine & Tom

“After meeting Janae I knew she was THE photographer for us!!!  She is sweet and personable.  Her sample albums and proofs were gorgeous.  Choosing Janae was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life; I feel it was life changing-because I have the most amazing wedding images to carry with me for the rest of my life. I urge anyone looking for an efficient, warm, friendly, professional and highly talented photographer for their wedding to choose Janae Shields!!!!”

Salinas Family

“Wow! We’re absolutely thrilled with the photos! You definitely captured the boys’ personalities perfectly!! You’re a genius!”

Deborah & Jonathan

“I had high hopes for my wedding photographs and Janae surpassed all of them.  She is a talented photographer with a great eye and is the consummate professional. The added plus is her warm and friendly personality, which made working with her a pleasure.”

Joelle & Andrew

“When the BIG DAY came, JANAE was there to make all the beautiful moments last forever. The pictures were amazing, full of talent and SOOO professional. I cannot POSSIBLY be happier with our wedding day photos. From every minor detail put into the wedding to the big picture, the moments, the smiles, the laughs, and the special moments…
Janae has an amazing eye and is SOOOO talented. I highly recommend her for anyone’s big day…and can’t wait for another special occasion to have her capture it…”