Meet the Photographer

Hi there! If you've found your way to my blog, welcome! 

I'm Jeanette, and this is a little bit about me: 

I've lived in Washington state most of my life, and I absolutely love it here. I went off to the Midwest for college, and it will always have a special place in my heart. While in college, I studied abroad at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, and fell in love with the Scottish way of life. Stonehaven, Scotland is one of my favorite places in the entire world. As of now, I am happy to be in the place I've always called home - the South Puget Sound of Western Washington. I love the overcast skies, rain, mountains, and coffee shops that the PNW does best.

Words of affirmation - and pajama bottoms - are my love languages. I believe that there isn't much a long walk, a dog, or a new cozy blanket can't fix. I make smoothies daily, and love to throw in just about anything, be it spinach, fresh ginger, or cacao. My favorite time to visit my sister in Chicago is Thanksgiving, when we can watch ice skaters and visit the German Christmas market. I think Gilmore Girls is the coziest TV show in the world. In life's inevitable curveballs, I find peace and hope through my faith in Christ. I am constantly in awe of the beauty and creativity of His creation.

I specialize in wedding, family, and senior photography. I find joy in capturing movement, relationships, and the inner beauty of all my clients brought to the surface by laughter and each unique story. I use encouraging and easy direction during my shoots to ease any initial nerves of being in front of the camera. By the end of our shoot, we'll be laughing like old friends. I'll rush home, post a few sneak peeks, and swiftly deliver your full gallery just as fast as I can. I treat my clients like royalty, and love to spoil them rotten. I love having the answers to questions my clients didn't even know they had, and providing an outstanding client experience from booking all the way to delivery of galleries. 

Join me over on Instagram so I can get to know you as well! 

If you're ready to book, shoot me a message here, or email me directly at jeanettebyrnesphotography@gmail.com - Talk to you soon!!

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Welcome to Jeanette Byrnes Photography!

Hello!!!

One way or another, you've found your way to my website and blog. Thank you for being here! I'm so thankful you've taken some time out of your day - however much or little you are able to spare - to give my page a look, or read a few blog posts. I am Jeanette, a twenty-something portrait photographer working primarily in the South Puget Sound area of Western Washington.

This is just a little bit of my story.

In 9th grade, I took photos on my point and shoot of some flowers in the yard and thought I was the next Ansel Adams (LOL, nice try baby J). In 10th grade, my friends DSLR camera prompted many photoshoots with friends, come rain or shine. In 12th grade, I bought a Canon Rebel T3 and took my first photography class. Throughout college I took more classes and read every blog post on photography that I could find. I shot my housemates headshots, my first engagement session, and continued to foster my growing passion. November of 2017 brought the decision to purchase a Canon 5D Mark III, the camera I had been pining after for years. In December 2017, I shot my first wedding. In 2018 I've had the privilege of shooting with some amazing families and I've come to find that capturing family relationships is one of my favorite things to shoot. Since then, I've booked my first few 2019 weddings and can not WAIT to spoil these couples rotten. I have big goals for JBP, and I am excited to take you along. I've come to find that the sky is truly the limit when it comes to pursuing passions. It sounds cheesy, but whatever your goals or dreams may be, if you keep yourself grounded in the things that are most important, lean on God through the setbacks, and continue working hard, then there really is nowhere to go but up. I get giddy just thinking about where my business could end up in the next year, or five years down the road! 

Here's to the journey!!

Again, thank you for being here. It truly means the world. If you liked this post, I would love for you to join me on Instagram and Facebook!

XOXO, Jeanette