NEWBORN, FAMILY AND MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER based in Oahu, HI.
Hi there, I'm Jana
I am a curator of intimate moments and a lover of natural light. I’m passionate about creating and capturing the connections, candid shots, the genuine emotions between families, parents, and newborns. All those moments worth remembering, all the moments that make your heart skip that extra beat. Let’s document your story!
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***** (highest number of stars possible!!)
Jana is one of the kindest and sweetest human beings I know. Add to that, her professionalism as a businesswoman and passion for photography, and I think that makes her the perfect couples photographer for me and my husband. We had so much fun at our 2-hour photo shoot with Jana!
When we arrived, it was obvious that Jana did her research and scoped out the venue prior to our arrival. She knew exactly where and when she wanted to photograph us. Jana's directions for us were cute and funny, melting away any nerves we had coming into the photo shoot. Most of all, Jana's presence was the perfect blend of easy-going and sunny -- it felt like we were hanging out with a longtime friend, who just happened to be great at taking photos too!
Shortly after our day together, Jana sent us a few highlights from the shoot. A few weeks later, we received all of our photos. We love all of our photos! We looked happy and in love, with all of our most glaring imperfections/distractions taken away (I had a giant pimple/blemish/scar on my right cheek on the day of the shoot, which mysteriously disappeared when we got our photos back).
Having known Jana for many years, I've watched her work hard to invest into her camera gear and photography shooting and editing skills. She is constantly educating herself through workshops with industry experts, online classes and books. She is an amazing photographer with an eye for capturing the sweetest and loveliest sides of her subjects. I cannot recommend Jana enough! : )
Jana was such a pleasure to work with for our maternity photo session! I knew we wanted to return to our wedding venue, Nestldown, for this photo session. We had a particular weekend in mind, to coincide with our 5 year anniversary, and we were extremely lucky that both the venue and Jana were also available! Jana is very responsive – we communicated mainly by email. After confirming the date, she immediately emailed a comprehensive photo package so we knew what to expect during the shoot and timing of when we’d receive the photos. About a week prior, Jana emailed to let us know that she was planning to head to Nestldown earlier than our scheduled meet-up time so she could scout out a few optimal photo op areas. This was very reassuring and meant that we could maximize our time at Nestldown rather than walking around (which would have been a bit difficult for someone who was 8 months pregnant) in search of the perfect photo backdrop. The day before the shoot, Jana emailed to confirm the meeting and made sure we had her phone number in case we needed to reach her. In my previous experiences with vendors, the responsibility was usually on me to confirm meeting dates and details but in this case, Jana made the entire process so effortless! All we needed to do was show up!
On the day of the shoot, we met Jana at Nestldown, and she already had a few spots in mind for where to take photos. She was prepared with lots of ideas for poses and lighting that she shared with us. She was not afraid to bend into awkward positions to get you the perfect angle/photo and even insisted on loaning us her jacket to sit on so we wouldn’t get dirty!
My husband and I had a really fun time taking pictures with Jana. Jana is a true professional with a warm personality. She exudes a persona that just makes you instantly comfortable. The three hours that we ended up spending at Nestldown flew by! Later that evening, we received another email from Jana who let us know that she had already started reviewing the photos and thanking us for the opportunity to photograph our maternity photo session!!! We really should be ones thanking her! Less than two weeks later, our beautiful photos arrived in an email with easy instructions for downloading the prints. Jana is such a remarkable, talented photographer and we couldn’t be happier with the results! There were so many beautiful photos in the package that it’s been a difficult process choosing our favorite ones. We would, without a doubt, definitely recommend J’Port Photography for all your photo needs!
We love our pre-wedding photos made by Jana. She made us feel very comfortable during the photo shoot, and the result was amazing. We recommend Jana for her competence, dedication and unique look that leaves the photos natural, spontaneous and very beautiful. She portrays the feelings within a perfect framework. Thank you Jana, you are awesome!!!
Jana made an extraordinary work with Olivia. My baby turned 6 months that day and I can come back to that exact moment when I see the pictures. This is exactly what I wanted! Her job is outstanding and the result is amazing. Thank you Jana!