my passion for photography
From the monumental to the mundane, I love the visual story that unfolds in photographs and during a session.
I started this business because I enjoyed meeting new people and taking photographs, but I've come to understand having the opportunity to capture a family's true connection and joy is so much bigger and meaningful that I could have ever imagined. It's truly an honor to capture your story!
Hi! I'm Jeanna Rice :)
I'm a small town girl at heart, but always up for big city adventures!
I'm a daughter, wife, and mama to James (7) & Annelise (5).
My friends would tell you that I'm a relentless optimist,
always looking for the good in every situation.
Family is everything to me, and the reason I started photography as a hobby.
While documenting my day-to-day life as a SAHM with my two kids,
I fell in love with the ability to capture their candid joy and emotion,
and with that, photography quickly turned into my biggest passion.
Having the ability to use my passion to help families document their love and connection through photographs, gives me the utmost fulfillment.
Some random facts about me: I'm an only child, I grew up in beautiful Sandpoint, ID, I love to dance and play tennis, my previous career was in finance, my drink of choice is tea, and a perfect day for me is time with family spent great outdoors or exploring a new city, and of course eating delicious food.
Balance is the theme of my life.
I strive to find balance in everything I do, including my approach to photography.
I am passionate about creating photographs that reflect your family's love, connection, and joy!
To achieve consistent joy-filled pictures I specialize in a lifestyle approach to photography!
With lifestyle photography I provide guidance to set the scene/pose and then gentle direction and prompts to create candid-looking images!
The majority of the session I will suggest that you not look at the camera, but rather focus on your loved ones.
This is when the magic happens - true emotion emerges and the fun beings!
I do like to start our session by capturing some traditional family portraits (look at the camera and smile)
as I believe it helps everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera by posing in the most conventional way.
From there, we start to have fun to create those beautiful candid-looking images together.
I love to get pictures of all the family combinations:
The entire family together, each parent with each child, siblings together, each individual child, and just the parents together!
I encourage open communication before and during a session
to ensure that we are capturing all the shots you want (and none of the ones you don't want)!
I want our session to be a collaboration of my vision and yours!
the family photography style spectrum*
My approach to a session mostly lifestyle, but touches the entire family photography style spectrum
to make the most of our time together and provide you with a variety of great images!
From portrait to lifestyle and even a little documentary, I can't wait to see the art we create together!
Classic and timeless!
smile and look at the camera.
I set base poses that encourage connection, play, and movement, then guide you to smile, look at each other and engage one another for candid looking shots!
I do not pose or provide direction,
but when I see a natural moment
unfolding, I am sure to capture it!
*The family photography style spectrum as defined by me.
The photography community may have varying opinions on where "lifestyle" falls on the spectrum, but I think it's a happy mid-point!
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