children's portraiture

welcome

I offer “On location”, custom portraiture in and around the San Francisco Bay Area and Central California as well as "In Studio" sessions in Tracy, California. I am also available for a limited number of "Travel Sessions" world wide. Inquire on how to book a Portraits of Grace Limited Edition Event in your area. I offer a creative mix of traditional, artistic, and photo-journalistic photography. I strive to produce family heirloom quality portraits. 
I limit the number of clients I accept per month to be able to give 
the ultimate customer service to each client.

welcome

I offer “On location”, custom portraiture in and around the San Francisco Bay Area and Central California as well as "In Studio" sessions in Tracy, California.

I am also available for a limited number of "Travel Sessions" world wide. Inquire on how to book a Portraits of Grace Limited Edition Event in your area. I offer a creative mix of traditional, artistic, 
and photo-journalistic photography.

I strive to produce family heirloom quality portraits. I limit the number 
of clients I accept per month to be 
able to give the ultimate customer service to each client.

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I offer a customized               portraiture experience.

boutique

At Portraits of Grace, Timeless Children’s Portraiture always includes complimentary use of my extensive wardrobe and styling for girls sizes/ages 12 month to size 12. We have a large collection of boutique dresses and gowns available for use at your session including Well Dressed Wolf, Dollcake, Tutu Du Monde, Tea Princess, and many more. Tell me how you would like to see your child photographed and we will work together to create these timeless images.

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I offer a customized boutique portraiture experience.

At Portraits of Grace, Timeless Children’s Portraiture always includes complimentary use of my extensive wardrobe and styling for girls sizes/ages 12 month to size 12. We have a large collection of boutique dresses and gowns available for use at your session including Well Dressed Wolf, Dollcake, Tutu Du Monde, Tea Princess, and many more. Tell me how you would like to see your child photographed and we will work together to create these timeless images.

investment

At Portraits of Grace Timeless Children’s Portraiture always includes complimentary use of my extensive wardrobe and styling for girls’ sizes/ages 12 month to 12 years. 

We have a large collection of boutique dresses and gowns available for use, at your session. Tell me how you envision your child photographed; and we will work together to create these timeless images.

Also included are (4 ) 11x14 Printed and Matted Images with the option to purchase additional images, albums and other items. 

I will also include the digital image(s), for any image purchased as a print.

*The total cost of this session is $400. There is a 50% deposit to book your session. The $200 balance is due at the session*

**No other images or products outside of the (4) 11x14 printed images and corresponding digital images are included in this session*

session fee $400

We want to make your experience a memorable one. Portraiture should be 

At Portraits of Grace, we offer a fun, boutique experience and a la carte options for you to select the option that works the best for you.

fun!

faq's

HOW DOES THE WHOLE PROCESS WORK?

 - 2 Weeks Before Your Session - 
Either by phone of by email we will discuss any specifications and wishes. I will send you a few forms to fill out which will cover all the details most important for capturing the best images possible . You will also receive a contract and a model release to return. A few days before your session I will give you a quick email to confirm your session as well.

 - The Day Of Your Session - 
When you arrive at your scheduled time I will get to know you and and your children if it is a child session. Prepare for a wonderful time during out session

 - Very Shortly After Your Session -
I always try to post at least one “sneak peek” to the blog or social media from your session, edited, retouched, and archived. I know everyone is anxious to see the results.

 - 2-3 Weeks After Your Session - 
We will schedule an in person proofing session where we will meet to reveal your final images and pick your favorites

If you chose to take advantage of your complimentary design service, we will meet in your home During this design service you will be able to view your images in your own home and visualize groupings in terms of size, arrangements, and style. We can also use this opportunity to take orders for gift prints, albums, and any of the other unique keepsakes we offer. Your online gallery will be activated as well.

 - 5-6 Weeks After Your Session - 
You artwork and albums are ready for pick up! At this time we will also provide a client care card packet which will ensure a long life from your precious heirlooms.

faq's

WHAT IF WE GET BAD WEATHER?

  Outdoor shoots offer the best available light and surroundings for your portraits but if Mother Nature threatens to rain on our parade, don’t worry, there’s always options:

Plan A: When its plain the dire weather forecast is right for a change, we will be in contact to reschedule

Plan B: Move to an in studio session!

Plan C: Adventurous? We have the skills and protective gear. However, if storm chaser weather develops we will finish the session later

When scheduling an outdoor portrait session with Portraits of Grace Photography, you may notice that I recommend shooting during a very precise time of day - generally the last 60 to 90 minutes before the sun has completely set. This special window is known to photographers as “The Golden Hour” and is the period of time when the light from the sun is at its most perfect. With its long rays diffused across the entire sky, the light creates a flattering glow and shimmer for picture perfect skintones and deliciously warm portraits.

During midday, when every ray of the sun seems to find its way to our delicate overexposed skin, the shadows created are usually too deep in contrast to the glare. Instead of fighting the harsh light, it is better to schedule outdoor shooting during Golden Hour when the sun still works its magic - but in our favor.

To determine the Golden Hour in your location see www.golden-hour.com

session details

I am looking forward to your session! This is such an exciting time because I have the opportunity to get to know you and/or your children and capture some fun, exciting photographs for you in the process. All work and no play make for boring portraits, so here is what you can expect from Portraits of Grace Photography:

Location, Location, Location: WE will discuss where you would like to have your session (we will already have an understanding based on our prior phone or email conversations). We might meet at your home, the local park or playground, a beautiful green field, the beach, or in my studio. I also scout locations constantly so I may have some last minute suggestions for you to consider as well.

Time Flies!
Please allow one to two hours for our full session. This will enable us to get the perfect amount of images with variety that allows for wardrobe changes as well.

Fast Friends:
We work quickly capturing natural smiles, so photography doesn’t feel like a chore to even the most cynical toddler. Portraits of Grace delights in providing a super safe setting for kids to have FUN!

Not Having Fun is NOT an Option:
Your shoot will be full-on fun, complete with laughs, hugs, and playtime. There’s no manufacturing of a good time; when you are with loved ones, exuberance and spontaneity create the most natural, exciting images.

Treats for the Sweets:
Please bring snacks (but don’t tell the kids) and wet napkins. Be careful with foods that stain mouths and clothing…no red or orange mouths please! :)

investment

At Portraits of Grace Timeless Children’s Portraiture always includes complimentary use of my extensive wardrobe and styling for girls’ sizes/ages 12 month to 12 years. 

We have a large collection of boutique dresses and gowns available for use, at your session. Tell me how you envision your child photographed; and we will work together to create these timeless images.

Also included are (4 ) 11x14 Printed and Matted Images with the option to purchase additional images, albums and other items. 

I will also include the digital image(s), for any image purchased as a print.

*The total cost of this session is $400. There is a 50% deposit to book your session. The $200 balance is due at the session*

**No other images or products outside of the (4) 11x14 printed images and corresponding digital images are included in this session*

session fee $400

At Portraits of Grace, we offer a fun, boutique experience and a la carte options for you to select the option that works the best for you.

We want to make your experience a memorable one. 
Portraiture should be fun! 

HOW DOES THE WHOLE PROCESS WORK?

 - 2 Weeks before your session - 
Either by phone of by email we will discuss any specifications and wishes. I will send you a few forms to fill out which will cover all the details most important for capturing the best images possible . You will also receive a contract and a model release to return.  A few days before your session I will give you a quick email to confirm your session as well.

 - The Day Of Your Session - 
When you arrive at your scheduled time I will get to know you and and your children if it is a child session. Prepare for a wonderful time during out session

 - Very Shortly after your session -
I always try to post at least one “sneak peek” to the blog or social media from your session, edited, retouched, and archived. I know everyone is anxious to see the results.

 - 2-3 weeks after your session - 
We will schedule an in person proofing session where we will meet to reveal your final images and pick your favorites

If you chose to take advantage of your complimentary design service, we will meet in your home During this design service you will be able to view your images in your own home and visualize groupings in terms of size, arrangements, and style. We can also use this opportunity to take orders for gift prints, albums, and any of the other unique keepsakes we offer. Your online gallery will be activated as well.

 - 5-6 weeks after your session - 
You artwork and albums are ready for pick up! At this time we will also provide a client care card packet which will ensure a long life from your precious heirlooms.

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WHAT IF WE GET BAD WEATHER?

  Outdoor shoots offer the best available light and surroundings for your portraits but if Mother Nature threatens to rain on our parade, don’t worry, there’s always options:

Plan A: When its plain the dire weather forecast is right for a change, we will be in contact to reschedule

Plan B: Move to an in studio session!

Plan C: Adventurous? We have the skills and protective gear. However, if storm chaser weather develops we will finish the session later

When scheduling an outdoor portrait session with Portraits of Grace Photography, you may notice that I recommend shooting during a very precise time of day - generally the last 60 to 90 minutes before the sun has completely set. This special window is known to photographers as “The Golden Hour” and is the period of time when the light from the sun is at its most perfect. With its long rays diffused across the entire sky, the light creates a flattering glow and shimmer for picture perfect skintones and deliciously warm portraits.

During midday, when every ray of the sun seems to find its way to our delicate overexposed skin, the shadows created are usually too deep in contrast to the glare. Instead of fighting the harsh light, it is better to schedule outdoor shooting during Golden Hour when the sun still works its magic - but in our favor.

To determine the Golden Hour in your location see www.golden-hour.com

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I am looking forward to your session! This is such an exciting time because I have the opportunity to get to know you and/or your children and capture some fun, exciting photographs for you in the process. All work and no play make for boring portraits, so here is what you can expect from Portraits of Grace Photography:

Location, Location, Location: WE will discuss where you would like to have your session (we will already have an understanding based on our prior phone or email conversations). We might meet at your home, the local park or playground, a beautiful green field, the beach, or in my studio. I also scout locations constantly so I may have some last minute suggestions for you to consider as well.

Time Flies!
Please allow one to two hours for our full session. This will enable us to get the perfect amount of images with variety that allows for wardrobe changes as well.

Time Flies!
Please allow one to two hours for our full session. This will enable us to get the perfect amount of images with variety that allows for wardrobe changes as well. We work quickly capturing natural smiles, so photography doesn’t feel like a chore to even the most cynical toddler. Portraits of Grace delights in providing a super safe setting for kids to have FUN!

Not Having Fun is NOT an Option:
Your shoot will be full-on fun, complete with laughs, hugs, and playtime. There’s no manufacturing of a good time; when you are with loved ones, exuberance and spontaneity create the most natural, exciting images.

Treats for the Sweets:
Please bring snacks (but don’t tell the kids) and wet napkins. Be careful with foods that stain mouths and clothing…no red or orange mouths please! :)

session details

about me

hello there

I’m Jenni, mom to Jack and Grace, and photographer behind the lens at Portraits of Grace. I love coffee, Jesus, and music. I am a Facebook addict. I require very little sleep. I work in the infertility field in addition to photography and I am passionate about helping couples create families.

The name Portraits of Grace isn’t just a clever play on my daughter’s name. I believe that any small talent I may have (not only in photography, but in all things) is a gift from God. I want to create for others, something tangible out of something that often times seems so intangible. I want my work to touch people on a way, that when they see it… they see Grace.

Portraits of Grace isn’t a typical “business” for me. I have a strong desire to “help others” and I find myself searching for ways to do that through photography rather than just selling sessions. It is sort of a Ministry to me, and I am involved with several charitable photography organizations including: Photos for Foster Kids, Preemie Prints, The Red Thread Sessions, Quiet Strength and several other organizations.

To Whom Much is Given, Much is Required…. And I have so much more than I deserve. 
I try hard to live by this principle and to teach my kids in whatever small ways possible... This is one of my ways.

Jenni

cori s

Jenni has done several photography sessions for my family, and we have been super pleased with them all. Her "Cherry Blossom" photo shoots are second to none, and a great opportunity to get some 1 time a year photos. In addition to the personal sessions, she has also volunteered her time and talent to several charity fundraisers in our area. Take a look at her portfolio, and I bet you will find something you like :)

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lashanna

I just have to say- you rock! I mean you made me feel so comfortable and confident. Thank you! You definitely have a continuous client in me. I so appreciate you. I can wait until he sees. LOVE LOVE LOVE. OMG. I’m so thrilled with these!

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brittany

I have never met a photographer that is more invested in her clients than Jenni from Portraits of Grace! She is patient and reassuring and always goes the extra mile! Jenni is a true artist and will always be my go to for any and all photos!

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teena

By far the best photographer I have ever used for my family. Jenni is amazing at her job. She knows the right locations, poses, times to go, and will do exactly what you want. She will work with your wardrobe changes or whatever you need. 
My favorite part is her personality with the kids. She just has a talent with them. They can be in the worst moods and suddenly she starts talking to them and taking their pictures and they come alive. It's amazing. I've never had a bad picture come back with her. Jenni starts editing right away and I see pictures pretty quick....usually within a few days.

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aleyta

Jenni Kaus Tellers of “Portraits of Grace” Photography has literally changed our lives. She listened & understood. It’s rare to find a photographer who has both professionalism and imagination combined. The best part is the outcome of the photographs. They capture my family, my kids smiles, the love between my husband and I and the playfulness we encompass as a unit. While posing for these priceless photos I never felt stressed or rushed, and she was so gentle with my children. I am so excited to use her to capture our family as we grow!

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Your session is not considered booked and your date will not be held without both payment & contract being returned. 
Both must be submitted within 24 hours of your invoice. This ensures your date will be held for you & we don’t have to talk money at your session.
Portrait cancellations must be made 48 hrs prior to session no refund is given, but can be applied to a future date.

You can use this form to contact me, and get the booking process started.
I will get back to you with any question answers, and we can get you booked from there.
Look forward to hearing from you!

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Jenni