modern 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

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investment

...How do you want to be photographed?
Have you always wanted to create the portraits of your dreams? Do you have a creative idea that you want to see come to life? Would you like to create some of your ideas with me? Can you envision yourself in this butterfly portrait? Or let's play with the fog machine and tutus! How about a dress made entirely out of paper flowers? OR…. the flower wall? The options are almost limitless! Let's Talk! Tell me about your vision!

Let's talk about designing your DREAM portraits with a fashion twist.

This listing is for the session/creative fee.
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 $600. You are paying a 50% deposit to book your session and balance due at session**

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

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!

session fee $600

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 confirmation email.

 - The Day Of Your Session - 
When you arrive at your scheduled time, I will get to know you (and your child, 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 choose to take advantage of the 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 for 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 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, 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:
I work quickly capturing natural smiles so photography doesn’t feel like a chore. Portraits of Grace delights in providing a super, safe setting for everyone involved to have FUN!

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

investment

...How do you want to be photographed?
Have you always wanted to create the portraits of your dreams? Do you have a creative idea that you want to see come to life? Would you like to create some of your ideas with me? Can you envision yourself in this butterfly portrait? Or let's play with the fog machine and tutus! How about a dress made entirely out of paper flowers? OR…. the flower wall? The options are almost limitless! Let's Talk! Tell me about your vision!

Let's talk about designing your DREAM portraits with a fashion twist.

This listing is for the session/creative fee.
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 $600. You are paying a 50% deposit to book your session and balance due at session**
****No other images or products outside of the (4) 11x14 printed images and corresponding digital images are included in this session***

session fee $600

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 confirmation email.

 - The Day Of Your Session - 
When you arrive at your scheduled time, I will get to know you (and your child, 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 choose to take advantage of the 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 for 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 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, 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:
I work quickly capturing natural smiles so photography doesn’t feel like a chore. Portraits of Grace delights in providing a super, safe setting for everyone involved to have FUN!

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

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

jennifer b

Jenni is wonderful to work with! - Communication was effortless - She has a wonderful eye and I was very pleased with our Family pictures. - She is very accommodating, and gives direction with ease. - She also listened and incorporated my ideas for the photographs - Love that she was able to suggest the outside background locations that were near to home. - She was patient working with our dog. There are so many reasons I will work with her again, and I would recommend her to anyone wanting photos.

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ashley

People are blown away when I tell them the story of our session and the lengths you went to and how much detail and attention you gave. You are worth your weight in gold and for the record you are worth every penny you charge……..and then some.

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Susan

Jenni is a phenomenal photographer! Works so well and patiently with kids. Her pictures are flawless! If you want pictures of top quality you must book your sessions with Portraits of Grace!!

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angel

Jenni is an amazing photographer that can make a little girl's (and her mama's) dream come true! She is extremely good at what she's doing and has so much patience while photographing my little toddler. Jenni's beautiful photography truly speaks for itself. A talented and accommodating children photographer is not easy to find, so I am very happy and appreciative of Jenni. I proudly recommend Portrait of Grace Photography to everyone!

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amy

Just have to tell you… I am completely in love with the photos you are posting of last weekend’s wedding. I feel like a crazy stalker type… Just can’t get enough!!! Absolutely beautiful work, Jenn. Truly. An artist in every sense… Thank you sharing with us!

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lori

Jenni is incredible at capturing the perfect moment and putting her creative edits to make the best photo she can for her clients. Not only is her work inspiring but she makes you feel like you are a million dollars in every picture she takes. She also has a big heart and gives back to her community. All around amazing photographer.

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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