"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still" - Dorothea Lange

"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still"  - Dorothea Lange
I am a natural-light photographer specializing in newborns, infants and toddlers. I prefer shooting in natural settings so I can capture real, honest moments.
My goal is to provide you with artistic portraits that not only capture your child's beauty and unique personality, but also reflect the essence of childhood.

Contact

Please feel free to email me if you have questions or would like information on rates and products.
mandijanephotography@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Wedding in July

OK, so I don't typically shoot weddings, but I shot my very good friend's wedding as a favor. It was a total blast...beautiful July day, right on the beach. I just thought I'd share a few of my favorites from their special day.





Friday, June 27, 2008

Poem for Summer



Laughter of Lilacs
Rainbows of roses
Songs of the robins
Lily of the valley borders
Sunshine to warm the heart
Oh what joy this season does impart!
by Anne Morrow Lindberg

Friday, May 2, 2008

Great Family

I had the opportunity to photograph a wonderful family last week. The kids were sweet and a pleasure to work with. Here are a few of my faves from the session.








The proofing session was great. Mom was so easy going and invited me to bring my son along so her little guy (4 days younger than mine) and my little guy could play together. My son was having so much fun, he didn't want to leave!!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

My Very First Post

Welcome to my Blog. I hope to use this space to share with you my passion as a photographer and as a mother.
I was introduced to photography at the very tender age of 10 years old, when I received my first camera, an old Kodak point and shoot. Even at a young age I quickly became frustrated by the limitations of a point and shoot camera. When I was in the sixth grade, a family friend loaned me her fully manual SLR with a zoom lens....I was hooked instantly!
It wasn't until 12 years later that I got my very own SLR (thanks to my husband). From that point on I looked at the world in a completely different way. When I look at the world around me I am seeing it through the eye of a viewfinder (with or without my camera)...it's like I have a camera permanently attached to my face!
I like to photograph just about anything, but my favorite subjects are nature (flowers, wildlife) and children. I have been taking pictures for so long, but it has only been recently (since the birth of my son) that I have been able to really focus on my photography and turn it from a hobby into a business.
Before my son was born, I worked full time as a teacher for children with autism. This left very little time for photography. When my son was born, I decided to stay home full time to experience all the ups and downs of motherhood. This has been such a blessing for me, not only because it allows me the opportunity to work on my photography skills, but also because I get to spend every single day with my sweet, delightful, crazy little man. I consider myself very lucky to be able to experience all the wonders of my son and to not miss out on a single moment. I realize what a fleeting moment childhood is, and I want to be there to suck up every single second of it.
Well, I hope you enjoy my Blog as well as my photography. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day.