Member Since: 1/9/2013
Janae photographed our wedding in April at Stern Grove in San Francisco. I found her because I saw some pictures I really liked of another wedding she photographed at Stern Grove. We got lucky that she was still available (it wasn't really wedding season), because I didn't book her until about 2 weeks before the wedding. She did give me a little bit of a last minute booking discount, which I really appreciated. We got a basic package, which I felt was perfect. She had a second photographer with her, and they were both terrific. They were professional, but enjoyable. They got pictures of everyone and everything I asked for, but were never in the way. The pictures were ready before expected (again, this wasn't the busy season). And most importantly, The pictures themselves came out awesome! I am really happy with them and the whole experience. It was such a perfect day, and they captured it beautifully.
Thanks again Janae!
Member Since: 1/29/2010
I highly recommend Janae. I was very nervous we would not have pretty pictures to hang on and after seeing online gallery, I realized we had nothing to be nervous about. Janae gave us so many good photos to choose from. I'm thoroughly happy with her service.
She still has to put together our album, but I'm sure she'll blow me away with that as well.
Member Since: 3/26/2011
Janae is an amazing photographer. You will love her from the moment you meet her. She does an excellent job and makes it easy to be in front of the camera
Member Since: 7/14/2009
Janae was such an wonderful and amazing photographer! She is so charismatic and easy to work with :) Janae is super responsive and very helpful! She naturally directed us for the pictures, making us look natural and feeling at ease. At the wedding, my husband and his groomsmen were a rowdy bunch, yet Janae handled them with ease. Not once did she lose the smile on her face. She captured all the perfect moments and honestly did a GREAT job. I am so happy that I had Janae as my photographer and would highly recommend her to all my family and friends!
Member Since: 4/27/2010
Janae Shields is an excellent photographer, her website and blog definitely showcase her great work. I was referred to Janae by a former co-worker who used Janae at her wedding. I loved the photos on the blog, but what impressed me even more was the way my co-worker loved working with her. And now I can say the same thing. I LOVED working with Janae. She's such a bubbly and sweet personality, she has a great artistic eye, she works with your personalities, and she's QUICK. I know this may not seem like a quality you would rank highly, but I had a tight timeline on my wedding day, not to mention I wanted to get to my cocktail hour quickly. I knew without a doubt that Janae would not only be able to do this, but be able to take a ton of great shots. I knew this because we did a 1 hour session (I repeat, 1 hour), and I think she took about 600 great photos, and she sent me an online album with about 200 of the best of them. Doing an engagement session with Janae is great, because she works to personalize the photo shoot. Plus, it was a great practice run for us, in terms of getting used to posing, or sometimes not posing or looking at the camera. But, more than anything, I left the engagement session loving Janae and her personality, and the photos were excellent. We received so many compliments on them. The people you least expected to comment, did. They were that good. And, on the wedding day, Janae and her assistant were amazing. It was like having another friend there, not another "vendor". We got all the photos done quickly, and I know there are some great shots in there, I cannot wait to see the photos. During the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, I don't remember seeing Janae and her assistant. It's as if they blended into the crowd. Many of my friends have sent me the pictures they took, and I see Janae in those. To me it's amazing that she was taking so many photos, but never was obviously there, or in the way. I didn't feel like I was being documented, or followed, or had flash bulbs in my face. And, that's exciting, because I'm sure there are going to be a lot of great candids. I cannot say enough of Janae. I think she's extremely talented, and like I said earlier you will love her work, and love working with her, which I think is really important when picking out a photographer. You want some one that cares enough to personalize an engagement session, or who asks really important questions about your family, so as to not create any awkward moments during the family portraits, or that knows your personalities enough that she knows what details to capture. Book Janae! She's worth every penny.
Combining her energetic personality and creative ability, Janae captures your wedding by documenting all the joyful elements of the day. With her it's about having a fun time and enjoying the celebration. She blends photojournalism, fine art and fashion to create your timeless photographs.
- Starting Price Range: $5,000 and Over
- Specialty: A Variety/Blend of Styles
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011