Looking through these photos gets me all watery eyed -it makes me realize how far our family has come and I am so proud of them all! We have been through soooooo many struggles, too many near death experiences, and even a divorce that I thought would tear us apart! There were times that I thought we would never get a full family photo again, but here we are today taking a big "chaotic" FAMILY photo! Don't let these smiles fool you -this was no easy task! There was plenty of yelling, clowning, name calling, and a few "Just get this over with!!!" I know they all were waiting for me to fall as I was running back and forth setting the timer on the camera in high heels! But Haha I didn't!!! Yay for me! Brats! As much as I wish things would just go smoother I know that it wouldn't be MY family and at the end of the day I wouldn't have it any other way! I love you turds!!! Muahhh!!!
Thanks to my Jack Jordan for being my model while I was testing the light...
Who am I kidding -I knew they wouldn't stay where I placed them!
The whole familia!
My handsome brothers and gorgeous sista!!!
We are so blessed to find people that fit into our crazy family just perfectly!
Thank you Alex and Cj for giving me thee best nephew!
These boys are my heart!!!
The handsome men in our family!
The lovely ladies!!!
I am thankful for my family and true friends!
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.