Today will go down in history for the biggest day in my Photography LIFE… I had my first bride consultation! I wasn’t nervous until I joined them at the Starbucks patio table. (Yeah I know its so cliché to hold meetings at Starbucks, but that was the first place that came to mind). I was trying to hide my hands because they were trembling. I don’t know why I was so nervous. I was as prepared as I could get; I had my samples, questionnaire, & contract ready to go. After choking on a few of my words & losing my train of thought a few times... we laughed & I felt more comfy. It felt like I was just chit chatting with friends. They are such a Cool couple, they couldnt be more perfect for my first wedding. O yeah... Did I mention that they booked me!!! Can you believe it!?! Lil Ol ME!!! It’s one of those feelings that are too good to be true! I am on the ultimate high, but need to float back down to earth and get ready for the big day! It’s literally right around the corner, March 10th to be exact.
So much to do, so little time! I also booked 2 other engagement sessions for this month! This photography thang is really taking off! Oh and remember I mentioned WPPI & how sometimes Lucky newbies get to go…Well… I guess I’m one of those lucky newbies because my school gives students a FREE ticket!! Holla Balla!!! I feel like the kid Charlie who won the Golden Ticket!
I’ve also been working on designing some business cards… check em out!
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.