Returning to work after maternity leave was scary -it's not like I could pick up where I left off. Business had to close for those months so I had to basically restart it up. This industry is always changing so I had to play lots of catch up. We launched the new website, gave the blog a facelift and I started second shooting my butt off for other fabulous photographers to get back in the groove of things. When I wasn't shooting weddings or sessions I was doing my homework on branding, marketing, networking. Attending workshops and mentor sessions. Phew it's been a journey! This is not just an expensive hobby for me, this is my career. I spend the majority of my days building my business - It's pretty much my third child :) Thank God for the friendships, clients, & mentors that I have met along the way! I'm feeling very thankful! Here's a sneak peak of the weddings we shot over the spring and summer that will be hitting the blog soon :)
Brittney + Jeff's Wedding
Ivette + Eddie's Wedding
Amanda + Ilan's Wedding
Amanda + Stephen's Wedding
Tu + Cory's Wedding
Jamie + Jim's Wedding
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.