My mom brought in a stack of mail this morning & I always get all gitty when I see a personalized envelope… anything but a bill! One day I got a personalized piece of mail but it was addressed to the previous tenants & I so badly wished it was for me! It had scribbled hearts & smiley face stickers all over it! It took me back to the good old days when I was 12 yrs old and had a penpal… now all I get are BILLS & JUNK MAIL! BORING! But today was a special day… I got a personalized piece of MAIL!!!!! Woo hoo! It was an invite from one of my clients to her daughter’s bday party & to my surprise it had photos from our photo session on it! My stomach was filled with butterflies! (and no it wasn’t the baby moving!)
When my clients choose to use one of my photos for their birthday invites, birth announcements, or anything… I feel so dogonne HONORED!!! It makes me feel all the happy tingles inside, especially when they send me one! Its always a cherry on top when they add photographers credit on the back! Ugh! I just Love & appreciate it! It makes me feel like you’ve gone from my client to a friend… a friend who’s face is displayed on my fridge! And we can always use more friends in this world! So thank you from the bottom of my heart for using my photos & making me feel extra special!! Have a great Tuesday!
Here are the ones that I've gotten so far...
Click HERE to see more photos from baby Ava's session
Click HERE to see more photos from Sasha's Family session
Click HERE to see more photos from little Samira's session
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.