I'm Janelle


photographer & adventurer

I'm mid-west girl, grilled cheese lover, & a bride to be. I am getting married in Iceland this June to my sweetheart, Brian! I deeply love people and Jesus, and I cry at almost every wedding. What makes me come alive are weddings days & serving others to ensure that the days comes alive. So here is the thing. I care about what your wedding day FEELS like.

I'm a photographer most passionate about capturing moments of feeling. The small in-between moments that make you two, you. I believe the small moments that make up our every day lives are the big moments. I believe you have a story to tell, I believe you have a legacy that you’ve left on those who have came before you & those who will come after. Let’s capture the moments of your love for your granddaughter to look back on & see where it all began. Let’s capture the “tickling, giggling, picket fences, & ketchup fights” – Michael Scott. 

Let’s capture it all. Close the Pinterest board or wedding magazines & sit back & think about what YOU want your day to feel like. Who do you want to be there? What details do you care most about? Where have you always wanted to travel to? That's what I care about. It doesn’t matter if it’s in your hometown, the first place you meet, or somewhere you’ve never been before. It's your wedding day & it should FEEL like you. Let’s do it differently.

 Let’s dream together.

I carry your heart, I carry it in my heart.



Heirloom Details

I love when couples incorporate details with meaning into their day. Whether it's special to just the two of them or it's representing the generations before, it's so meaningful to me.

My Grandmother's memory is one I hold close


Healthy Living

I love spending my time outside & being active by hiking or biking. I also try to bring this with me into the kitchen. If you have any healthy recipes I'd LOVE to try them!

Fresh salads, goat cheese, fruit


Mountside Views

Maybe it's because it sometimes take all day to hike to the view, but I feel so full inside when I'm surrounded by the mountains. It's Brian & my goal to visit every national park in the US!

NOTHING BEATS A Mountainside View 


Flowy Dresses

When I was in Kindergarten I wouldn't wear anything but a dress, I still feel the same way now. I think they are more comfy that sweatpants! I will only bring out pants if they are leggings or if I have no choice in the winter!

BeCause for me, They will always beat jeans



I believe in capturing the real joyful moments of people’s lives. I believe in the unposed pose and keeping things light. Memories are always fading & it’s my goal to say, not this one, this one is going to last for generations to come. I believe in creating photos for your granddaughter to look at and not just see the love you had on your wedding day but to also feel it. The love that was passed down to her, the love she has looked up to, and the love she always longed for herself. My grandmother was my hero & she won't get to be there on my wedding day, so I understand the importance of photos. Oh, how I wish she'd be there for my big day. Whenever I need to remember her, I look at her photo & it makes me happy to see her smiling face. It's the keepsake we all turn to, photos are more than images, they are memories.