Getting to know Janelle...
"Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you have caught on film is captured forever...
It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything" - Anon
Janelle is as passionate about her “Photography” style as “Starbucks” is to its coffee brand. I use this analogy as 90% of people in South Africa know of the name “Starbucks” and have heard of them, yet they have never tasted it (until recently launched in South Africa) but the brand and it’s amazing coffee, speaks a thousand words.
Janelle’s Photographic Style is exactly that….her photo’s speak a thousand words, captured all in a few pictures taken on a remarkable day called your day...whether it be your wedding day, a family get together or a formal occasion.
After moving back home from living abroad in New York, Dubai and London, Janelle completed her studies, various courses in lighting and studio, and a further 14 yrs in the industry. She has emerged with her own innovative style and eagerness to create a unique “moment in time”, captured with every detail on every shoot. Whether it’s spending quality time with you before & on your special day, giving you a glimpse into all the details that go into a wedding, making everyone comfortable with her presense whilst in the background or just helping a lending hand (whilst still shooting and capturing all the awkward,wonderful and tear jerking moments). That’s what Janelle is all about.
Each shoot is treated as individual as they all are. Not one shoot is alike, and this, she can tell you from her many experiences. Janelle has been told and asked on many occassions, "how is she so patient?" ...its not an easy question to answer but with experience in starting her career in a child studio is probably the basis and also being a au-pair. Janelle loves to shoot with natural lighting & is happy to get advise from clients on what they would like to have their pictures say... as the age old saying goes " a picture can speak a thousand words".
Janelle would love for your pictures to speak a thousand words for you...
A quote comes from Alfred D. Souza. He said:
"For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life."
This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way.
So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time...and remember that time waits for no one.
So, stop waiting until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until winter, until your song comes on, until you've had a drink.... there is no better time than right now to be happy. Book a shoot now, now is important, not later, because what if later never comes....
Janelle’s philosophy on Life is a very simple one :
Work like you don't need the money,
Love like you have never been hurt,
Dance like no one is watching & take tons of photo's,
They are the only link between your future and your past!