I have these really poignant memories from when I was kid - just a shy little farm girl, knee-high to a grasshopper, quietly curled up in my bedroom, spending hours and hours pouring over the glossy pages of magazines.
Travel mags, fashion glossies, Seventeen, Teeny Pop, whatever I could get my hands on. I’d sit and slowly savour each and every page, studying every image and article. But really, it was the photography that had me dazzled.
That insatiable curiosity stays...
And the longer I get to do this, and the stronger I grow as a photographer and creative, the more enraptured I truly feel. Just like that little farm girl all those years ago.
As a creative storyteller, I have a passion for curating experiences that matter and that last a life time. Capturing images and feelings that take you on a journey. Celebrating slow made moments that kindle your imagination and set your heart on fire.
I just felt captivated, fascinated.
You could say I was a little obsessed. And I guess I still kinda am.
This career has taken me sooooo far and to so many places.
I’ve been immensely blessed with some incredible partnerships and collaborations, with so many creative and inspiring projects and with an abundance of opportunities to learn and dream and grow. From the ski slopes of Colorado to the Himalayan mountains of Nepal, from tropical destination weddings to the studios of some truly incredible brands, the sentiments remain the same.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
– Anais Nin.
I’m a homebody who loves serving up a meal around a crowded table. Let’s eat and drink together!
I have dreams of one day becoming a Graphic Designer too, as beautiful detail and design make me weak in the knees, yo.
Toki, our fur baby, who kinda looks like an Ewok, low-key runs our life.
I’m a lifelong Early Riser and morning coffee is my favourite time of day.
Collaboration Over Competition. Every. Damn. Time.
chuck, Levis and dr. Martens fo lyfe
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We have had the opportunity to work with Janalla for two photoshoots for our business, Prairie and Luna Cannabis Co. Jay’s work has been absolutely essential in bringing our brand to life. She truly understands our vision (even when we don’t feel totally confident in it!) and captures our store so beautifully. We always say that she makes us look WAY cooler and more professional than we actually are! Most recently we did a photoshoot with our new staff and, although none of them had done any professional photography prior, we all felt extremely comfortable and laughed our way through it! Needless to say, the pics turned out amazing!! She always comes beyond prepared. Jay really goes above and beyond in terms of making the most of our time together and making sure we receive a wide variety of images to use on our socials and website. Plus, she’s literally the sweetest. We can’t recommend Jay enough!
Jay’s work has been absolutely essential in bringing our brand to life.
She has this natural calmness about her that made my overdriven entrepreneurial brain slow down for just a moment. She took the time, to learn who I am and what I had set out to accomplish in my business. There is an element of trust when investing in branded photography and I can assure you, from experience, that Jay will take the time to learn who you are, your vision and goals then swiftly deliver unique content captured specifically with your brand in mind. It is an utter delight every time I get to create with her and I feel very grateful to work alongside her talent and artistry.
I knew from the first few moments of being around Janalla that I wanted to work with her.
Janalla and I have worked together on many projects together over the years. Branding, Photoshoots, Weddings. She handles each one with such a high level of care and professionalism. My business Sugar Society has also hired her on for shoots. Headshots and branded product photos, I am always left impressed by her work. Will continue to hire her on as my business grows.
Branding, Photoshoots, Weddings. She handles each one with such a high level of care and professionalism.
“Janalla has, without question, taken my company from being just another business - to a living, breathing, vibrant brand. Creating compelling imagery, with immense depth and nuance, she has told the STORY of Anupaya. And that story is what has created brand loyalty and has folks coming back, again and again. I am forever grateful for her rare and inimitable talent.”
Janalla has, without question, taken my company from being just another business - to a living, breathing, vibrant brand.