- deborah, mom of one, glendale ca
Your real life is so damn beautiful. I swear, it's pure art. It's the good stuff, the double stuff, the sweet, sweet honey glistening throughout your everyday. The dirty faces, unmade beds, temper tantrums, giggle fits, ugly carpet, footed pjs, fairy gardens, dance parties, missing teeth and starter homes - they only happen once. Your life is filled with joy, fear, chaos, laughter, exhaustion, frustration, sadness, elation and love, there's always the love.
Jana Bee Photography was born from both my childhood nickname, and my ability to capture the sweet, sweet honey amidst the buzz of everyday life. I'm based in Los Angeles, but available to travel worldwide. I believe strongly in photos you can feel and touch, so I work hard to create beautiful, tangible heirlooms, like photo books and framed art. All of my documentary clients receive at least one of these goodies included with their sessions.
I love to dance with our 7-year-old daughter Josie (I swear she was just 4 the other day), make up silly voices for our rescue cats Fezzik and Soleil, eat at ALL of the restaurants, drink wine at book club, hike in the hills around our home in Glassell Park, forage the farmer's market every Sunday, dream about someday renovating our old house and take super fun, and waaay out of my wheelhouse, Bollywood dance classes.
More than I thought I could love anything. Ever. More than the sun, moon & stars. She is pure light, and she teaches me so much.
Just me in heels on lead guitar, and 3 boys. We actually played SXSW one year, and I guess technically, I'm still in the band since we never actually broke up. Someday we'll play again, I promise.
It doesn't happen as often as I'd like, but I love to travel. Here we are in beautiful Sintra, Portugal. A magical, magical place.
I almost opened a yoga studio called Wicked Cobra, and I have a giant, very meaningful tattoo on my back of a phoenix rising from the ashes of a flaming skull. Ask me about it!
No I don't. Who does that? Seriously. Most mornings I can't make coffee because I didn't have time to clean the coffeemaker the day before, I'm still in my pajamas when I go through the carline at my daughter's school, and I usually don't get to eat "breakfast" until noon. Self-care - really, what is that?
I wear thick glasses and play magic with my daughter. I love to read and read and read. You know that twilight zone episode where there's a nuclear apocalypse and the bank teller guy crushes his glasses and can't read anymore? Yeah, that's my nightmare.
In Puerto Vallarta. My daughter and husband did too, and it was an unforgettable experience.
It really is. I started developing my own black and white film and prints in high school. I also worked as a professional photographer and won an award in an international photography contest sponsored by Canon - all before I turned 18.