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Janae Shields Photography

San Francisco , CA
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415-516-1418
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Matted Prints, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Video Montage
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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kmanship
Wedding:
6/26/2011
4.9/5.0
We absolutely loved the photos Janae took-- she is exceptionally talented, very responsive and professional, and an incredibly nice person! Highly recommended-- we were so impressed with the photos we got back.
We absolutely loved the photos Janae took-- she is exceptionally talented, very responsive and professional, and an Read more...
We absolutely loved the photos Janae took-- she is exceptionally talented, very responsive and professional, and an incredibly nice person! Highly recommended-- we were so impressed with the photos we got back. Read less
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gmorris
Wedding:
3/6/2010
4.7/5.0
AMAZING! That word may be over-used, but when it comes to Janae Shield's Photography it is so true. We chose Janae to be our wedding photographer after a blind test from our families and wedding party. We sent them samples of 3 photographers without any price or contact information and asked them to pick their favorite. Out of 12 picks, Janae was #1 for 11! After meeting with Janae, it was the easiest choice we would make. Her professionalism, responsiveness, and flexibility were second to none. One of my favorite parts of planning with Janae were her ideas! She has so much experience to draw these creative and unique ideas. She really took the time to get to know me and Matt to make sure she captured the day as we wanted.

The day of the wedding was great. Her and her assistant were great to work with and half of the time I didn't even notice they were there. She was great with the family pictures (which is never easy with 2 large families). We did a photo-shoot on 17 mile drive after the wedding and it was exactly what I wanted.

When we got the pictures back, we were in awe! They completely captured the feeling of the day. They were more than photographs, they really told the story of the day. When I showed people from home who were not able to travel to California for the wedding, they said they felt like they were there. We love them!

The only slight (and very slight) negative is that the wedding album prices are out of our budget, so we are waiting to see if we can save and order one at a later date. We do have all of the negatives and are able to print them and do what we want, but the cost of the albums is high for us at this time.

However, if I had to do it all over again, I would pick Janae every time! If you decide to go with her, you will not be disappointed.
AMAZING! That word may be over-used, but when it comes to Janae Shield's Photography it is so true. We chose Janae to be Read more...
AMAZING! That word may be over-used, but when it comes to Janae Shield's Photography it is so true. We chose Janae to be our wedding photographer after a blind test from our families and wedding party. We sent them samples of 3 photographers without any price or contact information and asked them to pick their favorite. Out of 12 picks, Janae was #1 for 11! After meeting with Janae, it was the easiest choice we would make. Her professionalism, responsiveness, and flexibility were second to none. One of my favorite parts of planning with Janae were her ideas! She has so much experience to draw these creative and unique ideas. She really took the time to get to know me and Matt to make sure she captured the day as we wanted.

The day of the wedding was great. Her and her assistant were great to work with and half of the time I didn't even notice they were there. She was great with the family pictures (which is never easy with 2 large families). We did a photo-shoot on 17 mile drive after the wedding and it was exactly what I wanted.

When we got the pictures back, we were in awe! They completely captured the feeling of the day. They were more than photographs, they really told the story of the day. When I showed people from home who were not able to travel to California for the wedding, they said they felt like they were there. We love them!

The only slight (and very slight) negative is that the wedding album prices are out of our budget, so we are waiting to see if we can save and order one at a later date. We do have all of the negatives and are able to print them and do what we want, but the cost of the albums is high for us at this time.

However, if I had to do it all over again, I would pick Janae every time! If you decide to go with her, you will not be disappointed. Read less
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marlingc96
Wedding:
10/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Having decided in early June to marry in mid-October, we had to move quickly in choosing our primary vendors. When we went to the Sheraton in Palo Alto to book the wedding, the event coordinator showed us a photo collection by different photographers from recently held weddings. Flipping the pages, I was knocked out looking at an incredible, amazing photograph taken during a wedding by Janae. There is this rule of thumb that says you are supposed to meet with three vendors and then decide on one but as soon as we met Janae, that was the end of our search. When we got in the car we immediately looked at each other said, "We found our photographer." The first thing you notice about Janae is her easy going personality which, during stressful times, is imperative because you need at least one voice of reason. From our incredible engagement session with our 65 pound Labradoodle in tow to the day of the wedding, the pictures were phenomenal. We were concerned about not hiring a videographer but once we saw the pictures and slideshow which was set to music, we realized we worried for nothing. The pictures were like taking a stroll through the day and captured each moment flawlessly. Some of the shots left us speechless and were so amazing. Everyone we sent the slideshow to cried and commented on how Janae was able to replicate the experience so even if you were not there, you felt like you were in the front row! Everything was perfect, her suggestions were spot-on, she was easy to work with and after the ceremony, got us quickly back to our guests so we could enjoy the evening. Janae and her assistant were almost invisible which many people commented on as the pictures were never posed but portrayed the essence of the evening. We cannot convey what a special photographer Janae is and we will always be grateful to her for making our day so extraordinary. You absolutely cannot make a bad decision hiring Janae as your photographer for any occasion.
Having decided in early June to marry in mid-October, we had to move quickly in choosing our primary vendors. When we went Read more...
Having decided in early June to marry in mid-October, we had to move quickly in choosing our primary vendors. When we went to the Sheraton in Palo Alto to book the wedding, the event coordinator showed us a photo collection by different photographers from recently held weddings. Flipping the pages, I was knocked out looking at an incredible, amazing photograph taken during a wedding by Janae. There is this rule of thumb that says you are supposed to meet with three vendors and then decide on one but as soon as we met Janae, that was the end of our search. When we got in the car we immediately looked at each other said, "We found our photographer." The first thing you notice about Janae is her easy going personality which, during stressful times, is imperative because you need at least one voice of reason. From our incredible engagement session with our 65 pound Labradoodle in tow to the day of the wedding, the pictures were phenomenal. We were concerned about not hiring a videographer but once we saw the pictures and slideshow which was set to music, we realized we worried for nothing. The pictures were like taking a stroll through the day and captured each moment flawlessly. Some of the shots left us speechless and were so amazing. Everyone we sent the slideshow to cried and commented on how Janae was able to replicate the experience so even if you were not there, you felt like you were in the front row! Everything was perfect, her suggestions were spot-on, she was easy to work with and after the ceremony, got us quickly back to our guests so we could enjoy the evening. Janae and her assistant were almost invisible which many people commented on as the pictures were never posed but portrayed the essence of the evening. We cannot convey what a special photographer Janae is and we will always be grateful to her for making our day so extraordinary. You absolutely cannot make a bad decision hiring Janae as your photographer for any occasion. Read less
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marlinggc96
Wedding:
10/19/2008
5.0/5.0
Having decided in early June to marry in mid-October, we had to move quickly in choosing our primary vendors. When we went to the Sheraton in Palo Alto to book the wedding, the event coordinator showed us a photo collection by different photographers from recently held weddings. Flipping the pages, I was knocked out looking at an incredible, amazing photograph taken during a wedding by Janae. There is this rule of thumb that says you are supposed to meet with three vendors and then decide on one but as soon as we met Janae, that was the end of our search. When we got in the car we immediately looked at each other said, "We found our photographer." The first thing you notice about Janae is her easy going personality which, during stressful times, is imperative because you need at least one voice of reason.

From our incredible engagement session with our 65 pound Labradoodle in tow to the day of the wedding, the pictures were phenomenal. We were concerned about not hiring a videographer but once we saw the pictures and slideshow which was set to music, we realized we worried for nothing. The pictures were like taking a stroll through the day and captured each moment flawlessly. Some of the shots left us speechless and were so amazing. Everyone we sent the slideshow to cried and commented on how Janae was able to replicate the experience so even if you were not there, you felt like you were in the front row!

Everything was perfect, her suggestions were spot-on, she was easy to work with and after the ceremony, got us quickly back to our guests so we could enjoy the evening. Janae and her assistant were almost invisible which many people commented on as the pictures were never posed but portrayed the essence of the evening. We cannot convey what a special photographer Janae is and we will always be grateful to her for making our day so extraordinary. You absolutely cannot make a bad decision hiring Janae as your photographer for any occasion.
Having decided in early June to marry in mid-October, we had to move quickly in choosing our primary vendors. When we went Read more...
Having decided in early June to marry in mid-October, we had to move quickly in choosing our primary vendors. When we went to the Sheraton in Palo Alto to book the wedding, the event coordinator showed us a photo collection by different photographers from recently held weddings. Flipping the pages, I was knocked out looking at an incredible, amazing photograph taken during a wedding by Janae. There is this rule of thumb that says you are supposed to meet with three vendors and then decide on one but as soon as we met Janae, that was the end of our search. When we got in the car we immediately looked at each other said, "We found our photographer." The first thing you notice about Janae is her easy going personality which, during stressful times, is imperative because you need at least one voice of reason.

From our incredible engagement session with our 65 pound Labradoodle in tow to the day of the wedding, the pictures were phenomenal. We were concerned about not hiring a videographer but once we saw the pictures and slideshow which was set to music, we realized we worried for nothing. The pictures were like taking a stroll through the day and captured each moment flawlessly. Some of the shots left us speechless and were so amazing. Everyone we sent the slideshow to cried and commented on how Janae was able to replicate the experience so even if you were not there, you felt like you were in the front row!

Everything was perfect, her suggestions were spot-on, she was easy to work with and after the ceremony, got us quickly back to our guests so we could enjoy the evening. Janae and her assistant were almost invisible which many people commented on as the pictures were never posed but portrayed the essence of the evening. We cannot convey what a special photographer Janae is and we will always be grateful to her for making our day so extraordinary. You absolutely cannot make a bad decision hiring Janae as your photographer for any occasion. Read less
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KFK
Wedding:
8/13/2008
5.0/5.0
My husband and I interviewed several photographers in the Bay Area before discovering Janae mostly by luck. When we saw her website, we had a very strong feeling that she was the photographer for us, firstly, because her photos were beautiful and her website very clean and user-friendly; secondly, because she was one of the few photographers we'd encountered who actually posted her rates on her site. Janae's talent is on par with other top-notch photographers in the area, but she's more affordable and you get more for what you pay for. Getting the negatives was really important to us, and Janae releases them to you once you've completed your album order (whereas other photographers ask you to pay extra for them, or to wait at least a year before receiving them). The best reason to choose Janae, though, is that in addition to being a talented artist, she is so amazingly easy to work with. She is absolutely professional--every time that we have met with her, and especially on our wedding day, she was totally organized and punctual. She told us exactly what she needed from us in order to do her job, and was always available to answer questions by email (with a very quick response time) or by phone. She is also one of the warmest photographers that we interviewed. She always spends ample time with us in our meetings to answer questions and make suggestions, and the hour we spent with her doing our couple portraits was so fun and relaxing. My husband and I both look so comfortable and happy in those photos and that owes alot to Janae's presence. Perhaps the comments we received from friends and family after sending out the link to our slideshow can provide better testimony to Janae's work: "Your pics are absolutely stunning! It made me cry all over again! " "The two of you and your families look so perfect, you look like professional wedding models! What a perfect and beautiful day that was and the photos are just amazing!" "Those pix totally made my day and totally brought tears to my eyes! they are so beautiful!!!!" "The pictures from you wedding were absolutely GEORGEOUS!!!" "You need to share with Martha Stewart Weddings! I have not seen such a precious setting and just everything is so PERFECT! Your photographer is superb!" "How beautiful! Your photographer captured the day so well and put the pics together in such a fantastic way!" "What a wonderful photographer! Your pictures are the best wedding photos I've ever seen. You both look like movie stars." We love Janae, and would recommend her without reservation to anyone who wants a warm and professional person with them on their wedding day, (and wants to look like a movie star in their photos. :-))
My husband and I interviewed several photographers in the Bay Area before discovering Janae mostly by luck. When we saw Read more...
My husband and I interviewed several photographers in the Bay Area before discovering Janae mostly by luck. When we saw her website, we had a very strong feeling that she was the photographer for us, firstly, because her photos were beautiful and her website very clean and user-friendly; secondly, because she was one of the few photographers we'd encountered who actually posted her rates on her site. Janae's talent is on par with other top-notch photographers in the area, but she's more affordable and you get more for what you pay for. Getting the negatives was really important to us, and Janae releases them to you once you've completed your album order (whereas other photographers ask you to pay extra for them, or to wait at least a year before receiving them). The best reason to choose Janae, though, is that in addition to being a talented artist, she is so amazingly easy to work with. She is absolutely professional--every time that we have met with her, and especially on our wedding day, she was totally organized and punctual. She told us exactly what she needed from us in order to do her job, and was always available to answer questions by email (with a very quick response time) or by phone. She is also one of the warmest photographers that we interviewed. She always spends ample time with us in our meetings to answer questions and make suggestions, and the hour we spent with her doing our couple portraits was so fun and relaxing. My husband and I both look so comfortable and happy in those photos and that owes alot to Janae's presence. Perhaps the comments we received from friends and family after sending out the link to our slideshow can provide better testimony to Janae's work: "Your pics are absolutely stunning! It made me cry all over again! " "The two of you and your families look so perfect, you look like professional wedding models! What a perfect and beautiful day that was and the photos are just amazing!" "Those pix totally made my day and totally brought tears to my eyes! they are so beautiful!!!!" "The pictures from you wedding were absolutely GEORGEOUS!!!" "You need to share with Martha Stewart Weddings! I have not seen such a precious setting and just everything is so PERFECT! Your photographer is superb!" "How beautiful! Your photographer captured the day so well and put the pics together in such a fantastic way!" "What a wonderful photographer! Your pictures are the best wedding photos I've ever seen. You both look like movie stars." We love Janae, and would recommend her without reservation to anyone who wants a warm and professional person with them on their wedding day, (and wants to look like a movie star in their photos. :-)) Read less
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christi.mcgarry
Wedding:
10/6/2007
5.0/5.0
I got married October 2007, and I live near Boston and I planned my Portola Valley/Palo Alto wedding remotely. I started planning far ahead and photography was one of my number one priorities. After meeting Janae I knew she was THE photographer for us!!! She is sweet and personable. Her sample albums and proofs were gorgeous. I love how she takes both formal portraits and candid images. Choosing Janae was one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life; I feel it was life changing-because I know I will have the most amazing wedding images to carry with me for the rest of my life. She was perfectly organized in the planning stages; helping me plan the minute-to-minute timeline for the day. She offered artistic and practical suggestions in order to help have a smooth and enjoyable wedding day. Having Janae actually photograph our wedding day was such a pleasure!!! She really is fast; she captures the attention of the group when needed and sits back for the intimate moments. I feel very fortunate to have planned my own wedding close with my own maid of honor's wedding. We were married 3 weeks apart and Janae was a part of both of our special days!!! I was so lucky to have worked with her for 2 weddings!!! The true test is the actual photos; and they are truly amazing!!! I can not say enough about how when I got home from my honeymoon I literally cried when I saw them. She created a beautiful slide show that completely 100% encompassed my emotions of the day. All 900+ images were perfect. She can find a beautiful setting in any nook of a parking lot or side alley of a church, seriously! Planning the album was a delight with Janae. It was difficult choosing only 100 of our favorite images (I could have had all 900+ images as they are all amazing) for the album we had selected; but she stuck with me and helped analyze every little wrinkle and blink to help us create the perfect album. I just picked it up and it really is a work of art!!! I urge anyone looking for an efficient, warm, friendly, professional and highly talented photographer for their wedding to choose Janae Shields!!!!
I got married October 2007, and I live near Boston and I planned my Portola Valley/Palo Alto wedding remotely. I started Read more...
I got married October 2007, and I live near Boston and I planned my Portola Valley/Palo Alto wedding remotely. I started planning far ahead and photography was one of my number one priorities. After meeting Janae I knew she was THE photographer for us!!! She is sweet and personable. Her sample albums and proofs were gorgeous. I love how she takes both formal portraits and candid images. Choosing Janae was one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life; I feel it was life changing-because I know I will have the most amazing wedding images to carry with me for the rest of my life. She was perfectly organized in the planning stages; helping me plan the minute-to-minute timeline for the day. She offered artistic and practical suggestions in order to help have a smooth and enjoyable wedding day. Having Janae actually photograph our wedding day was such a pleasure!!! She really is fast; she captures the attention of the group when needed and sits back for the intimate moments. I feel very fortunate to have planned my own wedding close with my own maid of honor's wedding. We were married 3 weeks apart and Janae was a part of both of our special days!!! I was so lucky to have worked with her for 2 weddings!!! The true test is the actual photos; and they are truly amazing!!! I can not say enough about how when I got home from my honeymoon I literally cried when I saw them. She created a beautiful slide show that completely 100% encompassed my emotions of the day. All 900+ images were perfect. She can find a beautiful setting in any nook of a parking lot or side alley of a church, seriously! Planning the album was a delight with Janae. It was difficult choosing only 100 of our favorite images (I could have had all 900+ images as they are all amazing) for the album we had selected; but she stuck with me and helped analyze every little wrinkle and blink to help us create the perfect album. I just picked it up and it really is a work of art!!! I urge anyone looking for an efficient, warm, friendly, professional and highly talented photographer for their wedding to choose Janae Shields!!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.9/5.0
Extremely easy to work with and very enthusiastic attitude.
Extremely easy to work with and very enthusiastic attitude.
Extremely easy to work with and very enthusiastic attitude. Read less
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