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Owners Jana and Braden Johnston

Colfax, California

Hello amazing, beautiful people! I want to tell you a little about myself, but first, I want to thank you for stopping by, checking out my website, and trusting me to capture the most important moments in your life!
I know choosing a photographer can be a really difficult decision. I want to take away your worries and stresses so you can just be you and focus on the moment. Know that I will have your back and that I will capture the most amazing photographs of you and your family, images that you will cherish for years to come!
When considering who you trust with these images, you need to make sure you and your photographer are compatible, that you love working together, and that your photographer is confident and capable of capturing not just beautiful images, but the most important moments from your session, from your day... from your LIFE! And if I'm not that person, that's ok. There are so many other wonderful photographers out there that could be a perfect match for you!  
I don't want to just take your wedding pictures or your newborn photographs. My clients are my tribe, my extended family, the people I want to laugh with, to grow with, to cry with, and to capture over and over- the ones I want to be here for, from their first tooth to the biggest day of their life, from newborns to retirement parties and everything in between. 
I photograph people, places, and beautiful things across Northern California, especially the Greater Sacramento area, and most often Placer, Nevada, El Dorado and Amador Counties, although I love traveling and can often be found in Yosemite, Tahoe, and just about anywhere along the California Coast.
I love grand adventures, nature hikes, and destination weddings. I've been many places from Olympic National Park in Washington to Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah and a million places in between but I love seeing places that are new and interesting! (hit me up for destination ideas... I will so be there!)
I specialize in Lifestyle and Portrait photography, which includes all of the biggest, most important moments in your life: from Prom, engagements and weddings, to maternity, birth sessions, and newborns, to headshots and family sessions. 
Our goals are to take your breath away and make your heart beat faster, to weave an entire story in a single image, and to see the happiness that capturing your memories will bring you for a lifetime.
We are proud to continually exceed our clients' expectations. Our services are available by appointment.
Call today for your complimentary consultation.








Meet the Photographers

I am an artist first, a manipulator of light, a composer of fascination, an observer of the universe, a spellbinder, a time stopper, a storyteller...
I am a photographer. I am enchanted by the splendor of a cloudy sky, captivated by the allure of tiny baby feet, mesmerized by an exquisite smile, and delight in the grace of love. For me, photography is a magical adventure spent capturing the beauty of life.
I am both the owner and photographer at Jana Johnston Photography. I love the artistic aspect of photography and love working with people!
I grew up in the Sierra Nevada Foothills, near Auburn, (Christian Valley) California. In my late teens I moved to Jackson, California I then spent the next 15 years there, raising my three sons. I'm now living back in Placer county with my husband Braden (who I first met in 1st grade) Blake (Ba-LAK-A) Frosh Colfax Leadership, and Leah, my "drive me crazy sophomore.
Some of my most recent work, includes being named the official photographer for the prestigious KAHI 104.5 Fm and 950 Am Studios, and The American Foundation for suicide prevention has named me as the official Photographer for the  Placer County out of the Darkness Suicide prevention walk. This will our 3rd year photographing the walk and trying to help raise awareness for the cause. 
I have been published both in print as well as online and have won multiple awards for my work including the Weddingwire people's choice awards for 4 years running. 
I specialize in natural light photography and outdoor settings. 
Braden has had an interest in photography since high school and started shooting recreationally about 15 years ago, and has been working closely with me for the past 10 years.
Together we are an incredible team dedicated to making sure your wedding day is captured perfectly.

Braden Johnston

My best friend, biggest fan, business partner, gear hauler, my order taker, assistant, lighting specialist and second shooter! 

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