~ A heartfelt thank you to all my clients who have taken the time to share these testimonials ~
“Janis literally went above and beyond for our annual department photos. To capture our photos she bravely shot from a bucket truck, all while remaining calm and professional despite the unfamiliar location. The passion she put into pre-organizing the staging of our fire trucks and personnel is reflected in our photos. Janis invested considerable time and effort communicating with our staff before, during, and after the shoot to assure our needs were met. To say we were impressed with the professionalism, flexibility, and charisma Janis brought to our photo shoot would be an understatement.”
-Chief Mikkelsen, Sidney Fire Department
Janis took family photos for us recently which is more of a task than it sounds! Due to career obligations, it is rare for my sons and their families to be able to spend time together on the island. She had books that I could read my sweet little grandgirls and captured them waiting for the next line of the storybook that I was reading to them. Janis was mindful of the fact that we were missing my husband Dallas, who passed away from cancer in 2011 - I like to think that he was enjoying his grandgirls playing in the sand together that day. I will be forever thankful to Janis and hope that she will be available to document our times together in the future.
"Janis has supplied us with an incredible section of photos and she is a pleasure to work with. The variety of the work she has produced for the District showcases her eye and skill. She has always exemplified superior customer service by being responsive, flexible, proactive and thoughtful."
Britt Burnham, Communications, The District of Central Saanich
I loved having Janis Jean do my professional headshots. She thought of everything: the location; the background; the light; the sun in my eyes, the reflection and even marketing ideas.
She is so enthusiastic and makes you feel like a movie star. The process was very professional and super fun! She had some of the best photos back to me super quickly. I would most definitely recommend Janis to do your photos.
"We had a wonderful experience during our photo shoot. It goes down as one of the best memories for our family for 2018.
Because Janis took the time to meet with me to figure out what we wanted in terms of pictures and organized the groupings so we moved in and out of camera range smoothly, the shoot was wonderful.
It turns out it is 'the gift that just keeps giving' - the three generations had a wonderful time and we have the pictures to prove it! Pictures we are proud to own, proud to share and love looking at over and over! Thanks so much, Janis, and your go-to, behind the scenes, husband, Mike.
"We have worked with Janis on several occasions and she is an absolute pleasure to work with. Although our daughters were not keen to have their picture taken before we got started, Janis quickly put everyone at ease and made the photography session fun which resulted in a great set of family pictures that we will cherish always. The afternoon went by quickly and it felt relaxed and personable - we were thrilled with the results! We highly recommend Janis if you are looking for a skilled and professional photographer."
"We’ve had the pleasure to work with Janis on a number of occasions! She is very friendly and professional who put our family completely at ease during our sessions. Our family had a lot of fun! Janis is also very organized and has a keen eye for detail! Whenever we go through our photo album and look at our wall portraits, it brings back so many joyful memories of the occasion. Thank you so much Janis for capturing our memories!!!"
"Janis has been the most amazing photographer for our family.
I had some ideas about some shoots and she captured them all beautifully, from a planned couple shoot, a gender reveal and a dreamy maternity shoot, it was all magic.
Whenever I need someone to help my vision come to life, she is my go to"
"Janis managed to make a typical gloomy Vancouver October day - bright and glorious! We had a blast during our shoot - even our daughter (who isn't the biggest fan of getting her picture taken!!) loved the time we spent together. Plus she managed to get our giant puppy looking at the camera!! We had a leaf fight and in Janis' bag of tricks she had the best Christmas prop that ended up being our family card last year. We are already planning another shoot for this year!! Thanks Janis! xoxo"
"I would highly recommend Janis Jean Photography to my friends!! Janis is the so warm and calm making it a treat to have photos taken. Her attention to detail and critical eye is sure to delight any client with the outcome of their session. We can't wait to have another session now that a couple of years has passed"
"She was fabulous with our children and completely captured each of their personalities. Our family portrait is a treasure for years to come. Her rich colours and use of background and foreground combine to make spectacular photographs. I highly recommend Janis Jean Photography for any event or set of portraits"
"Our photo shoot with Janis was easy and stress free. She listens to what you would like and incorporates it into your shoot with her own ideas and expertise as well. Photos were wonderful and we loved her sunny and cheerful demeanor while she worked with us"
"Janis has provided such personal and professional service. Her attention to detail is amazing and her photographs are true art. I have had the pleasure of Janis providing business, personal and family work and am so impressed and pleased by the end product. I highly recommend Janis for your photographic needs!"
'The best part of our session was spending time as a family on the beach. It was actually fun, and Janis and Mike are such flexible and kind people to work with"
"Janis picked the perfect spot to take the pictures and made us feel at ease. She captured our kids personalities perfectly and created memories that we will be able to have for ever and share with our families"
"Janis is talented, she's caring, accommodating, professional in her skills and service, artistic, considerate and above all, she has high expectations of herself and delivers a quality product that perpetuates smiles and satisfaction in her clients! We recommend her highly and people who see her work in our home are blown away by her talent! We don't have far to go to get any further photos taken, Janis is our go to girl!"
"Janis provided a comfortable, uplifting first photography experience and was lovely to work with. The family pictures we received are of amazing caliber"
“Our mother is turning 100! The date was rapidly approaching. We live in Ontario and mom is in a home in Sidney BC. The whole family were gathering from far and wide and we needed a photographer to capture this wonderful event of 5 generations. We were put in touch with Janis as strangers and we were delighted with her as a very genuine and caring person and her outstanding ability of capturing , with her photography, this huge milestone for Mom and her family.
We would highly recommend Janis and her photographic skills to anyone!”