Comox Valley Photographer

I am a lover of natural light, candid interactions and REAL people. Bring me yourself and your loved ones as you are today. Imperfection, quirks, silliness, and raw authentic energy is welcome here. I strive to capture a mix of gently guided posed images, candid laughter, precious details and everything in between! I love rich colours, flowers, the colour green, being near or in the water, and finding magical pockets of light in all 4 seasons. My process is a natural flow to highlight the beauty I see both in people and in nature and capturing what’s really there. I’m constantly inspired by the natural compositions found throughout the many beautiful landscapes the Comox Valley has to offer. Children, pets, families big & small, love stories, or just you and your vision, I’m here for it all. I absolutely love talking to people about what lights them up, and am always humbled to be chosen to create with you.

"A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it”

– Edward Steichen

“Photography is about Capturing Souls, not Smiles”

– Dragon Tapshanov

My goal is to not only create a pretty picture, but to capture your genuine selves and your personality. Photographs are memories and YOU are art. I want you to not only have beautiful images to look back on years later, but for them to invoke a wonderful memory of a fun, comfortable day with me.

Nervous to be in front of a camera? First time hiring a photographer and worried the actual process will be awkward and scary? I’m your girl. These feelings are completely normal and I promise to never take your vulnerability for granted. Most people who hire me share these same concerns with me and I’m always so happy to see them leave their session relaxed, happy and excited about what we created.






Portraits & Creative



We have used Janelle three times now for capturing our family’s milestones, and each time I am more and more impressed! Janelle is amazing behind the lens and works so well with children. Every photo feels like a true capture of our nature and not a staged shoot. I am so happy we have found her since moving here and can not recommend her enough!

Katrina R.

I really liked the direction I got from Janelle and the angles she caught were beautiful. She definitely has an artistic eye and captures flattering photos, which is really important for me as a plus sized lady. Thank you Janelle!

Monica N.

Thanks for an amazing evening and beautiful shoot. Your professionalism and eye for a perfect spot worked out in all the pictures. Your humour made everyone feel so comfortable around you and couldn’t thank you more for making this a wonderful experience for all. From never working with a photographer I may take this up as a time model since I had that much fun lol. Thanks for catching our family in such a beautiful way. From the first time we talked you managed to fit us in on your very busy schedule for my parents to take some pictures back home to Scotland. You are truly wonderful.

Dave C.

There are so many positive things I can say about my experience with Janelle. She created an amazing positive experience for my family, her patience with our little guy helped keep us calm and comfortable. I can not thank her enough for her hard work. I keep looking at my pictures and I can’t help but smile every time. I had a very hard time choosing my final photos to keep because they are all so beautiful, she captured every special moment perfectly. So thank you, thank you, thank you Janelle for making this new momma relaxed and very happy during a crazy time in her life.

Tara S.

Janelle was very professional when I told her what I was looking for she just knew exactly what to do. She really captures beauty we don’t even know is there. Her work is amazing and she’s super easy to work with I highly recommend her to everyone!

Milena S.
Comox Valley Readers Choice
Awards: 2021-2023 Nominee