Hello and thank you for visiting our site. My name is Jeanna, (that's Jean-na, like Gina). I was born and raised in rural Oxford, Iowa where I still live today with my husband, John and our two boys, Trevor & Tripp, on our family Century Farm. My passion for photography developed while very young through 4-H and later blossomed when I took my first Photography classes in High School and Collage. Although I loved taking photos on the side while I went to school, I believed owning a studio and doing what I loved for a living was just a dream. But after working at Flash Digital Portraits as the Lead Photographer for 4.5 years I was ready to take a leap of faith. In October of 2008 everything just came together and I opened Portraits by Jeanna. I started out on the East side of Iowa City and after 3 great years I moved into my forever home on Community Drive in North Liberty. I am so proud of my beautiful studio that allows me to create the perfect controlled environment for your sessions!
It is my goal to create and capture memories and moments to cherish for a lifetime. My work is creative, natural, fresh, and unique. Its my goal to create images that will be displayed as artwork in your home as well as capture milestones in your growing child. I photograph in a style many may not have experienced before in that I will never ask a child to smile or say the dreaded, "cheese". They call it a cheesy smile for a reason, right? I capture the natural expressions that you see every day from your child. During your session I will most likely be barefoot and crawling around on the floor with your kids. I earn different expressions through play rather than through demands and guess what...? Kids love it here and often ask when they get to come back to see Ms. Jeanna again. That is the ultimate complement!
With over 1o years experience photographing infants and families I am proud to say that not only will you leave PBJ with great portraits but with a great experience as well.