Jan is one of Washington DC’s most sought-after photographers, with a style best described as elegant whimsy. Her vast knowledge of lighting, composure, and posing is rivaled by few professional and fine photographers today. Pair her alluring style with a romantic sensibility and the result is nothing short of astonishingly beautiful photographs, reflecting the true essence of her client’s personality.
Jan earned a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics. She later added a degree in Professional Photography. Today, she is a member of The National Association of Photoshop Professionals, The Professional Photographers of America, as well as Wedding and Portrait Photographers International. She is also an enthusiastic world traveler and has a slight addiction to dark chocolate.
I love catching up with my wedding clients, especially when there’s the excitement of newborn identical twin boys to photograph! And so fun to see big brother, Everett, again who has grown up so much since his one year old photo session a year ago. He loves his letters, as you’ll see he brought handfuls to hold onto for pictures with his baby brothers. These three boys will have so much fun growing up together!
Double the sweetness! Theses adorable fraternal twin brothers were so good for their first baby pictures! They and big brother are a handsome bunch, aren’t they?! I always enjoy photographing newborn babies, and the preciousness of the short time they are so tiny. And twins are a special photo session for sure! It’s so fun to see how they already have their own personalities, right from the start!
How sweet are these blue-eyed sisters in their smocked pale pink dresses under the cherry trees in Washington, DC? So glad we had just one not so windy warm day to squeeze in this photo session, as the blossoms were falling, so little sister has similar portraits to big sister’s cherry blossom pictures two years ago. Aren’t these girls just the cutest?
Spring snow didn’t chill the warmth surrounding Laura and Bix on their wedding day. Their entire wedding party was family which made it an especially tight group. And so much fun! May I also add that having your brother in law officiate your wedding makes it quite personal, sweet, memorable, and funny at times too – especially if he starts the ceremony with a self composed rap! I know so many memories for a lifetime were made. Congratulations Laura and Bix, may you live happily ever after!
Beautiful pink and white romantic spring flowers for the bouquets.
So sweet to have sisters as bridesmaids with proud mom looking on.
Gorgeous, gorgeous bride!
Love these three generations!
Who would have believed there would be snow at the end of March!
I love all the indoor spaces for pictures at the Belmont Country Club Manor House. Plenty of great portraits even on a cold windy day!
Wedding party = family.
Signing the Ketubah was a sweet moment with a few laughs too.
The cutest ring bearers and flower girl almost stole the show.
Saying I do under the chuppah in the ballroom at Belmont Country Club – the inside option at this venue that usually hosts outdoor ceremonies.
Loved the beautiful navy table settings with patterned plates and gold chargers.
I’ve had several requests for my Washington, DC cherry blossom pictures as framed art. You can find a gallery of my photos and art by going to the client proofs tab above and entering the passcode: ArtbyJan
Prints, framed prints, canvas, art papers, etc. are available. I’m also happy to suggest what will look best for the space you want to decorate.
P.S. Sadly, many of the trees in these pictures aren’t there any more. Deteriorating conditions at the tidal basin (flooding which is washing away the dirt around the roots), too much foot traffic on the roots and packing the dirt, plus people climbing the trees, and just the age of the trees, has taken it’s toll and each spring fewer of the beautiful gnarled trunks are there.
Note: Cherry blossom photography from between 2005 and 2017 and includes trees on the Tidal Basin, Haines Point and near the Capitol. They feature the oldest gnarled trunks, the Jefferson Memorial, Tidal Basin and Washington Monument.
The images featured below can be purchased as regular photographs or with the painter effect, as shown below.