So who is this girl behind the camera?
Hello! My name is Jenna McCollum and it seems like portraits have almost always been my thing. As an adolescent I was always buried in a sketch book drawing my friends and family. I took my love of art with me into exploring photography, and continued to find myself drawn to people and their faces more than anything else. Then true inspiration hit when I discovered the portrait work of Richard Avedon. That's when I knew what I wanted to do and work towards. I want to use my camera to capture a little piece of who you are.
Based out of the beautiful Monterey County in California, I focus on photographing families and teens for many of the important milestones in their lives. From your senior year in High School, to getting engaged, to starting a family, and many more in between. With the help of my husband Garrett, it is our goal to showcase you looking your best, and to make your portrait experience easy and as fun as possible, with beautiful results.
What's up with this "Foto-Froggy" name?
I've always found the unique and vibrant creatures of nature to be so inspiring! Among my favorites are the tiny but vibrant tree frogs of South America. Their bright and beautiful coloring grabs your attention and draws you in, no matter how tiny they are!
I feel that the right photograph can capture personality and beauty in much the same way, allowing the subject to stand out while everything else fades from view. Blending those thoughts with the clean and simple spelling of the Spanish word for "photo", and I came up with my business name!
When I'm not Foto-ing...
First and foremost I'm a mom to a beautiful baby girl. But I also love almost all things entertainment. If I'm not currently working on a portrait session, you can usually find me snuggled up with my daughter and a favorite book, movie or TV show. Sci-fi, fantasy, comedy and drama, I love it all!
For the time being...
To focus more time and energy on being a mom, I have decided to cut back on my photography projects. So I am taking on only a very limited number of clients throughout the year. If you have questions or are interested in booking, please message me through the contact page to check on my availability.