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  • Welcome

    My name is Jana Marie Rogers. I am a photographer, a wife, and a mom. I love all things creative and beautiful. I am a little bit country, and a little bit city. I grew up in the country surrounded by lush fields and beautiful trees.
    When I became a mom I became obsessed with creating memories of my babies. I discovered I could do that best through photography. Through the years I realized I could capture these moments for others. I love the idea that we can be beautiful art hanging on our walls.
    Jana Marie Photography is located in the Portland Metro area, and serves Portland, Vancouver, and the surrounding cities. We also travel upon request.

Whitney’s Senior Session

Meet Whitney, a 2014 Senior from Battle Ground, WA.  This girl is a true beauty inside and out.  I loved getting to know her!!  She reminds me so much of Taylor Swift!  It is crazy how similar they are.  Word on the street is that Whitney can sing too!  Look for this girl to go far!

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February 12, 2014 - 10:07 pm

Toni - Truly beautiful, pictures are amazing!

Madison’s Senior Session

Meet Madison, a 2014 Senior from Spokane, WA.  I was so excited to do this session for her, because I lived with her family for a year doing an internship when Madi was just 6 years old!  You can imagine my surprise and delight when being asked to do her SENIOR portraits!
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February 12, 2014 - 7:19 pm

Toni - I love all of this picture..she is so beautiful and you captured all of the beauty.

Summer’s End…

Meet Daniel and Katie, their lovely daughter Ella, and soon to be baby boy!  This was one of my favorite photo shoots of the summer…their daughter was so well behaved and the weather was amazing!

                                        


 

 

The DelVal Family

What can I say about the DelVal family?  Besides being the most adorable family on the outside, they’ve “got it going on”, on the inside too!  They are some of the nicest people you will ever meet.  Lily and Stella are their two vivacious, spunky girls.  They are going to be world changers, just like their parents. We are lucky to have them as part of our community and they just so happen to go to our church!  (They think they want to move to Denver, but I am secretly praying they stay here!)  Okay, so I guess it’s not a secret any more.   Wherever you end up, DelVal family, I know you will do well!  …we just wish you would stay here because we kind of like you, A LOT!

 

 


May 23, 2013 - 10:11 pm

Toni - I can’t choose a favorite, these are amazing!

Brooke – 2014 Senior

I love Senior photo shoots.  This gorgeous girl just shines!  Grab yourself a cup of tea and join us…

 



May 17, 2013 - 3:31 am

Toni - Beautiful girl-great photographer

May 17, 2013 - 6:28 am

sarah d - she is beautiful, jana! and your photography skills are smokin’! love the lightening too! :)

The Williams’ Girls

When Shannon first approached me about doing a photo shoot for her and her girls I was ecstatic!  I loved the idea of it being “just the girls”.  All week long I waited for this shoot.  I had a good feeling about this one.  None of my shoots are “just” shoots.  I realized in the beginning – and have been reminded over again – that every shoot is important.  They become someones’ memory.  I ask detailed questions to try to understand the family better.  I try to imagine how that parent feels about their little girl’s or little boy’s photos, or even how they will feel about the photos 10 years from now…

This shoot was different.  You see, I have known Shannon for about eight years.  She was one of my bridesmaids.  When I met her I felt this immediate connection to her.  I just knew she was special.  I grabbed onto that friendship with all my might.  To tell you the truth, when I look back I laugh!  I think, “I ‘hijacked’ you as a friend!”  I just decided, “I’m going to be friends with this girl!”  She was by my side at my wedding and made me feel so special.  Later we both got pregnant around the same time and I felt her pain through loss and rejoiced with her in good times.  If I ever felt down I knew a cup of coffee with this girl would be the ticket.  We both moved away, but never lost touch so I was so excited to do this shoot.

Shannon is one of the most positive, joyous people I know.  As I sat editing her shoot I kept thinking about what I wanted to say when I blogged her session.  I literally kept tearing up.  Shannon was a youth pastor here in Vancouver for many years.  She mentored many young women, and was (and still is) a huge encouragement to her friends and those around her.  You can’t help but smile when you are around her.  As you can imagine she devotes that same strength to motherhood.  If there is one thing I know, it is that those little girls are going to grow up to be mighty women because they are going to know what grace is, what  joy is, what purity is, and they will absolutely know what love is, because their Mommy taught them all of those things.  Not only did she teach it, she lives it.

I have heard numerous stories from teenage girls and young adult women that have been around Shannon, of the grace that is on her life.  You see, they would tell her something they did that they considered to be shameful and she would give them nothing but grace, nothing but love, nothing but forgiveness.  There is an innocence about Shannon, and a purity that is undeniable.  Not because she is perfect, but because she is forgiven.  She has an unwavering confidence in the forgiveness she has found in Jesus, and when you hang out with her it is contagious.

When I think about the Williams’ girls, I think about a rich heritage, and a bright future.

Proverbs 31:10-12

10 Who can find a virtuous  wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
11 The heart of her husband safely trusts her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good and not evil
All the days of her life.

I know that is Shannon’s heart.  If I could stand and applaud you, Shannon, for being an amazing mother I would, because this role is not honored like it should be in our society, and you were truly made for this job.  So, consider this your standing ovation…

I love you friend.

 

April 30, 2013 - 10:34 pm

Lisa - This truly captures Shannon’s beauty. By beauty, yes her obvious outer beauty, but also that inner gorgeousness that comes through her life so effortlessly! I know that behind the scenes, we moms think ” ya you should see us at home when all heck is breaking loose” and to that, I say, that is when we are being strengthened by God to our most beautiful. Putting your best foot forward in the public, then going home and wishing your life was different does not create that kind of inner beauty, but living life fully, excepting the good, the bad and the ugly with grace and humility does. This is Shannon in a nut shell. Her daughters are being given the most loving foundation I have seen. God, bless this family!

April 30, 2013 - 10:58 pm

Toni - I cried all the way thru reading this.

May 1, 2013 - 4:03 am

sarah d - jana, this is a beautiful tribute to your sweet and remarkable friend. i love how passionate you are about your heart to serve others in this way. your worth is far above rubies as well. and, what a stunning capture of this gorgeous mama with her precious girls!! LOVE!!

May 16, 2013 - 10:56 pm

Shannon - Jana you are a rare friend and I am so blessed by these pictures! I love them and I love you!! The words you wrote about me moved me to tears and re inspired me to live a life persuing people with Gods love for them. I can’t tell of how blessed I am that you wrote such an endearing blog post about me. Thank you my friend! It means so much.

Love in a Garden

Meet James and Hannah.  James is my brother-in-law.  Hannah is one of my best friends.  I may have shown James one or two or twenty photos of Hannah in hopes of setting them up.  James didn’t really need much any convincing, neither did Hannah (after a little wooing).  James and Hannah are one of those couples who were just meant to be together!

I had the privilege of taking their engagement photos in Portland, OR.  They are so natural together.  After shooting their session, I realized… engagements are my favorite!  It’s the start of something new and beautiful.  I love romance… Don’t you?

April 12, 2013 - 2:12 am

Evan Wiggs - Hannah is my daughter and James my son-in-law
and they are so happy together and my wife and I love them much!

August 19, 2013 - 6:45 pm

James Rogers - Jana, I can’t thank you enough for doing this photo shoot. What an amazing engagement gift! The more I look at other professionals’ photography, the more I appreciate just how rare your gift is. Not only did you make Hannah and I almost forget we were in a photo shoot, you captured the best moments with what seemed like effortless skill. Stack you up against the best-of-the-best in Portland and I’ll pick you without hesitation!

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