Jennifer Chaney family photographer

Goodbye Old House. Hello New Story. (Photos of a Lafayette CA family.)

They waited for me. Shoved the thoughts of packing boxes and moving trucks to the back of their minds until our sessionView full post »

Why mom's need an oxygen mask - Jennifer Chaney

Why every mom needs to find her oxygen mask (mine was buried under cooked carrots).

When my daughter was a toddler, I took her on a lunch date with a girlfriend. Sassy was noshing her way through herView full post »

Family Photography in Diablo CA - Jennifer Chaney

Wild and Wondrous :: The Ligon Family Photos

She asked me if photographing her family in their home again would be too boring. To which I replied, “you have twoView full post »

Take fewer photos to remember stories - jennifer chaney

Put your camera down. Create Memories Not Photo Ops (also, 1970s fashion for kids).

I have many detailed childhood memories. At three years old, I climbed up on the hood of my father’s prized Jeep andView full post »

10 Min Video of Photo Tips for Dad - Jennifer Chaney

How to take pictures your wife won’t delete :: Photo tips for dad (video!)

There’s a lot of chatter on social media about moms not being represented in family photos. This happens for SO manyView full post »

Chicken eggs, tooth fairies and bedheads :: Saturday mornings in Walnut Creek

There’s something completely magical about walking into the room of a sleeping child. It might be my favorite partView full post »

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Parenting epiphanies born on a treadmill. (Thank you Oprah.)

She padded into the kitchen, squinting and shielding her eyes, but I didn’t give her a chance to adjust to morningView full post »

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baby legs and big brother :: san ramon family photography

She walked into the front of the room, flashed her megawatt smile, and proceeded to kick our butts with a ridiculouslyView full post »

Jennifer Chaney Family Photos

Does your family look like this? Please say no…

Two weeks ago I padded out to our mailbox to sift through the pounds of paper recycling when I flipped byView full post »

Take better photos with your phone

New!!! Online Beginning Photo Class

Guess what time it is? No, it’s not Hammertime, but I love the way you think! It’s time to learn how toView full post »

Coffee, belly laughs, and baby legs :: Tiburon family photography

When she said her favorite activity was to talk to her husband of more than a decade, I was hooked. These beautifulView full post »

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The best times to get family pictures taken

When I’m 80 years old, my husband and I will be living with one of our two children (whichever one lives on theView full post »

Put Photos in Albums

Photo tip feature on IHeart Organizing!

A couple of years ago, I found the adorable Jennifer Jones over at IHeart Organizing and have been drooling over herView full post »

The insanity of motherhood

There have been several times over the past few years where I have openly expressed concern for my sanity.  SometimesView full post »

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Saturday Morning photo bombs and basketball :: Mill Valley Family Photography

When she told me that her kids wake on Saturday morning and dash down stairs with hopes of doughnuts or coffee cake, IView full post »

Jennifer Chaney - Danville Beginning Photography Classes for Moms

Last minute gift idea for moms :: Beginning photo classes for the East Bay area

Need a last minute gift?  I’ve got new photography classes lined up for 2014 and this holiday season they’ve foundView full post »

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A letter to my littlest clients :: you have layers and I love it

There is a running joke in our family that our youngest, Chachi has two emotions. Over-the-top enthusiasm and deepView full post »

Make Buddy The Elf Winter Wonderland

Turn your home into a winter wonderland – perfect craft for busy moms!

I think my kids are part Eskimo. Or at least their Nordic heritage is showing because those two wild ones can’t getView full post »