What can I say; I’m a sucker for love stories, and passion, I mean “The Notebook” is one of my favorite movies. Being a very passionate person, I enjoy learning about other people and their passion. Getting to know new couples who are in love and excited about starting their life together, is something I really enjoy! Looking back at my life with Amber, some of our best, most passionate and exciting feelings are when we first met, fell in love, starting living together, got engaged and of course shared our personal vows on our special wedding day, (October 19th 2002).
I’ve always been a driven person who goes after what I want and strives to become the best at whatever I decide I want to do. After Amber and I met, she slowly started to get into the modeling world and of course I supported her interests. This led us to many photo-shoots, where we started to learn about cameras, lighting, artistic composition and more. My interest for photography started to grow and within no time so did my passion for photographic art! The art of photography is only one side of my passion, being a professional photographer. After building upon my passion and knowledge for photography in college, and in practice, I wanted to choose an artistic area of focus. You would think having a model wife and being a guy, I would naturally want to shoot beautiful people or models, however that didn’t feel like my calling, I guess you could say. In the beginning part of Amber’s official modeling career, she started working and developing a relationship with a top Orange County wedding photographer “Becker” or “The Becker”on some personal photo projects of his. Fortunately I had the opportunity to meet him on several occasions, have him shoot my “Band Photos” and eventually got to visit his home studio, where I had the opportunity to see all his amazing work. This experience quickly sparked an interest and a new passion to want to capture people’s love, on their most special day they would share together. Thus creating “Jeff Janke Photography” Wedding Photographer:)
My goal as a photographer and as a wedding photographer specifically, has always been to create my own unique couple and wedding photography style, which was different than the normal posed and traditional lighting and composition you see with so many of today’s wedding photographers. Not that I have anything against other photographer’s techniques or ways of shooting, I simply wanted to be a bit different and set my own standard. Amber and I both share this same passion and vision for our work, as we strive to keep up the creativity and push ourselves to get better with each photo session.
Day-to-day, I love to be with my family, ride my sport style jetskis with my riding friends, (which includes Amber) play drums and write, direct music videos, or fun cinematic videos with my AMP Creative and Serendipity Films production teams. I’ve done so many different things in my life, however nothing has felt more “ME” and “RIGHT” than being a “Professional Wedding Photographer”.
Amber and I love to make new friends, so feel free to give us a call and let’s talk about the two of you and your special day!