Hi! I'm Jalen.
Thank you for taking the time to look through some of my favourite images - they were taken with love and are shared the same way.
A little about me as a human: I’m a daughter, sister, wife, auntie and friend (and acquaintance, I suppose..?). I believe that my life is defined by the grace that I’ve received. I love to sing, act and dance. I’m an improvisor with Vancouver Theatre Sports and I love to laugh. Sometimes when I listen to the radio it's for the sole purpose of figuring out what my next karaoke song could be. I love (need) coffee. I don't know much about wine but I’m a big fan, especially ‘blends’ (because it tastes like they just combined all the good grapes). I am married to a fellow artist (actor/musician) who is sweet and silly - my favourite combo! I speak passible french and can throw a mean softball.
I love living in Vancouver.
A little about me as a photographer: When it comes to pictures, I believe that being able to capture moments in life through photography is a gift. I count myself very blessed to share in other people's stories and I don’t ever want to take this privilege for granted. I think that truthful moments are the sweetest moments and pride myself on capturing candid interactions, even in a more formal session.
My favourite photos are of my clients laughing.
I hope this has been a helpful snapshot (pun intended) into my life. If you’d like to find out more about me and to see if I’d be a good fit for you as a photographer, send me a message!
Here is what some of my clients had to say…
"I had the pleasure of meeting Jalen through a friend and am SO happy I did!!! Not only did she do engagement photos for us last year, she just did our wedding photos last week and I can't stop looking at them! Jalen is the most easy going and accommodating person and her photos are GORGEOUS! Everyone was complimenting her and saying how professional and amazing she was. She even sent me several sneak peaks of our photos the same night of the wedding... such service! Highly recommend this beautiful lady. Sorry Jalen - you're stuck with us now! Next stop- maternity photos!" - Chanel
"Jalen is a gem of a person and a wonderful photographer. We’ve had the pleasure of working with her a few times over the last year and I highly recommend her. She has a great point of view!" - Jessica
"We were privileged to have Jalen take some maternity photos for us. We loved every second of our photo shoot as Jalen made us feel comfortable and confident. Her professionalism, sense of humour and talent are what make her a great photographer! Thank you Jalen for providing amazing photos that we will cherish forever." - Nicky
"Jalen has shot our family a few times now and we are always in awe and so thankful for the images she captures. She is truly talented at what she does!!We are forever grateful for the memories she captures!" - Megan
"Jalen shot our wedding photography and we could not have been more pleased! Before the event, Jalen got us organized and customized her package based on our needs and special requests. Her energetic approach kept the day light, stressless, and made it even more fun for us. So many friends and family commented that Jalen managed to be everywhere at once and never intrusive! The photos turned out wonderfully - we have beautiful, unique shots not only of the two of us but of intimate moments and all our friends and family that we will treasure forever. Creative, professional, fun - I would definitely recommend Jalen Laine to anyone wanting lasting memories of an important day or special moments." - Katie
"We had so much fun getting our maternity photos done with Jalen. These things can be really uncomfortable but Jalen's fun spirited personality puts you at ease and quickly has you smiling from the heart. The results give you real smiles and are truly moments captured. Jalen is creative, professional and very talented. Her shots melded with the nature scenery of the location we choose beautifully. Jalen also incorporated aspects of our lives that gave this shoot an even more personal touch that was really important to us. We love the results, Jalen really captured the excitement and love we were feeling in that moment. I definitely recommend Jalen Laine Photography. Thank you Jalen we love our photos and look forward to working with you again very soon!" - Amy
"Jalen was incredible to work with. Her fun energy and attention to detail made for a very enjoyable experience. She's very accommodating and makes every effort to get the best shots possible. Couldn't recommend her more!" - Jared
"We worked with Jalen and her husband to capture family photos. The experience was fun and relaxed and the photos they took were wonderful. We were so impressed with her that we hired her for our upcoming wedding!" - Hannah
"Jalen is flexible, customer oriented, professional and talented. A great experience and beautiful memories to last!" - Meghan
All images used courtesy of Jalen Laine Photography