HI! I’M JOLENE.
Hi! I’m Jolene. I am a graphic designer and child + family lifestyle photographer based in San Diego, California. Storytelling through beautiful visuals plays a role in both areas of my work, and I strive to create these stories in a simple and fun way. With design, I am open to taking the creative reigns or working together on a collaboration; and with photography I aim for fun, family-led sessions which lead to authentic moments and captured memories.
While design and photography are my career (and passion), I knew from a very early age that I wanted to be creative when I “grew up.” My earliest artistic memory is of my dad and I finger painting, then holding our creations up to the light to find things in the abstract compositions. This was a regular hobby of ours for much of my childhood. I followed that dream through college, completed my BFA in Graphic Design and started my first job 2 days after graduation! The birth of my first child is what sparked my passion for photography, and I have hardly put my camera down since!
Things that I enjoy and that inspire me include: My family (my husband, our kiddos and our boston terriers), travel, flea markets, antique shops, mid-century design, museums, the beach, bright colors, beautiful skies (even cloudy ones!), light and shadows, nature, and food. I would describe myself as a perfectionist and an optimist.
AT MY DESK AND IN MY BAG
MAC platform // Adobe Creative Suite CC (Indesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro)
Camera Gear // Nikon D750, Sigma Art 35mm f1.4, Sigma Art 50mm f1.4, Nikkor 80-200mm f2.8,
Nikkor 50mm f1.8D for freelensing