About me

Hi! I’m Janelle.  I’m the photographer-in-chief here at Square Root Photography.  I’m also a wife and a mother of two beautiful daughters (not that I’m biased or anything).  I love music, hats, Mexican food, Harry Potter, and the color gray.

I’d love to tell you about my “passion” for photography, and how I’ve “always” been a photographer, but I’m going to let you in on a little secret instead:

I don’t “do photography.”  No really…I don’t.

I create history.

When I press the shutter button on my camera, I’m not taking a snapshot.  I’m not even creating an image or a photograph.  I’m creating part of your personal history.  And that’s why I love what I do.  Family history is something that is important to me.  So when you hire me to be your photographer, I treat our time together as if I were being photographed myself.  When I deliver your photos and you love them, it makes me happy to have been part of your history, whether it’s family history, personal, professional, or otherwise.

I am a historian with a camera.