Hi, there! I’m Andrea Janes, a mother of a boy and a girl and married to a wonderful and supportive man.
I’m a designer by training who discovered that photography is simply the most beautiful way to see the world.
Ever since I was a child, I knew I wanted to do something related to art and creativity. As a little girl, I used to draw cartoons I was watching on T.V. and my sister and I used to make our own paper dolls and their stylish dresses.
Later on, I ended up studying industrial design in São Paulo-Brazil and after a while I had my own company. I designed a whole lot of CD covers and lots of other things related to design in general, from web to graphic. After seven years, I got an invitation to work for my biggest client as an art director and there, I had fun. A crazy world of promotional agencies with endless projects for big companies, competitive work that kept me in the office night and day, weekdays and weekends. Then came another invitation, this one from my then-boyfriend. “Let’s move abroad!”, he said. Well, we ended up in England where I worked for a design company based in Birmingham. We then moved to Frankfurt, after to Vienna, where my son was born. With my Newborn I had to slow down my design workload BUT started learning post processing focused on Family Photography.
New chapter, we moved to Paris. Uh-la-la. It was when an old hobby became a profession. Photography!Just like that, I got an invitation to be a Getty Images contributor (the largest and most prestigious stock photos of the world) and people around me started asking for photo sessions. I knew that I was on the right path.
I am now based in Utrecht, Netherlands, where I keep doing what I love. I also teach photography for kids all ages and adults in the International School of Utrecht.
Talking about style, I love natural light photography! It’s so interesting. No fan blowing hair but wind, no flashes but flare, no pose but authenticity.I tend to think that I navigate between Lifestyle Photography and a little bit of Documentary Photography. While I guide you through the best light, spots and give you ideas on what to wear and do, I capture events as they are unfolding and that brings your soul into it. There won’t be any Photo Session like any other just because you and your family are unique.
To end this short introduction, thanks for visiting my work, dear world! Please, feel yourself at home!
Please contact me for current pricing. We work together to find a package that meets your needs.
The session fee includes a pre-session consultation and tips on what to wear and location.