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I’m so happy to announce my new photography studio is now open in Martinez! My studio is currently set up for children’s portraits and newborn sessions, but more is coming! The studio is located at 535 Main Street, Martinez, CA. What Type of Photography Studio? For the time being, the studio will be focusing on […]

Newborn Photography, Studio Photography

Feb 17

A New Martinez Photography Studio!

baby boy smiling during his photography session
100 Days baby at studio photo shoot session

Many cultures celebrate baby’s 100th day, and photo shoot to commemorate the day is such a fun add on! As Walnut Creek is such a culturally diverse area, I’ve been honored to photograph many 100 days sessions. How do you photograph a 100 days baby? I often get asked logistically how these work. 100 days […]

Family Photography, Newborn Photography, Studio Photography

May 17, 2024

100 Days Photos | Walnut Creek, CA

I feel like so often we are only seeing senior photos for the girls! In the Walnut Creek area, it’s usually in a beautiful hillside, filled with some of the East Bay wildflowers. But there are some wonderful spots for the boys also! Senior Photos for the Guys For the boys, I really love the […]

Family Photography

May 1

Senior Photos | Benicia

Senior photo in industrial area of Benicia
first birthday decorations prior to a cake smash session

While most of my cake smash sessions happen in my studio in Downtown Martinez, some families opt to have these milestone sessions in their own home. When doing this, it’s common to add this on to coverage of baby’s first birthday party. Why Choose an In Home First Birthday Cake Smash? While there are many […]

Family Photography, Studio Photography

April 30, 2024

First Birthday & Cake Smash Photos | Lafayette, CA

I’m so excited to have you in my studio for your up coming photography session! Getting to the Studio My studio is in downtown Martinez above Luigi’s Deli at the cross roads of Main Street and Castro Street. Navigate to 535 Main Street, Martinez 94553 The entrance will be off of Castro Street, right next […]

Studio Photography

Apr 29

Getting to Jenn Chen Studios

girl in flower crown smiling

Cake smash photo sessions are quick, easy and tons of fun! When booking your photo session, you’ll have the choice to have them done in my studio in Downtown Martinez. There are a few things to consider for each, so I’ll go over a few details! Studio Cake Smash Photos Cake Smash Clean Up The […]

Family Photography, Newborn Photography, Studio Photography

April 28, 2024

Cake Smash Photos – Walnut Creek

A Stormy Day in Martinez I was at my studio the day of this session when it started HAILING! This mama was heading to the studio to pick out the dress from my client closet. My stomach sank. Because of her rapidly approaching due date, we needed to get this session done! After a few […]

Maternity Photography

Apr 13

Maternity Photos at the Martinez Waterfront

pregnant mama stands in the martinez marina for her maternity photography photoshoot.
girl in flower crown looking at camera

What ages work for portrait sessions? I have babies and children from 6 months and up in my studio for these fun portrait sessions. My passion is working one on one with children and getting them to have fun during there photoshoot! Is my kid too shy or too energetic? Absolutely not! For babies and […]

Family Photography, Studio Photography

April 12, 2024

Children’s Portraits in Martinez

If you’ve followed my journey, it’s no surprise that I’ve been busy with my new Martinez Photography Studio! I had the special honor of taking special first communion photos for a local family last week! If you are planning to use your children’s studio portrait session for first communion photos, please make sure to let […]

Family Photography, Studio Photography

Apr 2

First Communion Photos – Walnut Creek

boy in white suit holding his jacket over his shoulder
Swaddled newborn studio portrait. Baby is yawning and you can see her tiny toes

As a photographer, I’m always getting asked by friends or family if I can help with this or that. But the thing is, each niche of photography is so specialized. Before becoming a mom, I swore I would never photograph kids. I felt awkward and honestly just didn’t enjoy it. Now, I can’t see myself […]

Newborn Photography

February 14, 2024

Newborn Photography is a True Specialty