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I am heading up to Big Sure right after this post ( Instagram) so I didn’t have time to dig up the photo of myself that I saw last year that made me get serious about fitness and excercise. But I know the exact image and I will post it next week for sure so you can see the difference. Before I go into the list of reason weights are so good for you I want to tell you a little about my thoughts and experiences in weights in the past. I do have this before and after post if you wanna check it our here, but its not THE photo. I was the girl who had heard that if you lift heavy weights you will get bulky and that is not what I wanted so I would not go above 5 lbs. And then I was doing Tracey Anderson and I would dont go above 3 lbs. I carry a heavy camera around all day as well and still my arms were not getting cut in the back. So when I started tone it up combine with Barry;s Bootcamp a year ago I decided to surrender to the advice of the instructed and go with 8,12, and something 12 lb weights! I know it sounds crazy!

I will be posting short blogs of my favorite arm exercises on my Youtube channel very soon. I would love you feedback on them if you guys have time.  Keep reading to hear 3 reasons why weights are great for you!

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  • September 5, 2015 - 7:13 am

    Stephanie - Hi Jana

    I’ve always been scared of weights but i’ll give it a go and see how I feel in a month’s time

  • September 4, 2015 - 5:19 pm

    Amy - Hi Jana,

    Great post….YES you really have to do weights to start seeing the results that you want. I used to be scared of heavier weights myself, and since changing my workouts to incorporate More weights and less cardio, my body is really changing for the better.

    Have an Awesome holiday weekend!


Hey Ya’ll I hope everyone is having an awesome, positive and productive week! I am up so early today so I can fit in everything I need to do from the gym to shooting a few youtube videos to editing and finally a quick street style shoot whewww! Its that season. Instead of looking at this list as stressings I’m looking at each thin ton my to do list as a blessing. Anyway I wanted to share a photography tip video on how to get pinky colors in your photos using photoshop here is the link to the video.

Stay Inspired!


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Chanel & Brian had the sweetest wedding in  Orange County last month. Some of my favorite images from this wedding is the candid photos of guest laughing , crying, kissing, during the reception.  I just LOVE capturing the reactions of my couple’s loved ones during the wedding. When my couples look back at their wedding I image these are some moments that will touch their heart. I feel so lucky to be a wedding photographer. It goes so much deeper than just taking photos.  It’s a soul connection and its very moving. Happy Wedding Wednesday my friends!

Stay Inspired!


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  • September 3, 2015 - 3:55 pm

    Caren - These are beautiful….I would love a few for our new website…

  • September 3, 2015 - 12:54 pm

    Jana Williams - AWE!!!!! SO sweet! They had the sweetest wedding and the speeches and their guest were just amazing! loved it!

  • September 2, 2015 - 1:56 pm

    Andi - The pic of them kissing gave me goosebumps!

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Lately I have been really into shadows when I shoot fashion. It brings a certain mood & mystery to the image.

Here is a tip on how to Keep the shadows in your photo.

You need to be in manual mode on your DSLR and you want to expose for the shadow. After you have your exposure set then lock your u using the AE button on your camera and recompose.  You can also bracket your shot, take several different shots at different exposuers and letter you can stack them in photoshop..  Hmm, I should do a video on that!

Next time you are out with your camera and you see a cool shadow take your time and experiment.  In the photo above I was on a time crunch for this cookbook and we were shooting in studio. I really wanted to get something in natural light because I love this dress. I asked Brittany to stand again the wall and step into the shadow of the palm tree. I love how tho stunned out!

I would love to see some of your Moody shadow shots too!

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Hey guys! I am off to shoot a wedding at in OC today but I know Saturday is a bog day to browse the internet for Wedding inso.

So in case you missed this Beautiful wedding here is the link for the full post it is such a stunning events with lots of amazing wedding inspiration.

Also follow along on snap chat JANAWPHTO  and instagram for more BTS of the wedding world!!

Photo edited with my preset.

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  • September 3, 2015 - 12:57 pm

    Jana Williams - Awe thanks!
    I actually did do a video from a photo of this wedding here is the link https://youtu.be/pIEey4ZXYz4

  • August 31, 2015 - 7:52 pm

    heidi soto - Hi Jana,
    Great Pic! I would like to see the before and after picture and how you got the end results, maybe you can create a youtube video. I’m a wedding photographer base out of Boston and im obsess with your work!