Welcome

Well hello there! Thanks for stopping by, I’m Jen, the face behind Z’s the Day Photography.
I’m a modern portrait photographer living in the beautiful city of Santa Barbara, California with my husband and son Ziah, the “Z” in Z’s the Day. I shoot on location photo sessions with a fresh, bright, and timeless style. No black backdrops and stiff poses, I want to capture your family interacting with each other in a natural, organic way, with no pressure! I know the thought of having your photo taken can be a bit unnerving, but my clients describe their experience as fun, laid back, and enjoyable. I love for children to be able to be themselves during their sessions, to play and interact naturally in their outdoor surroundings, catching those priceless moments.
While I specialize in family and kid’s portrait sessions, please make sure to check out the gorgeous Santa Barbara elopements, extended family photos, and personal posts like The Lensbaby Project, featuring images shot exclusively with Lensbaby lenses and optics.

Interested in your own Z’s the Day photo experience?
Take a look around, browse through my portfolio, look over the session info, and fill out the “Contact” form, including a little information about what kind of session you would like. Once I receive your inquiry we can chat and plan your custom portrait session! I currently serve the Santa Barbara area, including Goleta, Montecito, Carpinteria, Summerland, Solvang, Buellton, Santa Ynez, Ventura, and Ojai, but available for extended travel.

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS:

~I’ve wanted a family photo for a long time and these are exactly what I wanted – I could not be happier! It was a perfect, happy day. Thank you, Jen, for being so in-tune to what we wanted and giving us these beautiful pictures of an amazing day I will never forget!

~Thank you so much Jen for being such a huge part of our special day and the beginning of our life together as Mr. and Mrs.!!
We absolutely love our photos and will cherish them forever:)

~Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures!! We absolutely love them as usual!

~Love! Love! Love all of these photos — every single one! Thank you so much Jen for capturing G’s special day so beautifully!!!

~Jen, you did an amazing job! Thank you for sharing your talent with families like us, we love the pics ;)

~These photos couldn’t have come out any better! I love them & thank you so much for all of your time & heart in this, You’re awesome & I / we appreciate you!!!

~Oh my goodness Jen! These came out so amazing!!! At first I was so nervous with the camera clicking away but as time went on it felt more like an adventurous date we were on and the camera became just a side note. We had so much fun doing this and you truly made it a wonderful experience! Thank you a million times over!!!!

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