About Jovana


Thank you for visiting! My name is Jovana Padilla or Jovi. I'm a Central Valley, California photographer. I started photography back in 2010, photographing my friends, and I never looked back. A few years and a bunch of kids later, I'm now specializing in Childhood photography, and I'm loving every minute of it!

Our Story

I've been photographing for eleven beautiful years and have had the blessing of meeting some of the most beautiful people. The greatest joy of being a photographer is having a connection with someone's memories. It's a tangible expression of love, peace, and happiness, and who doesn't want that? I mean. Really? 

My style of photography is more of a modern approach, while I appreciate the traditional poses and will happily give them to you (grandma and grandpa rejoice!), I would much rather capture you in your true essence with candid shots. I promise to always give you my 100% and to not only be your photographer but also be seen as a close friend at the end of the experience. I love hearing about how excited you are and how you want the session to go. Send me lots of ideas! I can't wait to work together!

My Favorites

• Burgers and fries
• All white rooms with pops of color
• Soft neutrals
• Baby thighs
• Giggles & bouts of laughter
• Colorful blooms and beautiful landscapes
• Typographic prints
• Coffee. Endless Coffee.

My Philosophy I appreciate the simplicity in life. Whites at it's purest form, and the sun at its most colorful. I believe that people are the same way. Those who are simple will continue to be and I want to shoot them their own, relaxed, way. While, those who are full of color, I want to photograph in their own, special, way. I want this experience to be about you. The real you. Capturing the raw moments that will remind you of a time that you can only treasure from now on.
The Experience Breathe. Just breathe. Let's think about what you truly want to capture. Now, let us do just that. Let's let the special shots come organically. Forget my lens and just enjoy the moment. I hope you enjoy the little goodies I've collected in my studio wardrobe just for you to use. Baby sessions only require you to bring that sweet little bundle of yours. We'll take care of the rest.

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