Hi, I'm Jenn Petty.

Confused about the name? Don't worry, you're not the first (even my parents keep asking about it). "JeLau" comes from combining my first and middle name (Jennifer Lauren). I wanted something unique to me and without any stigmas attached. A name can say a lot about a person or business and I wanted to make a name for myself.

After receiving my first camera in 2004, I worked my way up in the photography world by assisting, secondary shooting, and experimenting. I fell in love with love and knew that weddings were my calling.

As a former camera-shy child, I understand the fear of being in front of the lens. My job is to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Through laughter, bad dad jokes, and admittedly some puns, I always get those genuine smiles. And I'd love to capture yours!

- Jenn

LBGTQ+ Friendly 🏳️‍🌈

Wedding Photographer in Monterey, California and Santa Cruz, Carmel, Bay Area JeLau Photography



“Best photographer ever!!!

Jenn made us feel so comfortable, and she was so down to Earth and easy to get along with. I had some ideas of photos that I wanted, and she exceeded those and went above and beyond with her ideas to get the best angles and photos for us

She captured our personalities and love, and I seriously can’t thank her enough. If you’re looking for an amazing photographer that will put you at ease in front of the camera, Jenn is your girl!!”