Welcome, and thank you for your interest. My name is Janelle and I am the owner and artistic director of Janimal Photography LLC. Furthermore, I provide the Midwest with natural light wedding photography and creates high quality and authentic images.  In addition, I serve couples and individuals all over the Midwest and cities like Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Chicago, Wausau and beyond for destination weddings. Feel free to explore the site to learn more about me, the photography I offer and get in touch to book your very own Janimal Photography session.


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a little bit about


I have been appointed many nick names in my life, for example: Jan, Nelly, Lilnel, Lil Jay, Jannie, JanMan, the list goes on… but one nickname to rule them all was Janimal. It seems to fit my crazy life & basically describes my whole childhood when I would pretend to be a lion and crawl, bite, scratch & growl at things (mostly my brother). I loved the idea of being something different & fierce, even if I looked like a complete fool. So, to all my friends out there BE BOLD & STAY WILD, deep down we are all a bunch of Janimals.

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the girl behind


Hello, I’m Janelle! Midwest photographer, hip-hop dancer, and all around animal lover. My expertise is in wedding, engagement, and lifestyle photography. I love working with natural light and most importantly I love photographing people. I love to travel and visit new places, extending from my hometown of Wausau, Wisconsin to Denver Colorado. I have more recently been extending my work to cities like Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis, Chicago & Greenbay area. Although, I am a small-town, homebody, I love the energy and chic atmosphere these cities have to offer. That means I am 100% available for travel and destination wedding photography. My editing style is a combination of bright toned neutrals and natural corrections, that makes for timeless images. My style behind the camera is ever-changing and improving as a sole reflection of you. We will get to know each other and from there, I tailor my sessions to capture your essence and your joy. Can’t wait to work with you.

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