Jeff Janke – Wedding Photographer – Founder of “We are Big Pictures”



I am a man who follows passion! To me it is important to do and share with the world what you love. With all the many talented professional destination wedding photographers in the California and Arizona markets, it is most important you choose one who you vibe with, trust and love their ways of capture. Creative Capture is my tagline, because I feel it says what I do. Although I am primarily a Professional Wedding Photographer, I have found myself shooting all types of photographic images.

Photography for me is a strong passion and when someone is passionate about something, in time with much practice and efforts put in, they usually find themselves being pretty good at it. As I love creatively capturing love and emotion, I also find passion in music, movies and art. In March of 2017 my first feature, which I wrote and directed titled: “Highway to Havasu” was released to the world via iTunes, Amazon, Direct TV, Dish, Xbox, On Demand and more. Highway to Havasu is a coming of age spring break, road trip, comedy adventure feature film, which pushed myself and many others to our limits, challenging us to grow and be outside our comfort zone. I share this with you, as I feel that it helps to define the person I am. Following passions like this one, helps us to define who we are, broadens our perspective, challenges us to grow and gives us confidence to create new amazing things in our future. As a professional photographer located in beautiful Southern California and Arizona, I welcome the exciting people, and couples who enter into my life, who trust in me to creatively capture their most special unique moments. Please take a moment to view the samples of my photographic style. If you truly like what you see, please reach out to me, I would love it!

Share with me your story and vision for your wedding, special event, lifestyle shoots etc. Even if you are another passionate person, who would like to learn more about photography, or just chat for a moment, let’s share and learn from each other! I very much look forward to hearing from you and hopefully becoming future friends. Let’s creatively capture part of your story together!


What can I say; I’m a sucker for love stories and passion, I mean “The Notebook” is one of my favorite movies! Hello, my name is Jeff Janke and I’m a Wedding Photographer! 

Being a very passionate person, I enjoy learning about other people and their passions. Getting to know new couples, who are in love and excited about starting their life together, is something I truly enjoy! 

If I had to define myself in only a couple words, I would have to go with; “Passion” and “Driven” I’ve always been a driven person who enjoys going after what I am passionate about. There is one thing for sure; I am passionate about capturing love in a unique, artistic fashion.

My goal as a Professional Photographer and as a Wedding Photographer primarily, has always been to create my own unique couple and wedding photography style, which was different than the normal posed, traditional lighting and composition you see with so many of today’s wedding photographers.  Not that I have anything against other photographer’s techniques or ways of shooting, I simply wanted to be a bit different and set my own standard.  Amber and I both share this same vision for our work, as we strive to keep up the creativity and push ourselves to get better with each photo session.

Day-to-day, I love to be with my beautiful Daughter, ride my jet skis, play drums and write books or screenplays.  One of our most recent and greatest achievements is Writing, Directing and Producing a feature comedy adventure film titled: “Highway to Havasu” Check out our IMDB page to learn more about this new exciting project!

With all the different, exciting things, which I have done, accomplished and experienced in my life, nothing has felt more “ME” and “RIGHT” than being considered a Professional Wedding Photographer!

I love what I do and love to make new friends, so feel free to give us a call and let’s talk about the two of you and your special wedding or engagement plans!

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Jeff Janke


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