As a photographer, my passion comes from watching the way the light defines
a subject, creates a line, and lets me know how to tell its story. ~ Janeane Sanborn

Janeane Sanborn is the heart and soul of JSanborn Photography.

She lives in the small village of Glen Ellen, nestled in among the vineyards and winding creeks of the Mayacamas Mountain range of Sonoma County California.

She was first introduced to photography in 2009 by her husband who has spent many years in the deserts of the southwest as an award-winning Landscape Photographer.

Discovering and developing her own sense of love for photography she began to see the possibilities one early evening capturing a distant storm on the North Side of the Grand Canyon in 2015.

This journey has led Janeane’s creative passion to deepen both in her subject matter and in bringing them to life in post editing.

She recently completed a commercial project with 500PX for Trivago and was selected to submit imagery to Archangel Creative Stock photography.

Her passion is in fine art photography with expertise in portraits, landscapes, interiors, and event photography.

Janeane Sanborn
Working with dancers Kenzy Hansen & Bridget Codoni

Working with dancers Kenzy Hansen & Bridget Codoni

The Darkness Within

The Darkness Within


I grew up in a house of “Artists”, with all the drama that follows strong personalities. In my early life, I found it was preferable to hide away and remove myself from their destructive wake.

As time went on,  I too began to recognize my own artist’s voice.  This is a voice which is curious and seeks to interpret the world around me. Somedays it wants the reflection to be technically accurate, while other days it follows the path of my imagination.

For me, photography has been the way that I can re-imagine myself and heal from early intrusions, forging the path to discover that which is hidden – like a cartographer drawing a map of the land’s unseen.

Much of my fine art photography is born of that creative spirit and depicts general themes of journey, awakening, healing, and acceptance.

“Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself.”


“Create art out of heartbreaks; it’s the fastest way to heal. Make enough to build a small museum of your beautiful tragedies, and show the world how unbreakable you are.”


“If you are careful with people, they will offer you part of themselves. That is the big secret.”


“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”


“That frame of mind that you need to make fine pictures of a very wonderful subject, you cannot do it by not being lost yourself.”

“Black and white are the colors of photography. They symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is subjected.”