My name is Jana Contreras and I am a 28 year old with an old soul. I am located in Sonoma County, California but love to travel anywhere and everywhere. I am married to my other half, Eli Contreras. Eli is one crazy talented musician and self taught cook. I mean he made me Pollo El Horno last night with amazing Tostones, need I say more? (If I could eat this meal every day for the rest of my life I would!). We just adopted our beautiful baby boy named James Wilder. He is now six months old and we are more in love than ever!
I am passionate about local good food like the nectary's funky monkey smoothies (banana and strawberry) and Sol Food (the Puerto Rican restaurant based out of San Rafael). In my free time you can find me at home probably looking for the stash of chocolate that my hubby hides from me or going on a walk with my babes. I usually love to explore different national parks and go on road trips, but right now as a mama if I have time to indulge in my guilty pleasures of watching hallmark Christmas movies or sci fi shows all while eating homemade chocolate chip cookies it's been a great day.
My heart is to serve the community for Jesus. My favorite place in the world to serve is South Africa and locally in Sonoma County. I go to South Africa every couple years and put on large christian summer camps for kids from squatter villages. These children I truly believe those kids give me more love than I ever could ever give them.
Most importantly I love what I do! I freakin' love this dream job of mine and I am stoked to be doing this everyday of my life! P.S. Weddings are my jam! If you want a photographer who will be there to dance with you, cry with you and get you anything you need, then stop what you are doing, email me via the contact page and book me! We can even celebrate over some yummy food via facetime or in real life!
Check out the badges to see where my work has been featured! I have been featured in over 13 magazines, many of which are online & in print. Literally blown away by being called one of the Knot's best of weddings for 2019 and 2020.
Life is short so be sure to fill it with adventure after adventure. Do not be afraid to set goals that seem impossible to reach for if you persevere you will succeed. Do scary things and never stay in your comfort zone. Get out of your comfort zone and learn to thrive there. Always be willing to serve and look for ways to serve in your community and around the world. Above all else love one another.