Jodi Van Straalen-owner and main photographer

The people in my life are so important to me. My dear husband, three exciting adult children (never a dull moment), large loving extended family and great friends. All of them love, support and encourage me. I love and appreciate them very much. I am so grateful that Jesus is Lord of my life. My love for photography goes back 30 years when I met my husband and he introduced me to it. And I have been striving for that perfect shot ever since. Back in the days of film when my kids where little I could not afford to buy all the prints I wanted so that is why I love offering our CD to families as a treasure they own. I love learning, being creative and meeting new fun people.  It's more then I ever dreamed of! Every day that I get to take pictures Is a great day!  Also instagraming, pinning, crafting and anything that involves design. And I love our dogs! My favorite quote: "A picture is worth a thousand words". I'd rather take a picture than write a thousand words. 

Wendi Parriera and I started theSNAPsisters in 2007.   Stephanie Parriera and Megan VandenHeuvel joined the fun.  These ladies come along side me and I could not do it with out them:) They are all busy mamas who love to snap, create, design and laugh. I am grateful for what each one of them contributes.  Such beautiful friends   Our mission:  To capture families and individuals with a relaxed creative style.   To listen to the clients wants and needs.  To give our clients the right to their photos and guarantee happiness.
To live our passion for photography.   To give God the glory.