About Me

My name is Jana Sobel, and I would like to thank you for visiting my website! I am a wife and mother of 2 girls who enjoys all things fitness, real estate, and photography (of course)! I am also addicted to coffee and trips to the beach. 

I discovered my passion for photography in 2010 after my husband gave me the gift of a DSLR.  He had no idea what he started with this gift of the ole Canon Rebel T1i. We were also pregnant with our first child during that time, and I felt an urgency to preserve this new chapter in our lives that everyone said would fly by so fast. I had always had an interest in photography, but didn’t consider it more than a hobby until that year.  I got busy learning as much as I could about this new camera. I took photography classes and attended workshops ALL THE TIME. My first photography instructor had so much passion for photography, that it was contagious! I still love attending workshops when I can. There is always more to learn!

Before marriage and children, I grew up in Birmingham, AL and attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Did I get my degree in photography? No. The arts? Not even close. I have a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. Surprised? I have worked as an engineer at Southern Company and an analyst at Southern Natural Gas. Who says engineers can’t be creative? My husband sells motorcycle helmets but has never been on a motorcycle. Isn’t it ironic, but we both LOVE what we do!

For me, photography is a way of freezing time and preserving moments that otherwise might become lost or forgotten. I enjoy documenting both everyday life as well as engagements, weddings, pregnancies, and birthdays. My goal with every client is to create art that preserves these moments for them and their future generations.

Please find me on facebook, instagram (@205photography), pinterest, and twitter to keep up with my family, my life, my photography. For a few fun facts about me click here.

Photo credit: Photography by Michelle

I am Jana Sobel of 205 Photography.
I offer commercial, real estate, portrait, and wedding photography services in the southeast.
While based in Old Town Helena, AL, I am always up for travel!
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