Hello! I'm Alonya Eisenberg, owner of Jozu Photography. I specialize in birth, maternity, newborn, baby, and child photography.
I grew up in the gorgeous coastal town of Mendocino in Northern California. It is the land of tall old-growth redwood trees and craggy bluffs overlooking a sparkling ocean. The daughter of a midwife and a disc jockey, I learned to appreciate nature, art, music, and the miracle of birth from a young age.
My photography journey started young. I remember tromping through the woods with a little point and shoot camera and taking pictures of banana slugs. They were all out of focus, but the thrill of picture taking had me hooked. Later I would get into developing my own film in the high school dark room. I had moved on from banana slugs to more dynamic subjects. My little brother James was my favorite person to photograph. Eight years younger than me, James was the little love of my life. I loved to follow him around trying to catch his every expression. Now I shoot digital and love the creativity that digital processing allows for.
As the daughter of a midwife I have always been surrounded by bumps, birth, and babies. Though fascinated and very drawn to that world I always considered myself a creative spirit and never felt compelled to follow in her medical footsteps. I love babies and kids and even nannied for a few years out of college. One day a big wonderful light bulb went off. "I can combine my love and talent for photography with my love for all things baby and have the perfect job!" And here I am now. I named by business Jozu Photography after my cats Joanie and Zuzu (Jo and Zu for short) who made me the cat person I never thought I would be and who were my little subjects when I was practicing and refining my skills.
My style is clean, simple, emotional, and artistic - with a touch of playfulness.
It is always my goal to let the subject of my images shine. I don't use a lot of props or see the need for much frill. My philosophy is that simplicity allows for more natural beauty to come through. I love looking through my lens and capturing the unique spirit of each little subject I work with. Photography can change a tiny moment into a beautiful piece of art.
I recognize the heartbreakingly fleeting nature of life and feel like it is my job to preserve a tiny piece of NOW.
Let's create something truly special together.
Clients typically spend $850 or more on the session and prints.
Children, Kids, Family, Lifestyle, Maternity, Newborn
Candid, Documentary, Natural Light