My name is Tracy Y. (But you can call me jane),
Formerly known as " Mary Jane PhotoArt" , I am a Cinematographer and Photographer originally from Germany, Europe and am myself of Slavic-Jewish heritage.
Simple. The Goal is to capture the real and rawest form of yourself. But what does that really mean? It means my job is not only to get to know the real you, but capture and create an image of that real you. Whether we are doing a Fine Art Session and creating a Story or if we are doing a Documentary Session and telling the Story, the goal is to capture it in its rawest beauty to hold onto for a lifetime.
I originally started off in Europe back in 2006 with my Photography Story and 2016 i finally turned it into a Business for the Public. From Digital to Analog or Film, here at RAW by Jane we offer and do it all. I work with my Team of Make Up Artists, Hair Dressers, Secondary Shooters and Assistants to provide the highest of quality of Service for you.
I work on Mirroless Fujiflm DSLR Cameras and a Leica M3 ,a Pentax A300 & a Minolta Pocket Mini for 35mm film work only as of 2018. I worked with Canon up until 2018.
Specializing in the following:
Fine Art Portrait Sessions: Women, Men,Kids & Newborns, Families,Couples, Boudoir, Stylized Bridal Sessions, Maternity
Documentary Sessions: Families,Couples,Weddings,Elopements,Birth & Fresh 48,Formal Events,Nightlife Events,Sport Events, Military Formal Events & Homecomings, Cooperate Events
Commercial Sessions: Business Portrait Sessions, Cooperate Business Portrait and Estate Sessions, Real Estate Sessions, Product Sessions, Product Advertisement Sessions
Cinematography Sessions: Artistic Short Films, Documentary Films,Commercial Films,Artistic Music Short Films, Wedding Films, Boudoir Films, Family Documentary Films, Event Films,Sport Films, Birthing Films
EXPERIENCE: WHY HAVING YOUR PICTURE TAKEN IS SO IMPORTANT
I WANT TO TOUCH ON THE SUBJECT WHY I ABSOLUTELY ENCOURAGE YOU TO HAVE YOUR IMAGES TAKEN BY A PROFESSIONAL AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR
LIFETIME. OFTEN TIMES I'M ASKED BY MY CLIENTS WHY I HIGHLY ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO TAKE THAT STEP IN HIRING A PROFESSIONAL TO TAKE THEIR PHOTO AND TO BE HONEST THERE ARE MANY REASONS AS TO WHY IT'S SUPER IMPORTANT TO DO IT AT LEAST ONCE IN YOUR LIFE.
First and foremost, life is short. You never know when your last day will be. These images you take may be the last moments for a loved one you leave behind to relieve you and your spirit. Whether this is your spouse, parent or even kids. Someday you won't be here anymore and sometimes an image can give a loved one a form of comfort. And this point is going to start off with the previous point, again life is really short. and we all know how fast time flies by, especially how fast age tends to catch up with us. Especially for us Women, this is such a critical point in our life. When doing Boudoir majority of my clients are in their late 40s and up who finally found peace and confidence with themselves and their bodies. But every time I deliver to these very women their galleries I hear the same sentence over and over again: I wish I had done this 10-15 years ago. Ladies, please don't wait 10-15 years. Please don't let you have a baby take away from your celebrating you and your body. Please don't think you are not worthy because you are. You are very worthy. And what's even more worthy is truly celebrating yourself and your body and what it has done for you. Do not think those extra 25 lbs are not worthy of celebrating. Please don't think that those stretch marks are not worth celebrating. Please don't think your Acne is not worthy. Please don't think your hair loss is not worthy. Or the Scars. Or the Tattoos you got when you were 16. Or the whatever the hell it is you think makes you not worthy. You are amazing for being you. You deserve to celebrate yourself. You deserve to be you. Your body deserves to be celebrated as well as your life. Never once think you are not worthy. Now if you're looking to have your kid's photos done I totally encourage you to do at least FIVE TIMES in their life to have their images taken. Kids grow up so so fast. Their childhood is so so short. And it's always good to have at least some high-quality images of you and your kids and an honest session that shows nothing but the honest love you and your kids share. Again because like I mentioned in my first point, life is short, you never know what may happen to you but even less do you know what will become of your kids. Having images for them to hold onto you at some point in their life to look back on it precious, but what's even more precious is that child being able to share these with their kids and so on. No matter the age or time in yours/their life it is a priceless memory that deserves to be held on to for beyond a lifetime. Weddings are a very special day in your life that literally only happens for one day. Why not capture those not only in a high quality and professional matter but in a very tasteful and artistic way. Having a professional bringing out the true feelings in your images of your special day is worth so so so much more than pixelated and unwelcoming Cellphone images. And while we are on the topic of Cellphones, let's keep it real for a moment. Nobody wants during their special ceremony a huge group of people getting in the way of other people during your ceremony to try to attempt to capture the "right" angle with their cell phone. In fact Ladies and Gent's, if we are really honest, you spent already enough money on the wedding, the last thing you need is people to be busy on their cell phones when in fact you guys should have all the focus. After all, it is YOUR lucky day, right? I really strongly encourage my clients to include in their wedding invites that cell phones must be turned off during the day to not interrupt anything in any shape or form. And let's be honest again, you are hiring a professional for a reason. You are hiring them to depict you and your soon to be spouse including your magical day in a tasteful fashion. And when doing so we all know there is no time to worry about the double chin, half closed eyes or Grandma looking away in cell phone photos. Having a Professional team pull off your wedding cinematography and photography is worth every cent in the book especially when you know you are walking away with breathtaking professional high-quality imagery and film handled with love care, taste and Priority. Maternity images are really really special and to be honest, pregnancy is such a short time in your life that has the biggest of all impacts on you, your mind and your life. And not only that, it is truly an amazing way to celebrate your amazing body and what it is capable of. You are growing a human ( or a few humans) in you, growing and nurturing that being with love, patience, and peace. The time flies by and before you know it that baby is being born. Why not celebrate your bodies accomplishment and what amazing work it has done. Even more powerful than that is having that very birth photographed and captured. You baby (or babies) grand entry into the world. Your bodies hard work after months and months of growing. The pain, the tears, the sweat and the pain. All in a very tasteful fashion captured as a photograph. For you to always look back on and remember. Nothing speaks more words than those first moments captured as an image of the first time holding your child. Moments you would never know what they looked from the outside. An expression in your face you would have never been able to have seen before hand. A truly priceless moment.Senior photos. Oh man, there goes your kid. He /she is growing up so so fast. Before you know it they are off to go live their own life. What a beautiful way to say goodbye to childhood and welcome adulthood with an artistic Photo Session. Whether Female or Male this is a very important time in their life. This gives the kids for the first time a way to truly really express themselves and be who they truly feel they really are. This can be simple or in a complex form of the session, but it's truly up to what the teenager feels to express. It's a beautiful way for the parents as well for the first time to see their child in a grown up light for the first time. As a parent, I know how insane it feels and to see the results of someone else's eye for the kids and their personalities. So imagine how that is for a young aspiring adult having their image was taken that will be remembered as their last photos of childhood. It's a beautiful way to celebrate and to also build the confidence of that very young person.