In a world of quickly disappearing digital 'snaps' and 'swipe lefts,' it is my sincere hope that beautiful imagery presented in a high-quality, lasting and tangible format will help families communicate the importance of their connection to one another and that life's milestones deserve to be honored, treasured, and preserved for the generations to come.
You reading these words is the end result of something I have been working on for a very long time. Something really beautiful. Something made to last. Something made to share. I tell you these words from my heart, because I built it for myself and it is my sincere desire to share it with you, Mama. Please join me on this journey.
Jennine Coosaia is the owner and principle photographer at Sky 9 Studio. Jennine received the foundations of her photographic training at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. Jennine is honored to have been selected as the Featured Artist for the March of Dimes 2017 Signature Chefs Event at The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco and to be welcomed back for 2018. Jennine's work has been featured by children's clothing brands, Janie and Jack, Monica + Andy, Crate and Barrel, CB2 and Marathon Press. Jennine also holds a B.A. in Health Care Administration from DePaul University at Chicago.
After relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area, Jennine began working for Cantrell Portrait Design. Beyond being voted one of the Top 10 Wedding Photographers in the World and a pillar in the photographic education community, Bambi Cantrell has been a friend and mentor since Jennine began working with her in 2012. In 2016, Jennine was honored to be invited to share studio space with Cantrell Portrait Design, operating under her own brand, Sky 9 Studio. The studio is located at The Arsenal, a bohemian artist's enclave in Benicia, California. Rich in history and artistic inspiration, The Arsenal is best described as a photographer's dream. The studio and gallery boast 30-foot ceilings, with large-pane windows throughout. A selection of well-curated props and furnishings are used within the luminous space but photographic possibilities extend beyond the walls of the primary studio, providing endless variations in photographic styling.