The graphic designer, photographer, and creative entrepreneur behind Janel Gion Photography and Design

I help happy families, creative business owners and health & wellness professionals transform their homes and businesses into one they can be proud of! 

I’m a small-town Idaho photographer, graphic designer and self-proclaimed health nut with big dreams!

Currently obsessed with: fueling my body & brain to be smarter and stronger every day, living the lake life and being the best Mom & Wife I can be! Keepin’ it real since 1979.


My Story

I am a wife and mother of 2 amazing littles, sister, daughter and proud Auntie.Based in beautiful North Idaho,  have camera, will travel! Most days, you’ll find me working my day job, shuttling kids and just living this crazy life!

I’m a portrait photographer, a graphic designer, and a obsessed about healthy living. I shoot with available light and meet my clients on location or bring them into my studio. My sessions are fun, laid back and ultimately result in images you can be excited to share and the work we do together will be a team effort built on trust and creativity, brand loyalty and respect!

My photography style is… Authentic. Real. And Natural.

I’ll do nearly anything to make you laugh and make working with me fun! I like to keep it light and focus on those candid moments that naturally occur between people who love each other or are proud of their businesses and work, genuinely happy people! Win win for me! Years from now, I want you to look at the work we create together and have all of those memories come flooding back. If I can have anything to do with that smile on your face and a small success of your hard work, I have met my goals!

I have been a designer by trade for nearly 20 years after graduating from Washington State University with a BFA. Since then, I continue to run my side hustle business with drive and determination and find thrills in learning about small business making a go at their passions and building a business they are excited about!

My experience in user centered design and user interface design by day, serves me well in all aspects of my life and career! Learning about people and how the brain works and makes decisions is something I find truly fascinating! (and have come quite obsessed with) Behavior science, health and fitness are a huge part of my life and an ever growing chapter in my every day and it is my ultimate goal to put to work all that I have learned from mentors and fellow entrepreneurs over time to inspire and be inspired to live the GOOD life!

Cause life is just too short, am I right? Now let’s get to work!