I'm so glad you're here. My name is Jama and I am an Austin family photographer.


My grandmother is “why” I create tangible art for you to hold and cherish. Eventually, you will want to pass these heirlooms down to the next generation. When my grandmother was laid to rest, our family portrait was clasped in her hands. In that moment, I learned just how lasting a legacy photography is.


Clients commission me due to my creativity and ability to translate the emotion of the moment into your images. This is done in a laid back, stress free, and fun environment. You will treasure the moments captured for your family. As a result, you will be provided with the highest quality products to display those images.


I am a member of Professional Photographers of America, and have been named “Best Of Austin” portrait photographer for the past 3 years. In addition, I am a freelancer for and published in the The New York Times .

I would love hear more about what makes your family special to you.


In my free time, I travel as often as I can, and run marathons for fun.

photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still

dorothea lange

the VERY




Jama has been photographing my family for many years. I cannot even express in words how pleased we have been with her work and the heart she has for what she does. Jama has an eye for capturing the innocence that are our young children along with each of their unique personalities.

We are a law enforcement family and had one of the most special sessions with Jama recently. My husband still talks about how amazing the images are and we have our favorite displayed (on quite a large scale!) in our home. Everyone who visits love that image and have even taken pictures of it. Jama is family to us; we love her heart, her soul, her talent and her amazing ability to make us all feel comfortable during our sessions. Photographs are important and the memories they hold should be cherished – something Jama stresses and I strongly agree with.

Ashley R

Jama Pantel Photography Signature
Austin - Texas

will travel worldwide
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