Documentary Session – Phoenix, AZ

Documentary sessions rock. I did my first documentary session early in 2017 and knew in my heart and soul this was the kind of sessions I needed to offer. Documentary sessions are still fairly new […]


Tell Your Story – Book a 2018 Session!

In 2018 I’m giving you a new way to tell your story. Tell your story through a documentary session with J Volden Photography. Document Living is a way for you to capture your life, as […]



Inspiration is defined as the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative in a google search.  Plenty of other dictionaries define it slightly differently but I really like […]


Christmas Fun

Christmas has a ton of fun things to do. What is your favorite thing to do during the holiday season? Do you decorate the outside or your house and aim to have the best display […]


Holiday Traditions

Holiday traditions are a big part of this month. November is the start of the holiday season, which continues into January. No matter what holidays you celebrate, your family is sure to have some kind […]


How does landscape photography come to life?

Landscape photography – how does one decide what to create?  Have you ever wondered how the mind of an artist works? Why did they decide on that subject and those colors? How about a little […]



Gratitude is generally defined as being thankful. And a lot of people express their gratitude this time of year. But should we be expressing appreciation throughout the year?  Why should we be thankful? Gratitude is […]


Recycling – The Top Five Tips

Recycling is probably the most popular R in the reduce, reuse, recycle mantra.  Everyone probably knows recycling is important and all the tips that go along with it but it’s still an important topic. Maybe […]


Tips to Capture Your Thanksgiving Traditions

Do you bring out a camera to take Thanksgiving photos of everyone together, or everyone but you because someone needs to take the photo? This year, how about you document turkey day? Start thinking about […]


Documentary Session – Top 10 Things to think about

Documentary sessions are a fairly new area of photography. It’s understandable to be hesitant about having one. You probably aren’t even sure what it means. There are concerns and questions, like “What do I do […]