Janaya was born in Latvia. She was adopted by a Californian family, where they lived for 12 years before relocating to Canton, Ohio, where she currently resides. She became involved with the arts in 2005, participating in modeling, video production and commercial photography. She recently graduated from the Hallmark Institute of Photography, where her photo images were placed on the cover of the graduating class book, given to esteemed photographer, Douglass Kirkland.
Janaya devotes herself to giving people photographs of themselves where they can feel beautiful and confident, creating a lasting memory. "Photography is not just my hobby, but my career and passion; it's not just a picture, but my art and vision; it's not just about clients, but the friendships built through it" – Janaya Smith.
You can learn more about Janya's work at www.janayasmith.com