Meet Jailyn Untalan

hilton head photographer | Adventurer | dreamer 

Your new friend, here to celebrate your best moments, even if those are playing scrabble, eating Chick-Fil-A, or drinking prosecco on the beach.

I’m Jailyn, an adventure photographer on a mission to capture the authentic + carefree moments of beautiful relationships in dreamy places. 

It’s true that I have never been one to stay within the lines. Some might even call me an untamed woman with wild dreams. But when I look back over my life, it becomes apparent this is the path I was always on. 

It was only after serving 8 years in the Marine Corps that I set off on this adventure, forging a path in pursuit of my passion.

I am still inspired by the sweetness and joy of everyday life. The beauty of people, the wonder of childhood, the magic of self-love, and the adventures we have together. 

The Unbeaten Path to Passion

Hi there!

An Adventure for the Ages

In 2017, Jailyn Untalan Photography was founded on the island of Oahu moved to Southern California and now in a permanent home of Beaufort, SC. No matter where we live, I have been fortunate enough to always be surrounded by breathtaking views and kind people.
Available for travel worldwide!

In these places, I get to capture the creative styles and romantic escapades of adventurous souls and wild spirits

I’ve learned that getting to photograph relationships of all kinds brings together my skill, talent, and joy. 

I remain fascinated by the individuality and beauty of my clients. That’s why I’ll use your personality and feelings as the starting point for how your session flows and the types of images we create. 
I start at True North: who you are and who you love.

The Dreams of the Daring

Missing out on "joie de vivre" is one of my greatest fears, so I seek joy in every situation. For me, joy comes from family, photography, long beach days, and hikes into the mountains.

My goal for you is to capture the joy + beauty in your life for future generations because time is fleeting and memories are what matters most. I promise to do this with integrity and respect for your input. Working closely together ensures that we create your ideal images.

Whether you want me to create a dream photo shoot or capture the raw, organic moments of your elopement, I am up for the adventure.

An Adventurers “To Do” List

Get out in nature

Be present

Do something unexpected

Laugh and love as much as possible

What Other explorers Have Said

-Lilly & Donny

“I was literally in tears looking at them because we’ve never had anything like this. After we lost everything in the hurricane, it really showed us how important it is to capture moments like these! Jailyn, these are stunning!!!!! I am literally in shock. Thank you so much they couldn’t have been more perfect!!!!! So happy to have these for the rest of our lives!”

-Bailey G.

"For a second session: Our beach session, I couldn’t stop smiling. Jailyn captured our silly girl in every single photo and I love the candid - ness of everything. It looks natural, happy, and again beautiful lighting/angles. Every single photo, we smiled and giggled looking at our daughter and that is just who she is 24/7. I’m sooo happy jailyn was able to capture her. ❤️”

-Megan P.

"Had a wonderful time with our maternity shoot! She was so kind and considerate and made the whole experience a blast. 10/10 would recommend!”

-Natalie L.

"Jailyn was absolutely amazing!! She made the entire process so easy and was super helpful through the months leading up to our big day!! She made us feel so comfortable & captured the most incredible moments! It has been so fun getting to relive our wedding through the photos!"

-doug f.

"What a wonderful family experience! Jailyn was incredibly professional, and worked with us every step of the way on a very last minute photo shoot. Her bubbly personality and patient demeanor put our family at ease during the shoot. It turned out to be an incredible family outing, and best of all, she made us look good! I highly recommend Jailyn Untalan Photography for your next photoshoot! We can't wait to do it again!"

-Tom C.

"Jailyn was so awesome to work with. Not only is she super nice and personable, but her photos came out AMAZING!!

I coordinated with Jailyn to photograph my surprise proposal (so obviously I was nervous). From the first phone call I had with her, I knew she was the perfect person for the job and I was able to relax (a little). I told her my idea for proposing and she gracefully gave me guidance on how to best capture the moment. Then my fiancée and I had an awesome time afterwards with the photo shoot. Jailyn incorporated humor and hyped us up during our session which produced incredible photos.

I could not recommend Jailyn enough to anybody looking for a true professional that will make you feel at ease during life’s biggest moments!”

-casey s.

"Jailyn is amazing! You can tell she definitely has a passion for photography and has great attention to details. She knows how to position you for all the right angles and makes you feel extremely comfortable. She made me laugh a lot. She’s brilliant, professional, and patient. Her communication before and after was outstanding as she talks and listens to you about what you want and what her professional recommendations are. I would HIGHLY recommend her and can’t wait to work with her again!”

-Abby G.

"We found Jailyn Untalan Photography through Instagram. I absolutely loved her pictures and wanted to use her for some updated family shots while we were on vacation in South Carolina. Her communication was great, she was timely to the shoot, she was able to make my kids laugh so they had genuine smiles, she was so sweet to everyone in the group AND she delivered high quality pictures in the timeframe she promised. I am very impressed with her services and would definitely recommend you book her! We will cherish our pictures forever :)”

“Jailyn is fun, and easy to work with! Her photos are amazing, and she is so sweet and just awesome to work with! Definitely highly recommended!!!!

-viktoria w.

“When it comes to Jailyn’s photography, personality, & skill, one word....... DOPE!! She’s super sweet, very talented, & very knowledgeable about photography. From the very first step until the photo session day Jailyn offered help in every way. I worried about location until the photos session & Jailyn assured me that they would turn out great & my pictures turned out better great & I couldn’t be happier with the final result! Book her!”

-shaneka r.

Jailyn did a fabulous job on our photoshoot! We wanted a low-stress, relaxed experience that would give us great pictures and that’s exactly what Jailyn delivered. She took the time to get to know us and then guided us through the photo session so that it was fun and natural, not awkward. She was punctual, professional, and a warm, kind person. We are thrilled with the beach sunset photos we got! Highly recommend her.

-Larry & Katherine