Jeannette was born in East Germany where she grew up in Dresden. She studied Architecture at the university of Aachen and received the state award for young artists for her final work. She worked as a project architect and licensed architect in Germany before she moved to the United States with her husband and her two daughters. Once here she started focusing more on her photographic work and participated in various fine art programs including the continuing studies program at the Center for Documentary studies. Jeannette is now living in Miami, Florida with her three daughters and her husband.