About Jessica

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Hello & Welcome!

I am a Toronto-based portrait and wedding photographer who has been photographing professionally for twelve years. I received my BFA in Photography Studies from Ryerson University and immediately upon graduation, I launched my business. Portrait and wedding photography is about capturing the personality of the person in the image. My goal in my images is to seize the essence that makes you an individual. My images are full of life and love. I want them to bring a smile to your face.

I recently got married so know what it is like to be in your shoes as a bride. After having lived through my own wedding, I have fully realised the importance of having images that truly capture your day. When you hire me as your wedding photographer, it is not a job that I take lightly. I want to create images for you that you are proud of today and ten years from now.

While I began my professional photography career as a wedding photographer, my life changed in 2006 when my awesome niece Li’l K was born. With her birth, I discovered the wonderful world of photographing babies and kids. From her (and my other nieces & nephew), I have learned that:
• Babies and children grow way too quickly.
• It is so very important to capture all of their milestones and all of the steps of your growing family.
• It is equally crucial to get great portraits of the entire family because often Mom or Dad are the ones behind the camera, therefore missing out.
• The value of your family portraits increases as the years go by and as those little people become full walking & talking members of society. Just check the Growing Families category on my blog for proof of that.

When it comes to photographing babies and kids, I have an array of noises and gestures to get them to smile. I have no shame in doing whatever it takes to get a great photo. When I know that I captured a great image, my heart melts. I am confident in saying that I have the greatest job in the world. When you choose me to photograph your family or wedding, I take great honour in that and it is a task that I do not take lightly.

When I am not busy photographing portraits and weddings, I spend my time with my husband Josh. We love to travel the world and to check out all of the cocktail bars on the way. (Check out our website Bartender Atlas for further proof of this!) I try to live my life to the fullest and sure do have a lot of fun doing so.

Please check out the videos below to see me in photography action! Enjoy!

Behind the Scenes

 

Time Flies!

Time Flies! My niece and I over the years. Yes, documenting your kids is important.

 

You can see more images from the Brennan’s family session here.
 

You can see more images from Leah & Quinn’s engagement portrait session here.

 

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A note about colour: I like to keep the colours in my images as close to real life as possible. I like vibrant colours and true black & whites.  I tend to stay away from trends in terms of how the colours in my photographs are treated. I do this because I want my images to be timeless and because I want you to love your photos now, as well as twenty years from now.