Toronto Photographer | Jessica Blaine Smith

Recipe for a good engagement portrait session:
Begin at a location of significance to the couple involved.
From there, you three  – the lovers and the photographer – wander.
Stop here and there to take photos. Nooks, doorways, dark alleyways. Whatever suits your fancy.
Chase that light. That setting sun. That dreamy, golden light.
Stop midway through for an outfit change.
After an hour or two, roll it all in with a cocktail at a bar. Preferably one that is dark and moody.

Tony and Stephen’s engagement session was exactly that and I cannot wait to spend more time with these two at their wedding next month.Toronto Photographer | Jessica Blaine SmithToronto Photographer | Jessica Blaine SmithToronto Photographer | Jessica Blaine SmithToronto Photographer | Jessica Blaine SmithToronto Photographer | Jessica Blaine SmithToronto Photographer | Jessica Blaine SmithToronto Photographer | Jessica Blaine SmithToronto Photographer | Jessica Blaine SmithToronto Photographer | Jessica Blaine SmithToronto Photographer | Jessica Blaine SmithToronto Photographer | Jessica Blaine SmithToronto Photographer | Jessica Blaine Smith

Two Year Old Twins | Jessica Blaine Smith

This family is pretty dear to my husband and I. We just love the Burgers and their little Sliders so much. I adore twins and Harper and Riley are two of the cutest, funniest and greatest kids out there. They are sure of who they are (well, sure in their little two year old minds!) and their awesome parents allow that to shine. Carlton Gardens in Melbourne, Australia is a special place for this family. This is where Mum and Dad got married and two years ago, we did a portrait session when the girls were just babies. A few weeks ago, we were back for more photos! Having two year old twins is no easy task and I loved capturing the real essence of this.

And in case you are wanting to know where their ADORABLE custom jackets came from, you need to check out their Muma’s site: Hello Harper + Riley.
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Toronto Engagement Portrait

These two are getting married in a short couple of weeks. We met at the location where they say good-bye to one another each work day and that melted my heart. They love bubbles, travel and always laughing along the way and I cannot wait to document their big day.Toronto Engagement PortraitToronto Engagement PortraitToronto Engagement PortraitToronto Engagement PortraitToronto Engagement PortraitToronto Engagement PortraitToronto Engagement PortraitToronto Engagement PortraitToronto Engagement Portrait

Two Year Old Twins | Jessica Blaine Smith

Twins are one of my (two of my?!) most favourite things in this world. I just love them so I was super excited when I scheduled a documentary photography session, A Day in the Life of, with this Mama and her two year old twin boys, Harley and Walker. Beth-Anne is one of the most incredible people that I know. She’s strong, intelligent and no matter the situation she manages to find humour or something positive in it. I went to their house on Family Day and we spent the afternoon and into the evening together. We all know that two year olds are busy, so you can only imagine how a household runs when you have two of them! It is BUUUUUUSY! Any given activity to entertain the boys seems to last all of ten minutes before moving on to the next. We ran through her List o’ Fun pretty darn quick: from puzzles to painting to dancing to sliding to snacking to bath time to dinner time and then finally bedtime.  It was a heck of a lot of fun to capture. (And thank you to Auntie Beth who paid a visit to play and help out!)Two Year Old Twins | Jessica Blaine SmithTwo Year Old Twins | Jessica Blaine SmithTwo Year Old Twins | Jessica Blaine SmithTwo Year Old Twins | Jessica Blaine SmithTwo Year Old Twins | Jessica Blaine SmithTwo Year Old Twins | Jessica Blaine SmithTwo Year Old Twins | Jessica Blaine SmithTwo Year Old Twins | Jessica Blaine SmithTwo Year Old Twins | Jessica Blaine Smith

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Growing Family Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith

This is my fourteenth year as a professional photographer. Fourteen years. Where did the time go?! One of the aspects that I take pride in the most is my loyal clients who invite me into their lives throughout all of their milestones. It warms my heart and it reminds me just why I have dedicated my life to this photography thing. In December of 2012, Olivia and Symon got married. Their pugs – Elliot and Hamster – were a part of the celebration and their wedding was a whole lot of fun. Fast forward to February 2017 where we meet again, at the hotel where they got ready for their wedding, pugs and seven month old Marlowe in tow. We did some photos at the hotel, before heading out to replicate a couple of their wedding portraits. Growing Families. I just love them.

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