About Jessica Blaine Smith

Hello & Welcome!

I am a lifestyle and editorial portrait photographer based in Toronto. I document real people in real situations and environments. I work with creators, entrepreneurs, small business owners and families to tell the stories of their lives and to show viewers just who they are.

 

My camera and I have been working together for sixteen years (yikes!). I received my BFA in Photography Studies from Ryerson University and immediately upon graduation, I launched my business. Thanks to that fine art background, I put a lot of thought into my images. Before clicking the shutter, I consider what the image means, what its purpose is and what will come from the resulting image. Portraits are all about capturing the personality of the person in the image and my goal for 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.

So what the heck is lifestyle photography? Is this a new buzz word that is out there in this wacky world that we are living in? Well, sort of. Kind of. To me lifestyle photography is capturing what is real and true to life. I like to say that I photograph real people in real situations and that is what brings more feeling to my images. Whether it be a corporate headshot, an editorial image, images to promote your business or family portraits - I want the resulting capture to be authentic to life.

 

When I am not busy photographing all of you wonderful people, 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 side hustle 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. I love poutine and pilates and believe that life is all about balance.

 

What else about me? As I am never one to sit still, I also:
WRITE and run a little shop called GOLDEN BLUE where I sell my own creation, the BIRDS ORACLE DECK .

 

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Based in Toronto, Canada | Passport ready for travel.