I’ve said it so many times, but my favourite shoots are the ones where I get to explore a whole new environment. Throw in some incredibly fun people, and it’s a perfect evening! I loved getting to know Matt and Nathalie better as we wandered around Toronto, finding little nooks and learning new things about the city (the lights of the CN Tower come on RIGHT at sunset!).

Natalie and Matt were naturals in front of the camera – especially when I left them alone to do their thing. All of my favourite moments are the ones I caught as they chatted and laughed together, waiting for the next shot.  They have a really calm, easy way about them.

Natalie and Matt – I hope you enjoy your blog post! I cannot wait for your wedding!

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This baby was the MOST chill baby and after spending some time with his super chill family, I could see where he got his skills from.  This family was so relaxed and refreshed looking when I arrived (especially for having a one week old!).  Even their guard dog was relaxed – he followed us around, photobombed on occasion but just generally stayed around me letting me know (calmly!) he was there to protect.  At the end of the session I double checked that I got all of the images I had wanted as it all seemed to go by with little effort! I’m excited for the extended family shoot we have planned with this family in the summer (although, I have a feeling they are also VERY capable of being pretty rambunctious…).

Thank you K and T for having me out – I’m so excited for our next shoot!

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Helen Boggett posted the following on April 20, 2016 at 1:40 pm.

As usual you have nailed it Jennifer. A beautiful capture of family life with a newborn.

I’ve known Emily for a very long time. I’ve said it before, shooting special moments for people that I know is one of the best parts of this job.

When I think back to this shoot, the overwhelming feeling that I remember is kindness. This family is so attached  and in tune with one another  and they treat each other with such kindness.  Having a newborn is a lot of work and it requires you to do a lot. Every time Alice needed something, I could see that her parents were  happy to attend to her needs. When Emily needed something, I was so touched with just how kind and in sync Andrew was in helping her out. Few words were spoken during these times, things just got done. What an incredible environment for little Alice to grow up in.

Thank you, Emily and Andrew for having me out. I look forward to seeing Alice grow up :)Alice

I love this little family. I met them first at her sister’s wedding, then at her maternity shoot and now at baby S’s newborn session.  This family is full of love and energy and I was so happy to get to photograph the story of where they are right now.

While I appreciate a good family photo – my absolute favourite captures from sessions are the moments in between – breastfeeding , jumping on the bed while waiting to try another group shot, soothing the baby while we get photos of the older brothers,  games of peek-a-boo, impromptu dance parties and the general chaos of getting everyone to sit in one place. These are some the details that make this family who they are and I’m so happy to have had the chance to help preserve them.

D and N – thank you so much for having me over! I had a fantastic time with your family :) I’ll be in touch soon with the rest of your gallery!

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When your last image of the night is of the bride and groom jumping on a trampoline at 4am in the streets of New York City, you know it’s been a fun night.

I am SO thankful that everything aligned and I was able to meet up with family to be there to capture this amazing day.   It was clear from the start that Stuart and Cher wanted to enjoy their day and they wanted their guests to be spoiled.  There was the ceremony in a gorgeous part of Central Park, a cocktail party that included games of hide and seek, touching speeches, traditional songs, fun photos in the dark, firetrucks, karaoke and trampolines. A LOT was packed into this day and I could not have enjoyed it any more.

Stuart and Cher – thank you so much for treating us all so well and for being such a fun (and energetic!) couple. I am so excited for you to see all of your photos!

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Amber posted the following on September 27, 2015 at 10:30 pm.

Jenn, your creativity always amazes me!! Love your use of light! These are incredible. They must be thrilled! Gorgeous couple!

Shona posted the following on September 27, 2015 at 10:33 pm.

So amazing Jenn! Love all the shots, but the night shots are incredible!! Looks like a beautiful and fun day!

Sarah posted the following on September 28, 2015 at 6:51 am.

This are amazing!! Love them all but especially the one in the gazebo! A beautiful couple:)

Richard H posted the following on September 28, 2015 at 8:56 am.

Great pics, and always fun to hang out with. Glad you had some quality assistants :-)

Craig posted the following on September 28, 2015 at 9:58 am.

Excellent photos of an excellent day – 10/10!

jennifer posted the following on September 28, 2015 at 11:38 am.

Thank you Richard, I had the BEST assistants <3

Helen posted the following on September 28, 2015 at 2:18 pm.

I love the whole atmosphere that you have captured. The couples loving relationship, the different venues and the diverse outdoor shots.
You have the knack of telling a story with your photography. Lovely.

Conni posted the following on September 28, 2015 at 2:20 pm.

These are all so fantastic! You are completely the right photographer for a New York wedding… I love every single one! And can I just say… that dress… amazing!!

Chris posted the following on September 28, 2015 at 8:58 pm.

These pictures are spectacular!
You have captured the every part of the moment.
Wonderful Work!

jennifer posted the following on September 28, 2015 at 9:12 pm.

Thank you Chris! I can’t wait to show you the rest!

jennifer posted the following on September 28, 2015 at 9:13 pm.

Thank you Craig! Your assistant rating was also 10/10 :)

Cher posted the following on September 29, 2015 at 1:49 am.

Jenn, we can’t thank you enough for these incredible pictures. Their better than we ever imagined or hoped for. We are so lucky to have had you as our photographer and not only that you were also a great joy to have as a guest at our wedding. Your a brilliant photographer with great vision and creativity. Thank you for being with us right until the very end. Jenn you rock!

Cher posted the following on September 29, 2015 at 1:51 am.

Ps thanks to everyone else and their nice comments

jennifer posted the following on September 29, 2015 at 5:47 am.

The pleasure was all mine Cher! It was such a fun evening! I can’t wait to show you the rest :)

Joyce Billingham posted the following on September 29, 2015 at 9:56 am.

Wonderful photos of my son Stuart and my new gorgeous daughter in law Cher xx

jennifer posted the following on September 29, 2015 at 10:24 am.

Thank you Joyce!

Aimee Reynolds posted the following on September 30, 2015 at 6:28 am.

You have done it AGAIN!!!! These images are incredible! They capture emotion whether it be tender or blissful. I love all of the details of this wedding from the kilts to the cake to the little flower girls outfits! Travel photography is def your calling!

As I sat down to prepare Amanda and Simon’s blog post, I looked through their images and was reminded of how beautiful, relaxed and full of love their day was. This was also the first wedding I’ve been in where everything ran exactly (like EXACTLY) on time!

Amanda and Simon were so easy to hang out with. My absolute favourite part of the day was wandering around the Domain Perrault Vinery finding the little nooks and unique spots where we could create some beautiful images. This involved climbing around spider webs and farm equipment but they did it will smiles and a sense of adventure! Amanda and Simon have an easy, loving way about them and I loved capturing this in their photos!

Amanda and Simon – thank you for having me out to celebrate with you and to document part of your incredible day. You threw a gorgeous wedding and your guests were so friendly and helpful. It was an amazing day! I hope you enjoyed your honeymoon and I look forward to showing you the rest of your gallery!

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Conni posted the following on September 3, 2015 at 10:13 am.

I adore all of these! Beautiful work Jenn!

Domaine Perrault posted the following on September 3, 2015 at 2:09 pm.

Beautiful pictures Jennifer! We loved having all of you at our vineyard. Congratulations!

There are so many reasons that these photos are so special to me. To start off, Emily has been a big part of my business from day one. When I was looking for people to practice on she stepped up in a big way – she got groups of her friends together, organized the outfits according to my concepts and patiently indulged me when I wanted to try new things. I learned a ton and had so much fun shooting her and her friends! Throughout the years I’ve had many chances to capture Emily and Phil and their friends and family.

Most importantly, though, these photos are special because my very favourite thing about photography is capturing relationships and emotions. It is special when you get to be a spectator and capture people’s relationships. However, it is an incredible honour to get to capture people when you have a relationship with them and their family.  I love these people!

As you can see from the photos this day was FUN.  Phil, Emily and their incredible wedding party were happy to follow my vision of wandering downtown Ottawa and seeing what transpired.  I always do some posed photos for weddings but my favourites are always the candids and the moments in between the organized pictures.  Our unplanned adventures took us to a free wine tasting, wandering the market, waving to bus loads of tourists and dancing to one of the buskers downtown.  I love what we created!

I could go on and on about the speeches and the rockin’ party but I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. Emily and Phil – thank you so much for including me in your day. I enjoyed every second of it! I can NOT wait to show you your complete gallery!

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Aimee Reynolds posted the following on August 12, 2015 at 4:11 pm.

Jennifer, you are an amazing photographer! I love the tender moments, the happy moments and the romantic moments you are always able to capture! That’s a gift and you completely have it! Looks like a gorgeous wedding and couple! Bravo!

Emily Voss posted the following on August 14, 2015 at 11:30 am.

I can’t stop looking at these Jen! They are perfect and we are so happy. We truly think you’re the most amazing photographer in the world and are so talented. We love you!!!

I’ve been spoiled by the number of really fun wedding parties I’ve had the chance to work with and this group was NO exception. Within 2 minutes of seeing them all together, I knew we were going to have a fun day. I laughed so hard during our time together that I had tears on a number of occasions. You could see how much this group loved Eric and Christine and how important it was to them that they have an amazing day.

The other thing that stands out to me about this day was how relaxed everyone was (after the ceremony!) We took our time, enjoyed the moments (including visiting ribfest!) and created some amazing photos. Throughout the whole day Eric and Christine had their priorities straight – they wanted to enjoy themselves, not be rushed and make sure they had fun with the people they invited. It was an absolute joy to capture all of this.

Eric and Christine – I left your wedding with a huge smile of my face feeling very thankful that we had met. Your day was everything a wedding should be – a day full of love, surrounded by people who support you, topped off with a fabulous party!

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It’s hard to put into words just how moving and full of love this day was. It was obvious from the start that Karin and Sam wanted this day to be about celebrating their love and making sure their guests had an amazing time.  The details were thoughtful and gorgeous, the food was incredible and the party was SO much fun.   I was also so thrilled to get to share the day shooting with Amber from Amber Anderson Photography.

I could write a book about the touching, incredible moments throughout this day. One of the parts that stands out the most were the speeches. All of the speeches were beautifully written and spoke of two people who work hard to make this world a place where people feel important, safe and valued.  Many of us got teary as Karin and Sam’s family and friends described these two wonderful women. There were also a TON of laughs.
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Karin and Sam – thank you so much for including Amber and I in your day. I left your party so thankful to have witnessed the love you have for each other, your friends and family.

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Helen Boggett posted the following on July 27, 2015 at 5:57 pm.

A beautiful capture of the love shared by Karen and Samantha. Their album will contain all the precious moments of the day.

Heather S posted the following on July 27, 2015 at 8:46 pm.

Loved looking through these….just beautiful!

Karin posted the following on July 28, 2015 at 6:50 pm.

Thank you for adding us to your blog, Jennifer! It was such a treat to have you with us for the big day. We couldn’t have asked for better results!

These two get married in one week so I thought it was time I blogged their engagement session! The thing that stands out most for me is just how in love they are. I didn’t have to ask them to snuggle, whisper in each others’ ear, smile at each other – it just came naturally to them. I CAN NOT wait to photograph this wedding. It is going to be full of such special details and amazing moments.

Emily and Phil – see you in ONE WEEK!

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Mandy posted the following on July 23, 2015 at 11:30 pm.

Gorgeous! Perfect sunset for this gorgeous couple. Love your work!

Caroline Ross posted the following on July 24, 2015 at 2:10 am.

Stunning images! I love the lighting on this couple, and how you capture the love between these too… beautiful images!

Jen posted the following on July 24, 2015 at 11:03 pm.

Gorgeous work! I love the photos by the water! Fantastic light too – did you shoot during golden hour?

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