Behind the camera
Hey, Jessica here! Your new photographer and best friend with a little travel bug.
I am your local wedding, engagement, and maternity photographer who is drawn to capturing light-filled, natural, elegant photos filled with an abundance of emotion. I am forever narrating real visual love stories based on ones just like yours! I'm currently based outside of Toronto with the love of my life and my cat Yuki. Some of my life's pleasures include road tripping and flying around Canada with my spouse, Belgian waffles with ice cream, watching 90 Day Fiancé, painting scenic views on canvas with acrylic, anything mint chocolate, and going on long hikes in national parks! My world is always inspired by the beauty of nature I constantly immerse myself in.
Diving a little deeper..
Never did I think that my passion would bring me here today wanting to touch people's lives with my work. From a very young age, I had a calling to the world of visuals arts. My work meant the world to me and was my creative outlet as I was growing up. Being raised in an Indian and Filipino household, my family strongly influenced my educational path to lead straight into the medical field. I picked up my first camera in 2013 while I was studying health science in college after realizing I had a knack for taking well-composed photos. I instantly fell in love with photography and I've never looked back since. In 2017, I made one of the most detrimental decisions of my life and put my foot down. I followed my heart to lead me back into the world of art and left dental school. Although it was a very scary decision for me to make, it never felt so good steering my life into a whole new direction. I walked out of my school doors in happy tears and the rest is history. Today, I'm happily exploring new places and meeting new faces to capture everyday while chasing love stories all around the world with the support of loving family and friends.
What it's like to work with me?
When it comes to the finest backdrops for your wedding day, I believe wineries, botanical gardens, golf & country clubs, estates, and private homes are exceptional options when I'm chasing natural light. My love capturing people leans towards raw candid moments rather than a super fixed up style. I want you to remember the day for what it was as if I was never there to begin with. I'm a little dorky, down-to-earth and I'm always ready for any adventure we'll face together. Learning about both your life and love story before photographing you helps me to capture the true embodiment of who you truly are when you're in love.
The day we finally meet, I hope we can click and feel like instant friends. Even though I'm just a photographer, I'm never a stranger throughout your planning journey. I want you to send me your Pinterest boards and interesting links to read online, text me about the bouquets you cant decide between, call me about how pretty the venues you visited, or send me endless memes on Instagram you find funny. I'm here for you from now until way after your wedding day to cheer you on and be of any help I can to you throughout this journey. We'll catch lunch together so I can follow up on how everything is going from time to time.
Before being a photographer, I am a friend first. I hope that once your wedding day has come to an end, you feel like you've gained a new sister!