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    Welcome to the blogsite of Toronto-based photographer Jessica Blaine Smith! Congratulations on your recent engagement or new baby or whatever it is that brings you to me! This site is primarily used as a blog to show off images from my recent portrait and wedding sessions. Below you will find some featured categories and further down, you will see my most recent blog posts. If you are looking for something specific, please use the Categories menu above. Have fun exploring and come back often! I update this blog twice a week.

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On Sunday, August 17th, I am hosting a Beach Portrait Party at Sunnyside in Toronto! The afternoon will be full of mini portrait sessions. It’s a great way to have some quick portraits made of your family. You can view more information about this date HERE. Sessions are limited so please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in booking one!

High Park Engagement Portraits | Jessica Blaine Smith
Some of you are going to recognise these people! Firstly, because they are both photographers and secondly, because Lindsay photographs a lot of my weddings with me! She has been shooting with me for a few years now and in a month, we’ll be celebrating at her own wedding!

In July we photographed a wedding together and on the drive home, we were talking about my own recent engagement portrait session that I had with the awesome Mexican photographer Fer Juaristi. I said how it was such a great experience to be photographed like that. To have an hour together with just us and a photographer. To be photographed in our regular everyday clothes. To make portraits in our own neighbourhood. Images that really represent us. After that conversation, we decided that her and Brett needed to do their own engagement session so last week we met up at High Park to make some portraits. They chose High Park as the location because this is where they like to go to relax together. It’s always fun to photograph people who you know so well. I met Brett before they started dating and when I was looking for a new assistant, he told me that I had to hire his then new girlfriend. I’m so glad that I took him up on that. It’s been fun to watch their relationship grow and I cannot wait to be a guest at their wedding in August!

I think that engagement portrait sessions are important. I also think that by doing them, your wedding photos become all that much better. From this day forward, I am including a complimentary engagement session when you book any of my Wedding Collections. Let’s make some portraits together.

High Park Engagement Portraits | Jessica Blaine Smith
High Park Engagement Portraits | Jessica Blaine Smith
High Park Engagement Portraits | Jessica Blaine Smith
High Park Engagement Portraits | Jessica Blaine Smith
High Park Engagement Portraits | Jessica Blaine Smith
High Park Engagement Portraits | Jessica Blaine Smith
High Park Engagement Portraits | Jessica Blaine Smith
High Park Engagement Portraits | Jessica Blaine Smith
High Park Engagement Portraits | Jessica Blaine Smith

Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Veronica and Brendan are married! Their wedding took place on a gorgeous Saturday in July. Seriously, the weather could not have been better! They had a big wedding party with seven bridesmaids and seven groomsmen which made the portrait part of the day a lot of fun! What was also fun was that they rented a city bus to transport the entire crew around. Their ceremony was held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Waterloo which is the church where Veronica’s parents also got married. I loved that! After the ceremony we headed to The Clay and Glass Museum to do portraits before heading to their reception at the beautiful Walper Hotel in Kitchener. Congratulations Veronica and Brendan!

Florist: Pink Poppi
Decor: Hollywood Weddings

Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith
Walper Hotel Wedding | Jessica Blaine Smith

Eighteen Month Old Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith

Holy heck, I cannot believe how quickly Nicholas is growing! You probably recongise him and his parents as they have been really good with booking portrait sessions with me ever since he was born (evidence is here!). He is now eighteen months and is such a happy little boy! We recently met up at Sunnyside in Toronto for this portrait session and it was such a beautiful day. My favourite photos from the session are definitely the ones of Nicholas playing with their border collie Holly. The images melt my heart and I just know how special they will be when he is older. I wish that I had photos like that of me with my childhood dog!

I am hosting a Beach Portrait Party at Sunnyside on Sunday, August 17th! The afternoon will be full of mini portrait sessions. It’s a great way to have some quick portraits made of your family. You can view more information about this date here. Sessions are limited so please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested in booking one!

Eighteen Month Old Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Eighteen Month Old Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Eighteen Month Old Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Eighteen Month Old Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Eighteen Month Old Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Eighteen Month Old Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Eighteen Month Old Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith

  • Sylvia Lombardo - Great Photos. Beautiful family. And Nicholas is such a joy.July 18, 2014 – 8:06 am

Kid Portraits | Jessica Blaine Smith

Today is my awesome niece’s eighth birthday! I always like to do a little blog post to celebrate her as I know that a lot of my regular blog readers have followed along with my photos of her over the years. I cannot believe that she is now eight. I still remember meeting her in the hospital when she was only an hour old. I had no idea then how much she would change my life. Li’l K is one of the kindest humans out there. She has a huge heart and is always ready for a good laugh. She is a fresh graduate of grade two and is currently conquering taekwondo, one belt at a time. At a recent open house at her school, her teacher told me that Li’l K is good at everything that she sets out to do. It was all I could do to not tear up. I am one proud Auntie. Happy Birthday, Li’l K!

Baby Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith

  • Wendy - Happy Birthday Lil K! Are you really 8?! I remember when I first met you…tiny little baby! And now you’re a little lady!

    P.S. Auntie’s rule xoxoJuly 14, 2014 – 8:12 am

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