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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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Spring Portrait Party!

My Portrait Parties have always been hugely popular with my Mother’s Day Portrait Party being the one that books up the fastest! This year, my May is full of weddings so I will be doing a Spring Portrait Party on Saturday, April 26th instead! This is a great way to get some quick portraits of you and the family.

The cost for a mini portrait session on this date is $100. This includes one 8″ x 10″ enlargement and one 5″ x 7″ print. The sessions will be booked in half an hour increments with approximately fifteen minutes of actual shooting time. The sessions will take place at my studio. Please do not hesitate to contact me to book a session! Only TWO sessions are currently available!

Family Portraits | Taryn, Syx & their girls | Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, BC

Family Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith

It’s always a bit nerve-wracking when you are a photographer who is about to photograph other photographers. They know  what you’re doing (or not doing) and they already have an idea of what they like when it comes to their photos. During my recent visit to British Columbia, we made plans to meet up with fellow photographer friends Syx and Taryn. When making plans, I asked Taryn if she would also want to do a family portrait session and she basically replied, “heck yes!” I can imagine that since both of them are photographers, they are rarely ever together in a photos with their two daughters. We made plans to meet at Queen Elizabeth Park in Vancouver where there were cherry blossoms and a great view of the gorgeous mountains. This session was a lot of fun! I loved capturing the big personalities of the girls. 

Family Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Family Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Family Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Family Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Family Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Family Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Family Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Family Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Family Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Family Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith

Family Portraits | Liz & Her Boys | Victoria, British Columbia

Family Portraits | Jessica Blaine Smith

Liz and I studied photography at Ryerson together. She is a talented photographer. Over the years, we have always kept in touch even though she had moved to New York after university and now resides in Victoria. On my recent trip to British Columbia, we met up Liz and her two boys. We first had brunch before hitting the beach for some family portraits. As a photographer, you are often rarely in actual photographs so I was happy to capture these special moments for her. The next time I am in Victoria, we are definitely going to do another session to include her husband who was traveling for work when I visited. Henry is a spunky 3 1/2 year old who is already a great big brother to five month old Beau. I cannot wait to continue watching them grow.

Help this family get an 8×10 print of their favourite photo from the session. It’s easy – they just need to receive fifteen individual comments on this blog post.

Family Portraits | Jessica Blaine Smith
Family Portraits | Jessica Blaine Smith
Family Portraits | Jessica Blaine Smith

  • Alana West - Love, love, love these snaps!April 14, 2014 – 2:29 pm

  • Natasha Lan - It’s great to see you and the boys Liz. Beautiful pictures of a beautiful family (just missing Andrew). Come for a visit soon!April 14, 2014 – 4:43 pm

  • Catherine Rubincam - It is indeed lovely to see photos including Liz, who is usually photographing someone else. I guess photographing each other’s family is the photographers’ equivalent of massage therapists exchanging sessions on the table!April 17, 2014 – 1:29 pm

Baby Portrait | Four Month Old Everett | Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Baby Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Seriously. How adorable is four month old Everett?! I recently traveled to Vancouver Island to meet the li’l man and to spend some time with his awesome parents. They live in the country where my cell had no service and it was pure bliss. We did some portraits of him on the beach before doing some more with the whole family. I cannot wait to continue photographing him here against a log as he grows older. It’s going to be a great record of life.

Help this family get an 8×10 print of their favourite photo from the session. It’s easy – they just need to receive fifteen individual comments on this blog post.

Baby Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Baby Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Baby Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Baby Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Family Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Family Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Baby Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Baby Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Family Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Family Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith
Baby Portrait | Jessica Blaine Smith

  • Flecken - oh my gosh he’s changed so much!
    Becoming quite the little man :) April 12, 2014 – 6:22 pm

  • Janice Campbell - just too adorable…all of you! Can’t wait to see you in….April 13, 2014 – 12:37 am

  • Dale Albrecht - stunning shots! thanks for sharing!April 14, 2014 – 1:14 am

  • Bev Lewis - The photos are amazing. What a gorgeous little baby.April 15, 2014 – 10:29 am

It’s Spring! | Cherry Blossoms, Vancouver, British Columbia

Cherry Blossoms, Vancouver | Jessica Blaine Smith
I have returned from beautiful British Columbia! I love how being away changes your perspective and upon returning, you feel this sense that you can conquer the world. Stay tuned for some new things coming in the next few months!

When we booked our flights to Vancouver for March, my immediate thought was: CHERRY BLOSSOM SEASON! While Toronto has some good locations filled with these beautiful blossoms, I knew that Vancouver has a much bigger reputation for them. The West Coast did not disappoint. Streets were lined with cherry blossoms and it was pure magic.

Cherry Blossoms, Vancouver | Jessica Blaine Smith
Cherry Blossoms, Vancouver | Jessica Blaine Smith
Cherry Blossoms, Vancouver | Jessica Blaine Smith
Cherry Blossoms, Vancouver | Jessica Blaine Smith
Cherry Blossoms, Vancouver | Jessica Blaine Smith

  • Kerry Burke - Just beautifulApril 8, 2014 – 10:49 pm

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