Love Letters

Through my nine years in this amazing job I’ve had the incredible fortune to work with some of the best people I’ve ever met. Every step of the way has been a great privilege, and I’m so grateful for the wonderful experiences and friendships I’ve found along the way. If you’re familiar with my work you’ll know that I’m quick to tell you how much I’ve loved all of these people and their moments, and I’m honoured to share here some of their kind words about our time together. Thank you, all of you, for all of this. It’s been the best thing, and you all make me so excited for all of the people that I’ll still get to meet and work with in the years ahead. ♥

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Words can’t express how thankful we are to have selected Jill to be our photographer for our wedding in September. We were first introduced to Jill through our venue’s list of vendors who they had worked with. One of the great aspects about Jill was that although our wedding was up in Owen Sound, we were able to meet with her locally without having to travel far as she’s based out of Mississauga. It was very important to my husband and I, to have a photographer that we felt comfortable with, as the thought of being photographed for an entire day was not something either of us were looking forward to. When we met with Jill for the first time, it was like we had been lifelong friends. She was genuinely interested in our story  and journey of how we got to where we are today, planning a wedding! Both of us walked away from the meeting, feeling special and confident that Jill was sincere, friendly and would do everything she could to capture our day, naturally and professionally. When I spoke with Jill in the days leading up to the wedding, I was stressed and panicked about how things would work out. Unfortunately, there were a few staffing changes taking place at the venue and our contact whom we had been planning with for the last year and half, was not going to be responsible for our wedding. She continuously reassured me that everything would be fine and that the venue would ensure that everything was perfect. On the day of the wedding, Jill was more than just a photographer. She was running around, helping the guys with their ties, moving luggage from room to room, checking to make sure the docks where some of our photos were going to take place were without bird poop, and provided incredibly helpful tips in terms of timing and flow of the day. She completely exceeded our expectations and the day just wouldn’t have been the same without her innate ability to do what needed to be done to make things happen. We are absolutely thrilled with the end product of her work as well. She captured all of the special moments perfectly and all of our family and friends agreed with us that she was incredibly easy to work with! Thank you so much Jill for all that you did to make our day so special and to give us photos that we will forever cherish!

Many thanks,
Kim & Scotty

See their beautiful Cobble Beach wedding here!

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Jill’s photos are nothing short of stunning. They’re classic while being fresh, and timeless while remaining up-to-date and innovative. More than that though, she somehow takes pictures of feelings. That heart flutter when you’re looking at your spouse? She captures that. The smell of your newborn? I swear I can smell it in the memories of our newborn shoot. All the feelings are there in loud, bright, huge colours. And she does it all while making you feel like you’re a gorgeous supermodel being photographed by one of your best friends (even if you’ve just met that day.) The moments Jill’s captured hold special places in my heart and on my walls, and I’m so grateful she’s been there to take each one.

Ahhhhh, I love this family. Adventure / 2014 / 2012 / 2011 / Noelle / Maternity    

 

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Jill, we wanted to Thank you so much for your amazing ability to capture our family in such a beautiful way. You have given us a wonderful collection of photos to keep forever, we love them. It is never easy for a special needs child with autism to look at a camera and smile yet you were able to bond with Sydney in a way in which she responded to you. Your gentle, fun demeanor made us all feel at easy and we really enjoyed working with you. You are wonderful! Thank you again, we can’t wait for our next session.

Charmaine

My rainy Guelph session with this incredible family is here

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When my husband and I were trying to think of who we should get to be our wedding photographer, there was no other person we both wanted than Jill. She is so professional and made our special day even more special and stress free! We were also lucky enough to have Jill capture our first family pictures with our new addition. We LOVE the pictures from both of these sessions, and can’t wait for her to help us capture more great memories for our family.

Doug and Sarah were married at the Saugeen Amphitheatre and welcomed sweet Jeremy in 2015. They are just the best.

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I’ve known Jill since before we had children, but asked her for a session only after we had our son. We were quick to request that the session focus mainly on him, as we both dislike having our photo taken. Jill made us feel immediately at ease and slyly convinced us to be in a photo or two, just a couple, to ensure she captured our family just as it was in that moment.

Fast forward six years later, and I have a collection of annual sessions that do just that – show our family in moments in time. From when our son couldn’t yet walk to when our daughter cried during half of the session. From us hesitating to being in a few of the photos to us happily participating in family shots because she always manages to compose an amazing image, regardless of how awkward you might initially feel.

For an example of Jill’s awesomeness, our son couldn’t wait to run to her and give her a giant hug when he got out of the car this last fall. It was his first time seeing her since our session the year prior. ‘Jill, I missed you so much!! Let’s go take pictures of us!’

Jill’s family photos of us are some of my favorite possessions, and she knows that she has a guaranteed annual session with us for as long as she’s still taking photos.

Thank you, Jill, for always making us feel comfortable in front of your camera.. And for being such an amazing person behind it.

Aw Karen. ♥ 2015 / 2014 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010

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Dearest Jill,

I can’t thank you enough for giving me you time and love, and most importantly capturing me. If it weren’t for you, I probably would be dreaming instead of doing. I am honoured to be your friend and will be forever grateful for your kindness and beautiful, authentic work. I can’t tlel you how uncomfortable I felt going into that session but with your beautifu guidance and love, you captured moments of me that I didn’t know existed. Because of you I have the opportunity to see what others see and I have never seen that side of me before.

You’re an amazing woman and I am so excited to know you. You are a bright, beautiful light. Keep being amazing and I can’t wait to work with you again.

Erin ♥

I first met Erin last year, and if you know her you already know how lovely she is. Check out her session here, and watch her build and grow on her site. She’s wonderful.

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We’ve worked with Jill twice (so far) and both experiences have been fantastic. Jill did our engagement photos, and not only did she make the process so fun, natural, and easy she found the most beautiful and unusual location for us to shoot at. The pictures were just stunning. We had Jill do our newborn photos this year, and she was just amazing. She was so great with our son, even managing to calm him when he got fussy, and did a fantastic job of capturing our early moments as a new family of three. Thank you so much Jill!

Andrea and Adam Cameron

Adam and Andrea went with me to the moon for their engagement session, and they welcomed Will in 2015. He’s amazing. ♥

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