Hello, I’m Jessica! Thanks for coming to my site and learning a bit more about me.
- My husband and I are huge animal-lovers. Our cat, Doodle, is a very important member of our family.
- My two biggest passions are photography and teaching. I have two degrees in child psychology and development, which has has instilled in me patience, flexibility and very sharp observation skills!
- I love to travel. I am currently drawn to the west coast as I am so inspired by the mountains and ancient trees.
- I am happiest when I am outside. I am addicted to sunshine and exploring what’s around the bend.
- Celebrating culture is something I very much enjoy. Two annual events that I never miss are Caribana and the Fergus Scottish Festival.
- I still use stick-figures in any drawings that I make.
- I never outgrew napping.
- My hometown is Toronto. It will always have a special place in my heart, but I absolutely love the Belleville area!
You can see what I’ve been up to lately on instagram – I can’t wait to meet you!
My photography philosophy
How did I become a Belleville photographer? Well, I developed a passion for photography from a young age as I was fortunate to grow up with and be inspired by artistic family members. My grandmother in particular taught me how to observe and capture the beauty in everyday life and I am forever grateful! I received my first (film!) camera at the age of 13 and I haven’t looked back! My initial focus was on landscape and nature, but over the years, I developed an affinity for capturing natural expression in the people around me.
My photography style is classified as “lifestyle.” I closely observe real-life events to capture natural emotion in my subjects. My goal is to capture those fleeting, but meaningful moments that would have otherwise been missed. Capturing the personality and essence of those whom I am photographing is what inspires me and continually pushes me to keep growing.
As a nature-lover, I am continually inspired by the beauty in the world around us. I work to integrate the natural world with the human one through creatively capturing the setting my subjects are in.