Most people call me a documentary photographer but I prefer storyteller instead. My photos are created in the space of authentic documentation, highlighting real moments as you live in the present, powerless to inevitable time passing.
The moments I witness and capture are often the biggest ones in your lives. The day you marry your best friend or welcome your first baby home. And this great honour holds great impact on my heart.
As you browse my site, view my photos and get to know me, I hope that you feel something. If you do, our friendship is off to a perfect start.
Truth be told, I have one of the biggest sentimental hearts you’ll ever meet. I don’t ever try to hide it and embrace it fully. My empathetic heart is one of my greatest assets as a wedding and lifestyle photographer.
I am a documentary photographer who will put the most emphasis on capturing your relationships. Leading with my heart I always try my best at blending in. My calm nature encourages authentic expressions and comfortable body language from those in front of my lens.
My talent lies in seeing the emotion in the moments you are genuinely partaking in and preserving them in the best light.
Although emotive images always hold the highest standard of production for me, I am no stranger to reading beautiful light. Many years have been spent dissecting its beauty. My eyes are trained to see unique patterns, and framing. I’m often taking notice in the bursts of natural light that surround your moments, looking for ways to add impact to my images.
Aside from a few family and wedding party group shots, I will not pose you during our time together, and my clients aren’t generally looking directly at my camera.
I am hired as a documentary photographer to retell a piece of your story visually, not orchestrate you into different poses. I believe that’s time wasted.
As a wife who poured a lot of time and energy into her own wedding seven years ago, I wholeheartedly understand the effort that went into designing your perfect wedding day. All the details you so delicately chose will be included as part of the story telling collection of your day. You can expect to receive photos that reflect your venue chose, overview of decor, surroundings such as buildings and landscapes, what the weather was doing, and so on.
It is important to note that because my photography style is a documentary approach, your photo collection will reflect the authentic vibe of my time with you.
If our time together includes a ton of laughter, jokes and movement, your photos will reflect that energy. However, if our time together is quiet, calming and intimate, your photos will reflect that vibe of energy, so to speak.
Personality truly shines in candid images, and the more you are relaxed and able to be yourself the better!
Following your session or wedding day, I will be busy working away at curating a collection of images and editing them to my style. The final collection will include a mix of black and white and colour photographs.
Every photo client receives their full collection on a password protected online gallery.
Tangible items including but not limited to; prints, canvas wraps, albums, or announcement cards are all available following any session or wedding. These items can be customized and purchased through my print store attached to your online gallery.
More information regarding wedding and photography collection details can be found here.
I hope this information regarding my documentary style helps you decide if working with JLP is the right fit for you. If I seem like I may be the perfect match, please contact me here. I can’t wait to hear your story!