Since I was new to Toronto I turned to Google to find a good children photographer. Google gave me quite a big list. Vanessa Jeakins was one of the photographers I contacted and like a great professional that she is prompted returned my email full of useful information regarding her availability and prices.
She drove all the way from her studio in Hamilton to meet me and my princess in North York, Toronto early in the morning on the day of our scheduled photo shoot. My little munchkin ran in circles around her, making it almost impossible to take any photos. Vanessa somehow managed to capture several stunning shots of my Bella. I'm so happy and grateful to have found such a great photographer.
My head is swirling with so many ideas and we're already planning our next photo shoot with Vanessa Jeakins for this fall and winter.
In one word: * A * M * A * Z * I * N * G * She did an excellent job… the photos are causal, but elegant with a bit of humor. She really captured our spirit…. Beautiful!
I still remember when we started talking about having a surprise wedding, all the jitter and excitement. We had no idea how we were going to be able to pull it off; the only thing we knew for sure is that we wanted Vanessa to take our wedding pictures.
We met Vanessa about a year ago when she took some family pictures at Toronto’s Distillery District and she was just amazing; she was able to bring out the best of us and let us feel at ease.
So, as soon as we set a date I emailed her and she was on board..! She was probably the first person to know about it, since it was a surprise and we had family visiting, so the planning had to be done over the phone and email.
The day came and everything work out perfectly - it was beautiful and intimate. Vanessa was able to capture everyone's reaction: my parents’ faces when we announce that it was not an engagement party but we were actually getting MARRIED, my mom helping me to put on my wedding gown and my dad crying the moment he saw me in it and my now husband's face during our vows…Everything. I can live the moment over and over again looking at her pictures.
It is hard to put to words how grateful I am. She was celebrating and cheering us on, capturing for us the moments that are now some of our happiest, most cherished memories ever. Memories that we can share with our friends and family who were so many miles away and are now able to smile and enjoy our surprise wedding.
Thank you Vanessa…. We love you!