- JaphyTheatre Production
Vanessa really captured the look of our theatre class's production of Dracula!
She focused on each of the actors and consulted with them to produce the shots that we were looking for and shots that we never expected!
Our whole group is very thankful, and the photos have been great for publicity and as mementos of the personalities, costumes, and creations that go with putting on a theatre production.
- ZoriyaWedding Photography
My husband and I had the pleasure of having Vanessa capture our special day in Fairmont this past summer. Coming in from out-of-province, the communication with Vanessa leading up to our event was smooth and she was very attentive to what our vision was for the day.
We had an AMAZING time and so much fun being photographed by Vanessa. Our photos were beautiful and we even had one of our favorite shots from the day featured in the Columbia Valley Wedding Magazine.
I would recommend Vanessa to anyone who is looking for a personable and mindful photographer. I would definitely love to have Vanessa photograph more of our future family together the next summer we visit BC.
- JashFamily Photography
I had family portraits done by Vanessa.
As most parents will tell you it is very difficult to have a three year old smile and sit still long enough to take pictures.
Not only did the photos turn out great but Vanessa was absolutely amazing interacting and getting my son to pose for the pictures naturally.
She was a joy to work with and I cannot wait to have her take more family pictures!
I highly recommend her to anyone!
- SimoneBoudoir Photography
Where do I even begin?
I had the most incredible experience of my life yesterday with the talented Vanessa Jeakins. I had my very first Boudoir Photo shoot!
What an exciting, liberating, self esteem boosting experience. I would encourage EVERY single woman, no matter your age, size or stature to do this at least one time in your life.
Vanessa put me at ease, even when my insecurities wanted to join the shoot. She is non judgmental, patient and very encouraging.
Give this gift to yourself. I promise, you will never regret it.
- TyeshaBoudoir and Portrait Photography
I had the most creative and inspiring shoot with Vanessa!
Not only is she genuinely sweet, but she is fun, outgoing, creative and caring. Vanessa made me feel extremely comfortable in front of the camera while promoting the utmost professionalism.
The shoot was an absolute blast, it felt like we just kept taking pictures ... and we did! One must remember though, that before and after the shoot there is a whole lot more work to be done - makeup, hair, wardrobe, lighting, editing, more editing, printing etc. all the while keeping your clients happy! Vanessa did all of that and more - completely blew my expectations out of the water!
I am more than thrilled to keep looking at the pictures over and over again and I would recommend anyone from the GTA (Toronto and Hamilton area) area in need of a photographer (whatever your style) book your appointment with Vanessa Jeakins and let her bring out the true model within.
- LinaBoudoir Photography
Vanessa was amazing!
She made me feel very comfortable and surprisingly very sexy for my boudoir shoot.
My pictures turned out awesome. So much better than I had have imagined! She is very professional... but by the end of the shoot you will feel like you are best friends!
- Vanessa & AndresWedding Photography
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!
- Vanessa LChildren's Photography
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.
- IlanaFamily Photography
Vanessa is a natural, with an amazing eye for capturing not only beautiful and ethereal images, but also the personality and inner essence of her subject.
She made our daughters feel comfortable and engaged from the start, and allowed each of them to shine in their own unique way.
- CarolNewborn Photography
Vanessa is incredibly professional,
she came to our house to photograph our newborn, she took the time to make everyone feel comfortable and made the experience one I will never forget.
I will cherish the photos forever, thank you.
- ZaynaFamily Photography
We have been working with Vanessa to capture the essence of our growing family since 2009, when I had 2 little ones and was pregnant with the 3rd.
Every fall since then I look forward to setting up our annual photo shoot, each time in a different location in the GTA - the beaches, Christie Pitts, Trinity Bellwoods ...
Her work with our family has become a photo journal of our lives, documented in a snapshot in time every year, for 4 years running.
Vanessa has an eye for the right shot that reflects the energy and personality of our family, and has a gentle way of working with kids who would rather be doing a lot of other things in a park than posing for a camera.
Thank you Vanessa for being someone I would consider an extended part of our family!
- JeffNewborn Photography
Vanessa was able to capture some AMAZING photographs of our 3 month old son.
She has great techniques that she was able to use to keep my son entertained, smiling and laughing throughout the entire shoot.
She also has a natural eye for knowing which shots are going to work and how to capture the very best photos from her subject.
I'm thrilled to have these amazing memories that will be forever preserved in high definition!
- ColetteFamily Photography
Vanessa was so much fun to work with and made the entire experience of our photo shoot something that I will always remember.
Her creativity and excellent ability to see that perfect shot really came across in the photographs; I couldn't be happier."
- NatalieHead shots and Family Photography
Vanessa Jeakins is a fantastic photographer!
I was so thrilled with the outcome of my family photos that I asked Vanessa if she would also take some professional head shots of me.
Once again I was so pleased. Watching Vanessa work patiently and efficiently with my two young children was a treat. She really let them be themselves and was able to capture some wonderful shots and expressions because of it.
Vanessa exhibited the same patience when it was time to work with me! She went out of her way to make me feel comfortable and confident. The time flew by and I ended up with photos that I am proud to distribute.
I have and will continue to recommend Vanessa to friends and family.
Thanks, Vanessa! "