Hi! I'm Jennifer, your photographer
Born and raised in British Columbia, I discovered my love of photography 20 years ago, within the walls of Chilliwack Senior Secondary School's photography classroom. Photography held, and still holds, so much for me. It's a fascinating blend of raw honesty and the bold, unabashed search for beauty. It's believing that you can capture the intangible in two dimensions, and breathe life into it. It's pure magic. I was hooked the moment I stepped into the darkroom.
Nationally accredited with the Professional Photographers of Canada as both a Maternity and a Children & Infant Portrait Photographer, I take my profession seriously . I believe that creativity has no limits - no "end goal" - so I constantly study the photographic arts to better my craft. I've been honoured with multiple silver and bronze awards in the Portrait Masters Awards, scoring with distinction in the Newborn category, and look forward to furthering my designation with them in the coming years.
I take great pride in creating works of art for families throughout British Columbia - images that don't just capture a moment, but all the hope, joy, and love that was poured into it. Together with my team, I create cherished family heirlooms that will be passed down from generation to generation.
larisa catto, photography assistant
I genuinely believe that I would not be able to capture storybook images I do were it not for Larisa. I call her my Professional Child Wrangler, and I'm only half joking. Larisa has worked with children as an Early Childhood Educator for over a decade, and has a natural ability to communicate with children in a way that brings out their best. A vibrant spark in the studio, she keeps our sessions running smoothly and puts everyone at ease with her joyful personality.
Larisa is also an integral part of creative design in the studio, from hand painting backdrops to crafting custom headpieces from scratch, in order to bring our vision for a session to life. With a long-time passion for the arts, she completed her Bachelor of Arts at the University of the Fraser Valley, where she majored in Fine Art with focuses in Photography and Print Media.
DARCIE CROMARTY, HAIR & MAKEUP
Darcie is my style guru, and when you meet her, you'll immediately understand why. With an innate sense of style and an eye for fashion, I trust her to make each client look their very best. A graduate of Blanche Macdonald with over a decade of experience as a professional makeup artist and hair stylist, Darcie is the heart and soul of our maternity, motherhood, and glamour sessions. Spending an afternoon chatting with Darcie as she glams you up for your portraits is an experience every woman deserves.
Located on an acreage in Yarrow, my studio is surrounded by an apple orchard out front and a young Christmas tree farm out back, along with a winding creek throughout the width of the property. With a luscious rose garden, full weeping willows, and a rustic old wooden fence circling the land, we have endless opportunities to shoot both in studio and outdoors on the expansive grounds.
Are you looking for a session that includes full hair and makeup? The vanity is waiting at the windows, ready for pampering with my hair and makeup artist. The bathroom even includes a full shower, should you want to freshen up before your photoshoot. The mini fridge stocks both still and sparkling water, juice for the kiddos, and sparkling wine for the adults. Of course, coffee is in abundance, and I myself am rarely found without a mug in my hand. Tasty snacks are also kept stocked, should you get peckish during your session.
Your experience at my studio will be extraordinary, from the moment you walk in the door. Special requests are welcomed, so please don't hesitate to let me make you feel right at home!
How I'm different
Experienced with children
Not only is there an art to taking beautiful photos, but there's an art to working with babies and children. My calm, patient demeanour soothes newborns, allowing me to capture beautiful images as they sleep, and my easygoing nature is relatable to kids of all ages.
Highest quality photo products
I take my role as your family's photographer seriously. Photographs are such a treasured piece of your history, and I put my heart and soul into creating the most beautiful, highest quality heirlooms possible. I have teamed up with an incredible print lab in Italy to offer you the best possible, museum-grade, high definition fine art prints.
gorgeous PROPS AND wardrobe
One of my favourite parts of creating photographic art is incorporating my many one-of-a-kind vintage props, designer wardrobe pieces, and unique touches from the acres of farmland surrounding my studio. Together with my team, I create highly customized sessions that focus on telling your story in art.
A little about me
I'm so happy to be in a profession where I am able to both raise my daughter at home and maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate my clients. There are many perks to being a photographer, and the flexibility and ability to edit my work from home is right up there! Harmony and I live in a cosy cottage just past Cultus Lake, where life feels like a flashback to my youth. A very small community where everyone knows everyone, Harmony never passes a neighbour without waving and calling hello, and is growing up just how I'd hoped she would - happy and secure in her little place in the world.
My little sunshine
Not only is this little girl the light of my life, she's my muse and ever-patient model. (Okay, well maybe not that patient). I love nothing more than exploring the valley with her, taking photos of our adventures along the way.
Critters & coffee
When I'm not playing with my daughter or snapping photos of my clients, you can find me playing with the latest little ball of fluff I'm fostering for the local SPCA. My pup, Sprocket (named after the lovable dog in Fraggle Rock), helps me get them ready for their forever homes, while my daughter, Harmony, helps me decide which Muppet they most resemble that we can name them after. (We recently adopted Fozzie, the little orange guy on the left, because he fit in too well to let go!)
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