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Dave and Wemi | Scarborough Bluffs Anniversary

November 13, 2015

“I bet you could sometimes find all the mysteries of the universe in someone’s hand.” —Benjamin Alire Sáenz Absolutely in love with this anniversary shoot at the Scarborough Bluffs. What you wear for your wedding is a pretty special thing. Whether you rock a pant suit, red dress, short, long or go completely out of the box,…

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Shannon Boudoir| Smoke and Mirrors

October 9, 2015

Shooting Boudoir to me is all about smoke and mirrors. I mean, what can anyone really say or know about a person. Whether we know them for a few minutes in our lives in small passing moments of the day, to the decades of memories built on sharing milestones; what can one truly know about…

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Spring Warehouse | Styled Wedding Shoot

July 24, 2015

A simple Styled Shoot Wedding Shoot has always been something I have wanted to do. However it takes big team to get these things together! So sometimes in life you have to take a big leap and do something that really challenges you. Something that stirs your soul into action. And in this case, it…

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Danielle Boudoir |Intimate Portrait Session

May 23, 2015

My intimate portrait sessions will always be one of my favourite things to shoot. While weddings are spectacular and filled with raw emotions and excitement, there is this wonderful slow simmer in these intimate boudoir shoots. The emotions you catch on wedding days are so open and its amazing. As I look through those moments…

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her heart was on fire…

March 27, 2015

FRANK.. adjective open, honest, and direct in speech or writing, especially when dealing with unpalatable matters. Now I’ve already confessed to a small fear of blogging. A lot of that is because my mind goes in so many directions when trying to write a post. I want to be at one moment completely sappy, gloriously…

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her heart was made to wander…

March 20, 2015

  “She is free in her wildness, she is a wanders, a drop of free water. She knows nothing of borders and cares nothing for rules or customs. ‘Time’ for her isn’t something to fight against. Her life flows clean, with passions, like fresh water.” – Roman Payne I can freely admit that I am…

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Crosby and Blake

October 13, 2014

Alright, so I have a bit of a confession. Well its not really so much of a confession since I will freely admit to this to anyone but I have a small obsession with these kids. Why? Their smiles. I have known little Blake since he was born and his smile has always just stopped…

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Myka

October 13, 2014

  This is Matty, Ariel and little Myka. This little trio of beautiful hearts makes me so amazingly happy. Each time I look through these photos I get the biggest smile on my face and I get all giddy remembering how much fun this little family sessions was. Myka’s laugh and adorable smile made my…

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Jacob

October 3, 2014

It’s a little difficult (in a good way!) for me to write about these three. I have known Candice since Kindergarden! From elementary school, junior high school, high school and beyond we have remained the best of friends. The reason it’s so hard for me to write about these guys is that I am all…

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Big things come in small packages….

September 24, 2014

So lets step away from pretty pictures and talk about pretty packaging! Packaging and presentation to me is super important. Chalk it up to me being a visual person. I mean, I can’t remember road signs to save my life, but I will remember that the turn we need to make is going to be…

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Milena

September 19, 2014

We all know how the ol’ saying goes. First comes love, then comes marriage and then comes BABIES! Lots and lots of adorable, smiling, ridiculously heart clenching cute babies! And this little one is definitely as cute as they come. The best part is, she’s family :) So keeping it short and sweet, heres a…

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Dave & Wemi

August 15, 2014

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop ~ rumi There is one thing in the world that I cannot live without and that’s my notebook. For those of you who know me, you know that even if it never makes an appearance during the course of…

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Ewelina + James = Abigail

August 12, 2014

One of the best parts about being a wedding photographer is when you get the chance to photograph a couple again! Usually this moment comes when a little extra something special joins the mix, and two.. becomes three!! ;) I shot James and Ewelina’s wedding back in December (you can check it out here at http://jessicaokonski.com/2014/02/ewelina-jamieson)…

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Aubrey & Mark

July 15, 2014

There are a lot of words in this world. Big words, small words, kind words; for any given situation you can have an abundance of words to use to describe  life and all it’s beautiful moments. But on the occasion of Mark and Aubrey’s wedding, I feel like there are just not enough words out there. Beautiful,…

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Ewelina & James

February 19, 2014

Big excitement over finally getting to post this wedding! These two are magnificent, wonderful, loveable and full of impossible fun, and I owe quite a bit of my dreams to them. When starting what seem like impossible dreams. we all go through patches of uncertainty and sometimes life does listen, and sends certainty our way….

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Tamara

February 19, 2014

Every relationship, every marriage has a story. It could begin with a shared glance across a room. Perhaps a chance encounter at a cafe. Maybe it was an awkward introduction by mutual friends. Or, just by fate, a vacation away from cold Canada to visit a sister in St. Lucia and stumbling upon the love…

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Sam & Adam

February 14, 2014

What better day than Valentine’s Day to introduce a post with these two! Back in October, I had the chance to photograph Sam and Adam near the Distillery District for a workshop hosted by a photographer I greatly admire, Scarlet O’Neill. And these two were so great that even with a group of us clicking…

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Serreh & Chris

January 14, 2014

Serreh and Chris are two people that I will always remember. At the start of any creative career you take on a lot of jobs that can make or break  your resolve to push forward and because of these two I will always push forward, Serreh herself could make anyone pull up their socks and get moving! Owner…

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Weronika & Sebastian

December 5, 2013

It’s not always easy photographing family, but they are usually the first subjects you have when you start taking pictures. They will be the most patient with you as you try new things and experiment. They will support you in each new step you take towards acheiving your dream.  And though I may be biased…