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Jennifer Ballard Photography

Toronto , ON
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ABOUT US

I believe that a photo can capture a feeling that was just a moment long and make it last for a lifetime.

I would love to talk with you to discuss the details of your... Read more
I believe that a photo can capture a feeling that was just a moment long and make it last for a lifetime.

I would love to talk with you to discuss the details of your wedding.
I offer a variety of packages. Please email me at info@jennifer-ballard.com for a price list. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images, Prints, Proof CD of All Images, Thank You Cards
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Jennifer is a consummate professional, tones of fun to work with and an extremely talented photographer. We had so much fun hanging out with her at our wedding last weekend, we didn’t want her to leave!

Our restaurant venue was dark with pot lighting and it was too hot to take photos outside—somehow she made it work, and found all of the best lighting, scouting new areas during the down time.

She was adaptable, organized, and everywhere without being intrusive (we call her a photo ninja for being so stealthy). I casually mentioned a few ideas for shots and she made sure they all happened—we took more photo combinations than I thought possible and we were finished early!

She kept everyone on task during a very frantic day, giving the perfect amount of direction when we needed it and staying in the background for candid shots. She and her assistant, Taylor, were fantastic.

When we saw the photos, we couldn’t believe it was us; they look like a spread from a magazine!

Photography is one of the biggest decisions couples have to make for their wedding, and Jennifer was one of the best choices we made for the day. We’ve definitely found our new family photographer and look forward to working with her again in the future.

Ask to see photos of Katie and Graham’s wedding!
Jennifer is a consummate professional, tones of fun to work with and an extremely talented photographer. We had so much Read more...
Jennifer is a consummate professional, tones of fun to work with and an extremely talented photographer. We had so much fun hanging out with her at our wedding last weekend, we didn’t want her to leave!

Our restaurant venue was dark with pot lighting and it was too hot to take photos outside—somehow she made it work, and found all of the best lighting, scouting new areas during the down time.

She was adaptable, organized, and everywhere without being intrusive (we call her a photo ninja for being so stealthy). I casually mentioned a few ideas for shots and she made sure they all happened—we took more photo combinations than I thought possible and we were finished early!

She kept everyone on task during a very frantic day, giving the perfect amount of direction when we needed it and staying in the background for candid shots. She and her assistant, Taylor, were fantastic.

When we saw the photos, we couldn’t believe it was us; they look like a spread from a magazine!

Photography is one of the biggest decisions couples have to make for their wedding, and Jennifer was one of the best choices we made for the day. We’ve definitely found our new family photographer and look forward to working with her again in the future.

Ask to see photos of Katie and Graham’s wedding! Read less
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Eva
Wedding:
8/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Jennifer was our photographer for both our engagement shoot and wedding, and we couldn't imagine anyone better to have captured these moments in our lives. She is an absolute pleasure to interact with and makes you feel so relaxed in front of the camera (not an easy feat!) Her pictures are also stunning, with an effortless beauty that feels fresh and unique just to you. Everything about the process of working with her was easy, from our relaxed consultation to the variety of dates she offered for the engagement shoot. At our wedding she blended in easily with our guests and captured all the candid moments we were hoping for. She even stayed late to accommodate a delay in the timing of our first dance, which was much appreciated. When we received our photos we were floored by them, as she perfectly captured the essence of the day, including all those moments behind the scenes that we missed. Thanks for everything Jennifer!
Jennifer was our photographer for both our engagement shoot and wedding, and we couldn't imagine anyone better to have Read more...
Jennifer was our photographer for both our engagement shoot and wedding, and we couldn't imagine anyone better to have captured these moments in our lives. She is an absolute pleasure to interact with and makes you feel so relaxed in front of the camera (not an easy feat!) Her pictures are also stunning, with an effortless beauty that feels fresh and unique just to you. Everything about the process of working with her was easy, from our relaxed consultation to the variety of dates she offered for the engagement shoot. At our wedding she blended in easily with our guests and captured all the candid moments we were hoping for. She even stayed late to accommodate a delay in the timing of our first dance, which was much appreciated. When we received our photos we were floored by them, as she perfectly captured the essence of the day, including all those moments behind the scenes that we missed. Thanks for everything Jennifer! Read less
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Debra
Wedding:
7/12/2014
4.9/5.0
My husband and I are so glad that Jennifer was our wedding photographer. She helped us plan what photos we needed in advance and made sure things went smoothly and on schedule on our wedding day. She found amazing spots for our photos and her professional and fun demeanour put us at ease. We love our photos. She truly captured the spirit of the day and we will treasure them always.
My husband and I are so glad that Jennifer was our wedding photographer. She helped us plan what photos we needed in Read more...
My husband and I are so glad that Jennifer was our wedding photographer. She helped us plan what photos we needed in advance and made sure things went smoothly and on schedule on our wedding day. She found amazing spots for our photos and her professional and fun demeanour put us at ease. We love our photos. She truly captured the spirit of the day and we will treasure them always. Read less
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Jessie
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
Most importantly - everyone loved our wedding pictures. I’ve had three referral requests based on the shots Jennifer took. Naturally, I shared her contact information – despite the fact that I secretly want to have the best wedding pictures.

I had under a year to plan the wedding. After a ton of research checking reviews, articles and photographers’ blogs and meetings with the best candidates, Jennifer came out on top. She blew me away during our first meeting, bringing photo boards, a slideshow, and book samples. And – equally important – she’s fun, easy to talk to, creative and open to whatever requests you’ve got. She also didn’t mind when I showed up to the meeting covered in sweat after making a poor decision to walk across the city to get there. She wanted to get to know us before the wedding – we met up to talk ‘strategy’ for the photos and to so she could meet my lucky husband-to-be.

We talked about the posed and group shots (perfect!) but what we really wanted were candids. And candids we had! Touching, hilarious and beautiful ones. I’m not talking candids like “there’s Aunt Mary with half a steak hanging off her cheek during dinner”, I’m talking “wow, how did she capture the light behind you while you were having your first dance?” Guests are asking for pics of them to use for profile shots and/or modelling applications (I assume). Only Jennifer can make someone look amazing while they’re in the middle of laughing really hard.

Our posed picture plan was destroyed by a series of vengeful rainclouds, but Jennifer used our condo building and area to take unbelievable shots. Who can make a condo lobby look wonderful, seriously?!

So, future married people, the only thing that lasts after the wedding is the memories. These are the pics you’re going to dust off and show people for years. I did the hours and hours of research so you don’t have to. Just ask her to see pics of Jessie & Arthur’s wedding at your first meeting if you don’t believe me.
Most importantly - everyone loved our wedding pictures. I’ve had three referral requests based on the shots Jennifer took. Read more...
Most importantly - everyone loved our wedding pictures. I’ve had three referral requests based on the shots Jennifer took. Naturally, I shared her contact information – despite the fact that I secretly want to have the best wedding pictures.

I had under a year to plan the wedding. After a ton of research checking reviews, articles and photographers’ blogs and meetings with the best candidates, Jennifer came out on top. She blew me away during our first meeting, bringing photo boards, a slideshow, and book samples. And – equally important – she’s fun, easy to talk to, creative and open to whatever requests you’ve got. She also didn’t mind when I showed up to the meeting covered in sweat after making a poor decision to walk across the city to get there. She wanted to get to know us before the wedding – we met up to talk ‘strategy’ for the photos and to so she could meet my lucky husband-to-be.

We talked about the posed and group shots (perfect!) but what we really wanted were candids. And candids we had! Touching, hilarious and beautiful ones. I’m not talking candids like “there’s Aunt Mary with half a steak hanging off her cheek during dinner”, I’m talking “wow, how did she capture the light behind you while you were having your first dance?” Guests are asking for pics of them to use for profile shots and/or modelling applications (I assume). Only Jennifer can make someone look amazing while they’re in the middle of laughing really hard.

Our posed picture plan was destroyed by a series of vengeful rainclouds, but Jennifer used our condo building and area to take unbelievable shots. Who can make a condo lobby look wonderful, seriously?!

So, future married people, the only thing that lasts after the wedding is the memories. These are the pics you’re going to dust off and show people for years. I did the hours and hours of research so you don’t have to. Just ask her to see pics of Jessie & Arthur’s wedding at your first meeting if you don’t believe me. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
11/9/2013
4.8/5.0
Jennifer and her assistant photographer did an amazing job at capturing our wedding day. From the moment we met with her when interviewing photographers she demonstrated how professional she is. She offered suggestions and made us consider things we may not have thought of (i.e. First look photos before the wedding to help make the most of the daylight since the time changed the week before). She provided an itinerary of what the day would look like from a photography standpoint, which allowed us to factor in the appropriate amount of time for each stage of the day. On the wedding day she arrived early, introduced herself and her assistant to all of us, remembered everyone’s name and made us all feel very comfortable and at ease. She did an incredible job at taking photos of almost every single one of our guests during our cocktail hour, which we didn't realize she would do and they were some of our favourite photos. In addition to the formal photos there were many candid shots that really captured the emotions of both my husband and I but also our family and friends. Our dinner/speeches ended up going longer than planned but Jennifer and her assistant made themselves available to stay longer at a reasonable 'extra hours' cost to ensure the speeches, cake cutting and first dances were all documented. She immediately sent us a couple of 'teaser' photos the next day that we could post on Facebook and share with friends and family and within a week and a half of our wedding she put together a photo collage/video with highlights from our day. It was very special. We were extremely happy and pleased with the service and product that Jennifer produced and would highly recommend her to any couple. Thank you again Jennifer for helping to capture all of the love and happiness that we felt on our wedding day! We will cherish our photos forever.
Sarah Peterson & Andrew Dundass
Jennifer and her assistant photographer did an amazing job at capturing our wedding day. From the moment we met with her Read more...
Jennifer and her assistant photographer did an amazing job at capturing our wedding day. From the moment we met with her when interviewing photographers she demonstrated how professional she is. She offered suggestions and made us consider things we may not have thought of (i.e. First look photos before the wedding to help make the most of the daylight since the time changed the week before). She provided an itinerary of what the day would look like from a photography standpoint, which allowed us to factor in the appropriate amount of time for each stage of the day. On the wedding day she arrived early, introduced herself and her assistant to all of us, remembered everyone’s name and made us all feel very comfortable and at ease. She did an incredible job at taking photos of almost every single one of our guests during our cocktail hour, which we didn't realize she would do and they were some of our favourite photos. In addition to the formal photos there were many candid shots that really captured the emotions of both my husband and I but also our family and friends. Our dinner/speeches ended up going longer than planned but Jennifer and her assistant made themselves available to stay longer at a reasonable 'extra hours' cost to ensure the speeches, cake cutting and first dances were all documented. She immediately sent us a couple of 'teaser' photos the next day that we could post on Facebook and share with friends and family and within a week and a half of our wedding she put together a photo collage/video with highlights from our day. It was very special. We were extremely happy and pleased with the service and product that Jennifer produced and would highly recommend her to any couple. Thank you again Jennifer for helping to capture all of the love and happiness that we felt on our wedding day! We will cherish our photos forever.
Sarah Peterson & Andrew Dundass Read less
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Amelia
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
Trying to find a Toronto based photographer for our destination wedding in St Lucia when we live in England was a daunting task. Thankfully very early on in the process I stumbled upon Jennifer's website and I was immediately won over by the style of her photography. A few emails and Skype conversations later and it was a done deal.
When it comes to your wedding photos you don't want to compromise, and with Jennifer you don't have to. She is approachable, flexible, professional and clearly loves what she does. We had a small guest list and she quickly became one of 'us' enabling her to capture some great moments.
You will not be disappointed if your hire Jennifer, she takes incredible photos.
Trying to find a Toronto based photographer for our destination wedding in St Lucia when we live in England was a daunting Read more...
Trying to find a Toronto based photographer for our destination wedding in St Lucia when we live in England was a daunting task. Thankfully very early on in the process I stumbled upon Jennifer's website and I was immediately won over by the style of her photography. A few emails and Skype conversations later and it was a done deal.
When it comes to your wedding photos you don't want to compromise, and with Jennifer you don't have to. She is approachable, flexible, professional and clearly loves what she does. We had a small guest list and she quickly became one of 'us' enabling her to capture some great moments.
You will not be disappointed if your hire Jennifer, she takes incredible photos. Read less
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Lora and Paul
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure to have Jennifer Ballard photograph our wedding this past fall. She is truly a skilled and talented photographer who is willing to go the extra mile for that perfect shot. She has a wonderful eye for detail and endless amounts of creativity. Jennifer exemplified absolute professionalism and made the process stress free. She is punctual, reliable, ensured that all of our questions were answered, and made us feel comfortable. Our photos were absolutely beautiful and captured those special moments so perfectly. Additionally, we received our photos beautifully packaged and in a timely manner. We would highly recommend Jennifer Ballard.
It was a pleasure to have Jennifer Ballard photograph our wedding this past fall. She is truly a skilled and talented Read more...
It was a pleasure to have Jennifer Ballard photograph our wedding this past fall. She is truly a skilled and talented photographer who is willing to go the extra mile for that perfect shot. She has a wonderful eye for detail and endless amounts of creativity. Jennifer exemplified absolute professionalism and made the process stress free. She is punctual, reliable, ensured that all of our questions were answered, and made us feel comfortable. Our photos were absolutely beautiful and captured those special moments so perfectly. Additionally, we received our photos beautifully packaged and in a timely manner. We would highly recommend Jennifer Ballard. Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
7/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Jen did a fantastic job photographing our destination wedding in Tofino. She went over and above what was asked by shooting a huge group surf session with all our friends the morning of our wedding, doing a great job of encapsulating the relaxed atmosphere of our entire wedding weekend. Jen gets the job done and will attend to all your requests effortlessly. My one piece of advice to brides and grooms-to-be is to spend the money on a professional wedding photographer - these will be photos you will cherish for the rest of your life. Choosing Jennifer Ballard Photography, you will not be disappointed!
Jen did a fantastic job photographing our destination wedding in Tofino. She went over and above what was asked by Read more...
Jen did a fantastic job photographing our destination wedding in Tofino. She went over and above what was asked by shooting a huge group surf session with all our friends the morning of our wedding, doing a great job of encapsulating the relaxed atmosphere of our entire wedding weekend. Jen gets the job done and will attend to all your requests effortlessly. My one piece of advice to brides and grooms-to-be is to spend the money on a professional wedding photographer - these will be photos you will cherish for the rest of your life. Choosing Jennifer Ballard Photography, you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Terence
Wedding:
7/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Jen for our wedding this past July, and it was the best wedding planning decision we made. Jen was professional, organized, and proactive throughout the entire process, but her biggest strength was her ability to get to know us as a couple and photograph the big day in a way that reflected the spirit of our relationship.

Jen will surprise you again and again by the amazing moments of genuine life and emotion she captures. My favourite photos were shots of friends and family celebrating, dancing, and laughing when they didn't even realize they were being photographed. She truly displayed the spirit of the day in a way I didn't know was possible.

I strongly believe happiness is driven by the memories we keep of the lives we've shared with others. Thank you Jen, for the beautiful collection of memories that will allow us to relive this joyful time for the rest of our lives. You were a joy to work with, and I would without hesitation recommend you to anyone seeking a professional, genuine, and personalized experience.
We hired Jen for our wedding this past July, and it was the best wedding planning decision we made. Jen was professional, Read more...
We hired Jen for our wedding this past July, and it was the best wedding planning decision we made. Jen was professional, organized, and proactive throughout the entire process, but her biggest strength was her ability to get to know us as a couple and photograph the big day in a way that reflected the spirit of our relationship.

Jen will surprise you again and again by the amazing moments of genuine life and emotion she captures. My favourite photos were shots of friends and family celebrating, dancing, and laughing when they didn't even realize they were being photographed. She truly displayed the spirit of the day in a way I didn't know was possible.

I strongly believe happiness is driven by the memories we keep of the lives we've shared with others. Thank you Jen, for the beautiful collection of memories that will allow us to relive this joyful time for the rest of our lives. You were a joy to work with, and I would without hesitation recommend you to anyone seeking a professional, genuine, and personalized experience. Read less
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Alessandro&Sara
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
We got married in June and we were so surprised when Jen accepted so quickly to come all the way from Canada to shoot our destination wedding in Italy. She showed an amazing flexibility and even stayed at our place to make it easier for us. We were very pleased to have a very professional, calm and passionate photographer like Jen. Also, we wanted to avoid the traditional way of taking wedding photos: static figures and long-standing posing, and this worked very well with Jen. You just don't realize she is there until you see her beautiful, spontaneous and original pictures! Our friends and family also enjoyed her presence and were, to say the least, enthusiastic of her work. She surely helped make our day special.
We got married in June and we were so surprised when Jen accepted so quickly to come all the way from Canada to shoot our Read more...
We got married in June and we were so surprised when Jen accepted so quickly to come all the way from Canada to shoot our destination wedding in Italy. She showed an amazing flexibility and even stayed at our place to make it easier for us. We were very pleased to have a very professional, calm and passionate photographer like Jen. Also, we wanted to avoid the traditional way of taking wedding photos: static figures and long-standing posing, and this worked very well with Jen. You just don't realize she is there until you see her beautiful, spontaneous and original pictures! Our friends and family also enjoyed her presence and were, to say the least, enthusiastic of her work. She surely helped make our day special. Read less
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