I’m pleased to be able to offer First Communion photography and portrait session for my clients.

Aside from private baptisms, which can be photographed easily on the same day, First Communion photography typically only involves a a portrait session, where your daughter or son will be dressed in her/his first communion outfit and accessories.  In almost all cases, no photography can be done on the day of the First Communion at the church without PERMISSION from the church.  Since this is a ceremony involving many other children, not only my subject, it’s impossible to photograph at the ceremony without involving other families or children.  Since my contract is only with my client, it’s usually much easier to simply schedule a First Communion portrait session either prior to or after the communion weekend.

If you’re interested in having me photograph your child for First Communion in a natural, real life setting, indoors or out, I’m happy to answer all of your questions and provide portrait session pricing.  Please feel free to email me through my website or blog.

And here are some lovely photos from Miss E and her First Communion at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Hamilton.

 

 

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I’ve been photographing Sheri’s sweet family for the past several years now.  She’s fun, creative and always comes up with awesome plans for our sessions.  Her girls are the sweetest things, and it’s been such a treat to watch them grow through their high school and university days.  This time though, Sheri wanted to celebrate her anniversary milestone, and planned the family session as usual with one little twist – she made arrangements for renewing her wedding vows, without telling anyone she did it.  So we planned the session to give her time to tell her girls and ask them to be their ‘daughter of honour’.  And then she popped the question to her husband Mike – under the same tree where they had first had photos taken on their wedding day.

After happy tears and surprised looks, the two of them renewed their vows at the lakefront gazebo in the same park that means so much to both of them.

Love – love – love surprises!!!

Here’s a look at their sunny and fun morning in Centennial Park in downtown Oakville.

 

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I absolutely loved spending time with Kathy and Herb on their sunny wedding day.  These two share so many things in common and love to spend so much time together.  Their intimate wedding at the Burlington Golf and Country Club was so friendly and inviting.  Along with closest family and good friends whom both have shared for so long, they had a wonderful late afternoon first look and ceremony, then on to cocktails and a laughter filled dinner evening.  It was a perfect fit for them.  And what a beautiful night to be along Lake Ontario and Hamilton Harbor!

Vendors:

Wedding Photographer: Judy Jakusz Photography

Officiant:  Anne Blinch of White Orchid Wedding Officiants

Venue:  Burlington Golf and Country Club

 

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Even at their engagement session, Denise said the she had always imagined a wedding along the water.  She got her wish with a bright and beautiful late afternoon wedding in the sun along Lake Ontario.

Their casual and personal patio wedding was held on the patio at Bronte Harbour Banquet and Conference Centre.  After the ceremony, everyone gathered for a fun and casual cocktail reception at the Compass Patio Bar.  With the huge window views, natural light, and simple, modern decor its a room that looked beautiful with Denise’s choices of pink and fuschia flowers, and outdoor lanterns.

 

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We’re now into February, and it’s safe to say this winter has been the mildest we’ve had since moving to Toronto.  Instead of spending it inside wishing that the weather would be better and dreaming of Spring for outdoor sessions, I’ve been loving the idea of taking my family sessions outdoors.  No need to worry about being so bundled up no one can move!

Having Marcie’s beautiful family maternity session outdoors was just a treat!.  We tried several dates before Christmas, and through none of those dates did Toronto have the amount of snow we both wanted.  With her due date getting closer, there was no way we could go on much longer, and the dreams of a dusting of snow were quickly going out the window for this maternity session.  Then wonder of wonders — snow — in just the right amount, and a warm enough day that coats weren’t required!

Love this beautiful maternity session so much!!  And can’t wait to meet your beautiful new little girl!

xx’s and oo’s

Judy

 

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