Niagara Falls Wedding Photography – 2011 Year in Review

Wow! What a year 2011 was! Awesome travel adventures, great modeling shoots and so many beautiful weddings. I’m very lucky to have a job that allows me to explore and document my creative side and I want to thank everyone who has helped me to have such an amazing year!

This blog post is going to focus on weddings, model shoots, travel and a few miscellaneous shoots as well. I plan to make another that documents some of my favourite engagement and newborn photos from the year in a follow up blog post. Check back to see that one very soon! 🙂

Anyways, on to 2011 in review!

In January, Enchantment Makeup Artistry and I did a model shoot out in the bitter cold snow with Meghan. Although she froze, she did an amazing job!



I then had the opportunity to shoot Jason and Lisa’s gorgeous winter wedding in Niagara Falls at the Americana. During their portraits it even began to snow lightly!



In early February we did a fun studio photo shoot with one of my favourite models, Brittney.


I took a road trip to Myrtle Beach in April, I loved this shot under the pier.


Two of my best friends got married in May and I had the opportunity to shoot their wedding for them! We got lucky and the only day it didn’t rain that week was on their wedding day.


In June I shot Jason and Leanne’s wedding. They had an awesome wedding in St Catharines and Leanne looked gorgeous!


We then took a little trip to Boston. I fell in love with Boston within 5 minutes of being there. We even went on a whale watching tour out in the ocean!


This year I decided I wanted to try my hand at maternity and newborn photos. I love capturing weddings, but I want to grow with my clients so I can capture all of their milestones throughout their lives. I’ve included some samples of maternity photos in this blog post, and will have samples of newborn photos in my next blog post which documents engagement and newborn photos from 2011.  Here is a silhouette of Shannon.


I then shot Andrea and Kevin’s wedding in July. Such a nice couple, and what an amazing car!! 🙂



The next week I shot Rebecca and Mike’s wedding at Bridgewater Country Club. Rebecca looked like she came straight out of a magazine! Such a pretty bride!



Although I mentioned previously I will be posting my favourite engagement photos in another blog post, I had to post this one. It’s up there as one of my favourite photographs I have ever taken. A beautiful silhouette in Port Dalhousie.



Late in July I shot Eryn and Nimo’s wedding at Luina Gardens on what might have been the hottest day I have ever experienced. But the two of them didn’t let that bother them one bit!


I then shot another maternity shoot, one of my good friends Amber!



In early August, Enchantment Makeup Artistry and I had the chance to work with a stunningly beautiful and highly talented model, Andrea!



Later that week I shot Cristina and Brandon’s wedding on the beach of Lake Ontario! We had a little sun for the ceremony, but then it started to pour out. That didn’t stop either of them from having fun and we captured some great shots of them in the rain and water!



I then shot two of the nicest people you will ever meet, Jeremy and Karen at the Ancaster Old Mill.



Lauren and Geoff’s wedding was next. It was the most beautifully decorated back yard wedding I have ever seen!



I then had the chance to capture another friends maternity photos. Amanda and her husband Trevor and I went out in Port Dalhousie and got some great shots!



My friends Les and Fallon were next to get married! We took off to the Botanical Gardens in Niagara Falls for their wedding pictures.



I then had the chance to do a beach photo shoot with the unbelievably gorgeous Kata!



At the end of August I shot two of the coolest, most laid back people’s wedding at Peninsula Lake Golf Course and then the Botanical Gardens.



In early September I shot Kristl and Mike’s wedding at Luina Station in Hamilton. Such a gorgeous wedding! And an awesome couple! (notice she had 2 wedding dresses)



Then I shot two of the coolest people I have met, Jodie and Sean’s wedding. These two should be in a magazine they’re both so photogenic. And their wedding was just pure fun! Such a great group of people they have in their lives!



I then traveled up to Kitchener to shoot Nina and Phil’s wedding. Two of the most genuine, friendly people that there is. They even surprised me with an awesome custom present. Such an awesome couple!



And finally I ended the wedding season with Sam and Jen’s wedding. The second you meet these two, you feel like you have been friends with them forever. They had a great wedding!



And finally, the year finished up with an amazing trip to New York City right before Christmas! Such a beautiful city!

Manhattan Cityscape

St Patrick

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree




  • December 31, 2011 - 11:12 pm

    JESSIE - What an amazing year of photography!

  • January 1, 2012 - 7:47 pm

    Oana Thompson - Awesome and amazing work Jesse. All the best in 2012! You’ve got this! 🙂

  • January 1, 2012 - 10:10 pm

    Debbie Buhl - Wow, I LOVE looking at your work, Jessie, you are SO talented!

  • April 13, 2012 - 8:39 pm

    Rosemary - Jesse,
    Fantastic photos.. some could definitely be wall murals – especially those from New York, you should talk to my dad your Uncle Joe, he works for a large format printing firm, so does my brother Robert.

    Some people would use your pics for home artwork !

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