Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Annie Leibovitz on Creating a Portrait:

Interesting article written by the great portraiture photographer, Annie Leibovitz. The importance of allowing yourself to be impulsive, on letting the image come freely, rather than overthinking it.

Remember that beautiful portraiture is an art, not a service.

Click here to read article.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Children's Portraits:

A few favourites...

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All images photographed by Jen van der Vecht.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Displaying Photography in Your Home:

I am a big fan of creating "Photography Groupings" in a home. This is what makes the difference between the single photo that people pass right by without notice and the photography collection that people stand before and take the time to enjoy each and every image.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Beautiful work by the great portraiture photographer, Annie Leibovitz:

The great portraiture photographer, Annie Leibovitz.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

November 2010... Children's and Family Portrait Photographer... Jen van der Vecht Photography...Newmarket, Ontario

Thank you for your interest in my work!

Being featured on Groupon is a great way for me to introduce my work to new clients by offering your family the "Family Portrait photo shoot" experience with little commitment and no risk.

I shoot exclusively outdoors*, using sunlight and nature as my studio.  I travel* to client 
requested locations Monday - Thursday (mid day). 
Due to demand, all after school (3:00 p.m.+) and weekend shoots
 are booked at my location, which is local to Newmarket.

At your shoot, I will be photographing your family in many different compositions.  I will photograph your children individually, the children as a group and the family as a whole.  My style is to be a casual as possible, I encourage you to relax, goof around and have fun! 

Within 10 days following your shoot, you will be able to view your proofs online within a private, password protected proof gallery.  From this gallery you can place your order. 
I offer both custom prints and high resolution digital files.

I highly recommend purchasing your portraits in digital file.  Owning the digital files (digital negatives) gives you the freedom to print and reprint your portraits within your schedule and budget, share online, email to faraway family and friends, create Holiday gifts, etc...

Your order will be shipped to you within 14 business days.
All orders are shipped directly from the lab to you.

Looking forward to both meeting and photographing your family!

jen  :)

* A reservation is required, subject to availability. Valid within 60 km. of Newmarket.
I shoot exclusively outdoors, on location.  I do not shoot indoors or in clients homes.
I tend to book weekends 6 - 8 weeks in advance.  Weekdays, 3 weeks in advance.
I reserve the right to refuse any client requested locations if I feel it is unsuitable 
or unsafe.  All permits necessary are the responsibility of the client, most Toronto
parks require them.  Any parking fees are to be reimbursed to photographer.
Shipping and handling of 20.00 is charged on all orders.

I am now booking April, May and June 2011.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

YesBride Feature! Toronto Wedding Photographers

A big thank you to Kelly of YesBride wedding BLOG for the feature on my wedding photography. Truly an honour. To check it out, visit the YesBride LINK: YesBride

YesBride is a wedding BLOG designed for brides and wedding vendors alike, to join, list, sell and discuss all things wedding. A great resource when planning your wedding.



Thursday, September 9, 2010

More from Creemore:

Many great family images from shoot in Creemore. For my fellow photogs: yes, this is real sunglare - not PhotoShop "sun"... ;)

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Purples and Blues: ~ toronto wedding photographers ~

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photography: Jen van der Vecht

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Charlie from Creemore.

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Friday's rain turned into great light.

2011 Weddings...

I am currently booking 2011 weddings. All weddings booked during the month of September will receive a FREE engagement portrait session. :)

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Wedding photography begins at 1,400.

Call today!


Friday, September 3, 2010

Heading up to Creemore.

Heading up to the beautiful town of Creemore, Ontario today to shoot family portraits. Keeping my fingers crossed that the rain will miraculously disappear and we'll get that post-rain sunlight. Images to follow.


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Not So Mellow Yellow! ~ Wedding Photography Toronto ~

Love the bright sunny look of this wedding design!

photography by: Sweet Monday Photography

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The importance of hiring a Designer for your wedding...

If you would like your wedding day to be truly spectacular and also have amazing photographs of this event, I can not express how important it is to hire an event Designer. Almost all of the lovely photographs you see on inspirational wedding blogs, such as STYLE ME PRETTY, were created by amazingly talented Designers. One example is the work of design company, SALT HARBOR DESIGNS, visit this link to see the beautiful work of event Designer, Jennifer Rose- Sandy.


These amazing images were taken by photographer Rachel of Millie Holloman Photography.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Country love. ~ wedding photographers newmarket ~

a beautifully simple, yet romantic image by photographer, Jaime Delaine... featured on my favourite blog: STYLE ME PRETTY... great work.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Quirky Imperfection... love it!

I adore photographs that are quirky and imperfect.

A great example of wonderfully loveable, yet imperfect images are posted here on this BLOG: Sweet Emilia Jane

... enjoy.

"Bohemian Wedding" Inspiration Shoot ~ wedding photographers toronto ~

My creative team and I are heading up to a beautiful rural property in Orillia tomorrow to create and photograph a Wedding Inspiration shoot. Check back with the BLOG within a week or two for a collection of beautiful images that will surely inspire you! :)


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Soft pink & grey silk bouquet... ~ wedding photographers toronto ~

Another beautiful image to inspire you.... enjoy.

* image taken from RUFFLED wedding blog, photography by photographer, Aaron Delesie.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Kirsten and Ryan's Wedding... ~ Newmarket Wedding Photography ~

... a sneak peek at Kirsten and Ryan's rainy hilltop wedding... a beautiful spot overlooking Bradford and the Holland Marsh.

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*all images taken by the photographers of jen van der vecht photography

More prettiness... ~ Newmarket Wedding Photographer ~

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Another pretty wedding photography image, from the Style Me Pretty wedding vendor BLOG, by the wonderfully talented photog Lauren Kinsey. Love it, don't you?

Looking for a wedding photographer for your wedding? Contact me... I'd love to shoot your wedding! :)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Lettered Olive.

Intoducing another beautiful find, The Lettered Olive, an American company specializing in custom designed stationary that is just... oh so pretty. For custom wedding invitations and all your coordinating wedding paper needs....

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The Lettered Olive : LINK

* Yes, delivery to Canada is not a problem.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Like, WOW! ~Toronto Wedding Photography~

Book your 2010 or 2011 Wedding with me during the month of September and receive a FREE Engagement session! Cool, eh?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The magic of editing

YouTube video of the "truth" behind digital photo editing....

Press link: VIDEO

Oh so cool... ~Newmarket Wedding Photography~

We at jensphotos.com have a NEW fresh & fun website coming in September...! Can't wait! :))

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ruffled BLOG:

Looking for inspiration for your wedding? Check out wedding Blog: LINK: Ruffled Blog.

Rob & Nicole's July Wedding:

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