I value each and everyone of my clients. I consider them my tribe and I am committed to creating a memorable experience for them. To serve them best I take a select number of weddings and shoots each year. Every wedding collection includes artistically edited, unwatermarked images in high resolution, timeline assistance, preferred vendor list and one year access to a private online gallery. Wedding collections range from $4,000 to $6,000. Most couples spend around $4,500. Lifestyle sessions, which include proposal, engagement, maternity, family, and portrait sessions begin at $600.
About Jessilynn Wong Photography
The Wedding Experience
The Boudoir Experience
Why wedding photography?
In my early days as a photo assistant I loved photographing weddings, but I wanted to be more hands on. As an owner and lead photographer, I'm able to support my clients throughout their wedding planning process. I love getting to know my clients and developing real friendships with them. I keep in touch with nearly all my past couples. It's exciting to be apart of their journey from photographing their wedding to eventually their families!
How do you describe your style?
My editing style leans on the light to medium spectrum. I love warm skin tones and soft green tones. My photography style is soft, warm and clean.
How long have you been in photography?
Overall I've been in photography for about 10 years. I've done various jobs such as photo assistant, photo lab manager etc. I opened my business, Jessilynn Wong Photography, five years ago and have been photographing weddings full time for the past four years!
Did you go to school for photography?
Yes! Over the years I've taken a number of photography classes from film to digital photography. In Toronto, I've studied at Ryerson University. I believe it's important to continually learn so take workshops and classes all over Canada.
Do you photography things other than weddings?
Yes! Along with lifestyle sessions (maternity, family, boudoir etc.) I also love to work with other business. I've worked with a number of entrepreneurs and artists to develop their brand. I photograph brands, products, head shots and events. Get in touch to view a sample of my commercial portfolio.
What is included with each wedding collection?
All wedding collections include artistically edited unwatermarked high resolution printable images in a password protected online gallery. Along with the collection you also receive timeline assistance, a preferred vendor list and one year access to your online gallery.
From your wedding gallery you can easily download, share and post the photos on social media. This means you can download all the images and print them in any size you like. Other products such as albums and fine art prints can be purchased a la carte.
A sneak peek of your wedding photos is provided within a week after your wedding. Afterwards a highlight slideshow and full gallery is delivered eight weeks later.
How do you describe your style?
My editing style leans on the light to medium spectrum. I love warm skin tones and soft green tones. My photography style is candid, intimate, romantic and fun.
On the wedding day I take a more hands off approach and only give direction during portrait sessions. During engagement sessions I like to give more direction and encourage my couples to talk and play with each other to create photos that are authentic to them.
How many photos will we receive?
The number of photos you receive varies depending on two factors if you choose to include a second photographer and the length of time for photography coverage. You can expect to receive approximately 500 to 800 artistically edited unwatermarked high-resolution images in both colour and black and white.
When will we receive our photos?
Post production takes approximately 8 weeks for wedding and engagement photos. Once the images are complete, they will be in a password-protected online gallery where you can view, download, print and share online.
Do you have a second photographer?
Yes! I have a roster of second photographers that I work with every year. The work they create is consistent with my style. All images are saved and edited by me. Based on each client I hand select a second photographer who I feel would best suit the couple. Their friendly personalities will make you feel like you’ve known them all along. We love to have fun, and we treat each one of our clients like friends!
What kind of equipment do you use?
I work with two full frame digital SLR cameras and a range of professional lenses. My favourite tools of the trade are my Nikon D750 and my 50 mm 1.4 Sigma Art lens.
How do we book you?
I like to meet clients in person or over Skype before moving forward. Since wedding photography is so personal I think it's important to chat first to see if we have the same vision for your wedding photography. To be fair to other couples inquiring I do not hold dates. To book your date a signed agreement along with a 50% retainer is required to save your wedding date.
How do you save files?
I back up all digital files onto multiple hard drives and cloud right after a shoot.
Are you insured?
Yes, I am insured. If your venue requires proof of insurance I can provide them with my information.
Do you photograph Destination weddings?
Yes! I love photographing destination weddings. I have photographed weddings in Mexico and the Rocky Mountains. I'd love to photograph more weddings abroad get in touch for a custom quote.
Where are you situated?
I am a Toronto Photographer. I photograph weddings, engagements, proposals, boudoir and families all over Ontario including Cambridge, Hamilton, Niagara, Vaughn etc.
Why boudoir photography?
I had my own boudoir session years ago. The experience left me feeling body confident and fulfilled on a whole different level. I love creating an experience where women can feel secure and confident to express themselves.
Where do you photograph your boudoir sessions?
Clients have the option of choosing a studio or at home session. The studio is based in downtown Toronto with parking nearby.
What do boudoir sessions include?
Boudoir session include one hour of photography along with a lingerie consultation and planning session. Each boudoir collection includes artistically edited unwatermarked high resolution images in a password protected online gallery.
From your boudoir gallery you can easily download your images. This means you can download all the images and print them if you so choose. Other products such as albums and fine art prints can be purchased a la carte.
Will these photos be posted online?
Given the nature of boudoir photography I only share client photos if they have clearly outlined they are comfortable with me using them for marketing purposes. It is your choice whether or not you'd like the images to be shared online. I do not share or post any of your images without your written permission.
My Zara leather jacket is my favourite accessory. I’m nearly always dressed in neutral colours. In the summer I wear sundresses all day everyday. When I leave the house I wave at my dog… even though I know he’ll never wave back. Yeah, I’m that girl. I have a habit of becoming friends with my clients. I must look hungry to them, because they keep inviting me out to dinner. If eating is a hobby, I’d say dining out is my number one hobby. My go to junk food is fries. Oh for the love of fries. I’d do terrible things. Just kidding, well maybe not. I photograph weddings, because I love real life love stories. Your love story is the inspiration for my photos. I think every couple is unique. I will ask questions, get you to share your thoughts with each other and get you playing instead of posing. For that reason I promise you’ll leave a photo shoot with me learning something you never knew about your partner and having fun. Weddings make me feel like I’m in the backseat of someone’s adventure. I love capturing the quiet, the fun and joyful moments of the day. I have an eye for intimate moments. When I see something that makes the hairs on my neck stand up I lean in with my camera. Memories fade over time. Photos are there to make them last forever. I’m here to save those memories for you.