At Jennifer Willard Photography we know that spending time with your children is one of the most important and cherished parts of your day.  How do we know?  Because we’re parents too.  Watching our children grow through their milestones from their first breath, crawling, to learning about the life cycle of butterflies to reading a book aloud for the first time without help has helped fuel our passion to create beautiful portraits that will make each clients heart a little happier each time they pass that hallway of lovely portraits filled with moments from each passing year; the giant family portrait above their couch that makes their hearts double in size with their love; the goofy grin you get every time you see that handmade frame holding a piece of your heart in print.  We want to be a part of that.  Of that moment where your heart sings with love, warmth and pride.  We want/need/love to create beautiful portraits of your favourite people that you will not be able to live without.  Capturing this moment in your families journey together is one of our greatest joys.  If you’d like us to create beautiful portraits of your family please give us a call or an email to chat about what you envision for your session and let us tell you how we can make it happen.

Who are we?

We’re a husband and wife team that are working hard following our dreams of owning our own business and providing a life for our family that we can be proud of.  We have two children, Grey and Ruby, who keep us on our toes, fill our house with laughter and silliness and who make us appreciate the loud and quiet moments life has to offer.

After Jennifer received her B.A. from Carleton University and Blaine finished his computer science degree at Algonquin, these crazy kids moved to Alberta for the adventure of a lifetime!  Two years passed and they came back home with a sense of adventure fulfilled, the longing to start a family, get married and settle down and thousands of photographs documenting every trip to the mountains and a mutually-acquired passion for photography.

Three years and a baby on the hip later, Jennifer Willard Photography was born.  Jennifer is the main photographer, editor, blogger, marketing guru, advertising exec, social media expert, customer service rep and the face of the company with Blaine second shooting during weddings, helper on mini session days and web-developer/tech support/gadget buyer.  Together, they make decisions about the company just as they co-parent in real life.

We’re passionate about people, but even more so about children and will advocate on their behalf whenever the need arrives.  We believe that children should grow in safe, loving environments that allow them to nurture their curiosity about the world, their thirst for knowledge and their need to feel connection and belonging to their families.  We really do believe that our children are the future and we want to foster their youth and abundant energy through our gift of providing stunning portraits of each one we meet.  Did you know that studies have shown that children are more confident when they see a portrait of themselves on the wall?  That’s science we’d like to get behind!  We hope to create not only beautiful portraits of your children for you to look at and enjoy but to also provide your children with something tangible to say yes, you were in this home and loved, you are important and you are valued.  We’d like to have a profound impact on your life, in our own small way.

Providing you with beautiful portraits that showcase who your child is right now, in this moment, is a pretty heady thing, but…we’re up to the challenge and would be honoured if you chose us to document your child in this moment.

If you feel like we might be a good fit for you and your family in this moment, please go to the contact page to let us know a little bit about you and your family and why capturing this moment is so important to you.  We would love to have you join us in our Kingston Portrait Studio or meet at a beautiful location in and around the Kingston, Ontario area to photograph your family.  We photograph maternity, newborn, baby’s first year, children in the studio and outdoors and small family’s in our portrait studio and also enjoy capturing these incredibly important portraits outside at local parks like Lake Ontario Park, Lemoine Park, etc.

We wish you laughter, joy and fun with your family and we hope to hear from you soon!

Jen and Blaine

Kingston Ontario Newborn, Baby, Children and Family Photographer

Jennifer Willard Photography est. January 2011 – Celebrating 7 years in 2018!

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 Portrait by Marsida Salku Photography in Belle River, Ontario – such a beautiful free spirit near Windsor, Ontario who I am thankful to call a friend.