Bows & Lavender is a Toronto-based photographer also known as Jessy & Brandon. They love the energy of weddings and being on set, as well as travelling and adventuring into the unknown. They shoot all over Canada & internationally, regularly travelling on commissions and personal projects. They hope to get the opportunity to photograph some of the most unique weddings out there.
The wedding services offered include:
How they work
Art and emotion go hand in hand. They create best when they're connected emotionally to the people that we photograph and in turn, all of their clients become much more than clients. They love unique stories & celebrations. As elopers, they are so very drawn to those couples that have the courage to pursue something a little different.
Bows & Lavender is also available for:
Couples have also viewed:
6 Reviews for Bows & Lavender
22 User photos
Mary J. · Married on 19/10/2019
Jessy and Brandon are a dream team. They are absolutely everything you would ever need or want in photographers. Jessy shot our engagement photos, and she and Brandon shot our wedding. Their talent is undeniable, and their photos are keepsakes you will love forever. They are kind, warm-hearted people who will make you feel immediately comfortable. They know how to authentically capture special moments, and take the time to guide you if you need some help letting loose in front of the camera. Beyond the incredible photos they deliver, they go above and beyond by chatting with you to genuinely get to know you and your partner, and also take an amazing amount of time and effort to make the delivery of your photos special. They are professional, invested, creative, and talented artists. Cannot say enough great things about this amazing duo.Sent on 06/01/2020
Amy B. · Married on 02/06/2018
We chose Jessy Bows & Lavender as our wedding photographer from scrolling through her Instagram account. Her photos gave us a sense of comfort, warmth and portrayed a sense of true love.
When we first met Jessy it was like meeting a long lost friend or family member. She welcomed us with a huge smile and a warm demeanour. We knew we had found the perfect photographer for our special day.
Throughout the entire process of getting ready for the wedding she was very professional, yet kept it cool and fun for us…calming our overly high nerves of course! She didn’t fret at our plans of wanting to incorporate our dog Otis into the photos or travel to four different places before even hitting the venue! Her flexibility and cooperative spirit were greatly welcomed.
Then it came time for the big day. We were lucky enough to have her husband, Brandon be our second shooter for the day. Not only are they both beyond talented, but their adorable rapport between one another warmed our hearts and added a sense of comfort to the day. The minute they walked into the hotel it was big hugs and excitement. Although they fit right in with our group of friends, at the same time, it was like they were little photography angels that we didn’t even know were even there. We knew we wanted photos that were unscripted, in the moment that truly captured raw emotion – and that was exactly their style.
Jessy has laser vision for beauty and can find it in the most unexpected places – like a side street alley in downtown Toronto. With giving just the right amount of direction, she makes you feel like you can be yourself and not worry about what the photos will look like.
She has shared a few teaser photos with us so far and we both cannot stop smiling. She nailed it! We are so impressed with her work and would highly recommend Jessy to capture any special moments in life.
Amy + Cam | June 2, 2018
xxooSent on 04/06/2018
Samantha D. · Married on 26/08/2017
Where do I start with Jessy? From the day we met her, we instantly felt so comfortable and excited to be working with her. She made sure the entire process was enjoyable, she was extremely responsive, and answered all of my annoying questions. We loved our outside of the box engagement shoot, and Jessy ensured our style and personality was reflected. She never rushed us and made sure we got all the shots we wanted. On the wedding day, she was with us every step of the way and her assistant was incredible as well. She got us a sneak peak very quickly and the full gallery shortly after that. She has such an eye for catching the emotions and moments that you'll want to remember, and she personalizes every shoot just for you. Happy to have worked with her and would recommend a million times over.Sent on 26/09/2017
Elise C. · Married on 27/07/2019
Genuine, Honest and Beautiful Wedding Photography
My husband and I just got our photos back from Jessy and Brandon. We are absolutely in LOVE with every single shot. Jessy and Brandon are excellent at what they do. I would say they go beyond just being photographers.They made everyone (wedding party, family, friends) feel comfortable and because of that, the pictures they are able to capture are so honest and beautiful. If you are looking for two genuine people, who are really interested in capturing your story and doing it in the most natural of ways- go with Bows and Lavender. I promise, you will not regret it.Sent on 08/09/2019
PS- We had originally decided not to get a custom album- however as soon as we saw our sneak peek photos, we knew we had to have one!! Thanks again Jessy and Brandon. You two are THE BEST!!!
Jason M. · Married on 05/10/2018
Emotion, Authenticity, and Love
If you had any question about hiring Bows & Lavender after seeing Jessy's wedding photography on her website, let this review be the piece that seals the deal.
My wife, Cara and I happened across Jessy's work when we were looking at wedding photos of our venue on google. Our venue was obviously beautiful, or we wouldn't have picked it, but the way that Jessy was able to capture the ambiance made her photography stand out from literally all the other talented wedding photographers who had shot that venue. Her unmistakeable style was borne out in the rest of what we saw on her website and we reached out to her.
Jessy's style has some key priorities. First, she aims to capture the real emotion of the day. She does this using dramatic lighting and colours that form the tonal undercurrent of the majority of her work, and lend it endless authenticity. The other way she does this is by capturing the small moments and candid interactions that fill out the photographic memory of the day. This priority, of course, doesn't subtract from her capturing all of the 'necessary' photos. Her style and approach is objectively outstanding, and your wedding deserves it.
Aside from her style, her other attribute that makes her a top tier wedding photographer is her personality. From our very first interaction, we knew that we were going to hire her. Her enthusiasm for working with us was obvious in our first email exchanges, and was proven to be wholly authentic in our first meetings.
Then there's the Brandon factor. This guy is awesome. He's Jessy's second shooter (and husband), and must have a master's degree in capturing candids and alternative angles. Their creative chemistry was tangible and filled in the day with even more laughs and awesome ideas (from different shots, to constructive criticism, to crowd control).
Not only is Jessy clearly passionate about her artistic work, but she really loves getting to know her couples and deliver a stellar product. By the day of the wedding, she and her husband (Brandon) felt more like old friends and guests than vendors. This goes extremely far in creating a comfortable shooting environment that generates the best photos. Not just for us either, they took the time to learn the names of everyone in our bridal party (all 8 of them!). Their commitment to us as a couple went far beyond professional, which was borne out by the tears they too shed when I was sobbing during the ceremony. I hope they know how much this meant to us.
The last thing I want to say is that Jessy is relentless. We had a huge selection of sneak peeks within a week of the event, and full delivery of the entire gallery by 6 weeks. Having had a handful of close friends get married recently, 6 weeks is insanely fast (and the quality of her edits did not suffer for it). Why so fast? Because this lady literally works round the clock (which you'd know if you followed her on Insta... do it).
Finally (I know I said the last thing was last, but there's so much), Jessy sent us a thank you package including a leather wrap of selected matte art prints, a vanilla candle, a bath bomb, and a framed pressing of a fallen leaf that she and Brandon collected on the day of our wedding. This was a totally unnecessary, but beautifully tangible collection of memories that transported us back to the day all over again. Just one more reason why Bows & Lavender should be your first choice for wedding photography.Sent on 06/12/2018
Bows & Lavender awards
Bows & Lavender Real Weddings
Businesses who collaborate with Bows & Lavender