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jals photography

Belleville, Ontario View map
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11 reviews

About

Hi there, I'm Jessica Lindsay-Sonkin, a photographer who loves the outdoors as much as you! I've been photographing nature-loving people for 8+ years. I love exploring with my couples, learning their stories, and capturing authentic images of them in gorgeous surroundings. I am based out of Belleville, Ontario and travel province-wide.

If you are an outdoorsy, laid-back couple choosing to get married outside, you do not want stiff cookie-cutter photographs. Your photographs should show your love of the outdoors as well as your love for each other! You want your day to feel relaxed so you can be your authentic selves. Regardless of how you spend your wedding day, you deserve an honest visual representation of the events, location and emotions.

Experiences matter and I work to enhance your experience and capture your day as it happened. My photography style is unobtrusive and authentic. You deserve your dream outdoor wedding with a natural and stress-free photography experience.

Your wedding or elopement photography coverage with jals photography will

1) Put moments first - The most important part of your wedding day is the lived experience. You don't want your day to feel like an 8 hour photo shoot. Your photographer should compliment your day and capture moments, not take away from them!

2) Embrace the outdoors - You want a photographer who can roll with the environment and still provide you with stellar images in all outdoor conditions - rain, snow, bright sun at noon, hail, wind storms, sunset, night time, and more!

3) Is true to you - There is no "one size fits all" in photography. Your images should look like YOU with no "cookie cutter" posing. Your photo session should be personalized to fit who you are as a couple.

Highlights

Availability

Photography Services

One event per day, 2nd shooter, add'l hours, custom graphics, engagement shoot, high-res, liability insurance, multi. locations, slideshow

Starting Package

1,000.00

Most Popular Package

2,100.00

More information

What primary photographic style do you identify with?

Contemporary
Photojournalism

What photography items do you offer?

Albums
Canvas
Digital files
Flush mount
Matted prints
Prints
Proofs
Save the date
Thank you cards

Which of the following are included in the starting price?

One event per day
Albums
Digital files
Engagement shoot
High-res

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

One event per day
Albums
Digital files
Engagement shoot
High-res
Multi. locations

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    Jessica E. Married on 12/10/2019
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    Gorgeous Fall Wedding Photos

    Jessica's just amazing.

    One of our favourite vendors throughout the entire wedding planning process. Patient, friendly, professional, intuitive, and super organized.

    We love our wedding pictures. Candid and natural for the hubby and I, smiley poses for the traditional parents. Her surveys and consistent communications helped pin-points the moments we wanted to be captured for the big day. She snagged every one of them.

    I set my wedding in October to have those colours in the backdrop pop. With a gray sky and lucky precipitation, Jessica captured the colours masterfully and made taking pictures in the rain a blast.

    We highly recommend JALS Photography.

    jals photography's reply:

    Thank you so much for the lovely and thoughtful review, Jessica! It was a joy to photograph your wedding and I love how you two embraced all of the elements of the day - both expected and unexpected! You're such a wonderful couple and I wish you both all the best!
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    Trish K. Married on 12/09/2015
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    Pictures we will cherish for a lifetime!

    Jessica was just absolutely fantastic throughout our wedding event and wedding day! We could not have been happier to have Jessica and her team share our wedding day with us.

    Leading up to our wedding day and engagement photos Jessica was very professional and organized. She followed up requesting a "shots list" prior to our wedding day and was able to capture every photo we had requested. I has even requested for a photo of us existing the church the day before our wedding and she was able to accommodate our request.

    On the day of our wedding Jessica and her team were on time and very helpful to our extremely large bridal party. Jessica was so fast to react to the rain on our wedding day, as located the most incredible location for our photos following our ceremony. We were kept dry under a covering and has such a great time dancing in the rain. Due to the rain Jessica and her team were also able to capture some truly incredible candid photos of our wedding guests. We look back at the candid moments now and it brings us right back to our wedding day.

    We thank Jals Photography for giving us memories that will last forever! Truly captured our personalities and the tone of our wedding with their talented and skilled photography!
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    Carly H. Married on 06/01/2018
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    Beautiful Winter Wedding Photos

    Jessica is very professional & easy to work with. She took our engagement photos & was able to capture my husband and I perfectly on our wedding day; we braved the cold to get some amazing photos! I would recommend her services to all newly engaged couples.
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    Kelly M. Married on 03/06/2017
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    We are so thrilled with the photos that Jessica did for our wedding. She did the work of three people that day and managed to capture so many memories and unique moment. Our friends and family were also blown away by the work she did! She put everyone at ease and made the whole process so easy and fun. She was also very accommodating of our ideas (like smoke grenades!). Thanks again, Jessica!
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    Brad R. Married on 03/10/2015
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    Jessica was absolutely amazing for both our engagement shoot, and on our wedding day. She listened to our requests and made us feel comfortable throughout the entire day. The pictures turned out beautifully. We couldn't have asked for a better album! Highly recommended! We will be using her for any future photo shoots, hands down!
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    Carly A. Married on 19/09/2015
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    Jessica is absolutely fantastic! She's wonderfully talented, helpful, and so kind! We live out of the Belleville area, but in the future will come back to have her take our family photos! She was flexible to change our appointment when the weather forecast was terrible and incorporated the weather clouds into our photos! We received so many compliments for and about Jessica from our engagement and wedding photos and her spirit/personality/helpfulness from our family and friends!
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    Danielle M. Married on 04/07/2015
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    Jessica was amazing, She was so nice to work with and got the picture exactly how we wanted them. We really couldn't have asked for a better photographer we feel we got pretty lucky with finding her. Jessica truly listened to what we were looking for, Jessica is also up for anything when it comes to getting a great shot (Even trucking through knee deep water with her camera equipment). She really helped our day flow nicely, and fit right in with all the guest. It really was a pleasure having her as our photographer, we will definitely be using her for more photos in the future and would recommend her to all our friends!
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    Kendal R. Married on 27/09/2014
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    We were thrilled with the friendliness and creative vision of Jals Photography. Jessica is very personable and organized which made the planning process relaxed and seamless. She captured the most brilliant moments of our Wedding day in photographs that will be timelessly treasured by us!
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    Annette F. Married on 05/04/2014
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    Best photographer around. So lovely to work with and so reassuring. Jessica goes above and beyond and your photos are beautiful and timeless. Can't wait to do more business with you. I won't use anyone else!
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    Jessica was amazing to work with. She embraced the overall feeling of the day (surprise wedding) with enthusiasm and captured the story of our wedding perfectly. We hit it off right from the get go, and we knew she was the right photographer for us. Her work captured the laughter and fun we were having, while still mixing in some of the more traditional pictures that we didn't know we wanted (but after seeing them, we absolutely do).

    As it would happen for an outdoor surprise wedding, it rained. All evening. And not just a little, but a lot. She had come prepared with rubber boots, and I think she spent the entire evening wet. Her creativity shone through in the product, and the rainy wet pictures are our favourites.

    She was a lot of fun, she understood what we wanted out of the day, our style as a couple and the types of pictures we were drawn to. Natural, laughing, candid. She was amazing.

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Meet the Team

Jessica Lindsay-Sonkin
Jessica Lindsay-Sonkin
Owner and Lead Photographer

I love describing weddings as a collection of a couple's favourite things and there is so much emotion embedded in all elements of the day. I love seeking out moments throughout the day. Guests describe me as a ninja, which is the ultimate compliment. I want to always be present capturing moments as they unfold, but not intruding on them. I want my couples to feel excitement and also peaceful during our photo session. Taking a moment to breathe and explore the beautiful spot they chose to say their vows. As with all adventures, photographs are important, but living in the moment is moreso. I work hard to ensure that my couples receive a balance of both.

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Herchimer Ave K8N 5M1 Belleville (Ontario)

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