YOU'RE SEARCHING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY WITH MEANING, IMAGES THAT CAPTURE YOU AT YOUR BEST.
I AM TOO.
I'd just moved to Italy to start my studies in History of Fine Art, and he presented me with this beaten up brown leather bag. Although I didn't know it at the time, he was giving me the greatest gift ever. I spent hours just admiring it. Days turned into weeks, and weeks into months and before I knew it, the camera was an extension of my life. My student budget didn't allow for much, but I made sure I could still process my film at this little Kodak store in Piazza del Popolo, Rome. I still have that very same Canon camera today.
The man who gave me this gift was my now-husband Jon; my rock, my support and even my second shooter and, in the fall of 2017, we made the leap to begin our new adventure in Nova Scotia which now sees me regularly flying between both our first home in Edinburgh, Scotland and our new home here in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I'd like to think that my background in fashion and graphic design has led me down this path. And although creative in nature, these industries didn't complete me. I was always in chase of the big dream.
My couples are intensely in love, who care most of all about the experience of their wedding day and spending it with family and friends. Having an intimate wedding surrounded by the ones you love in your backyard and lit with candles and twinkle lights? A ceremony overlooking the ocean? Or eloping to far off lands? These are the things I dream of. I’ll no doubt be crying too, because I always cry at weddings!
I’m here to capture all of those candid, sweet and tender moments with understated elegance; to help you to create those memories that one day you will look back on, remember and tell your nearest and dearest all about. These short-lived, passing moments that are often taken for granted; these celebrations that make up your life are fleeting.
I seek to capture love that endures, to balance the curated and beautiful with the raw emotion of the day, the composed with the real-life events.
My photographs are authentic, romantic and considered. Yes, I’m devoted to my work, but I value your experience above all.
GET TO KNOW US
The Dreamer. Always creating and brimming with wanderlust. Tenacious workaholic.
The Realist. Budding chef, loyal and determined. Can share a good Gin & Tonic with anyone.
The Companion. Loves sticks, chasing his tennis ball and nap time. Small dog, big attitude.
JACQUELINE'S WORK HAS BEEN FEATURED NUMEROUS WEDDING PUBLICATIONS WORLDWIDE
DEAR BRIDE BLOG
CAKE + LACE
THE WHITE WREN
AND MANY MORE
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A J/A client
the creative process
consult · collaborate · create · curate
My clients really are at the heart of what I do. And yes, whilst I'm passionately devoted to my art, your experience is what matters most. My approach is very hands-on; I positively encourage you to share as much as you can with me in the lead up to your session; your hopes, dreams, memories, desires, hobbies, pet peeves, you name it!
On sending an enquiry form, I like to carve out time for us to connect and will schedule a telephone consultation for us to get to know one another.
I will work with you to ensure that I capture you at your best, and with your planner or co-ordinator, often making recommendations to achieve the best photographic results.
Arriving at least a day in advance of your session, I scout all possible locations to familiarise myself with lighting, locale and your itinerary.
Jon often joins me for sessions where an assistant is required, and using the same level of care, he supports in navigating the day, taking care of all of those extra details, which allows me to provide an exceptional level of photographic coverage.
During the day, I adopt a very hands-on approach and will give light direction to ease you into your session. I adore capturing the essence of what your day represents, telling your love story and will apply complete creative enthusiasm to all endeavours to provide you with some truly beautiful keepsakes for years to come.
Images captured by Alyssa Joy
G I V I N G B A C K
At Jacqueline Anne Photography, we love what we do and we’re so very grateful to be able to document beautiful weddings and events across Atlantic Canada and beyond; I realize how fortunate I am to be healthy and in a position to chase my dreams fearlessly. I also recognize that not everyone is in the same position and I believe it is important to give back to those in the community that require our support.
Each year, giving back is at the top of our priority list and as a tradition, we contribute to local associations who provide outstanding assistance to the community. Last year, we donated to Out of The Cold, a community-based, volunteer-run organization that works to provide shelter and support to those who are homeless and precariously housed. As avid animal lovers, we were also compelled further to donate upon learning that Out of the Cold is the only shelter in Nova Scotia to accept those who are homeless pet owners; with harsh and unpredictable winter weather, this organization does all it can to open their doors to owners and their animals alike when they need it most.
RACHEL + JACK
I was ecstatic when we agreed Jacquie would shoot our engagement. Jac was fantastic, she had done her research and we had discussed the shoot in advance so when we arrived I knew what to expect. On the day the atmosphere was so relaxed despite Jack and my nerves and Jac conducted the shoot professionally and efficiently, finding the perfect light and angles. I couldn't recommend Jacquie more highly and the photos speak for themselves. I'm looking forward to sharing them with all of my friends and family!
ALANA + FAMILY
Jacquie was amazing for our family photo session. She was completely professional and found us beautiful spots off the beaten track on our family dog walk! The results are just beautiful and we are so excited to plan our next session!! Xx
stephanie + andres
I have been looking forward to our wedding vow renewal for ages and it was so hard to pick a photographer but I never expected the unbelievable and amazing service we got from Jacquie and her husband. From the very first email the communication was awesome and so organized, on the day they were on time and just so chilled which was great as I was running around with my little babies which was a little stressful, but Jacquie was great at working around us and making the most of the little attention that the kids payed. I absolutely loved the sneak preview that we got... Thanks so much again Jacquie, was so glad that I had you with us on our special day!
We received our USB drive and some prints in the most beautiful presentation pack. It looked so elegant and beautiful. All the pictures are just amazing, featuring some incredibly natural shots of the day, that will allows us to re live all the emotions of such a special day. Thanks so much again Jacquie and Jon for being part of our day and helping to capture this truly amazing day, in a way that we will remember for ever.
KAREN + SIAMACK
If you are looking for a photographer- look no further Jacquie is your lady.
She captured our wedding photos and they are absolutely gorgeous. She is very talented and will capture you special moments effortlessly.
All our family and friends have commented on how lovely our photos are.
She will go above and beyond to meet your needs!
She travelled all the way from Nova Scotia to Scotland for us! Still can’t get over that.
A friend of mine also uses Jacquie for family portraits and again, they are always stunning!
I would ask her to do my photos again in a heartbeat.
EMMA + PRO
We used Jacquie to capture our whole wedding day. From getting ready to cutting the cake. Jacquie managed to capture every moment for us and a few we would of missed without her eye to detail. We loved the pictures and never felt nervous posing. We always felt at ease when getting ready and the day would not of been the same without her. Couldn’t be happier with the pictures.
JILL + MARK
My new fiancé and I are absolutely delighted with the snaps from our engagement shoot - Jacquie was so professional, and managed to make two total novices (and a crazy spaniel!) feel at ease. Many thanks!
SOPHIA + GREG
Jacquie was fantastic, my husband and I were both quite nervous but she totally put us at ease and the pics are fantastic. Couldn't recommend enough!
LISA + JAMES
As someone who has a hate/hate relationship with the camera I was horrified when my husband announced he’d arranged a surprise anniversary photo shoot for us. Our time with Jacquie has completely changed that. Incredibly knowledgeable and professional in her approach, she still manages to make you feel completely at ease to the point you forget a photographer is there. The outcome is beautiful, natural, high quality images and the packaging they came in was just divine!
HAILEY + SHEA
The engagement photos Jacqueline created for my fiancé and I were magical! She made us feel very comfortable in front of the camera and we will definitely be booking her for our wedding photos! Jacquie you are amazing xo
CHRISTINE (mother of the groom)
Just watching your passion for your art was amazing. So kind and patient. You capture the underlying moments of wonderfulness.
DANIEL + MELISSA
By far the best photographer. You can tell Jacqueline truly enjoys what she does. she captured our engagement and wedding photos and we'd choose her again and again. Highly recommend. I mean choose someone else if you want, but they won't measure up.