How we work

Phototrait is all about capturing real life experiences in high quality imagery.
Forget about posing! We want you to feel natural, move freely, and enjoy yourself.
When working with us, you can expect guidance through fun conversation.
This is how we capture the real you, at your absolute best.

We believe the best photos are created when you’re totally comfortable, and for that reason, we never just show up and shoot.

Whether in person or over video chat, a planning meeting is always included

After our chat, we design a detailed capture plan of the who, what, where, and when of your session.

We take care of the all the details so you can relax and enjoy the moment

We arrive with your plan in hand and the gear needed to capture your original images.

We guide you through your session from start to finish, with a focusing on comfort, confidence, and fun.

Your final processed images will be showcased in a private and secure gallery.

You can order prints, photobooks, and other products directly from the gallery. Downloading and sharing is just as easy.



Photo geek, people person, adventurer. This is me in a nutshell.

I’ve been a photographer so long that I actually learned on a film camera, and still own my Canon AE-1 to this day. I’m obsessed with light and finding the perfect spot for creamy skintones and cinematic captures. I’ve spent over a decade bringing the best to my clients by bringing out the best in my clients.

Working with me is a partnership! You should feel amazing in your photos and be a big part of the team during your session. Your images should always reflect who you truly are, with honest emotion and a great deal of fun. I’m not afraid of being silly or telling bad jokes to get real laughs. You’ll find me on the dance-floor hyping everyone up or tucked in a tree in pursuit of that perfect angle.

I wholeheartedly believe that who you are today deserves to be captured.

You put your heart and soul into making it to this moment so go ahead, brag a little. Better yet, brag a lot! You worked hard to get to today, so take the time and enjoy it! I’ll be there to cheer you on and capture all your important moments.


Common Questions

Where are you located?

We are based in Niagara Falls, Ontario and regularly serve: Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Kitchener, London, and the communities in between.

Do you travel outside Ontario?

We sure do! We’re always up for an adventure and have worked in many locations across Canada and the world. Most recently we’ve worked in Calgary, Ottawa, Montreal, Michigan, Florida, Dominican, Mexico, Jamaica, and Bahamas.

Do you charge for travel?

We love to travel and do quite a lot. Most packages offered includes travel within 130kms of Niagara Falls.


Outside of our included travel area there is a small charge per additional KMs. We have special pricing for out of province sessions and destination weddings. You’ll get a quote for travel during your free consultation.

what is a planning meeting?

We take the time to get to know every one of our clients so we already have a rapport when we arrive for the shoot. We can meet in person or via video chat, whatever works better with your schedule. This way we can brainstorm and go over all your session details together like location options, session timelines, clothing, your vision, and all the other important aspects of your shoot.


For our wedding clients, we go over the timeline of your special day and make sure there is lots of room to get the all photos you want! Most couples book their wedding timeline planning meeting with their engagement session for convenience.

How do I get my photos?

Every package we offer, no matter what you are booking, includes a password protected online gallery.


After your session your images will be expertly processed, enhanced, sorted, archived, and uploaded to your very own gallery. We will email with the log-in information and a guide to all the features your gallery holds.


From here you can download your images, order prints and photo books, and even share the gallery with your friends and family or colleagues.

What kind of editing is included?

Every image you receive will be edited personally by Jenna. You will receive high-resolution JPEG files, ready-to-print. Post-processing included is natural image enhancements, nothing too intense, our style is pretty natural.


If you love an image but feel it could use a little natural retouching, we do offer professional retouch for an additional fee. This can be ordered directly from your gallery.

why do you need a deposit?

A deposit is required to book any session with Phototrait. The purpose of the deposit is to lock in your session date and time. This ensures that we prepared for your session, and not overbooked or canceled on. Nothing is written  down in our calendar until the deposit has been paid.


Your remaining balance is due one week before your session.


If the weather isn’t co-operating/act of God/illness/etc, your deposit can be transferred to a new session date. We will need 48 hours notice to reschedule your session to keep your deposit. Not to worry, we will be reaching out to you within this time-frame to finalize details and because we are super excited for your shoot!


If you cancel with too short of notice, or don’t show up at all, your deposit will not be refunded and any money paid will be forfeited.

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