Blog

Claudia & Diem | Toronto Mommy & Me Lifestyle Photographer

This was a special shoot and I was so looking forward to it. My first Motherhood session and it was with a radiant, gorgeous mother who I did maternity pictures for. 

The timing of this session could not have been more perfect too. After unseasonably cold Spring weather and anxiously waiting for things to start blooming, we hit the jackpot and got 25 degree weather and tons of gorgeous trees and bushes in full bloom. 

This was also an afternoon session as opposed to the usual evening shoot and I absolutely loved the change in light. The full sun was a welcomed challenge and we were able to successfully get some amazing shadows. I also have to give a huge shout out and thanks to my gorgeous model for her incredible outfit selection. The dress and the hat added such a sophisticated and classy yet sexy feel. When I was editing I often felt like I was looking at a Monet painting!

Here's some gorgeous Spring mom and baby love to send you into the weekend. 

 

 

spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer
spring-motherhood-session-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-lifestyle-family-photographer

Sue & Kevin | Toronto Family Lifestyle Photographer

Out with April, in with May! I kicked off my Spring sessions with this gorgeous family during the last weekend of April. Every year after a long, cold northern winter, I always think by April it will actually feel like Spring when in reality it rarely does. As the end of April approached, I was a bit worried nothing would be blooming in time for my first outdoor session of the year, but Mother Nature pulled through and gave me some beautiful greens and yellows to work with. 

Here's where the magic of photography steps in...it was actually quite cold the evening of this session and in between pictures and location changes we were all bundling up to stay warm. This family was absolute rockstars though and did not complain once. 

If this is what I have to look forward to for the rest of the Spring, then I'm super excited! 

 

toronto-family-lifestlye-outdoor-photography-session-at-humber-bay-by-Jenny-diaz-photography
toronto-family-lifestlye-outdoor-photography-session-at-humber-bay-by-Jenny-diaz-photography
toronto-family-lifestlye-outdoor-photography-session-at-humber-bay-by-Jenny-diaz-photography
toronto-family-lifestlye-outdoor-photography-session-at-humber-bay-by-Jenny-diaz-photography
toronto-family-lifestlye-outdoor-photography-session-at-humber-bay-by-Jenny-diaz-photography
toronto-family-lifestlye-outdoor-photography-session-at-humber-bay-by-Jenny-diaz-photography
toronto-family-lifestlye-outdoor-photography-session-at-humber-bay-by-Jenny-diaz-photography
toronto-family-lifestlye-outdoor-photography-session-at-humber-bay-by-Jenny-diaz-photography
toronto-family-lifestlye-outdoor-photography-session-at-humber-bay-by-Jenny-diaz-photography
toronto-family-lifestlye-outdoor-photography-session-at-humber-bay-by-Jenny-diaz-photography
toronto-family-lifestlye-outdoor-photography-session-at-humber-bay-by-Jenny-diaz-photography
toronto-family-lifestlye-outdoor-photography-session-at-humber-bay-by-Jenny-diaz-photography
toronto-family-lifestlye-outdoor-photography-session-at-humber-bay-by-Jenny-diaz-photography
toronto-family-lifestlye-outdoor-photography-session-at-humber-bay-by-Jenny-diaz-photography
toronto-family-lifestlye-outdoor-photography-session-at-humber-bay-by-Jenny-diaz-photography
toronto-family-lifestlye-outdoor-photography-session-at-humber-bay-by-Jenny-diaz-photography

Now Booking Summer & Autumn 2017 | Toronto Lifestyle Photographer

While you're waiting for that Spring weather and those blooms to arrive, it's not too early to start thinking about those gorgeous late Summer and Autumn sessions. I'm now booking sessions for August through October so email me if to reserve your date! 

 

 

 

Spring and early summer is shaping up to be amazing and I can't wait to start shooting! Thank you everyone for your continued support! 

MODEL CALL!

It's that time of year again! Spring is around the corner and I'm amping up over here to prepare for the new season. :) Please see the list below and if you fit any of the criteria, are in Toronto or the GTA, and enjoy being outdoors, I'd love to hear from you!

 

Looking for the following:

-A mother with a child age 2 or younger for outdoor Spring mother/child session. (BOOKED)

-A family of three (two parents and child) with the child age 5 or under for outdoor Spring session. (BOOKED)

-A couple that is or will be in their 3rd trimester in May/June for outdoor session.

-A couple that is engaged or couple looking to have professional images taken together outdoors.

-A family of three or four (two parents and one or two children) with one child being a newborn of 0-3 months for an in-home documentary session. (ONE SPOT LEFT)

 

If interested, please contact jennydiazphotography@gmail.com for further details.

 

Open to previous applicants. Limited spots available.

 

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

Sarah & Chris | Toronto Family Photographer

This was a very special session for me. I had the pleasure of being this little girl's teacher and caretaker when she was just a little peanut. Now she is a big 3 year old and one of the most adorable kids I've ever seen. This family will always have a special place in my heart, so it was pure joy being able to capture some memories for them. This girl's smile is electric! 

 

 

fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer
fall-family-session-by-the-beach-jenny-diaz-photography-toronto-family-photographer

A Love Letter to Fall | Toronto Nature Photographer

How can you not go outside this time of year and just fall head over heals in love with your surroundings? It's like instant peace and tranquility whether you're standing in the country or in the city. Similar to last year, we have been lucky to have some unseasonably warm temps lately making it easier for me to venture out with the little one. Yesterday she had her first experience playing in the leaves...an activity that was a favourite of mine as a child. :) 

Here are some images from yesterday. Some eye candy for your Friday, and a lot of it, so get cozy and enjoy! 

 

 

_DSC4213.jpg
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
fall-in-toronto-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer

Abby & Bryan | Toronto Maternity Photographer

These two were serious troopers for their shoot. It was a ridiculously windy evening which I was super excited about, and I'm so grateful to them for trusting my vision and ideas in my head of what I wanted to create. They did amazing and one of my very favourite images thus far came out of this shoot. 

I'm so lucky to have families and couples that make my job so effortless! 

 

beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
beautiful-expectant-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer

Kristen & Mike | Toronto Maternity Photographer

It was such an honour to photograph this expectant couple. Everyone has their own unique story of how or why they got to where they are and their story was one of patience and perseverance. After quite a wait, their prayers were answered and I was blessed to be able to capture this special moment in time for them. This is one example of why I'm so passionate about being able to work in this field. :)

 

 

maternity-shoot-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-shoot-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-shoot-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
couple-almost-kissing-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer.jpg
maternity-shoot-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-shoot-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-shoot-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-shoot-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-shoot-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-shoot-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-shoot-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-shoot-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-shoot-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-shoot-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-shoot-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-shoot-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer

Morning on the Balcony | Toronto Nature Photographer

I noticed this spiderweb this morning on the balcony with the soft, orange light of the sunrise streaming through it and couldn't pass up the opportunity to capture it! I find spiderwebs rather challenging to shoot and edit, but I was a little happier with my result this time. 

 

 

nature-images-from-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer

A Short Walk | Toronto Nature Photographer

It's been quite a while since I shot any nature images lately, so the other morning I decided it was time. The baby wasn't feeling it though, so it was a much shorter walk than originally planned, but that's okay. I still got a few decent shots and it was still nice to get out and enjoy that fresh air and warm weather that I'm so afraid will turn freezing cold soon with no in between! 

 

nature-images-from-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
nature-images-from-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
nature-images-from-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
nature-images-from-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
nature-images-from-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer
nature-images-from-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-nature-photographer

Kerrie & Jeff | Toronto Family Photographer

This soon-to-be family of four was the sweetest family and so much fun to work with! I love the preschool age. They're so inquisitive, always looking to explore and full of energy and life. It's rare to hold on to that beyond childhood, so that's an aspect of childhood I really am passionate about capturing both personally and professionally. 

 

humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
family-of-three-in-field-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer.jpg
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
little-girl-jumping-on-the-beach-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer.jpg
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
dad-and-daughter-exploring-at-humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer.jpg
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer
humber-bay-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-lifestyle-photographer

Stephanie & Gabriel | Toronto Maternity Photographer

So I mentioned before on my Facebook page that I love maternity photography. I love capturing the last few weeks before these couples, and especially mamas, embark on a new journey and chapter of their lives. Those final weeks are when most moms are feeling exhausted, uncomfortable and ready to be done with pregnancy, but for me they are the most special to photograph. 

I love the chance to freeze time in an image and allow them to hopefully forget all the uncomfortable parts of pregnancy and just remember how gorgeous and full of life they looked. Hopefully my mamas will look back on these images and realize when they thought they looked "big" or tired, they actually looked quite amazing.

I loved photographing this couple and this pregnant mommy was just absolutely stunning the whole way through. 

Wishing them all the best in the next chapter of their journey! 

 

maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer

Website Relaunch Special! | Toronto Family Photographer

Dearest friends,

I am excited to announce that in honour of my recent launch of this website, I will be offering a discount of $100 off of all sessions booked this week only! This discount applies to all session types listed on the website. With the holidays quickly making their way upon us, it's the perfect opportunity and time to finally get those pictures taken that you've been thinking about doing all summer.

Please fill out the contact form located on the "Connect" page of the website to book your session today!

 

*Sessions are subject to limited availability and are first come, first serve. Sessions must be booked within the 2016 calendar year for discount to apply. Only one discount per family. 

web-discount-special-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer

Karen & Mike | Toronto Couples Photographer

When I had a vision in mind of a couple's scene I wanted to photograph, I immediately thought of our good friends, Mike and Karen. I wanted to create something intimate, classic and sophisticated, and boy did they deliver! Even though said afterwards that they were pretty sure they screwed the whole thing up, that couldn't have been farther from the truth. The results from their shoot was everything I wanted and more! I'm so grateful for them and friends that are up for anything! Definitely plan on doing many more shoots like this in the future. 

AND I was even lucky enough to have a fellow photographer friend tag along to help bounce ideas off of each other, and she was wonderful! Looking forward to seeing her interpretation of the shoot as well!

 

affectionate-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-engagement-photographer
affectionate-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-engagement-photographer
affectionate-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-engagement-photographer
affectionate-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-engagement-photographer
affectionate-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-engagement-photographer
affectionate-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-engagement-photographer
affectionate-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-engagement-photographer
affectionate-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-engagement-photographer
affectionate-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-engagement-photographer
affectionate-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-engagement-photographer
affectionate-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-engagement-photographer
affectionate-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-engagement-photographer
affectionate-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-engagement-photographer
affectionate-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-engagement-photographer

Claudia & Shaun | Toronto Maternity Photographer

Still catching up on blogging last weekends shoots. I had the pleasure of photographing this amazing couple and mama-to-be thanks to a friend of mine helping me get the word out that I was looking for some maternity models. They were effortless. So much love between these two that their shoot felt so natural to capture. I can't wait to see that sweet baby make it's grand entrance, because I know these two will make such a loving home. 

 

maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer
maternity-couple-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-maternity-photographer

Courtney & Andrew | Toronto Family Photographer

Last weekend I had a wonderful session with this beautiful family. We completely lucked out as it was raining on and off all day and there were thunderstorm warnings for the evening. Somehow the rain gods managed to hold off just long enough for our shoot and the results were amazing! I had so much fun shooting them, and the HARDEST time narrowing down their gallery. Here are some of my favs.

 

family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
family-of-three-and-maternity-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer

Welcome to my Crib | Toronto Family Photographer

Life is ironic in many ways. For example, when you are a child you tend to not particularly care for naps or going to bed, but when you are an adult you spend 90% of your day dreaming of the next time you'll be able to sleep. 

I think Sofia has hit her 9 month sleep regression a few weeks early as she's not been a fan of bedtime lately...or napping for that matter. The irony is anytime she's in her crib that doesn't involve sleep, she loves it. So here's to embracing what is and repeating to myself "this too shall pass" at all missed or challenging sleep opportunities. 

I mean, she does look awfully cute peeking over those crib rails after all. :)

 

 

baby-in-crib-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photography
baby-in-crib-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photography
baby-in-crib-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photography

Soaking Up the Last of Summer | Toronto Family Photographer

Now that the "ber" months are upon us, I'm in a race against time to enjoy all the unseasonably warm days I can before they are gone. The other day we went down to the lake and just sat and played in the water and let the waves crash over us. Before we know it, these waters will be frozen and we'll be in disbelief that it was once warm enough to go in. Life gets so hectic and busy at times, especially during these final four months of the year, that I try to spend at least a half hour everyday getting outside and just embracing the moment I'm in with my little. 

I hope everyone has a chance to do the same this weekend. Happy Friday, everyone!! 

 

baby-playing-in-lake-ontario-at-humber-bay-in-the-summer-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer
baby-playing-in-lake-ontario-at-humber-bay-in-the-summer-by-jenny-diaz-toronto-family-photographer

Photography Weaknesses | Toronto Family Photographer

Let's face it, fellow photographers. There's always at least one thing that you absolutely cannot pass up the opportunity to capture when they occur. I have a few of those, but one of my major obsessions is sun flare. It's a common one to many, but it's eternally my weakness.

Every night when the sun starts to set I think that I'll give my family a break and just watch it with my eyes instead of my camera, but then light like this happens and I fall victim to trying to document it with my camera once again. Can you really blame me though?! I mean just look at that light! I think fellow photogs and non-photons alike can all agree golden hour provides some serious eye candy. 

And so the cycle continues, and I'm sure the story will repeat itself again tonight. I'm curious what subjects do you just have to photograph when you see them?

 

 

baby-and-daddy-playing-on-the-couch-before-bedtime-by-Jenny-Diaz-Toronto-Family-Photographer

Colour vs Black and White | Toronto Fine Art Photographer

Oh the never ending dilemma among photographers...the age old question...colour or black and white?

Sometimes the choice is simple, but sometimes it's just not that easy. This is especially true for me when shooting nature photography. I wrote a similar post on my old blog, but thought enjoyed writing it so much that I thought I'd share it over here as well and maybe make it a monthly occurrence so you can help me decide! 

When you think about nature images, I bet your first inclination is to keep everything colour. You're probably thinking, "Duh, Jenny! Why would you convert something so vibrant and beautiful to black and white? You will lose the essence of the image!" Well I beg to differ. 

What I love about converting a colour nature image to black and white is because the colour is no longer the first characteristic of the image you are drawn to, therefor leading your eye to the other elements instead such as composition, shapes, textures (oh the textures!) and depth. Aside from those elements I have always been a sucker for black and white because of it's emotion and timelessness. 

So with that being said, I'm going to post a few images in both colour and black and white for you to see which you prefer. While looking at these, I challenge you to see what qualities of the black and white image jump out at you first now that the element of colour has ben taken out of the equation. And for a further challenge, I would love for you to find some of your own favourite colour images in your portfolio and see if you might enjoy them just as much, but for different reasons once converting them to black and white. 

I will also note, that when I convert to black and white, I also fix my white balance first, as that makes a big difference, believe it or not, in how your end image will look once converted. I find it equally as important to adjust with black and white and with colour. Also, I tend to process black and whites slightly heavier as it's just my personal preference to have a deeper, moodier black and white image, but I also find many less contrasted black and whites equally as beautiful when looking at other's work. 

little-macro-flowers-in-color-by-Jenny-Diaz-Toronto-fine-art-nature-photographer
little-macro-flowers-in-black-and-white-by-Jenny-Diaz-Toronto-fine-art-nature-photographer
little-yellow-macro-flower-by-Jenny-Diaz-Toronto-fine-art-nature-photographer
macro-flower-in-black-and-white-by-Jenny-Diaz-Toronto-fine-art-nature-photographer
little-pink-macro-flower-by-Jenny-Diaz-Toronto-fine-art-nature-photographer
soft-macro-flower-in-black-and-white-by-Jenny-Diaz-Toronto-fine-art-nature-photographer
macro-fall-leaves-by-Jenny-Diaz-Toronto-fine-art-nature-photographer
macro-fall leaves-in-black-and-white-by-Jenny-Diaz-Toronto-fine-art-nature-photographer