Welcome, Friend! I'm delighted you're here.
You have found your person and now it's time to celebrate.
Jack Loves Mary is . . .
Creative, personal, adaptable and fun!
Butterflies in your stomach, hugs, held hands. Happy tears, heartfelt vows, nervous speeches. Chats with loved ones, family, friends. Hand-picked details, food and flowers. Clinking glasses, barefoot dancing. Excitement, joy, bursts of laughter. That feeling that you are loved completely.
These are the memories you will hold onto for years and decades to come. This is the good stuff.
Photographing happy couples in the 613, 416, 514 + worldwide since 2011.
We think having all of the people whom you hold dear under one roof (or tent, or sky) is a beautiful thing and we will be there to capture it all.
Photographs you can feel.
Nothing cookie cutter, nothing awkward, not just the highlight reel.
We create beautiful images in a unique and timeless way that transport you right back to your day.
The details, the expressions, the surroundings, the in-between - the moments you didn’t even realize were happening around you.
We want you to relive your wedding for decades to come, simply by looking at your photographs.
Kind Words from Jack Loves Mary Couples
"We cannot thank you enough for the attention and thought you have put into our wedding photos. The experience of getting our photos taken was truly one of the highlights of the day, you made us feel so comfortable and simply like ourselves. You are amazingly talented, beyond words, a true artist and wonderful person. All of our guests were very impressed with you as well, we've had a number of them tell us how great you were! The little extras like keeping everyone laughing and capturing moments we had no idea you were even nearby for went above and beyond. We can't stop looking at our photos - the perfect mix of candid, artistic, emotional, and magazine-worthy photos of us and our crew (who knew we could look so good?!) They are perfect."
"Kaja, we cannot say enough about the beautiful photos you captured on our wedding day. Other photographers we looked at wanted us to stage certain events in order to fit within their allotted time. You let us know that you'd BE there, to capture the moments as they happened. This relaxed approach along with your obvious passion is why we chose jacklovesmary—and we were not disappointed! Your energy, enthusiasm and creativity added an extra spark of joy to our big day. We loved your ideas and how you noticed everything, preserving the tiniest details for us to remember. Not only did we feel comfortable, we felt truly special, and so did our loved ones. Two years later we're still getting asked about our amazing wedding photographer! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."
"Our photos are absolutely perfect, a beautiful representation of our wedding weekend and of us as a couple. We cannot stop looking at them, and every time we do we seem to notice something new. Kaja, you've been really awesome to work with from the very beginning. You were really in tune with what we wanted and guided us with your best advice, answering my endless questions and remaining calm and organized from the start. We both feel thankful to have met you, not only as a photographer but also as a person."
"Having to make so many decisions when wedding planning can be overwhelming and stressful but choosing Kaja to be our photographer was hands-down the easiest (and best) decision we made. I had admired her photography work and style for a long time and knew it would be the perfect fit for us! Having Kaja and Kamara at our wedding was a very natural and relaxed experience. They were very organized, professional, easygoing and creative throughout the whole day. We’re over the moon every time we see our photos and they often bring tears of joy. Her artistic talent and creativity shine through in every single photo and we love seeing the “sneaky” shots and quiet moments that we didn’t even realize she was shooting. I can’t say enough about Kaja and Jack Loves Mary Photography. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a truly amazing and passionate photographer. She loves capturing all of life’s most beautiful and cherished moments. We will treasure our special photos forever! We can’t thank you enough!"
"We chose Jack Loves Mary because we knew Kaja was an amazing photographer. Having them at our wedding was great. They were extremely professional, knew what pictures to capture (everything!) and captured them perfectly! Kaja and her crew make you feel so comfortable that you honestly don’t even know you are having your picture taken, they make picture taking fun! The pictures she captured where certainly one of a kind, beautiful and absolutely perfect! The pictures we have will never get old and will continue to tell our story to our kids. I would like to thank you for capturing our lives how they are and not changing anything. I have never second guessed myself when it comes to choosing a photographer. "
"Let me start by saying that my husband and I are SO happy with our wedding photos, you went well beyond the call of duty as far as I am concerned. Our wedding day was a flurry of activity and nerves yet you were able to capture the little moments and details which made the day so special. You captured a lot of fun, candid, emotional shots and of course the most beautiful portraits, but you also came up with really fun and creative suggestions on the spot, which was so much fun for us and our guests and really kept the day relaxed. We will forever look at photos from this day and be able to remember the love and happiness we felt. Thank you so much for making our day that much better!"
“We first met Kaja when she was the photographer for a wedding my husband was in, and right away we knew we wanted her to photograph ours! She has such a positive attitude and was able to keep a big group organized and on time. When it was time for our wedding she did not disappoint! She was on time all day, and kept a light a positive attitude for all the hours she was there. She knew how to direct us when we needed it (and keep the rowdy ones in line ;), and also kept things very natural and organic. Her and Kamara were so fun to work with, and you couldn’t help but share in their excitement when all the elements lined up for the perfect photo. Our pictures were absolutely amazing, we couldn’t have asked for a better experience, and it made our day just that much more wonderful! Thanks a million!”
"There are so many trends that come and go, it’s difficult to grasp the elements of an event that will be timeless. We found this to be especially true when it came to wedding planning. We got engaged and found ourselves going through websites and portfolios full of photos that, while professional, seemed disconnected and more like a commercial shoot than the personal touch of capturing family and friends celebrating a couple in love. That is of course until we were introduced to Kaja and Jack Loves Mary Photography. Getting photos taken usually coincides with an exciting, but also stressful time in life, despite these events and all of the emotions that come with them, a calm warms over when Kaja enters a room. You immediately feel at ease in front of her lens. As if that weren’t enough, she even dances effortlessly through trees, people, you name it, to capture that perfect angle or get that candid shot of laughter during a wedding toast. And just when it all seems too good to be true, you receive your photos…and your breath is taken away. They are of course beautifully shot and of the highest quality, but it’s the surprises that are captured that sets JLM apart. While you were fussing with your hair or fixing a tie, she snapped that twinkle in your partner’s eye or that tear you thought you got away with. Professionally, there is no doubt of the talent, creativity and dedication that comes with Kaja and her team, but better than that is the care and personal touch they take. We have had several members of our family and friends book them since seeing our photos and we couldn’t be more proud to recommend them."
"We considered a number of different photographers in the GTA (lots to choose from) for our wedding, but none of them felt right to me. After much searching I decided to ask a hometown gal to drive up the 401 to be a part of our special day. Best decision! Kaja and her partner were punctual, professional and personable. They just blended in and did their thing. I was so very happy with the finished product, the candids were my favourite, they really captured the beauty of the day. Thank you to Kaja and the Jack Loves Mary team for capturing memories that will last a life time."
"If you want to have an amazing experience with a professional photographer who can capture amazing moments and who is easy to talk to, Kaja is your girl. My wife and I got married in Mexico with a group of 25 friends and family, and we hired Kaja. During the week, we hung out with her and noticed how sweet she is, down to earth and an easy person to talk to. She was instantly part of the group. At the resort, Kaja took the time to explore and analyze the resort to make sure our photos would be perfect. During the photo shoots, Kaja was so gentle and sweet, she instantly made us comfortable. For the wedding and the reception, she was extremely professional, she captured every single moment from different angles and she did it without being intrusive. When my wife and I got the pictures after the wedding, we were so impressed with the quality of the photos. Kaja is professional, sweet, takes amazing pictures and down to earth. Just to give you a little idea how good she is, two other couples from the group hired her for their weddings!"
"From our engagement photos, to our wedding photos, to our son’s newborn photos and a few of our friend’s weddings in between, one constant has been Jack Loves Mary Photography. Why, you ask? Their energy, their passion, their patience, their pure excitement and their talent. They exude these qualities like no other and it’s contagious. All while making you, your guests and your family totally comfortable. The quality of their photos are absolutely out of this world. All thanks to Jack Loves Mary, we proudly display all of these life milestones throughout our cozy little home. "
"My oh my, there are just no words really. The photos that both of you captured of our day...our wedding day (EEEEEE) are beautiful! We don't know how to thank you enough! Right off the get-go with our engagement session; as much as I want to say that I'm comfortable in-front of a camera, when it comes to a 'photo-shoot', let's just toss that feeling out the window. However, with you Kaja, YOU made us feel so comfortable and given the circumstances of 'having to pose' for a camera, the photos illustrate us entirely - we look comfortable... us.
"While planning our wedding, we were stressed about making all the right choices so that it was a perfect day for us and our family. I can say without a doubt, as soon as we chose Jack Loves Mary as our photographers, an enormous weight was lifted. I had the privilege of witnessing Kaja’s incredible leadership, warmth, attention to detail and commitment at a previous wedding we attended. It was incredible to watch both Kaja and Kamara in their element, as they captured perfect moments and memories. Doing just about anything to get the right shot! As such, I knew on my wedding day there would be many small things to worry about but I had full confidence in Jack Loves Mary to not only meet my expectations, but exceed them! The pictures from that special day hang on every wall in my home and hold a very special place in my heart, as do Kaja and Kamara! "
"The day of the wedding you are so stressed and worried about so many things that having Kaja there in charge of photos and making sure the plan runs smoothly relieved so much stress for us. They’re both so good that they naturally blend in and you don’t even realize they’re walking around taking pictures. On your wedding day, the day will be a blur! Having these two capture all the moments we missed was a miracle. I treasure our photos, there is not enough nice things I can say about the experience you will have when JackLovesMary shoots your special moments for you. "
We are fortunate to be an award-winning photography team, featured in the following publications:
Ottawa Wedding Awards – Best Micro Wedding Photo 2020
Ottawa Wedding Awards – Best Scenic Portrait 2017
Ottawa Wedding Awards – Best Live Moment 2017
Ottawa Wedding Awards – Best Couple Portrait 2016
Ottawa Wedding Awards – Wedding of the Year 2015
Ottawa Bride Magazine
Ottawa Wedding Magazine
Hitched Wedding Magazine
KK Women’s Magazine
Elegant Kids Magazine