Testimonials

Love From Past Clients

AMANDA & BRAD / Kortright Conservation / November 2017
Jessy is amazing. She captured our wedding day so perfectly. It was such a lovely feeling to look through our photos and genuinely relive the day – she captured so much heart and emotion. She is such a talented photographer and just a lovely soul to be around. You will spend SO much of your time on your wedding day with your photographer and we were so grateful to have spent it with Jessy – she is so positive, kind, thoughtful, and she made us feel so comfortable!

AMANDA & BRAD / Kortright Conservation / November 2017
MAHRIE & MALEY / Burloak Canoe Club / May 2017
What even to say? Jessy's work clearly speaks for itself. Jessy photographed our wedding in June, and while expecting a lot, we were still blown away. We love every photo, and so does everyone we show. She captured the vibe of the day perfectly. She was very communicative leading up, shared her plan, captured our requests and made us feel comfortable. On top of that, she's just cool to hang out with. Thank you so much Jessy!

MAHRIE & MALEY / Burloak Canoe Club / May 2017
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JESS & MATT / MEXICO / NOVEMBER 2017
I can’t even begin to describe how amazing it was to have Jessy as our photographer for our destination wedding in Mexico.Jessy made us feel so comfortable and relaxed throughout an event that usually makes you feel quite nervous 100% of the time !! Our sneak peek photos are everything I could ask for & more! Jessy captured the love in every photo and that’s all we could of asked for! Our guests were so impressed with Jessy and kept saying “you didn’t even know she was there”. Jessy has a way of capturing the moment that you wish you could freeze in time. We are so so thrilled Jessy was able to come to Mexico for our wedding and any bride would be privileged to have Jessy as their photographer!

JESS & MATT / MEXICO / NOVEMBER 2017
Michelle & Dave / The Manor / July 2017
Words cannot even begin to describe the level of awesome that is Jessy - the raw emotion and love that is captured in each and every photo she takes is irreplaceable. The love we have for Jessy for her skill, who she is (one superstar chick) and her totally unique creativity and awesome sauce vibe is overwhelmingly. You made our perfectly magical day that much better. We can not thank you enough for being your amazing self - your talent is insane!!!

Michelle & Dave / The Manor / July 2017
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Jessy's aesthetic perfectly matched what we were looking for in our engagement and wedding photos: chill, real (looked like us!), intimate, natural, with a sense of humour. We wanted beautiful photos, but we didn't want it to the focus of our day. We wanted to enjoy it and be with the people we loved, and Jessy made that happen. Having her photograph events for us for a couple years now, she feels like a part of the crew, and I cannot count how many people have said to us: "I think I'm in love with your photographer." She is the REAL DEAL. You will not regret working with her!

Nick & Jen / Gladstone Hotel / April 2017
ERICA & DAN / MEXICO / MAY 2017
My husband and I both knew how important our wedding day would be to us and having chosen Jessy to photograph our day in Mexico was one of the best decisions we had made. Her talent is unmatched, she is laid back, funny and professional and she is beyond passionate about what she does. We highly recommend using Bows & Lavender for an amazing all around photography experience.


ERICA & DAN / MEXICO / MAY 2017
Chantal & Sam / Madsen / 2018
Jessy and Brandon are absolutely incredible to work with. They have a contagious positive attitude and their passion for what they do shines through their work. We had the opportunity to have both Jessy and Brandon shoot our wedding and that meant that they captured every single moment (including the ones we didn't even realise happened), and every single angle imaginable. They provided us with such an amazing mixture of photos from family, to friends, to the venue and even the small details that we worked so hard on.

Chantal & Sam / Madsen / 2018
Desiree & Matt / Sir William Mckenzie Inn / 2018
Each photo they take captures a moment in time that, if not for their quick hands and amazing eye, would otherwise be missed. What they are able to produce seems to go beyond even my own recollection of the day. Going over the photos, the day feels warmer, the laughs more plentiful and the venue more beautiful than I remembered. I cannot say enough about their talent, professionalism and kindness. And just when you think these two couldn't be any more amazing, you see your printed photos, and then your jaw drops.

Desiree & Matt / Sir William Mckenzie Inn / 2018
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Mel & Kyle / Second Floor Events / 2018
If you are looking for a photographer(s), we would highly recommend Jessy and Brandon from Bows & Lavender! They were absolutely phenomenal to work with for our wedding and we were blown away with our photos and the process. Jessy also shot our engagement photos and helped us feel comfortable with the experience. Leading up to our wedding, Jessy was in touch to make sure she had all the details needed and worked collaboratively with us and our planners to ensure a seamless day. I was incredibly uneasy about photo locations for rain contingency (it was calling for torrential downpour) - she even agreed to meet with last minute the week of our wedding to scout out photo locations to make sure we felt comfortable with all possibilities. Brandon and Jessy felt like family on the day of our wedding. As a bonus - Brandon got some incredible shots on film. Both have such a good eye for lighting. We had our sneak peek photos within 48 hours and our full album (over 1000 edited photos) in 5 weeks. I loved the layout of the online album - it was easy enough for my 91 year old grandfather to be able to view and download photos. Lastly, we received the most thoughtful surprise package in the mail with prints, a candle, bath bomb and a USB with all our photos. This is a team that truly goes the extra mile for their clients.

Mel & Kyle / Second Floor Events / 2018
Brooke & Matt / Cranberry Creek / 2018
Postnik Yakovlev famously worked as the architect and builder of Saint Basil's Cathedral in Moscow. Russian legend stipulates that Ivan the Terrible had Yakovlev blinded, to prevent him ever creating anything so beautiful ever again (this is almost certainly a myth, but I super dig this horrifying metaphor). This is how I feel about Jessy over at Bows & Lavender. It's not that what she did was good, it's that what she did was SO good that I don't want her working with anyone else ever again. From the moment Jessy walked in, she was soft spoken and kind. She was small and beautiful. She wore a flowing dark dress and quiet flats. After our initial meeting (and a few wonderful staged moments), I barely saw Jessy. But my god, did she see me. Every photo Jessy captured is a tiny, intimate piece of art. None of these photos would appear out of place in a bridal magazine, or gallery. I see these pictures, and they take my breath away. Every photo Jessy captured is a tiny, intimate piece of art. None of these photos would appear out of place in a bridal magazine, or gallery. I see these pictures, and they take my breath away. Jessy saw and captured moments that no one else could have. Thanks to her, I can keep, and see those precious moments for the rest of my life. Literally, the rest of my existence. How many people can give you a gift so magical, that you keep it close to you for your entire life? Frame it, put it up on your wall, and cry when you look at it? Not many.

Brooke & Matt / Cranberry Creek / 2018
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Laura & Oliver / Storys Building / 2018
When my husband and I booked Jessy and Brandon to photograph our wedding day, we were overjoyed. Planning a wedding can get hectic, but knowing we could rely on Bows & Lavender for the photography, allowed us to relax, exist in the present, and enjoy the ride. Jessy and Brandon were able to make great connections with our guests, develop a wonderfully creative gallery of work, and deliver the most stunning thank-you package for us to cherish. From beginning to end it was obvious that Jessy and Brandon truly cared, and our time with the two of them became a wonderful part of our wedding experience.

Laura & Oliver / Storys Building / 2018
Amanda & Greg / Belcroft / 2018
I don’t think there are enough synonyms in the world to help me explain how incredible, funny and lovely Jessy and Brandon are. They are so creative and passionate with their art that you will get your pictures (in an incredibly reasonable time frame may I add) and be in complete awe that you looked that good at your wedding. My husband has a tendency to have the most disingenuous smile when having to pose in front of a camera (which for any bride is a nightmare) so we were so enthused with how natural Jessy and Brandon made every picture feel. We did a first look, which was one of the most emotional and amazing moments for us at our wedding, and we are so grateful that we had both of them there getting every single angle of that moment. Their attention to light and random little details is impeccable. I could not imagine having any other duo share our special day with us. They will make you feel comfortable, make the room laugh, and overall just be such an amazing presence that you will literally want to spend every moment of your wedding with them.

Amanda & Greg / Belcroft / 2018