I'm a nontraditional, documentary photographer and storyteller based in Toronto.

Daring Wanderer serves to capture things a little differently: the organic, fleeting, intangible moments. Best suited for nontraditional & creative individuals who share an appreciation for beautiful landscapes, interesting light and quiet moments. There is something humbling about being trusted to tell someone's story and I'm grateful to each couple, family and individual who chooses me to be their storyteller.

Before becoming a photographer I was en route to complete my PhD in music cognition in children. While transitioning careers, I did research with children with autism at London Children's Hospital. I've been running my business and photographing love stories, families & editorials full-time for the last 8 years. It's been the best 8 years of my life and I'm so thankful for that young woman and her courage to pursue her passion. I'm eternally indebted to her.

I live in a century home with my husband and two sons. We spend our time biking, hiking, camping, playing outside, cooking and gardening.

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"We knew we wanted to have a small, intimate wedding, so we started searching on how we could do that. I think Jess may have been the only person we contacted because she encapsulated everything we were looking for (amazing photographer, beautiful style, understood what we wanted, and was able to help us plan). It was an absolute dream working with Jess. I can't say enough how amazing Jess was; she is so incredibly talented, and has an amazing ability to make us feel comfortable and in our element. She really made the day feel special and that we were being attended to, while also somehow almost staying behind the scenes so that we felt like it was just the two of us."

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