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  • Welcome to the JCLAYPHOTO Toronto Wedding & Engagement Photography Blog

    Hello everyone, and thanks for stopping by - My name is Jeremy, a Toronto wedding photographer & photojournalist. www.jclayphoto.com is dedicated to creating some of the highest quality wedding works in Canada; focused on capturing gorgeous, fashion-forward images that not only tell the story of a wedding, but push the creative boundaries of the industry as a whole. From their engagement to their wedding day and beyond, it is here you will find the imagery of our clients, their families, and sometimes ourselves, as well.

    Enjoy your stay.


    - Jeremy Clay. Lead Photographer

Birth Photography – Introducing Baby Aria Lee Clay, Our First-Born Child

I never really knew what to expect before I before I became a father – though as a wedding photographer, naturally I have photographed my fair share of maternity and newborns, outside of the odd YouTube video, the intersity and experience of a live birth was not something I think I ever could have prepared myself for. Since we were still 3 weeks out from her due date and on our way to see a Blue Jays game, I had thankfully packed my small pocket camera, a Fuji x100s – now, I don’t know if I could recommend an x100s for weddings, but for the birthing, it was excellent. Our story is below.

Thomas Watson - September 15, 2015 - 5:43 pm

I came to check out my own wedding photos and couldn’t help but comment on these photos. These are amazing and a great thing to have documented for future years. Great work man and congratulations again!

Toronto Maternity Photographer..? Only If It’s Creative & Awesome, Please

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So, I’m pretty much known as a wedding photographer in Toronto; taking pregnancy photos in the GTA, however, has never been something I have really advertised about. That being said, now that we are drawing ever-so-near to the birth of my first child, I have really taken a shine to creative pregnancy photography. I’d like to think there is still so much to explore in this genre of imagery – I had no interest in shooting the cliches, such as a husband kissing the wife’s belly, with an awkward look on his face…rather, something more special to the subjects, something with a touch of magic that pregnancy really brings to a couple..to a family.

Anyways, just putting that out there. If you are looking for something completely unique for probably one of the most incredible times of your life, we’d love to talk with you. Expect some amazing things to come!

Sara-Jane & Luke – Wedding Photos at The Ancaster Mill Toronto

Our work has always been something we strived to keep a seamless blend of modern, stylish editorial wedding photography coupled with impactful, storytelling photojournalism – I don’t like to paint a broad stroke on any wedding, nor couple – however, I think it wouldn’t be unfair to call this wedding at the Ancaster Mill with SJ and Luke a triumph.

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Gotta shake it up for the dress shots.

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This absolutely gorgeous, perfect light. I wish I could bottle it and keep it for later.5D3_9988-Edit5D3_9938-Edit

These are the wedding photojournalism shots that I’d like to think hold a special place in an album, and heart.

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Can’t really take a bad wedding photo of SJ.

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Just a few quick shots of the gents – my secondary shooter, the always amazing Nathan, covered the boyz, but I don’t want to post up too many shots not direct from my camera, if possible.

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This one is mine, groom at the Ancaster Mill. Classic, dignified, and lookin’ handsome.

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SJ and mom.

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The gorgeous ladies of the day.

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This crop just felt appropriate for the image – bride getting into a limo + cinematic angles = best presented in letterbox.

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I don’t even need to caption this, but I am anyways. I look at the shot of Luke, eyes reddening and glassy, and I am teleported back to my own wedding day – as a groom, your mind and heart are racing with emotion, while your body struggles to maintain compsure. These shots make me so happy.

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The next two are both Nathan’s. Killer shots as always.

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Immediately post ceremony, you can feel the love.

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My group for the day. Wedding party formal photos are always a fun take, racing against time to put together something original while remaining classic. We nailed it here, in my opinion.

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…not everyone has patience for photographs, of course.

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Between frames.

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Step back, take in the scene. There are a lot of wedding venues in Toronto, and The Ancaster Mill is one of the best.

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Getting away from the cliched locations for a few snaps indoors.

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For the life of me, I can’t remember if this bridal photo was shot by Nathan or me. Talk about a sign of being in sync with your second shooter – we both shot our own compositions here, but this one worked best. I wish it was mine, but I think it wasn’t…if you’re looking for wedding photographers in Toronto and I’m booked? Call this guy up, he kills it.

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This dance was about perfect.

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Just a candid of a groomsman during a speech. Just felt so connected to this shot.

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Fin.

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Rhonda Hussey - August 22, 2015 - 10:42 pm

We both love the pictures!!

Patricia Mac Donald - August 17, 2015 - 12:18 am

Beautiful pictures!!!

Leslie McGill - August 15, 2015 - 12:40 pm

Beautiful pictures!

Roz Bradshaw Hunt - August 15, 2015 - 12:39 pm

My son Luke and Sara Jane our No 1 Daughter-inlaw great pictures very well done thank you Mr. Clay

Alma Hussey - August 15, 2015 - 2:37 am

Amazing photography…two beautiful people to work with, and the bride is really a princess….congratulations JCLAYPHOTO. I look forward to seeing the other photos:)

Judy Squires - August 14, 2015 - 11:53 pm

Jeremy your work is amazing and so were your subjects! Absolutely breathtaking and beautiful pictures!

Harold Bradshaw - August 14, 2015 - 10:33 pm

loveley photos

Jane Smith - August 14, 2015 - 6:57 pm

You have captured the beauty and love of this very special couple and their wonderful day exquisitely! Well done Jeremy!