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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. 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

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.


Gotta shake it up for the dress shots.


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.


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


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.


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


SJ and mom.


The gorgeous ladies of the day.


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


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.


…not everyone has patience for photographs, of course.



Looks like pulls from a Toronto wedding editorial magazine shoot – but just a real day wedding.5D3_0541-Edit

Between frames.



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


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


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.


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




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!

Dorothy & Leo – Pre-wedding Engagement Photos at Centre Island Toronto

It’s time for a Monday (!) blog post – this time with the perfectly adorable Dorothy & Leo. We have shot twice on Centre Island this year (the second one coming), and thankfully there is a ton of scenes to shoot to keep things fresh; though this was certainly an enjoyable shoot, it was also an educational one – did you know that a) cotton candy in the heat melts just as youw ould expect a sno-cone to? Additionally, that b) it is about 100x harder to get off of a dress…a shirt…or a camera lense…then the aforementioned sno-cone? It’s true. These shots are a bit out of order relative to our day, but I just had to lead off with the balloon sales-guy…he definitely helped us out with playing a role as the unimpressed vendor, and it kicks off today’s post. Enjoy!


I’ve shot a variety of clients from different backgrounds; for this shot, we channeled a Korean pre-wedding photo style with it’s muted tone and more carefree posture. When shooting an engagement photoshoot in Toronto, sometimes it’s nice to apply a unique style to a different location.


Didn’t I tell you that this stuff melts with a quickness? You can almost see the sloppy mess of sugar and food coloring sticking all over..well, everything. Ducks in the foreground because ducks are awesome.



The last shot before we gave up completely on dat ‘floss.


A quick stop by the attorney’s. 😉  Just felt this engagement photo had a really warm vibe…the spot reminds me more of an olde tyme train station.


Undoubtedly, this shot is made by the questioning, almost disapproving glare found on the little girl in the matching colored sweater. I laughed pretty hard at this one.


No one ended up soaking wet for the cration of this image.




Earlier on, I had Dorothy and Leo go for a little run together – these skills came in handy at the end of our session as we raced to make the boat ride home…


I had to run backwards, downhill, for this.


…and yes, we did end up making the boat.


Engagement photos in the Distillery District and Beyond With Irwin & Dorothy

Two blog posts in two weeks? What is this madness?! Since we shot Irwin & Dorothy’s pre-wedding photos in the Distillery District, I got to thinking about how important attire for these kind of shoots truly are. Certainly, a suit and tie aren’t required necessarily; however, a properly vetted outfit (with help from your photographer, naturally! 😉  never hurts in yielding the best possible results!

These lovely people are former Toronto mainstays; after moving overseas a while back, they booked us to shoot their pre-wedding photos in Toronto and flew a mere 10,000kms to do so…talk about pressure..! -_-;; Luckily, we knocked it out of the park and came up with some absolute magazine-ready imagery. Was an absolute blast working with you both!

Jason Smelser - August 25, 2015 - 3:12 am

Fabulous work as usual from you! I love your classy and high fashion style! Your images always have amazing lighting!