Jessica Crandlemire


  I was raised in Southern Ontario by painters with a deep love for art, light, the outdoors, and of course the CBC.  I was given my moms little olympus when I was nine years old.  I still remember the thrill of shooting the sparkles from the sunrise on the rope swing under our big tree in the backyard.  I was immediately enthralled by the ability to capture still frames that held a story and have only continued to find more reasons to love it.  Story is where I find my voice.  This has always been the case.  I studied English in university because I love language, I love the way you can weave words into something beautiful even beyond the simple message.  Photography is another dimension, another way to speak, and I found great comfort in this during periods of my life where the words were very hard.  My images began as something deeply personal, while this has naturally evolved, I maintain a great respect for that intimacy in my work for others as much as myself.  It is an honour to be tasked with the privilege of capturing that intimacy of others memories.  I am passionate about people and light, what they do when you put them both together?!  It's the stuff my dreams are made of.  I want to be a part of your life marking events, so lets talk about them.  If you are giving birth, it has been my profound privilege to record those moments that most often you are not even aware of so that you can relive them later and you can share them with your little one as part of their story.  Getting married?  I want to hear all about it.  Need to change your image, let's have some fun with it.  I feel incredibly blessed to be able to give people images that serve as holders of those memories for the rest of their lives.  Let's talk about your next adventure!