We are born with artistic spirit. Too often people reserve creativity under the umbrella of paint on canvas, illustrations within a book, dances on stage or within theatre productions, etc,. Truly, I have discovered that the art of creation moves past these mediums and can find its way into your heart while you are creating a meal or choosing linens for your bed. Everything has a way of being an art form, and if you can believe you hold creative power in everything you do, cr
I was introduced to Cadence a few weeks ago, and it was confirmed, sweetness arrived into this beautiful family's home. Meghan, Scott and Paisley radiate love, patience and kindness. It only makes sense that this little person they have welcomed into their world matches this sweet dance; this beautiful melody of love. Welcome to the world Cadence. And thank you, Meghan, Scott and Paisley for introducing me to some of the sweetest little people I have ever met. Love: Jo xoxo #
Paisley's baby sister is soon to arrive. Here are a few images from my maternity session with Meghan, Scott and Paisley. I adore these people. Love: Jo xoo #happiness #maternityphotography #maternity #familyphotographer #lifephotography #lifestylephotography #documentaryphotography #documentyourdays #joanneschiwndtphotography #joanneschwindt #torontophotographer #toronto #awaitingbaby #pregnancyphotosession #pregnancy
If you know me, or if you've just happen upon my blog, you will know that I truly love Hallowe'en. It is my favourite time of the year. Dressing up. Being extra-creative and eating candy! I find Hallowe'en brings so much cool beauty into the framework. Everyone is just having fun, being funny, or scary. No rules. No expectations. This year my husband and I were knights protecting our Snow Queen, her snow leopard and the castle's dragon. The Snow Leopard costume was made using
This was our first time meeting one another. Michelle, Paulo, Eila and I. Maybe it's just me, but these people carried so much love for each other and it showed through in these windows of time I had the honour of capturing. I had a wonderful experience photographing this family. Thank you to The Branco Family. I created a short video of our session together. Here are a few of my favourite moments. From our session. #familyphotographer #familyportraits #familyphotography #fam
Watching my nephew's birth was simply one of the most moving experiences of my life thus far. I've mentioned this before, that witnessing a birth is absolutely life changing. It's very different than being at your own birth. When you are birthing your own child you are in the moment, feeling the contractions and going through the motions. When you are watching a birth, camera-ready or as part of a support to the family it's extremely emotional in the most miraculous way. I di
Only a few weeks before this little family meets their newest member. #maternity #expecting #familyportraits #torontophotographer #photography #junctiontriangle #lifephotography #pregnancy #awaitingbaby #siblings #motherhood #joanneschwindt #authenticmoments #portrait #joanneschiwndtphotography
Weddings are beautiful.
Hearing people share their vows in front of their family and friends camera-ready is wonderful. This past August I was hired for a beautiful wedding.
Lesia and Leon celebrated their love at Toronto's Caffino Restaurant. These photos are a few of the cherished memories I was a part of. #wedding #weddingphotographer #torontophotographer #lifestyle #lifephotography #weddings #joanneschiwndtphotography
It was Mother's Day when we told everyone that we were expecting our third child. We announced it with this photograph above. This photograph used to announce our pregnancy was taken right after we told our children that they were going to have a new baby. They were overjoyed and from that day forward they kissed my belly everyday until their baby sister arrived. My husband and I thought about having a third baby for sometime. It seemed to make sense that having two healthy c
It seemed as though we waited for this little beauty for a long time. All of us anticipating her healthy arrival. Doug, Amy and Bea couldn't wait to meet Daphne, and neither could I. I have realized that with each pregnancy a woman grows wiser to the risks involved. She grows to truly appreciate the miracle that is a healthy life. We know how intricate our human body is and when we think about a woman's body making an actual life that works perfectly it can be overwhelming.
Upon arrival, camera ready, these sisters where ready for their photo shoot. The anticipation of seeing one another was evident. These two beautiful souls last met in person 4 years prior. Not only were they excited to see one another, but Kymberley was excited to finally introduce her sister to her son, Ira. Meeting their nephew for the first time, Stephanie and Micheal simply fell in love. As well, Ira was all cuddles with his Aunt and Uncle and his new baby cousin soon to
A cake smash photo session is a ton of fun for everyone involved. These photos are the ones I captured outside of our formal photo shoot. The formal cake smash photos will be uploaded soon. Lifestyle photography is my favourite because it's never the same. It was a true delight to watch this family be themselves while I documented. The love shared between this family is so clear. Watching Mark, Jess and Everly interact in so many situations, big and small, one can only feel i
Celebrating your 40th wedding anniversary must be a very rich time. Watching and experiencing my parents during their 40th Anniversary was a true gift for me. Walking down the same aisle they did 40 years prior to renew their vows, listening to them speak about the stories of their wedding 40 years ago, watching them dance, cut their cake, and most especially watching the two of the together was beautiful. A family is something of true beauty in any variation. We have all gro