Hi! My name is Jocelyn and I am a wedding photographer based in London, Ontario.
I am an avid salsa dancer, bread-baker, and fridge-magnet-collector who loves to try new things all the time — like ordering something new every time I go out to eat or picking up ballroom dancing on a whim.
I started aster & lily because truthfully, nothing is more exciting and beautiful than love. I love seeing people in love and expressing it in their own special ways: whether it is sacrificing the last bit of popcorn in the bowl, always stocking the fridge with their partner's favourite juice, or whispering "Good Morning, beautiful" first thing in the morning; every little thing that makes you unique makes me love my job more everyday.
Photo credit: Lydia Reabel-Pinheiro
Nothing replaces the joy I feel curled up on a couch and sharing stories with my nearest and dearest
Near or far, I love to see different sights and get inspired by the environment around me
There is nothing like a beautiful bouquet of flowers on any given day that brightens up my day
Every love story has something unique to them and I love pinpointing and capturing them
I've always been fascinated and intrigued by love in all forms: whether it is towards friends, family, partners, or to religion, pets, and hobbies, we are constantly surrounded by it.
My approach to wedding photography stems from my background as a journalist - which was the first job I ever had. Because of this, I am able to direct and paint a picture for people. This brings them right into the moment and into every scene of your wedding day.
Every story is unique and special.
100 years later, I want historians and your loved ones to look at these keepsakes and feel all of the excitement, fun, and passion behind the photos and collectively agree that your story was one that was one that was powerful, beautiful, and timeless.
Your wedding day is a day full of love and laughter. I am here as a director to make sure that you remember exactly how it felt to walk down the aisle to your partner; the first moment you lay eyes on your soon-to-be spouse; the way your parents and friends applauded after the wedding speeches.
I do all of this without impeding on your festivities because I truly believe that your wedding day shouldn't be "a blur." I want you to savour every moment as it happens so that your day isn't just about manufacturing beautiful photographs but about capturing the feelings that you truly feel, whilst creating images that suspends time.
I do this by keeping organized and creating a timeline weeks even months before your wedding day. By having a checklist and timeline, I am able to make sure every shot is a deliberate one, which helps you remember how you enjoy the day in its entirety.
After your festivities, I deliver 3-10 images within three days so that you can share them with your loved ones right away.
I deliver the full gallery within 4 weeks (2 weeks turnaround time for weddings from October to May). As someone incredibly sentimental, I love gifting people things that they will love.
After I deliver your gallery, I will also send you a small box with 100 carefully curated and edited professional quality prints and a glass USB so that you can cherish those memories forever.
Lastly, I offer anniversary photoshoot packages for two of my wedding packages so that you can document your first year as a wedded couple. Then, we can celebrate other milestones in your relationships: whether it is your fifth anniversary, the birth of a child, or extended family portraits, I want to be there to document all of it.
am so obsessed with love
my partner in life
am salsa dancing
hearing the heartfelt vows
a travel writer
memory cards & snacks