Style | Border Collie

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LEAP into 2019 with me with this incredible picture of Style the Border Collie, taken at one of my holi agility action photo sessions. This is probably one of my favourite action photos I’ve taken! So far at least! There are loads of other awesome photos from this session. Stay tuned for more!

Toronto Dog Photographer Jess Bell Photography, artistic animal imagery, holi powder

You may also be interested in the behind the scenes work that went into this session. I’m in the midst of collecting everything and will include some special material in future posts.

Before & After: Tiger, Tiger!

I always enjoy seeing artists’ before & after images, so I thought I’d share this recent one with you.

Artistic Animal Photography - Jess Bell Photography - Toronto, Ontario
Artistic Animal Photography - Jess Bell Photography - Toronto, Ontario

I had a very particular image in my head that I wanted to create. I had a great bit of source material, but it wasn’t quite as dramatic as what I was initially picturing. The trickiest part was darkening the image around the tiger’s chin and jaw while keeping the detail of the whiskers.

Creative edits like this encourage me to try new things that I might not otherwise discover. I can then take what I’ve learned and apply them to future client shoots.

The Wonder of the Natural World

Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better. - Einstein
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And now for something completely different! I played around with a technique I don't often use to create this image. I hope you like it! I feel like it's a nice breath of fresh air when compared to my usual fare.

Share if you like! It helps me grow my page a little bit each time. Thank you very much.

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Adoption spotlight: Teddi

Toronto Dog Photographer Jess Bell Photography - adoption spotlight
Toronto Dog Photographer Jess Bell Photography - adoption spotlight
Toronto Dog Photographer Jess Bell Photography - adoption spotlight

Teddi aka Ted | Mix

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Ted is a female mix from northern Manitoba. She's approximately 13-weeks old. She will be available for adoption in a couple of weeks through Precious Paws Rescue (preciouspawsrescue.ca) and is located in the Toronto area. Let's find this young, gorgeous girl a perfect home.

She's a confident little lady who's bursting with energy. In my brief time working with her, nothing fazed her. She's learning basic manners and easily adapting to city life.

Please share if you like, and to l help find this gorgeous young lady a home. Every little bit helps.

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Rescue hosted by Precious Paws Rescue

Disc dog mayhem

These dogs get HIGH.

Thank you Grizzly, Justice and Karma for being fantastic models for me on this gorgeous fall day.

Toronto Dog Sport Photography - Jess Bell Photography - disc dog
Toronto dogs in action photography, Jess Bell Photography, disc dog
Toronto Dog Photography - Jess Bell Photography - dog sports, disc dog


No fear. No mercy.

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Mercy | Malinois

And here’s a behind-the-scenes shot from when all the dust settled when we were done!


Before & after

Here’s a little behind the scenes image from a recent equine portrait session. We were lucky that gorgeous Anuhya could be handled with just a loose rope around her. This is to give you a bit of insight into how I handle the animals to create the images I do.

Ashbridges Bay, Toronto at sunset

This is one of my favourite places for photos in Toronto! The sand, water, long grass and brilliantly dramatic light make the beach something truly special.

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Unadulterated Joy

Nothing bonds a family together like the sharing of joy.
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I'm in LOVE with this photo. Such fun! Such joy! Such great photographic subjects! Such coordination! What a dream.