A Jess Bell photography
Session consists of three steps:

Step One

Design & planning

I will meet you at a previously agreed-upon location discuss what you would like to achieve on the day of your photo session, any particular images you would like to capture, and to review samples, products and pricing.

Step Two

Photography session

Your experience will be completely unique to you. Your portrait session will take place at a location of your choosing and will last for a previously agreed time period. Each session is fully customized to each client’s wants and needs.

Step Three

Image reveal & ordering

After I have processed your images, we will again meet to view your gallery. This is the time that you make your image selections and decide how you would like them printed. Clients normally spend between $800 and $3000 on their artwork at this point.


sessions and fees

If you’re looking for some of the most original, eye-catching and artistic animal photography in Ontario, look no further.

Jess Bell Photography - Toronto Animal Photographer, dog
Jess has captured pictures I wanted but didn’t know how to say it, and other images I couldn’t have fathomed and could not live without! Her eye, her imagination, and use of colour are unmatched. Her artistic abilities will leave you amazed. She is also the most patient, gentle, and easy to work with artist. Jess has created memories of my dogs and my family I will cherish forever.
— Christine Dencs

standard session fee

outdoor: $295

studio: $195

The session fee represents my creative fee and attendance on site to photograph you and 1-2 of your animals.

See below for information on specialty sessions and add-ons. Additional photographic subjects are $30/each.

Studio Photography with Toronto Animal Photographer Jess Bell
Jess has an uncanny ability to capture the perfect moment! Her photographs are absolutely magical. Every time I’ve worked with her I’ve received multiple images that give me goosebumps and perfectly depict the relationship I have with my horses and dogs!
— Heather McFarlane

Specialty sessions

Grow with me - puppy portraits

Grow with me: puppy’s first year


Welcome home, little one! This is three one-hour portrait sessions scheduled at your home approximately every three months to document your puppy’s first year with you.


  • $200 print credit towards purchase of session wall art or albums at year’s end.

Coloured powder sessions with Toronto animal photographer Jess Bell Photography

coloured powder sessions


Want a splash of colour added to your action shots? Powder photos are dramatic and extremely eye-catching.

  • Additional time added to session.

  • Expect to get between 5 and 10 powder proof images from which to make your selection from your gallery.

  • The coloured powder I use is made in the USA. All ingredients are FD&C and D&C approved. For more information, see my blog post here.

  • If you are interested in a powder-only session, they can be arranged for groups of 5-10 people. See my Coloured Powder Group Session page for more details.

Black equine photography

Low key equine portraits

Starting at $225

These sophisticated low key (“black background”) equine portraits are very popular. I set up a mini-studio in your barn to carefully control ambient light to create soft, timeless images.

If you are interested in organizing for a group, contact me to discuss details and group rates.

Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars. All prices are subject to change.

We are so incredibly pleased with our session with Jess and the resulting pictures! The action shots of our Aussie are absolutely incredible - she caught the essence of our dog’s personality perfectly! Jess spent an afternoon with our whole family and our very active pup, finding the right spots, lighting, angles and expressions to get incredible results. Her pictures are more than snapshots - they are works of art. We will treasure them always as they captured the love between all our family members and our treasured puppy.
— Amy Pauli

You won’t be disappointed

Jess is flexible and accommodating and is willing to listen to your vision while guiding you to get the best possible shots. You won't be disappointed!

Jen Cresswell

Jess has taken the most stunning photos of my beloved dog, from my puppy’s first year to adulthood. She can deliver on a still portrait or an action filled frame, and everything in between. Her ability to capture beautiful images and then somehow pile a heap more beauty on top in post production is mind-boggling. I would never hesitate to recommend her. Her images will stay with us long after my dog is gone; a keepsake to cherish an honourary family member.
— Stefani Grujic