I don't have words...just tears as watch the slideshow. Cannot thank you enough. You captured the beauty, the essence and the strength of the purpose of the day so brilliantly. You were a vital part of the miracle of yesterday. - Helen Burns
Thank you infinitely for the beautiful beautiful shots that you took of our family! I LOVE them and the presentation! All our friends are commenting on them. I am so thrilled that I finally have some "bragging" photos of the boys b/c so far they have been impossible for me to capture, especially the little guy, The way you captured them both alone and the two of them together melts my heart!!!!
Can't wait for our next session! You are our official family photographer:)
- Niki and John Wanner
I have worked with many photographers over my time at Harvard and as a professional athlete. Judy will be atop my list to call for any photography moving forward. I have passed on her name to others already. Absolutely amazing photos. Fantastic. Certainly the best head shots I have ever had done.- Marco Ianuzzi, BC Lions
"Oh Judy - we just looked at the Sneak Peek. You should have heard all of the "Oh My Gods" resounding through the room! Some of the shots took my breath away; I have so many favourites.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I know that you treasure family - it shows in your work and demeanor. You see the best in people and capture their spirit. I am forever grateful to you for preserving this moment in time.
With gratitude -Jane Gray
Judith Laurel was an amazing photographer for our wedding and we couldn't be happier. And we aren't easy to please when it when it comes to photos but my husband is already raving about ours. Judith made all of my guests feel comfortable and relaxed resulting in amazing pictures. She was quiet and unobtrusive when required, but clear and direct when she needed something from us. Her ‘Before’ photo tips made sense and helped us understand what to do, and that’s so important when it comes to getting great results. Thanks Judith!
Rachel Wood Wedding July 26th, 2013
At the risk of sounding like an infomercial......Judith was the best. I hate hate hate having my picture taken, but she made me relaxed & comfortable. I noticed the same for everyone else, too. Can't recommend her highly enough.
"Judy’s playful nature during my three year old's photo shoot made the experience a true delight! My daughter loved trying on the costume props and playing with the bubbles, horn and windmill. Judy transformed the photo shoot into a fun game. Creating this comfortable setting allowed Judy to skillfully photograph so many aspects of my daughters’ personality. It was a pleasure working with Judy and I look forward to our next family session together."
Words cannot describe how magical our photos are! The fall background is amazing - you have true talent to create such beautiful photos of my unruly family! I am going to frame every one of them for my wall!
-Shelley and Kenny Peitraoia
Thank you again for all the beautiful photos of Baby Luca. We are so pleased as usual.
Love Shane & Jule
Wine and cheese basket, as a token of our thanks for your over the top talent and service! When you're good, its appreciated! -Tracey & June Fedorachuk
Oh my my!!!!! I LOVE the photos! What a marvelous idea you had with the red scarf...I'm just so pleased, I could almost cry. You are simply terrific, Judy! You can be sure I will be passing your name along to others! -Julia Denker
Thank you Judy,
Without question, this is the best 'still' photo I have ever had taken of me. - Eric Samuels
I just framed the photos and my husband and I could not believe how well you captured our family! The picture of Sam solo made us tear up, and you really captured the West Coast which was our main goal. We just love the pictures and we will be using you from now on for our annual pictures. I'm letting everyone know that you are an awesome photographer! - Kathleen and Martin Hofstad
"Judy made me feel at ease and made the shoot fun. She is a total professional and a truly talented photographer."
–Daniel Edward Craig, Author and Hotelier
We LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures of our little miracle baby Hayven! I cried the moment I saw the first shot. The memories of the long hard struggle to her birth seemingly disappeared at the sight of all these truly amazing photographs! I want to especially thank you for the way you captured the sentiment of our spiritual beliefs in these photographs. She truly is a gift from God. - Sharon Pound
Even on a muddy, rainy day you worked such beauty and vitality into every shot. Just stunning. I cried happy tears as I looked through the photos. So, so beautiful...you captured the beauty of the Grand Opening so wonderfully. Thank you again! - Helen Burns
I am a finalist in a nation-wide job contest for Axe Canada and I hired Judy to do a photo shoot with me to help with my promotional materials. The pictures turned out amazing! I'm not the most photogenic guy but Judy made me feel comfortable and at home right from the start, and managed to capture my personality in the photos. I'm very impressed by the quality of her work. I'll definitely be hiring Judy again. James Clift
You turned ordinary pictures into art. Your enthusiasm, energy, and creative spirit made the experience itself something I will never forget. You are amazing with children, and have an obvious passion for your work. Your willingness to try whatever it takes to get a really special shot made our session into an adventure. And the images have given me that rare gift that every parent wishes for: the ability to keep your child a baby forever. I can never really express how much that means to me. - Kim Enga
I really appreciate your work. There is a continuity throughout the pictures, and your use of light is amazing. I would like to submit your images for our press release. Full credit of course . - Jim Dreichel, Mine Style Source
I just watched the montage and I loved how you put it all together! Perfection! - Andriana Karasz
My name is Tony Barton, I am a professional Entertainer/ Actor/ Model. I can say most confidently that Miss Laurel is one of the most professional and inspiring photographers I have worked in my 20 year career. Her experience, knowledge, and spontaneity give her an artistic edge that separates her work from other professionally qualified photographers. Judy also possesses the compassion and empathy to discover and capture truth in her photos. Finally, her charismatic personality and playfulness creates such a positive, comfortable working environment. I'm looking forward to working with her again. -Tony Barton
The moment I met up with Judy, on the day of my photo shoot, I knew it was going to be a great experience. Her warm aura made me comfortable right off the bat which attest to the volume of really great shots. Finding a talent agency to sign me now should be a piece of cake.- Anthony Nerada - Aspiring Actor, Singer
Thank you for creating the most memorable beautiful photos, you truly captured the quintessence of our wedding day. Your photography reflects the absolute spirit and mood of the day.
We loved your fun and enthusiastic nature, all the while being an absolute pro. Thank you for putting in extra time and energy into our photos and for being oh so patient. We are very happy!
We can’t thank you enough and will recommend to all of our friends and family! - Stacey and Adrian Samuel Port Moody BC Wedding October 13, 2012
I plan to put your photos in our nationwide magazine.I will use your photos to let the market know what is happening regionally. -Stephen Lomas,
Good morning Judy!
I wanted to thank you for yesterday, it was so lovely - you made it so easy to relax and just be while you captured us in a moment of our life. You have a quiet confidence coupled with an excitement for your art that comes across in a beautiful, artistic way.
Yours in gratitude,
What an energetic evening for you last night. It was so wonderful to watch you work at your craft. You certainly embody that scripture that says ‘study to show yourself a workman…’ You are amazing! You sure know how to make us look good! After seeing these photos we have decided that we would like to do a family session. We can't wait to see all the wedding pics that relive the day! Thanks again for all your hard work. You are lovely!
Tom and Jen Collard
Thank you so much for all the care and attention you gave to photographing at the Prospect Centre. We value your expertise and appreciate your patience with our scheduling and taking the time you need to find the ''look' we need. - Marilyn & Tracey Wardrop
"Judy has a magical way of relaxing you through her style, pulling exactly who you are out of your photographs. What a great experience." - Lynn Oucharek
During more than 40 years on daily newspapers I have worked with top professional photographers from around the world. When my publicist referred me to Judith, I found working with her on a book cover was a pleasure. She is creative, collaborative, works hard and understands deadlines, all key elements in getting the job done right.
-Alan Daniels, Author
I can't express this enough: If anyone is looking for a photographer, I would strongly recommend Judith Laurel. Aside from making us feel comfortable and confident in front of a camera, her efforts before the session in finding the PERFECT locations for us that were unique and romantic, went above and beyond our expectations. Her passion for photography really shows when you're working with her.
Thank you again, so much Judy. ♥ Holly Williams
"OMG!!!!! WE ABSOLUTELY LOVE THEM!!!! THANK YOU SOOO SOOOO MUCH!!! ;) WE LOVE THEM!!! LIKE LOVE THEM!! YOU GOT US! YOU TOTALLY GOT US!!!!
They are so perfect, so us, so amazing! We are blown away!!! - Adera Angelucci
Honestly, your pictures had me all undone! Thank you for hoofing it all around that hilly golf course to capture the moments so beautifully. Jodi Reimer, Riverway Golf Pro
Oh my goodness it's like Christmas, every picture !!' I can't stop staring at them and reliving the day! Thank you for everything! You were like my wedding 'doula.' - Mandy Aubrey - Wedding April 2014
I just want to let you know that you are an **AWESOME** Wedding Photographer! You managed to capture so many moment There were even a few that brought me tears of joy. We are very grateful for all these photos!. I have screen-saved my favourite shot, showing it to everyone… bragging about you of course!
Thank you for making our son’s wedding very special for me, and my family. You are more than just our wedding photographer, you have become a “special friend.”
Without hesitation, I would recommend you to anyone!
Kim Ross - Mother of the Groom (Robbins Wedding-July 23/2011)
I'm going to shout about you from the mountaintops!! That's just the beginning of the praise! -Jayna Marie
I don't have words...just tears as watch the slideshow. Cannot thank you enough. You captured the beauty, the essence and the strength of the purpose of the day so brilliantly. You were a vital part of the miracle of yesterday.- Helen Burns
"Judy conducted my boudoir session very professionally and allowed me to feel very comfortable in an intimate setting. Her photos are absolutely amazing; so much better than I could have hoped for. My husband and I love them! Thank you for these beautiful photos at a special time in my life " – xo Julie Pietraroia
Now that I've dried my eyes... I can send you a huge thank you! These are stunning photos! I can't thank you enough! You are such a dear! - Lanie Baxfield
Judy! My husband and I just returned from our weekend away. I couldn't wait to give him the boudoir photos. When I did, he was so surprised... and totally blown away. He loved them! Thank you again!
The combination of your personality and talent made you a dream to work with. Seeing our photos for the first time we cried, laughed and smiled. We were looking not at images, but of MOMENTS that you preserved forever. The feedback from our family and friends who have had the chance to view your photos and see you in action on the day of has been nothing but enormously positive. Everyone keeps asking… “Who was your photographer!?!?!?!” See more…
"We began our search for a photographer with hopes of making a connection that would allow us to feel we could be ourselves, and have input into the feel of the shots. From the outset Judy was easygoing, yet professional. She went out of her way to research locations, and asked the right questions to bring out what we really wanted from the photos.
We were both nervous at the engagement shoot, but within a few minutes she had us laughing and feeling comfortable, this ended up making the wedding day shoot a breeze. From a value perspective, JL photography exceeded our expectations, and we would not hesitate to recommend Judy to anyone looking for an excellent photographer."
Brian and Gabby Mathe Wedding - December 2011
I just wanted to let you know how pleased we are! You did an amazing job documenting Kyle and Maria's wedding day.. Your personal touches and flexibility of coverage from morning til night was greatly appreciated by us all. You have done so much! Beautiful work with the coffee table album. Thanks so much again! -Wendy O'Connor,(Mother of the Groom)
To Whom It May Concern;
After some hesitation on my part to have photos taken of myself for an upcoming newspaper interview with the Vancouver Sun, Judy assured me that her photos would be a gorgeous reflection of the way she saw me. I'd previously looked at the many beautiful photos on Judy's website and blog, so I had no doubts in her ability. After the very first photo, she enthusiastically said "This is the one, but we'll keep going." In the end I found several shots that I loved, but my favourite photo turned out to be that very first photo. I cannot come up with the words to describe Judy's work, from her professionalism and warmth to her experience and consistent results, she is truly a beautiful person both inside and out who is able to capture the best side of her clients through her use of lighting, angles and her ability to climb on any surface to get high enough to take the perfect shot, which is sure to bring about the most natural smile just from watching her.
Thank you so much Judy!
Samantha Ferguson, Barristor & Solicitor
Hi Judy, I finally stopped crying long enough to respond to your blog. The pictures are…a gift. Thank you. Were we at the same photo shoot? How did you get those beautiful shots that make Jax look as if he was still for more than one second? Thank you so much! I am going to post them in my classroom. - Michelle Romanyk
You really do see beauty in everything...that is your gift. You make people feel beautiful. The photo shoot experience with you was one of our favourite things we have done as a couple. We walked passed that same spot last night and we were impressed by how you saw an ordinary location and made it come alive. Thanks for working your magic.
Rhonda & Jeff
My wife and I are so pleased with both our engagement and our wedding photos! We found that you were always well prepared. For the engagement photos the blanket and the window frame created intimate and romantic moments.
You and your assistant were fun and easy to get along with. On the wedding day itself, your calm and prepared attitude was very helpful. We were impressed that you were able to capture so many of our wonderful and memorable moments from the ceremony and from the dance floor. My wife especially found herself revisiting the photos often. Thank you for the terrific job! - Ian Roy
"Beautifully symbolic of our son born at 1.6lbs..."
- Melanie and Peter
I recently hired Judith Laurel Photography for photos of our custom fireplaces in restaurants to add to our website's photo gallery. With no specific request for setting or layout, I trusted Judith to deliver the essence and ambiance that we believe best represents our products. I would highly recommend Judith Laurel Photography and look forward to working with them on future projects.- Scott Baron
I am humbled by all your kind words.
The portfolio you took of my models have given us tools to grow our Men’s Spa. Your ability to see beyond the moment and bring it into your camera is truly a gift, and your love of what you do shines through in your photos. Thank you for your professionalism and dedication to getting the perfect shot. - Tracey Ellis, Menzone Hair Co & Spa
"WOW, wow wow. These are all absolutely lovely. Congratulations Judy. You did a fabulous job. It seems we have enjoyed several years of working together on this wonderful event, and I thank you for your commitment. It’s terrific to work with you. I, and our client, appreciate your talent, creativity and professionalism. - Kelly Millin
"We have hired Judy on multiple occasions for her professionalism. My clients' rave reviews and requests for her year after year, continuously reinforce my first instincts of Judy and her commitment to excellence.
HUGE thanks to you Judy from our team at Par-T-Perfect Greater Vancouver Area
You make "music" with your photos.
Your photos are impressive. I am considering a client appreciation event and will be calling again for your talent. - R. Reed
"We love our photos! You captured the most incredible moments of not only our 8 month old son, but our dog too! Thank you Judy!" - Emily Payne
Thank you for shooting our corporate event. The photos are PHENOMENAL!!! You are a rock star! We will be booking you again next year.- Robin Leblevec
Judy and Linda photographed our wedding and our son's christening in March, 2009 and we couldn't have been happier with the results. Judy was an excellent lead photographer and managed to capture just what we were looking for. They were absolutely wonderful to work with - so calm and relaxed and very reassuring. They had only a very short time to take our photos and they did an incredible job despite inclement weather, schedule delays, and trying to organise family photos with many small children. The photos exceeded far beyond our expectations, we were truly 'wowed' by them.
Thanks again Ladies! Dom, Diana & Cillian Caffrey
All the photos are are more than fabulous!!!! I can't wait to share them with the world! Thank you again and again! Wow!!!!
- Nikita Graham
I never took the time to write and thank you for the marvelous experience when you were capturing my soul, digitally. I really enjoyed meeting and working with you! - Grant Smith