Introduction to Jessica Richard Photography

Just a little bit about who I am, what I do, and why I do it.


Thank you for taking the time to look at my website and to take the time to read this post to get to know me.

I grew up in St. Catharines, ON and began my post-secondary education at Brock University for psychology. After attending Brock for a year and a half I quickly realized that psychology wasn't the career path for me. I knew I wanted to make a difference in peoples lives and I just became lost on how I wanted to do it. I am someone who believes a career should not be something you feel forced to do and that it should be something you enjoy doing. Since we spend so much of our lives doing it, I had to figure out what that would mean for me. I realized that Photography has always been a huge passion of mine and it is a career path that is able to make a huge difference in people's lives while also allowing me to be creative and to be able to talk to people and get to know them (which is another thing I love doing).

Immediately after this realization, I applied to the photography program at Algonquin College in Ottawa, ON. I had heard that this program was excellent and decided that if I were going to pursue this as a career I would have to do it right and put my all into it, (even if that meant moving 5 to 6 hours away from my family, which is something I would have never seen myself doing previously). Anyways... Surprise!!! I made it into the program! As I am writing this now, I am entering the final months of the program. I have learned so much more than I could've ever imagined while being in this program and I am so happy that I decided to push myself outside of my comfort zone to be able to experience it.

Besides my love for photography I also hold a few other things dear to my heart...

  • Iced Coffee

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Bunnies

  • Actually... all furry animals

  • Family

  • Laughter

  • Books

  • Ice Skating

  • Homesense

  • Christmas

  • I know I already said iced coffee but.. the pumpkin cream cold brew needs its own spot

  • Warm weather

  • Pasta

  • Poutine

and so much more...

Oh! And here are some images of my pets!



I hope you were able to get to know a bit more about me through this post, and I am looking forward to getting to know you as we plan for your special memories!