Hey, My name is Jessica but my friends call me Jess!


Being a Photographer is something that runs in my blood. That's my Dad with the camera in his hand and me hanging on the fence when I was about 4 years old. He is the inspiration behind HeartGate Photography. He ran his photography business for over 30 years and since his passing, I often wonder what he thinks of me taking after him in his career. I hope that he would be proud.

Timeless Style

Imagine looking back at your photos and knowing without a doubt that they embody your true essence during that moment. I typically edit true to hue and just slightly on the warmer side of colour so you can rest easy knowing that your memories will be exactly how you remember them.

Here for You

Your photos should represent you, your love and your story. Ultimately, I am here for you every step of the way; making sure that we are creating the images of your dreams. So if you'd like a photographer who is always in your corner, cheering you on and will make sure that you're 100% in love with your photography experience, then let's chat.

~get to know me~

I'm a Mom to two spicy, intelligent and strong willed daughters. I married my best friend in '08 and we've known each other for coming up to 20 years.

I love plants. Like love love plants. I think I'm at over 50 in our house so far.  

Ocean and mountain lover. My dream retirement location is Vancouver island in the forest, along the coast with some great hiking options. 

I traveled to the UK for the first time and fell head over heels over with Scotland and rural England. Check out my bucket travel list because I'd love to shoot your wedding for free if you are getting married in any of those locations!

Enneagram 3w4. I'm a creative extroverted introvert. I totally love being around people but recharge my batteries solo...typically somewhere surrounded by nature.

I'm a farm girl at heart and wanted to buy a horse instead of a car when I was 16. 


I grew up in a small rural prairie town. But my heart is and always will be in the country. We own a small acreage in Parkland County now and I couldn't be happier. 

I am super crafty and love to sew, crochet and bake. My girls call me a 90 year old Granny. They aren't wrong.

Spiritually open. I firmly believe that as long as you aren't harming anyone or the environment, you are free to believe whatever you want. 

I will always do my best to learn about inclusivity and are aware that we all have so much growth to do when it comes to accepting people of every shape, colour, ability and religion. All are welcome here.