About Me







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The moment I realized the true value in a photograph is an odd one

A few years ago I decided it would be cute to take the dogs for a picture with Santa, nothing fancy just a person in a suit in the back of a pet store. The outcome was a photo where my pups had the biggest silliest smiles on their faces, and oh the joy that single photograph brought me when it showed up in my inbox was astounding. It had made my entire week! And I still think about it. That feeling is what I want to give each and every one of my clients when their gallery arrives in their inboxes.

Matcha addict with a major sweet tooth

I’m Jacquie your wedding photographer and hopefully soon to be friend. Since we will be getting to know each other more, I'd love to tell you a few things about myself first.

Photographer at Blush West Photography fluffing a brides dress while she stands with her husband in downtown Kitchener

Jacquie Dudley (she/her)

I am a Southwestern Ontario wedding and portrait photographer. I have been doing photography professionally since 2013. I recently relocated to Woodstock, Ontario with my partner (Jeff) and our slightly over-active border collie (shadow). Although I have lived all across the GTA as well as the Tri-Cities (I was born in Kitchener-Waterloo and raised in Guelph), I am now happy to call Woodstock my home.

I got started in photography by pure chance (or maybe it was a subconscious determination). The thought of being able to freeze a moment in time with a camera was fascinating to me when I was younger. I would carry a camera around with me everywhere, always experimenting with light and motion. I still love playing with gorgeous light but what I love more is to capture peoples connections and emotions. I love the in-between moments, the authentically you moments, the moments where you forget about everything and just be yourself, the perfectly imperfect moments.

I am entirely self taught

Which fits well with my desire to always challenge and better myself. When I was first introduced to wedding and portrait photography I was excited that I could share my love of being creative with others.

I pride myself on being a calming presence on your day. I am there for you not just as a photographer but as someone you can rely on if you need something (of course I'm not quite a wizard so my magic only goes so far, haha).

Photographer at Blush West Photography capturing a bride twirling in front of groom at the Walper Hotel in Kitchener

Being a photographer is only a small part of who I am.

I am a dog-mom, a first-time homeowner, a slight adrenaline junkie, an adventurer, a slight couch-potato, a day dreamer, a reader, a baker, a drawer, and so much more.

I can be a little awkward, I love corny jokes, I am very chill, I love tattoos, I dye my own hair (at minimum twice a year), I will most likely be blasting some sort of heavy metal or techno song on my way to your session, and I often get lost in my own thoughts. My hobbies have made me into a bit of an adrenaline junkie. My typical ‘relaxing’ day has my partner and I either at the dirt bike track or out on the mountain bike trails. I always find myself chasing new challenges in life, always looking for news skills to learn.

Side note: Cake, ice-cream, or orange chocolate will instantly make you favourite human being, hands down. I am also always down for a good bubble tea. Up for a Boba date?

A few more completely random facts about me…

  • I believe that changing your mindset can have a huge impact on your life. #thinkpositive
  • I love watching thunderstorms on the porch, splashing in puddles, and playing in the rain. I hope I never grow out of this!
  • I am absolutely fascinated with architecture. I love how different buildings contrast against the sky.
  • I believe that some of the biggest moments are made possible by all the little ones
  • I will eat one favourite food daily for months until one day when I wake up it just doesn’t taste good anymore and move on to the next thing

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