Jason Haywood

Photographer and Sole Proprietor

Hey! I'm Jason, and I think you're awesome!

Really. You're taking some of the precious time out of your day to read about me and my story, and that's pretty cool, so I promise to make it fun, short, and interesting!

Let me start by saying that I'm 19 years old! I don't have the same amount of experience and maturity as many other professional photographers. However, for that reason, I do have one thing what many do not have - a fresh, fun view on photography!

Teaching splash photography at Fort Erie Secondary School to Grade 7/8 summer school students - this was pretty fun!

When it comes to portraits, I am a firm disbeliever in the typical and very fake, "smile and say cheese" approach! Since when does anybody look flattering after following that?! Instead, my style is very candid: capturing real moments and translating these same memories into quality photos. I aim to set up an atmosphere where you can have fun and truly be yourself, which allows these real emotions to translate into the photographs I take!

Good luck finding me without a camera!

Good luck finding me without a camera!

In 2015 and 2016, I had the opportunity to compete in the Skills Canada competition at the regional, provincial, and in 2016, national levels. I am honoured to be able to say that I placed gold all the way, achieving the Canadian national championship for photography in June 2016. It was an amazing experience to work alongside some of Canada's leading student photographers, each highly skilled and equally humble. Since then, I have volunteered each year as head judge for the Ontario competition.

On-stage at Skills Canada 2016 in Moncton!

When I'm not behind the camera, I love cooking, learning Spanish, teaching and working with children, travelling, performing magic, swimming, playing the piano, going for bike rides in the balmy summer weather, and creating! Oh, and I'm British, having immigrated to Canada in July 2010. So yeah, I have an accent too!

Performing magic at my school's talent show - glad my teachers are forgiving!

Performing magic at my school's talent show - glad my teachers are forgiving!

I currently live in Fort Erie, Ontario, a beautiful and scenic border town in the Niagara Region, about a half-hour away from Niagara Falls, and close to the cities of Port Colborne, St. Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Thorold and Welland.

Well, thanks for getting to know me a little better - muchas gracias!

If you want to inquire about a session (or just want to know a magic trick), get in touch - I can't wait to hear from you!