In the Orchard | Oakville Family Photographer

Although it is always bittersweet to say goodbye to summer, one thing I always look forward to each September is my annual visit to the orchard with my family.  It’s become a bit of a tradition that my kids look forward to each year.  There’s nothing quite like picking a ripe, juicy apple right off the tree!  As it’s a place that I quite enjoy visiting, this year I decided to offer a limited number of apple orchard sessions just outside of Guelph, in Halton Hills.  Over the course of two evenings, I had the pleasure of photographing five beautiful families!  Fortunately we had gorgeous weather AND lovely evening light to work with…and I am so happy with all of the resulting images. Thank to you to all of the families (returning and new!) who joined me in the orchard this year.  I am very much looking forward to offering these sessions again next September!

Here is a peek into one of the orchard sessions from this year, with the delightful M Family…

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Seeing Double | Guelph Family Photographer

I recently had the opportunity to work with this beautiful, fun and lively family, which included twin almost-3-years-old identical twin boys.  They definitely kept all of us on our toes!  Our session was originally scheduled for this past June, but with uncooperative weather, sick little boys, and busy summer schedules, it was pushed back until September.  It all worked out well though.  We had a lovely night, yummy light, warm temperatures, and the leaves had just started to change around us, which created a pretty backdrop for our portraits.  I have many favourites from this session, and hope that mom and dad love their images as much as I do!

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New Arrival: Baby Emmett | Elora newborn photographer

It was such a pleasure to have the opportunity to work with this beautiful family again! I first photographed them upon the arrival of their first child just over two-and-a-half years ago, and was thrilled when they connected this past summer to book a newborn session for their second child — a baby boy! Baby Emmett did pretty well for his portrait debut, and he even gave us a couple of smiles!
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2015 Holiday Sessions announced! | Guelph Photographer

Although the Fall sessions have only just begun, the planning for the Christmas sessions has been underway for awhile now.  With the details finalized, I am happy to announce that the {Kids Only} Christmas mini sessions, and the Outdoor Holiday sessions are now open for booking!  If you would like to book a session, please email for available time slots.   Here are the details:

“A Visit with Santa”
This year for the {Kids Only} Christmas Mini Sessions, we are welcoming the jolly man himself
into the studio!
Date:  Saturday, November 7th, 2015.

Your package will include:
- a simple yet festive set-up
- a 10-minute session (for up to 3 siblings),
- 5 images delivered via digital download,
- 25 personalized Holiday cards
- and a sweet treat for each child.

What To Wear suggestions will be provided.

We will begin with a “child only” set-up before including Santa.  The children will  have a chance to interact and chat with Santa while I continue to photograph these sweet and special moments.

Cost: $175+hst

* A $50 non-refundable retainer is required at the time of booking to secure your spot.

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“In the Pines” Outdoor Holiday Sessions

These sessions will involve minimal props so that the focus remains on you and your family.  Ideal for couples/maternity, children and families.

Date: Saturday, November 21st, 2015.

Your package will include:
- a 30-minute session at an outdoor location in Guelph (tba closer to the date),
- 10-12 retouched full resolution images presented on a USB drive,
- a set of 25 personalized holiday cards, and
- a sweet treat

Cost: $325+hst

*** Spaces are limited for each event.  If you would like to secure a spot, please contact Dana at ***

New Arrival: Everly | Newborn & Family photographer in Guelph

This little princess was just so petite and lovely.  I enjoyed my time with her and her family.  I am looking forward to seeing how much she grows and changes in the coming months, as I will see her next at her “sitting” milestone session!  Meet Everly…

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I am currently booking due dates until early winter 2016.  Touch-base if you would like some more details about planning your own newborn session:

An evening family session | Guelph Family Photographer

I am so fortunate to say that I have worked with this family nine (yes, 9!) times over the past three years. It has been a pleasure documenting the children’s milestones and some stages in between. Back in July we met for an evening family session and as always, I enjoyed our time together and am thrilled with the resulting images as well. I am already looking forward to our next session with Benjamin when he marks his First Year. C – As always, it was a pleasure working with you and your beautiful family. Thank you for choosing me to capture some special memories for you and your children.


Apple Orchard Sessions are now booking!

This year I am excited to be offering a limited number of half sessions that will take place at a local apple orchard.  The orchard is located approximately 20-25 outside of Guelph, towards Milton.  These sessions are ideal for maternity, child, or family portraits.

Available Dates: Monday, September 14th  -and-  Wednesday, September 16th

Available Time slots:  4:30pm, 5:15pm, and 6:00pm

Your package includes:
- a 30-minute portrait session (for up to 5 immediate family members),
- 10-12 retouched, full resolution images presented on a USB drive with printing rights

Cost: $300+hst

** A 50% non-refundable retainer is required at the time of booking to secure your time slot. The remaining balance is due at the time of your session.

For more details or to book your session, connect with me at  -or-  call 519.824.1459


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Home is where the Heart is | Puslinch Family Photographer

I loved having the opportunity to catch up with this family again!  I last saw them as a family of three when photographing mom’s maternity session.  They recently invited me to their beautiful home outside of Guelph, in Puslinch to photograph their family session.  It was important to them to have their session at a place that they loved…somewhere that they felt comfortable.  I was happy to oblige and upon driving down a gorgeous country road and pulling into their driveway, I could easily see why their home holds such a special place in their hearts!  The gardens were in full bloom, and the girls have plenty of space to run free and play.  I have so many favourites from our session together and am so appreciative to have been invited to capture this beautiful family. At home.


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New Arrival: Baby Christina | Mississauga newborn photographer

I recently had the pleasure and honour of photographing this beautiful baby girl, Christina, who happens to be the newest daughter of a long-time friend of mine.  I first met this wee one’s parents during my first year of university (her mom and I lived in residence together) and we have been friends ever since!  I am looking forward to watching little Christina grow, and am excited to have the opportunity to photograph her again for her “sitting” milestone around her 6-7 month mark.  Sabrina & Brad – thank you so much for having me capture your new addition…she is absolutely precious!  You have created such a beautiful family and I am so grateful that I was able to capture some of your first photos together as a family of four!  Congratulations again!

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Did you know that a complimentary digital birth announcement is included with your newborn session?  View Christina’s baby announcement here.

*New* ‘Petite Newborn Session’ Option | Guelph newborn photographer

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I have been toying with the idea for awhile now, and have finally decided to add a new option to my newborn session packages on a trial basis – the “Petite” session.  This session will taken place in-studio and will focus on baby only (no parent, sibling or family images will be taken), and will last up to 1 1/2 hours.  Five (5) full resolution images are included in the package, with the option to purchase the remaining images in the gallery.  This option is ideal for clients who only desire a few images of their brand new babe.  Only a limited number of these sessions will be available per month.  The cost is $300+hst.

** For the summer months, I am extending this offer to include outdoor newborn sessions as well. 

If you are expecting and are considering booking a newborn session, I highly recommend securing your session while you are still pregnant.  I am currently accepting bookings for due dates between August and January 2016.  Email for more details.