Expecting? | Guelph Newborn photographer

Are you expecting?  Consider booking a newborn session.  I am currently booking due dates through to March 2015.


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Connect at info@definingmomentsphotography.ca to book your session!  Don’t forget to ask about our Newborn Registry option.

Introducing John! | Baden newborn photographer

I had been anxiously awaiting John’s arrival for several months. His mama and I used to work together, and I was thrilled and honoured when she asked if I would photograph her anticipated arrival in September. Baby John came to see me at 15 days new. Being an overdue baby, and also coming around the 2-week growth spurt mark, I anticipated that he might be perkier than the typical newborn and I was right. John did not want to miss a thing! We did manage to get a few sleepy shots though, and his Mom & Dad deserve a big pat on the back, as it was definitely a group effort. Thank you so much A & G for choosing me to capture your baby boy — he is just perfect! Introducing the very handsome ginger, John…


{Kids Only} Christmas Minis Extended! | Holiday Sessions

Due to some interest,  I have decided to keep the Kids Only Christmas Mini sets intact until Tuesday, October 22nd!  If you would like to book a time slot but haven’t yet, don’t delay!    All of my mini clients from today’s event had a BLAST!  Email info@definingmomentsphotography.ca to book your session.

The details are as follows:

- 15-minute session and 2 sets

- 5-8 edited high-resolution images delivered via digital download

- 25 holiday cards

Cost:  $225 +hst

Christmas Mini Sessions Guelph


Proud | Guelph Baby Photographer

I am pleased to share that one of my images has earned me a second place standing in the “Babies” category in the recent National Association of Professional Child Photographers International Image Competition.  I am very proud of this accomplishment, and am very grateful for the recognition.  I certainly owe my lovely client a great big ‘thank you’ –  she trusted me, allowed me to push my own creative boundaries, and provided me with the opportunity to capture this special moment between her and her son.  To her, I am truly grateful.


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The Mock Family | Owen Sound Family Photographer

I have known this family for many years, and have now photographed their extended family on two occasions. I loved having the opportunity to photograph them on the shoreline of Georgian Bay, just outside of my hometown of Owen Sound. Although some Smarties & Skittles were required for bribery, a lot of fun was had, and I am thrilled with the shots that we got that evening. Thank you again Mock Family for having me photograph your beautiful family!


Baby Thomas: A Guardian Angel | Owen Sound Newborn & Family Photographer

I thought about this blog post for awhile, and didn’t know where to start.  I often post session shares here on my blog, but this is a unique situation. Every family has their own story, but in this instance I thought it would be more fitting for Sarah to tell her own family’s story.  Thank you, Sarah…for being so open, honest, courageous, and brave.   You are a true inspiration, and I am proud to be able to call you a friend.  Thank you for graciously sharing your journey with us.  We continue to pray and send positive thoughts your way.  Stay strong, friend.  Hugs!

Sarah’s Words:

Not every baby saves his mothers life. Not only is Thomas a miracle himself, he is also my guardian angel. Thomas was born prematurely at 27 weeks weighing 1lb 13oz. He came at a critical time…when doctors refused to deliver him, and I was given only weeks to live without chemotherapy treatment. You see, I only learned that I had cancer when I had unusual pains at week 21 of my pregnancy that left me hospitalized. I was eventually diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer that has spread to my liver. Thomas seemed to sense his mother’s struggle, and knew the only way we both would live was if he was born naturally. That way we could both fight our own battles side by side at the hospital.   Today Thomas is a scale tipping 9lbs and  is doing amazing.  Doctors are pleasantly surprised with his outstanding growth and development.  I continue to receive chemo with hopes of shrinking my tumours until they can be operated on–praying this will all be behind us one day and that I will be able to watch my miracle baby grow each day, for years to come.  

Dana has been a long time friend of my husband and I.  We struggled for years to have a baby.  When we did, we knew immediately we wanted Dana to capture our special moments. Her natural talent made her an easy choice.  We didn’t know that our circumstances would be so unique…Instead of a maternity session, Dana came to the neonatal intensive care unit to photograph out preemie son.  And instead of doing a newborn session, she kindly packed up her studio and came to our home to photograph Thomas as a 4-month old babe…who was now just the size of a newborn.  Her photos mean the world to us.  They will transcend time and stand as a testament of our love- as a mother’s love-for her son.  I couldn’t be happier with our photos.  No matter what the future holds, Thomas will always be able to see and know the love and tenderness we shared.  He will witness our special bond and know that I’ll always be there for him.