Happy Birthday, Christina! | Mississauga Baby Photographer

Cake Smash sessions are such a fun way to commemorate baby’s First Year milestone!  They are even more fun for me as a photographer when the Birthday Baby first visited me as a newborn. SO much growth and development happens in that first year!  It is so special for me to see the little one’s smiley faces and spunky personalities at the one-year mark. Miss Christina had a fabulous time smashing her cake, and enjoyed her clean-up bath equally as much!  Happy 1st Birthday, sweet girl!

Then and now….

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Pupply Love: Harlow | Guelph Photographer

Not quite 3 weeks ago, we added a new addition to our family — our puppy Harlow!  She is a Golden Retriever and Great Pyrenees cross.  She joined our family when she was just 8 weeks old and about 11 pounds.  This week at her vet appointment she was tipping the scale at 17 pounds in just two weeks time.  She still has a lot of growing to do too!   We love her to bits, and her playful puppy nature is definitely keeping us on our toes, but she is most certainly a joy to have in our home.  Her favourite thing is tummy rubs (as my youngest tells almost everyone we meet!), and whenever she hears the ice machine on the fridge turn on, she comes running, as she loves chasing and eating ice cubes off the kitchen floor.  You’ll probably see much more of this adorable fluffy face on the blog in the future.  Meet Harlow…

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Just Baby: Hannah | Guelph Baby Photographer

I really do enjoy photographing the various stages within baby’s first year, but the “sitting” stage is one of my most favourite stages to photograph.  Typically babies are between the ages of 6-10 months for these sessions, and they are often pretty pleased with themselves to show of their newly acquired unsupported sitting skills.  I love babies expressions at this stage, their eye contact and ability to interact with the people around them.Recently I had the pleasure of photographing Baby Hannah to capture her sitting milestone at 7 1/2 months.  It was great to meet her, and to see her family again, as I photographed her older sister’s milestone session a couple of years ago.  I like to keep things very simple during my baby milestone sessions, so that focus remains on just baby.  This beauty was so fun to work with…and that sweet face!  So precious!

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New Arrival: Baby Cadell | Guelph Newborn Photographer

This family was so great to work with, and it was an honour to capture them all together as a brand new family of four (well, technically five including Lucy, their sweet and very mellow Goldendoodle).  Baby Cadell was 8 days-old at the time of his session, and he rocked it!  M & M – It was a pleasure meeting you and your beautiful family. Thank you for choosing me to capture your new addition!

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New Arrival: Baby Raphael | Kitchener Newborn Photographer

I have really enjoyed getting to know this family over the past few years while photographing both of their pregnancies and baby boys.  Baby Raphael is the newest addition and was welcomed with immense love by his parents, big brother Henri, and his grandmother who came all the way from Brazil to help prepare for his arrival.   Meet the very adorable and sweet Baby Raphael, 10 days new.

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Family Time at the Distillery District | Toronto Family Photographer

I am so fortunate to be able to call this wonderful family ‘friends’.  I have had the pleasure of capturing their family photographs over the last few years, and during my recent visit was able to see their favourite images from past sessions displayed within a beautiful wall gallery in their home. Love!  This year they requested we complete their family session at the Distillery District in Toronto, a meaningful spot for them, as Cory & Nadine had their engagement photographs done there just over 10 years ago. And now, 10 years later they are a beautiful family of five!  Being my first time there, I allowed the family to show me around and we stopped  to snap some images along the way.  The Distillery District is such a neat and fascinating spot (the kids loved exploring too!)  I would definitely like to make a point of visiting there again!  T Family — thank you so much for your hospitality, friendship, and for choosing me to photograph your family. I hope that some of these images find a special place up on your walls 🙂Toronto family photographer Toronto Child Photographer GTA child photographer Tpronto Child Photographer

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Expecting: Julia & Craig | Kitchener Maternity Photographer

I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing this lovely couple recently for their maternity session here in Guelph.  Our maternity session took place on a beautiful warm evening with pretty light, and mama-to-be was simply glowing!  They are eager to welcome their first baby this summer, and I am equally excited to meet baby at the newborn session. Here are some favourites from our session together…

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New Arrival: Baby Carmen | Guelph Newborn Photographer

I was thrilled to hear that this beautiful family was expecting their second baby this spring!  I first met them over three years ago when photographing their first baby bump and baby boy, JP. We completed their maternity session a couple of months ago, and now JP is a proud big brother to a beautiful baby girl — Miss Carmen Rose.  A truly lovely name for a very sweet babe!  Some of these images will be enjoyed by the family for many years to come in the form of professional prints, wall canvases, and unique wooden image blocks.
M Family — Thank you so much for choosing me to capture these momentous milestones in your lives. You have such a beautiful family!

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June “Birthday” Promo | Guelph Baby photographer

June is my most favourite month of the year, and the reason may be in part because it happens to be my birthday month!  I’ll be celebrating my birthday later this week, and I thought that I would also take the opportunity to offer a special birthday booking bonus for my clients.  In keeping with the “birthday” theme, I have decided to extend an offer for the next three Newborn Session bookings, as well as the next three First Year/Cake Smash session bookings.  Details below:

#1 – Book a full Newborn Session & receive a complimentary set of 25 5×7 birth announcements ($75 value)
#2 – Book a full First Year/Cake Smash session & receive a complimentary 12×12 collage print ($75 value)

**Note: Offers are for new bookings only, and may not be combined with any other offer(s). “Petite” Newborn sessions are not eligible for the newborn offer. Sessions must take place before October 1st 2016.

Email info@definingmomentsphotography.ca for more details or to book your session!

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