2014 Client Appreciation Giveaway | Guelph portrait photographer


In the spirit of giving and the holidays, and to show my appreciation to my clients for making 2014 such a memorable year, I am giving away a $250 gift certificate and an 11×14 canvas to one lucky winner!

To enter: Email me your favourite image from our session together this past year, and tell me what makes this photo special to you. Please send your entry to info@definingmomentsphotography.ca. Entries will be received until December 20th. The winner will be selected by random draw on December 21st.

**If you did not purchase the digital file of your favourite image, feel free to send me a quick snapshot of your photo…even if it’s up on the wall. I love seeing how my clients display their images.

Good luck to everyone, and thank you again for making 2014 a wonderful year for myself, and my little business!


XO  Dana
guelph child photographer

Max | Guelph Newborn Photographer

Referrals play such an important role in the success of a small business, and to me there is no better compliment than having one of my clients refer my business and services to their family and friends. This family came to me as a referral, and I am so glad that they did! I enjoyed my time getting to know this sweet family of four. There is no doubt that Max’s parents and big sister are just smitten with him, and I can’t blame them! He was absolutely perfect for his newborn session and is such a handsome baby boy!

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Baby Brother | Guelph newborn photographer

I know I have said it before, but I just love watching my client families grow!  I had the privilege of photographing this couple’s first born as a wee babe, and have had the opportunity to photograph her since.  I was thrilled to learn that they were expecting a baby boy, Benjamin, this past October.  This little guy is just so handsome, and I look forward to watching him grow and change in the coming year!  Thank you again C & S for choosing me to photograph your baby boy.  You have such a beautiful family!

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Expecting? | Guelph Newborn photographer

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


Newborn portrait photography — Defining Moments Photography by Slidely Slideshow

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

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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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