{My Own} Little Dancer | Guelph child photographer

My daughter Reagan has been enrolled in ballet for two years now at the Guelph Academy of Dance.  She enjoys it and has worked really hard this year in preparation for the year-end recital, which was this past weekend.  I was in awe of all of the performers — they really did put on a spectacular show!  And of course, my own little ballerina did a wonderful job as well!  Prior to her dress rehearsal I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to capture some shots of her in full costume.  Isn’t she lovely?!

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Mama Love: Mother’s Day Portrait Sessions | Guelph Family Photographer

“A Mother’s love is something that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it or take that love away.”
Helen Steiner Rice

Many thanks to the moms, daughters, littles and grandmas that joined me for this years ‘petite’ outdoor sessions in honour of Mother’s Day.  It was a joy and privilege for me to capture some special moments for you and your families!

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Just Baby: Logan | Cambridge Baby Photographer

I really do enjoy photographing a variety of ages for all sorts of reasons, but I big-puffy-heart LOVE photographing baby’s first year milestones, especially the “sitter” stage.  I recently had the opportunity to photograph Logan who is just approaching the 8-month mark.  Logan was a happy little guy. He had so many cute expressions, and was more than happy to show off his new-found loud voice during our session together.  It was such a pleasure working with this little one and his Mom.  I had a hard time narrowing down his gallery images because he’s just so stinkin’ cute!  Here are my favourites:

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Happy Birthday: Anna turns ONE! | Kitchener Baby Photographer

My job is the most rewarding. Not only do I love what I do, but I often have the privilege of watching my littlest clients grow and change…and it really is amazing! I have had the opportunity to capture little Anna from bump, to baby, and now again to mark her First Birthday. I have loved getting to know Anna and her family, and am grateful that I have been able to provide them with some special images that will be treasured for years ahead. Happy 1st Birthday, Sweet Girl! I wish you a year full of fun, happiness, and surprises!

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Expecting: Lindsey | Guelph Maternity Photographer

I was thrilled to learn that this mama was expecting her second baby this spring…this time a girl!  I first met this family about 3 1/2 years ago at their maternity session for their first baby.  Mama-to-be and I were both sporting baby bumps at the time, and our babes were born just a few days apart.   And now, their first born is going to be a Big Brother, and he’s pretty excited about the new role too!  I’m looking forward to seeing this newly expanded family again in just a few weeks!

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Did you know? … Our studio is stocked with a variety of beautiful maternity gowns, wraps and tops that can be used during your in-studio portrait session.

New Arrival: Baby Emily | Guelph Newborn Photographer

I recently had the privilege of photographing a brand new beautiful baby girl, along with her awesome family!  It’s easy to see that this family is completely smitten with their new addition.  I have gotten to know baby’s mama pretty well over the past couple of years through networking. Sandra owns  Guelph Wee Piggies & Paws and does lovely work — some of you may recognize her, as I frequently refer my newborn clients her way 😉   I was beyond thrilled and honoured when she asked if I would photograph her newborn session.  I have many favourites from our session together., and am including just a few here.  Meet Baby Emily, 6 days new…

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** Currently booking newborn sessions through 2016. Email info@definingmomentsphotography.ca to learn about our newborn portrait options!

Newborn Sessions | Guelph & Area Newborn Photographer

Did you know….it is highly recommended that newborn sessions be booked while mom-to-be is still pregnant, as these sessions are very time sensitive. Newborns and their families are welcomed into the studio between 5-14 days after baby’s arrival in order to capture those tiny, beautiful new features, and sleepy, curly poses that parents often desire. For more information on session options and rates, please feel free to connect at info@definingmomentsphotography.ca I would be truly honoured to capture your newest addition!