Newborn & Baby

Product Spotlight: Image Blocks

In addition to capturing beautiful imagery of you and your family, Defining Moments Photography also offers a line of unique, high-quality art products for preserving and showcasing your memories for years to come.  This month we are featuring one of our most popular products: Image Blocks.  Our studio has carried this product for a couple of years now, but we are pleased to now offer these pieces in a variety of sizes and styles.  Image Blocks are carefully handcrafted wooden blocks.  Your image is printed on the front surface, and then it is sprayed with a protective coating.  These art pieces may be purchased individually, or within a collection; they can be displayed individually on an easel, or easily hung on the wall.  A complimentary design consultation is available following your session so that you may see various mock-ups to help aid in deciding which image(s) to choose, or which wall layout would best suit your gallery.

If you have had a past session with me and are interested in ordering one of these beauties, please feel free to email me at for a complimentary design mock-up, AND the opportunity to receive a special promo rate (valid only for the month of February).

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New Arrival: Baby Jasper | Cambridge Ontario Newborn Photographer

One of my most favourite aspects of my job is meeting people.  I love getting to know my clients and learning more about them, their family, and their story.  When I met this couple at their maternity session in November, it was so easy to see the love and adoration that they shared for each other, as well as for their unborn babe.  Being pregnant truly was a gift to them, and upon meeting them I had no doubt that they were going to be the most amazing parents.  Several weeks later, their gorgeous baby boy made his debut and I was thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph him, and the new family of three.  Congratulations C & R on the birth of your precious baby boy, and thank you for allowing me to capture these special milestones in your lives!  Meet Jasper at 7 days new…


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A Year In Review | Guelph portrait photographer

Another year has come to an end, and the New Year will be upon us in a matter of hours. New Year’s Eve always feels so bittersweet for me. I want to take the opportunity to thank all of my clients, supporters, friends and family for making 2015 a really great year for my little business.  The “likes”, comments, shares, reviews, referrals and thoughtful messages that are sent my way are truly appreciated, and do make a difference in allowing my business to grow. I took some time to reflect on this past year, and created a little slideshow to showcase the various newborn/baby/family sessions that I had the privilege of photographing in 2015. I am so blessed to work with such amazing clients! It was a wonderful year, and I am hopeful that 2016 will be just as grand!  Happy New Year!!



New Arrival: Baby Parker | Guelph Newborn Photographer

This gorgeous girl and her family were an absolute dream to work with!   She was my final babe of 2015.   Meet Parker, 11 days new…
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I am currently booking newborn sessions for January to June ’16 due dates.  It is highly recommended that newborn sessions are secured during the second or third trimester to ensure availability within my calendar.  For more information, please connect at

New Arrival: Baby Abigail | Mississauga Newborn Photographer

I recently had the pleasure of meeting and photographing such a lovely family who came to me from Mississauga for their newborn session.  Baby Abigail was so good for her photo debut, and I just love the soft and airy feel of the resulting images.  I equally love the parent and family shots — Mom & Dad are just smitten with their baby girl, and that is so clear just by looking at their photographs.  J Family — Thank you so much for choosing me to capture your baby girl’s newborn stage. It truly was a pleasure!


Mommy & Me: Nursing Portraits | Guelph Family Photographer

Earlier this month I hosted a day of “Mommy & Me Nursing Sessions.”  I opted to host these sessions in honour of Canada’s celebration of Breastfeeding Awareness Week, and a portion of the proceeds from each session was donated to the Rogers Hixon Ontario Human Milk Bank, which is an incredible organization that provides breast milk to medically fragile babies in NICU units throughout the province.

I thoroughly enjoyed photographing these sessions. Although the theme of these sessions was “nursing”, you will notice that the real themes portrayed are mutual love, tenderness, and togetherness. Regardless of how one chooses to feed their baby, be it from bottle or breast, there is an unbreakable bond between a mother and child and I love capturing the love and connections between moms and their babes.  I commend these mothers for making the choice to get in front of the camera with their babes. We were able to create beautiful imagery that both moms and tots will be able to look back on with fondness in the years ahead.

Thank you to the mums for trusting me to capture this special bond between your and your little ones. It truly was a pleasure, and looking back through these images fills my heart with joy.


Family of Three | Guelph Family Photographer

I recently had the pleasure of photographing an adorable 2-month-old baby boy, and his parents. Due to his age and stage, we decided to complete the session in two parts — in-studio, where the main focus was on individual shots of him (and a few of he and mom), and then a family session outdoors. Considering two months is a bit of a challenging age to photograph, Tristan was quite cooperative and did great for his first official photo debut! Here are a few of my favourites from the session….

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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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.