Newborn & Baby

New Arrival: Baby Blake | Newborn photographer in Guelph

I was so excited when this mama contacted me in the Fall to let me know that she was expecting, and wanted me to photograph her new addition in the spring. Becky and I met in 2007 when I started working as an Instructor Therapist for KidsAbility in Guelph. Although each of us has since taken different paths in terms of our careers, we have kept in touch via social media and often bumped into one another at various extra-curricular activities that our kids were involved in. I had the pleasure of photographing big brother Ben, back when he was just a baby himself, and it was wonderful to be able to photograph their newest addition, Blake at 16 days new. This handsome babe did not want to miss a thing and gave us plenty of wide-eyed shots and cute facial expressions…but eventually we tired him out and were able to get some posed, sleepy shots too. B + C – Thank you so much for choosing me to capture this special time in your lives! You have created a beautiful family and I am sure that as parents of two little boys, your future will be filled with much fun, adventures and wonderful memories!guelph newborn photographer
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New Arrival: Baby Jordan | Guelph newborn photographer

It may sound redundant, but I just love watching my client’s families continue to grow. Twenty-one months ago I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing this family at their first son’s newborn session. I was thrilled to hear from them again recently as they were awaiting the arrival of their second baby boy…Baby Jordan. He looked identical to how his older brother looked as a newborn, and had the most perfect lashes and beautiful head of dark hair! M & I — Thank you so much for entrusting me to capture these special milestones in your lives. You have such a beautiful family, and I thoroughly enjoyed our time together!

Without further ado, meet Jordan, at 12 days new…

Just Baby. | Guelph Baby Photographer

I love photographing all stages of childhood, but I especially love capturing babies within their first year. This time is such a fleeting one, filled with tremendous growth, emerging personalities, and learning some independent skills, such as sitting. Little babes at this stage are so happy, and often look at the world with such innocence, curiosity, and wonder…and I just adore capturing that through my lens!  Toothless smiles, eyes full of wonder, finding their toes, and that squishy baby chub — the joy in watching a babe at this developmental stage never gets old for me! I thoroughly enjoyed photographing little Vivian at my in-home studio here in Guelph, just one week shy of her 7 month milestone. Isn’t she darling?!


Baby Milestone Sessions are offered as part of the Baby’s First Year Package, and are available to book separately to take place anytime between 3-12 months of age as well.  A few occasions during the year “Just Baby” mini sessions are offered also.  There are a few spaces remaining for this event taking place on March 10th (for babies between 6-12 months). Connect for more details by contacting me at, or 519-824-1459

‘Just Baby’ Sessions are back! | Guelph baby photographer

I am pleased to announce another one-day event for babies between 6-12 months of age who are independent sitters.  This is such a fun and special milestone that occurs in baby’s first year, so why not document it with a portrait session?
During our session together we will capture baby’s natural beauty, those adorable, squishy features and babe’s emerging personality!  The sets will remain quite simple so that the focus remains on baby, though simple props and accessories will be provided.   Although I do offer Baby Milestone sessions as part of the regular menu offerings at Defining Moments Photography, this event offers considerable savings over the regular session price.  This is a one-day only event, and spaces are limited!

Your session package includes:

- a 20-minute in-studio session,
- five (5) of your favourite images to print as you wish,  and
- one (1) 8×10 enlargement of your choice

Cost: $125 +hst (due at the time of booking to secure your time slot)
*Package upgrades (ie. additional images and/or session album)  are available at a reduced rate.

Email or call 519.824.1459 to book your session!

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At Home: Millie | Guelph newborn photographer

I recently had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful baby girl and her lovely parents in the comfort of their own home, here in Guelph. At the time of our session, Millie was 3 weeks-old. I just love her name, and couldn’t get over her beautiful head of hair! A big thank you to Millie’s parents for being so warm and welcoming. I thoroughly enjoyed our time together, and I hope you love the resulting images!
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Calling expectant mamas! | Guelph Newborn Photographer

Are you expecting a baby sometime in the next 4 weeks or so, or do you know someone who is?  If so, we have a special offer just for you!  Have your newborn session completed between now and March 1st and receive a FREE gift
(valued at $75!)   Inquire for more details:

**Offer valid for due dates between January-March 1st 2015 only**

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A Look Back at 2014 | Guelph Family Photographer

The New Year will be upon us in just a few more hours, and I am so excited to see what 2015 has in store!  I am looking forward to introducing some new changes and session offerings in the coming months, and am anxious to work with some repeat clients and meet some new faces as well.  Thank you to all of my family, friends, clients, supporters and photography friends for making 2014 a memorable one.  Here is a look back at some of the wonderful families that I had the chance to work with this past year!

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An Early Christmas Gift: Baby Sienna | Guelph Newborn Photographer

My adorable baby niece Sienna Jasmine (pronounced ‘Jasmeen’) made her grand entrance into the world on December 6th, a bit earlier than anticipated as her actual due date was set for Christmas Eve.  Though she was received with no less excitement or love!  Her older siblings adore her, and I am a proud auntie once again!  My sister and her family made the trek from their home in Niagara Falls, Ontario to mine in Guelph, so that I could photograph her newborn session at 7 days new.  This little princess really made me work.  She was so cute and calm for most of the session, giving me lots of opportunities for beautiful awake shots, but after almost 3 hours of being wide awake, she finally caved and let her auntie play a bit while getting some sleepy shots too.  The waiting was worth it…I think so anyways.  A big thank-you to my lovely sister for all of her help, and most of all, patience!  It was a very long session, but I didn’t want to miss any opportunity to shoot her while she was sleeping, because it literally took FOREVER to get her into that state.  I’m sure you will be seeing more of this beauty on my blog in the future.

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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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