Newborn & Baby

Baby Registry | Guelph newborn photographer

baby registry

I am very pleased to offer this complimentary service to expectant parents who reserve their newborn session with Defining Moments Photography.

Sleepers, onesies, and the latest baby gizmos and gadgets only last so long.  Allow your family and friends to gift you beautiful images of your new addition that will last a lifetime.

Contact me for more details! 

Baby Finn | Kincardine Newborn Photographer

This wee man and his wonderful family travelled 2-hours one-way to have me photograph Finn’s newborn session. I also had the priviledge of photographing Finn’s older sister Paige as a newborn, about 2 1/2 years ago. I am so humbled and grateful for the continued support from this little guy’s parents, and I am honoured that I have been given the opportunities to photograph their growing family. Finn was such a good boy for his session, and I have so many favourites to share! Thank you K & C for making the trek to Guelph to have me photograph your precious baby boy.  It has been an absolute pleasure capturing your beautiful, growing family!

Baby Milestone Session: Meredith – 6 months | Waterloo Baby Photographer

I had the priviledge of photographing Meredith to mark her 6-month milestone. Although this is already a pretty photo-worthy age, it was an extra memorable time for her parents, as Meredith learned to sit unsupported AND began sleeping through the night! Meredith was such a good girl for her session and I just love the smiles that we got from her. Here are a few of my favourites from her session…

New Arrival: Baby Leonie | Guelph Newborn Photographer

I have been anxious to share some favourites from this newborn session, and now that Leonie’s parents have had an opportunity to view their images, I can! I loved having the opportunity to meet with this family for their in-person session reveal. I loved hearing the “oooh”s and “aaah”s as they saw their images for the first time….something that I miss when sending out online proofing galleries. I always have a case of the “butterflies” as I press the ‘send’ button, so having the chance to be there in-person to present the images and to see my clients’ reactions and get immediate feedback is a wonderful experience for me. Meet the beautiful Leonie at 10-days new…


Baby Milestone Session: Axel | Guelph Baby Photographer

Axel and his mom recently came into the studio for a Baby Milestone Session, just shy of his 8-month milestone. I had such a wonderful time with these two! Axel was an absolute dream to work with and we were able to capture a variety of his expressions — especially the smiley and more serious ones. Axel’s mama also requested a nursing shot, and I was more than happy to oblige. I think that particular shot ranks as one of my all-time favourites, and I hope that his mama is able to look at it in the future and reminise about this special time once her wee one is a bit older.

Without further ado, the very handsome and adorable Axel…

Mama & Me Babywearing Mini Sessions | Guelph photographer

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I am so excited about this collaboration with Meggan from Yellow Birch Baby Carriers.

Are you:
* a new mom considering babywearing?
* already a babywearing mama, but are considering a new type of carrier?
* an experienced babywearing mama who would love some beautiful images of you and your little one?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, you should definitely consider this event.  Location will be determined closer to the date, but it will be a lovely outdoor location in Guelph.  Email for more details or to book your spot!  There are only 8 timeslots available!






Baby Olivia | Burlington Newborn Photographer

I had been looking forward to this newborn session since late last Fall when Olivia’s mom contacted me to book their maternity and newborn session. This family’s story touched me, and after meeting them at their maternity session, I was even more excited and anxious to meet their sweet baby girl! Olivia’s parents have endured quite a journey to get to this point, and I was so honoured to be able to capture some of their very first family photos with their new addition. Baby Olivia is a true miracle and I hope to see more of her in the future. She was such a good girl for her session with me! Here she is at just 4 days new….
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Baby Irene – London Newborn Photographer

I am so appreciative that this family traveled from the London area to have me photograph their newest addition! Just over two years ago, I had the pleasure of photographing their first child, Charlotte at 10 days-old. Earlier this month I got to meet Charlotte’s baby sister Irene, who also happened to be 10 days at the time of her session. I’m sure these two sisters will be the best of friends. Charlotte may certainly be the most cooperative 2 year-old I have had the pleasure of working with, and my heart completely melted when she walked over and gave me a hug before leaving after their session. Little Irene also stole my heart — how adorable is she?! Thank you again V Family for making the trek to Guelph and for choosing me to capture this special time in your lives.


Baby Maeda | Guelph newborn photographer


I have loved getting to know this family over the past several months. I had the priviledge of photographing their maternity session in January, and then captured them and their new love, Maeda, at their recent newborn session. Maeda kept her mommy and daddy waiting and wondering when she would arrive. Nine days after her due date, she made her grand entrance into the world, and her parents are completely in love with her. Her Daddy was such a great helper during her session, as it did take some effort to pose her while keeping her content and sleepy, but our efforts certainly paid off as we got some wonderful images of Maeda at just 5 days new. Thank you C & L for choosing me to capture these ever-so-special milestones in your lives. It has been nothing short of a pleasure!


Expecting: Dawn | Guelph Maternity Photographer

I love it when clients choose to document their pregnancy through a maternity session.  Not only is it a wonderful way to capture the natural beauty of the glowing mama-to-be, but it is also wonderful to be able to show the existing connections amongst a family prior to baby’s arrival.  This couple was excited to welcome Baby #2 into their hearts and lives, but it was also important to them that they capture the special bond between mom and her beautiful daughter before baby arrived.  I adore the mama-daughter love that is evident in these images.  This adorable little lady has now taken on the role of ‘Big Sister’, and I am certain that she will be a great one!  T & D — thank you so much for choosing me to capture this special time in your lives!


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