Newborn & Baby

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.

*New* ‘Petite Newborn Session’ Option | Guelph newborn photographer

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I have been toying with the idea for awhile now, and have finally decided to add a new option to my newborn session packages on a trial basis – the “Petite” session.  This session will taken place in-studio and will focus on baby only (no parent, sibling or family images will be taken), and will last up to 1 1/2 hours.  Five (5) full resolution images are included in the package, with the option to purchase the remaining images in the gallery.  This option is ideal for clients who only desire a few images of their brand new babe.  Only a limited number of these sessions will be available per month.  The cost is $300+hst.

** For the summer months, I am extending this offer to include outdoor newborn sessions as well. 

If you are expecting and are considering booking a newborn session, I highly recommend securing your session while you are still pregnant.  I am currently accepting bookings for due dates between August and January 2016.  Email for more details.

Album Sale! | Guelph and area photographer

Your portrait session is complete.  Your USB is in-hand. But where are your images now?

I love providing beautiful imagery for my clients, and I love it even more when clients opt to purchase products to showcase their photographs.  It is then that I truly feel like my job is complete, because I know that their images will be enjoyed and shared for years to come.  It is much easier to enjoy imagery when it is up on the wall or displayed in an album, rather then digging through a drawer to retrieve a USB and plugging it in to view your photographs that way.

You would not believe how often I hear from my clients months after their portrait session that they love their images, but they still have not found the time to print them.  Nor do they know exactly what they want to do with them, or how to display them.

Although I do have some favourite wall art products to display your most favourite images, I really do think that albums are a great way to archive and preserve the photographs from your session. Albums also enable the full “story” to be told as all of your photographs are showcased together.  AND another bonus is that they don’t take up any space — no wall space is required!  :)

I recently added a gorgeous new album option to my product line — the 10×10 Signature Album. It is a high-quality linen-covered album that includes 10-spreads (20 pages), thick & sturdy pages, e-surface paper with lustre coating, AND it comes packaged in it’s own cloth-covered keepsake box. Customizeable options include rounded page corners, your choice of cover colour, and a cameo cover option as well.

My lab is currently offering these albums at 20% off, and I am more than happy to extend this offer to my clients as well!  If you have had a past session with me and would like me to create an album to showcase your images, I would be more than happy to design it for you!!   This offer is valid until July 22nd only, so please connect as soon as possible if interested.



New Arrival: Baby Adriana | Guelph Newborn Photographer

I have loved getting to know this family recently, first at their maternity session, and then more recently at their newborn session to capture their newest family member, Adriana.  I’d say about 95% of my newborn sessions include family shots, as I feel they should.  Welcoming a new baby is a family affair, and I love it when all immediate family members are eager to participate in the session.  Even Butters the retriever made an appearance in a couple of the shots.  Big Brother Charlie was one of the most well-behaved 2 year-olds  that I have had the pleasure of working with, and I am sure he will be a wonderful big brother to his new baby sister.  Thank you J & M for entrusting me to capture these special milestones in your family’s lives.  It has been a pleasure!

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New Arrival: Baby Thomas | Cambridge Newborn Photographer

I had the pleasure of working with this wonderful family back in May, who were referred to me by one of my past newborn clients. I absolutely love referrals, and am so appreciative when clients come to me based upon hearing about someone else’s positive experience. Baby Thomas came to be photographed at 10 days new. He and his Big Sister were so well-behaved, and I’m sure they will be the best of friends as they grow up together. I’m looking forward seeing how much little Thomas grows and changes over the next few months, as I will be photographing him again around his 6-month mark!


Baby Milestone Session: Ben | Guelph Baby Photographer

It doesn’t seem like that long ago I was photographing this little guy as a newborn, and last month I had the opportunity to photograph him again for his 6 1/2 month Baby Milestone session. These sessions are popular amongst parents who would like to document the “sitting” stage, and they are a favourite of mine to photograph. Babies are often full of facial expressions at this age and are thrilled to show off their sitting skills, taking in the world from a whole new perspective. The milestone sessions last approximately 30-minutes, which I find is the perfect amount of time to keep baby’s interest while capturing several different set-ups. Here are a few favourites from Ben’s session…