Newborn & Baby

New Arrival: Baby Carmen | Guelph Newborn Photographer

I was thrilled to hear that this beautiful family was expecting their second baby this spring!  I first met them over three years ago when photographing their first baby bump and baby boy, JP. We completed their maternity session a couple of months ago, and now JP is a proud big brother to a beautiful baby girl — Miss Carmen Rose.  A truly lovely name for a very sweet babe!  Some of these images will be enjoyed by the family for many years to come in the form of professional prints, wall canvases, and unique wooden image blocks.
M Family — Thank you so much for choosing me to capture these momentous milestones in your lives. You have such a beautiful family!

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June “Birthday” Promo | Guelph Baby photographer

June is my most favourite month of the year, and the reason may be in part because it happens to be my birthday month!  I’ll be celebrating my birthday later this week, and I thought that I would also take the opportunity to offer a special birthday booking bonus for my clients.  In keeping with the “birthday” theme, I have decided to extend an offer for the next three Newborn Session bookings, as well as the next three First Year/Cake Smash session bookings.  Details below:

#1 – Book a full Newborn Session & receive a complimentary set of 25 5×7 birth announcements ($75 value)
#2 – Book a full First Year/Cake Smash session & receive a complimentary 12×12 collage print ($75 value)

**Note: Offers are for new bookings only, and may not be combined with any other offer(s). “Petite” Newborn sessions are not eligible for the newborn offer. Sessions must take place before October 1st 2016.

Email for more details or to book your session!

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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 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 I would be truly honoured to capture your newest addition!

At Home: Baby Theodore | Guelph Newborn Photographer

Last Fall I was contacted by a previous client and was thrilled to learn that she was expecting her second child! I had the pleasure of photographing her first baby just over three years ago. This time instead of an in-studio newborn session, the family opted for an in-home lifestyle session to capture their new addition. Although I prefer to photograph newborns within the first two weeks of their arrival, the lifestyle session worked to our advantage, as we weren’t able to schedule the session until Teddy’s 4-week mark due to a bit of a rough start. Thank you so much J & T for welcoming me into your home, and for choosing me to document this special milestone for your family!  Your boys are awesome!!

New Feature: #WallDisplayWednesday | Ontario Photographer

Show me your walls!

I am excited to introduce a new feature that will be coming to the blog, starting next week: Wall Display Wednesday!

I am always curious to know how my clients choose to display their final photographs from our sessions, and so I am asking you, my clients, to send me snapshots showing me how you have chosen to display the images that we created together. Show me your walls!  If your wall display is selected, your image will be featured on the blog and you will get a small surprise in the mail as a token of appreciation for your participation!  To share your images with me, please send me an email at  The first feature will be this Wednesday, so you have a few days to get your images to me.

I hope to feature my client’s wall displays on the blog (and perhaps on social media too!) twice per month — the first and the last Wednesday of each month.  Each Wednesday throughout the month I will also be sharing inspiring wall display ideas via Instagram (@definingmomentsphoto) using the hashtag #walldisplaywednesday…so if you aren’t already following me, please do!

I look forward to seeing how you are currently enjoying your printed memories in your home

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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