Family

New Arrival: Baby Raphael | Kitchener Newborn Photographer

I have really enjoyed getting to know this family over the past few years while photographing both of their pregnancies and baby boys.  Baby Raphael is the newest addition and was welcomed with immense love by his parents, big brother Henri, and his grandmother who came all the way from Brazil to help prepare for his arrival.   Meet the very adorable and sweet Baby Raphael, 10 days new.

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Family Time at the Distillery District | Toronto Family Photographer

I am so fortunate to be able to call this wonderful family ‘friends’.  I have had the pleasure of capturing their family photographs over the last few years, and during my recent visit was able to see their favourite images from past sessions displayed within a beautiful wall gallery in their home. Love!  This year they requested we complete their family session at the Distillery District in Toronto, a meaningful spot for them, as Cory & Nadine had their engagement photographs done there just over 10 years ago. And now, 10 years later they are a beautiful family of five!  Being my first time there, I allowed the family to show me around and we stopped  to snap some images along the way.  The Distillery District is such a neat and fascinating spot (the kids loved exploring too!)  I would definitely like to make a point of visiting there again!  T Family — thank you so much for your hospitality, friendship, and for choosing me to photograph your family. I hope that some of these images find a special place up on your walls 🙂Toronto family photographer Toronto Child Photographer GTA child photographer Tpronto Child Photographer

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Expecting: Julia & Craig | Kitchener Maternity Photographer

I had the pleasure of meeting and photographing this lovely couple recently for their maternity session here in Guelph.  Our maternity session took place on a beautiful warm evening with pretty light, and mama-to-be was simply glowing!  They are eager to welcome their first baby this summer, and I am equally excited to meet baby at the newborn session. Here are some favourites from our session together…

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the K Family | Guelph Family Photographer

Word-of-mouth and referrals make up a significant portion of my clientele. I cannot tell you how grateful I am for referrals, and how appreciative I am when I learn that a new client was sent to by a family member, friend or coworkers. I am so appreciative each time a family (new and repeat clients) trusts me enough to allow me to have a brief peek into their lives through my lens to capture some special memories to document their family at this point in time.   I really do have the most amazing and rewarding job!

This awesome fun-loving family of four came to me as a referral.  I had so much fun getting to know them during our session together.  Here are some favourites from our session:

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Mama Love: Mother’s Day Portrait Sessions | Guelph Family Photographer

“A Mother’s love is something that no one can explain,
It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain,
It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may
For nothing can destroy it or take that love away.”
Helen Steiner Rice

Many thanks to the moms, daughters, littles and grandmas that joined me for this years ‘petite’ outdoor sessions in honour of Mother’s Day.  It was a joy and privilege for me to capture some special moments for you and your families!

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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 info@definingmomentsphotography.ca to learn about our newborn portrait options!

Expecting: So much Love! | Kitchener Maternity Photographer

My heart!!  I was beyond thrilled when this family contacted me a few months ago to tell me that they were expecting baby #2!  I first met them at their maternity session when they awaiting the arrival of their first baby boy, and have had the opportunity to photograph them a few times since (‘Then-Now” collage posted below).  I absolutely loved catching up with them again for their second maternity session, and I am pretty sure that I presented them with the largest gallery I have ever shown to a client, simply because I loved all of the images. This family is gorgeous, Big Brother-to-Be is utterly adorable, and there is just so much love between them!   I am very much looking forward to photographing their new addition this spring.  Thank you A & V for entrusting me to capture these special times in your lives — it’s always a pleasure!

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While mama was changing outfits, Henri hopped in front of the camera.  How adorable is he?!

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!!
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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 info@definingmomentsphotography.ca.  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 info@definingmomentsphotography.ca 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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