Family

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.

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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!

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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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Did you know that professional hair styling and make-up application are available as an add-on service?  My team is amazing, and this mama couldn’t say enough good things about them and her ‘makeover’ results!  Inquire for more details:  info@definingmomentsphotography.ca

Baby Hunter | Guelph newborn photographer

Meet Hunter at 12 days new. This adorable little man was born on Christmas Eve, just two hours shy of Christmas Day…and he was actually my first client of 2014! He was pretty good to me and had a pretty laid-back personality throughout the session (see 3rd image!). A big thanks to his wonderful parents for choosing me to capture this special and fleeting time for their family!

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   I just adore these final two family shots! 
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Baby Angelica | Guelph newborh photographer

Baby Angelica was my last newborn of 2013. She made an early entrance into the world several weeks ahead of schedule and had to spend some time in hospital before joining her family at home.   She was 4-weeks old at the time of her newborn session, and she did quite well considering her age. It was a pleasure meeting and working with Angelica and her family. Thank you for choosing me to capture this special time in your lives!

Meet Angelica — such a beautiful baby girl!
I am so glad that I was able to capture this first shot of Angelica and her big brother Ali.  I literally clicked the shutter once (as a “test” shot), and he decided that he was done :)

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Happy New Year! | Guelph Portrait Photographer

I am so grateful to be able to do what I love, and I am very thankful to those that trusted me to capture their memories in 2013. I loved meeting and getting to know some brand new clients, and thoroughly enjoyed catching up with some clients from years past as well.

This past year was an incredible year of growth and accomplishment for both myself as a photographer, and for my business. Being on maternity leave this past year, I limited my bookings for each month but it turned out that 2013 proved to be my busiest year yet! In addition to working with some amazing clients, I earned First Place standing in the ‘Babies’ category of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers July 2013 International Image Competition. This achievement was a notable highlight for me on a personal level, and I am honoured to have placed amongst such amazing talent within the industry. I also had several images selected as the “Daily Favourite” from a well-known photographer’s forum, and even had the distinct honour of having one of my baby images chosen as the Inspiring Image of the Week  and featured on the Learn Shoot Inspire website. I would not have had such success without my wonderful clients who choose me to capture their precious little loves, and provide me with the opportunity to be creative and let me roll with my vision in the moment.

And so, I extend a big THANK YOU to all of those who have supported me this past year! I look forward to photographing some new faces (and familiar ones too!) in the coming year. I have a feeling that 2014 is going to be a fantastic year, and I am anxious to unveil some new changes and offerings that I have been working on to better serve by clients for the New Year.

Wishing you much happiness, success and good health for 2014!

Warmest regards,
Dana

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The Haley Family | Guelph Family Photographer

I have had the priviledge of watching this family grow and change over the past year. I first met them at their maternity session last December, and then photographed little Benjamin as a newborn in January. I was thrilled when they contacted me this past fall to book a family portrait session. We met up at a local Christmas tree farm and got a great variety of shots amongst the beautiful country property. I have a lot of favourites from this session…it’s easy to see that this family is filled with so much love!
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