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….

In the Orchard | Oakville Family Photographer

Although it is always bittersweet to say goodbye to summer, one thing I always look forward to each September is my annual visit to the orchard with my family.  It’s become a bit of a tradition that my kids look forward to each year.  There’s nothing quite like picking a ripe, juicy apple right off the tree!  As it’s a place that I quite enjoy visiting, this year I decided to offer a limited number of apple orchard sessions just outside of Guelph, in Halton Hills.  Over the course of two evenings, I had the pleasure of photographing five beautiful families!  Fortunately we had gorgeous weather AND lovely evening light to work with…and I am so happy with all of the resulting images. Thank to you to all of the families (returning and new!) who joined me in the orchard this year.  I am very much looking forward to offering these sessions again next September!

Here is a peek into one of the orchard sessions from this year, with the delightful M Family…

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Seeing Double | Guelph Family Photographer

I recently had the opportunity to work with this beautiful, fun and lively family, which included twin almost-3-years-old identical twin boys.  They definitely kept all of us on our toes!  Our session was originally scheduled for this past June, but with uncooperative weather, sick little boys, and busy summer schedules, it was pushed back until September.  It all worked out well though.  We had a lovely night, yummy light, warm temperatures, and the leaves had just started to change around us, which created a pretty backdrop for our portraits.  I have many favourites from this session, and hope that mom and dad love their images as much as I do!

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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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2015 Holiday Sessions announced! | Guelph Photographer

Although the Fall sessions have only just begun, the planning for the Christmas sessions has been underway for awhile now.  With the details finalized, I am happy to announce that the {Kids Only} Christmas mini sessions, and the Outdoor Holiday sessions are now open for booking!  If you would like to book a session, please email for available time slots.   Here are the details:

“A Visit with Santa”
This year for the {Kids Only} Christmas Mini Sessions, we are welcoming the jolly man himself
into the studio!
Date:  Saturday, November 7th, 2015.

Your package will include:
- a simple yet festive set-up
- a 10-minute session (for up to 3 siblings),
- 5 images delivered via digital download,
- 25 personalized Holiday cards
- and a sweet treat for each child.

What To Wear suggestions will be provided.

We will begin with a “child only” set-up before including Santa.  The children will  have a chance to interact and chat with Santa while I continue to photograph these sweet and special moments.

Cost: $175+hst

* A $50 non-refundable retainer is required at the time of booking to secure your spot.

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“In the Pines” Outdoor Holiday Sessions

These sessions will involve minimal props so that the focus remains on you and your family.  Ideal for couples/maternity, children and families.

Date: Saturday, November 21st, 2015.

Your package will include:
- a 30-minute session at an outdoor location in Guelph (tba closer to the date),
- 10-12 retouched full resolution images presented on a USB drive,
- a set of 25 personalized holiday cards, and
- a sweet treat

Cost: $325+hst

*** Spaces are limited for each event.  If you would like to secure a spot, please contact Dana at ***

An evening family session | Guelph Family Photographer

I am so fortunate to say that I have worked with this family nine (yes, 9!) times over the past three years. It has been a pleasure documenting the children’s milestones and some stages in between. Back in July we met for an evening family session and as always, I enjoyed our time together and am thrilled with the resulting images as well. I am already looking forward to our next session with Benjamin when he marks his First Year. C – As always, it was a pleasure working with you and your beautiful family. Thank you for choosing me to capture some special memories for you and your children.


Apple Orchard Sessions are now booking!

This year I am excited to be offering a limited number of half sessions that will take place at a local apple orchard.  The orchard is located approximately 20-25 outside of Guelph, towards Milton.  These sessions are ideal for maternity, child, or family portraits.

Available Dates: Monday, September 14th  -and-  Wednesday, September 16th

Available Time slots:  4:30pm, 5:15pm, and 6:00pm

Your package includes:
- a 30-minute portrait session (for up to 5 immediate family members),
- 10-12 retouched, full resolution images presented on a USB drive with printing rights

Cost: $300+hst

** A 50% non-refundable retainer is required at the time of booking to secure your time slot. The remaining balance is due at the time of your session.

For more details or to book your session, connect with me at  -or-  call 519.824.1459


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