Family

Happiness is…Family | Guelph Family Photographer

I pretty much love every.single.image from this session. I always enjoy meeting up with, and photographing this family. Maiya recently turned 2, and so we incorporated her birthday balloons in a few of the shots to commemorate her special milestone. As always Stewart Family, it was a pleasure! Thank you for having me capture your family again :)
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A Fond Farewell | Oakville Family Photographer

This family contacted me early in the summer to book a portrait session at a place close to their home in Oakville. This place had special meaning to them. It was a spot where they had spent some fun and happy times together over the past four years. A spot that they would surely miss when they moved away, back to the UK. I had such a great time with this family during their session, and I hope that these images help them to remember some of the memories that they shared during their adventures here in Ontario. Thank you Green Family for inviting me to your special spot.  It was a pleasure meeting the four of you, and I bid you a fond farewell as you head home.
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The Torgerson Family | Toronto Family Photographer

Although I tend to shoot most of my sessions around the Guelph area, I am certainly willing to travel as well! Recently I had the opportunity to travel to Toronto to meet up with my beautiful friend Nadine and her gorgeous family. The location we used for our session wasn’t too far from their home near the Lakeshore. I had the privilege of photographing them one year ago, and it was so nice to have the opportunity to see the five of them again and to see how much the little ones had grown and changed. I adore this family — their fun personalities and their style! Thank you N & C for having me capture some updated images of you and your wonderful family!

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Baby Finn | Kincardine Newborn Photographer

This wee man and his wonderful family travelled 2-hours one-way to have me photograph Finn’s newborn session. I also had the priviledge of photographing Finn’s older sister Paige as a newborn, about 2 1/2 years ago. I am so humbled and grateful for the continued support from this little guy’s parents, and I am honoured that I have been given the opportunities to photograph their growing family. Finn was such a good boy for his session, and I have so many favourites to share! Thank you K & C for making the trek to Guelph to have me photograph your precious baby boy.  It has been an absolute pleasure capturing your beautiful, growing family!
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Baby Milestone Session: Meredith – 6 months | Waterloo Baby Photographer

I had the priviledge of photographing Meredith to mark her 6-month milestone. Although this is already a pretty photo-worthy age, it was an extra memorable time for her parents, as Meredith learned to sit unsupported AND began sleeping through the night! Meredith was such a good girl for her session and I just love the smiles that we got from her. Here are a few of my favourites from her session…
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New Arrival: Baby Leonie | Guelph Newborn Photographer

I have been anxious to share some favourites from this newborn session, and now that Leonie’s parents have had an opportunity to view their images, I can! I loved having the opportunity to meet with this family for their in-person session reveal. I loved hearing the “oooh”s and “aaah”s as they saw their images for the first time….something that I miss when sending out online proofing galleries. I always have a case of the “butterflies” as I press the ‘send’ button, so having the chance to be there in-person to present the images and to see my clients’ reactions and get immediate feedback is a wonderful experience for me. Meet the beautiful Leonie at 10-days new…

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Mama & Me Babywearing Mini Sessions | Guelph photographer

Babywearing Mini ad web-ready

I am so excited about this collaboration with Meggan from Yellow Birch Baby Carriers.

Are you:
* a new mom considering babywearing?
* already a babywearing mama, but are considering a new type of carrier?
* an experienced babywearing mama who would love some beautiful images of you and your little one?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, you should definitely consider this event.  Location will be determined closer to the date, but it will be a lovely outdoor location in Guelph.  Email info@definingmomentsphotography.ca for more details or to book your spot!  There are only 8 timeslots available!

 

 

 

 

 

Three | Guelph Family Photographer

When you book an outdoor family portrait session with me, not only are you going to walk away with some beautiful imagery featuring you and your loved ones,  but you’re also signing up for a  fun and memorable experience.  When little ones are a part of the session, I like the session to have a playful and fun vibe to it!  I will act goofy, play some silly games and my usual quiet nature will likely go out the window…all in an effort to make your child comfortable with me.  I want to gain their trust and allow them to let loose, so I am able to capture them naturally as they are.

This recent family session was no different.  It was all about fun, games, smiles and laughter!  After all, when you add a 3 year-old to the mix, it is bound to be a fun time!  I thoroughly enjoyed my evening with this family, and I could literally share every shot from their session.  I loved them all!  I hope that this little guy’s family enjoys their images as much as I do!

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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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