Family

Family of Four | Guelph Family Photographer

I had the pleasure of working with this beautiful family on a warm, sunny evening in June at one of my favourite locations here in Guelph.  Everyone was a joy to work with. The girls were absolutely adorable, and I loved their outfit choices.  I have so many favourite images from our time together! K & G – Thank you for sharing your evening with me (and for braving the bugs!). I loved having the opportunity to meet the four of you while creating some updated portraits for your family. I hope you enjoy your images for years to come!

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New Arrival: Baby Reeyin | Cambridge Family Photographer

I had the pleasure of meeting Reeyin’s family this past summer when we captured him as just a bump in his mama’s belly.  In October, I was welcomed into his family’s beautiful home in Cambridge to capture some newborn and family portraits via an in-home lifestyle session.  Reeyin’s name means “Kingly” – and when his mama mentioned that to me, I knew I just had to bring along this special crown prop to include in one of the shots.  It turned out to be one of my favourites from the session.
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Expecting: A baby boy is on the way!| Cambridge Maternity Photographer

I had so much fun with this family!  I’m not gonna lie — I was sweating by the end of our session after photographing two busy boys, but there was a lot of laughs and fun had during this recent maternity session. I really could share every single image from their gallery…I genuinely loved them all!  Thank you M family for choosing me to capture this special time in your family’s life as you prepare for your baby boy’s arrival. I’m so excited to meet him in the coming weeks!

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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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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?!