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 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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Capturing Family | Guelph Family Photographer

I had such a great time meeting and hanging out with this family on a brisk December afternoon.  Little Mallory stole the show with all of her cuteness, and was proud to show of her latest “big girl” tricks such as blowing kisses, and taking some independent steps.  What a sweetheart!  Thank you A Family for choosing me to capture your sweet family!

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Honouring Mom: Mother’s Day Portraits Sessions | Guelph Photographer

Although we are still in January, I have had a few inquiries about Mother’s Day sessions, and I am thrilled to share that we will be offering TWO different portrait options for moms and their littles  again this year  (older children are welcome to participate too!).   So Moms, if either of these events peeks your interest, perhaps share this email with hubby so he can arrange this special gift for you!   Or, maybe you would like to book a session for you and your own mom!

The first event will take place on Sunday, April 24th at a rented indoor space here in Guelph. These portrait sessions will not only provide Mom with the opportunity to get in front of the camera with her loves, but they will also offer a relaxing, pampered experience prior to the session. Professional hair styling and make-up application (by Meghan Barbour) is included in the package (along with light snacks). Just six sessions are available, so if you would like to secure a spot, please don’t delay as I expect them to be a popular option!

Mothers Day Pampered Portraits

The second event will take place during the evening hours of May 6th and May 7th at an outdoor location in Guelph.  Again, there are only six spots available!

outdoor Mommy & Me sessions

Both sessions are for mothers and up to three children.  Grandmothers are welcome as well, though no full family portraits will be taken (sorry Dads!).  These sessions would also be ideal for expectant mamas with an older sibling(s) prior to baby’s arrival.

For more information, or to secure your session, please  email to

A Year In Review | Guelph portrait photographer

Another year has come to an end, and the New Year will be upon us in a matter of hours. New Year’s Eve always feels so bittersweet for me. I want to take the opportunity to thank all of my clients, supporters, friends and family for making 2015 a really great year for my little business.  The “likes”, comments, shares, reviews, referrals and thoughtful messages that are sent my way are truly appreciated, and do make a difference in allowing my business to grow. I took some time to reflect on this past year, and created a little slideshow to showcase the various newborn/baby/family sessions that I had the privilege of photographing in 2015. I am so blessed to work with such amazing clients! It was a wonderful year, and I am hopeful that 2016 will be just as grand!  Happy New Year!!



New Arrival: Baby Parker | Guelph Newborn Photographer

This gorgeous girl and her family were an absolute dream to work with!   She was my final babe of 2015.   Meet Parker, 11 days new…
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I am currently booking newborn sessions for January to June ’16 due dates.  It is highly recommended that newborn sessions are secured during the second or third trimester to ensure availability within my calendar.  For more information, please connect at

Happily Ever After: Victoria & Kyle | Waterloo Photographer

In mid-November I had the pleasure of photographing this lovely couple’s wedding day in Waterloo, Ontario.  Although the day started out being cloudy with some light showers, by the time we headed outdoors to nearby Laurel Creek Conservation Area, the rain had stopped, the clouds parted and we had some very pretty light to work with.  The temperature remained chilly, but I am so happy that the bride and groom (as well as their families and wedding party) braved the cold to get some outdoor portraits completed.  Congratulations again, Victoria & Kyle, and thank you so much for choosing me to capture your special day.  Here are just a handful of my favourites from the day…

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Giving Back | Elora Family Photographer

I first met Amanda back in the spring at a networking event.  I was excited when she contacted me to book a family portrait session for her family.  They were  so much fun to work with!  And not only are they kind, loving, fun and actively involved in rep sports throughout the year, they are doing amazing things within their own community and beyond.  In just a few short days, Amanda and the kids are embarking on a mission to serve at an orphanage in Guatemala. They will be delivering everyday essentials and Christmas gifts to those in need.  If you would like to show your support, please check out their “Go Fund Me” campaign here.  D Family — thank you for allowing me the opportunity to capture your family this past Fall.  It was a pleasure working with you, and I wish you well as you head on your adventure to serve those in need!  You are amazing!!


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!