• Welcome to Open Shutter Photography!

    Coming from small-town Ontario and being old-school in every sense of the word, I enjoy things in life that have true lasting power; pyrex, canning, traditions and, of course, the perfect shot!

    My specialty is Lifestyle Photography …..Weddings, Maternity and Newborns; all the real tear-jerker stuff! Being a lover of all things sentimental, I understand the true importance of capturing those magic moments that make life extraordinary. Extensively trained in newborn posing, safety and natural lighting, I take the well being of your little one (whether it be in the form of a bump, or the baby that’s already made its arrival) with as much care as I would my very own; creating timeless images that capture those fleeting, adorable moments forever.

    I want to create an experience for you that is really enjoyable, and that makes you feel comfortable being in front of the camera. I want to take pictures of you being you! Pictures that you will look back on and remember, not only for the faces and love, but for the fun we had taking them too! I, myself, am a sensitive, romantic soul who has married the man of her dreams. Together we have created three little angels of our own. Living and Loving through our crazy life is an amazing adventure that I am so happy to be a part of. Life passes us by so quickly, it’s important that from time to time we stop to smell the roses and take the poses.

Niagara Wedding ~ Vineland Winery

What a beautiful fall Niagara Wedding! Shooting again with Nikki Mills Photography, we stopped for a few photos lovely portraits at Vineland Winery A breath taking spot.. made even more so beautiful, by the adorable amount of love shared by Bev and Matt.  After all the most important part of a wedding day. The love shared by two families and the beginning of another whole new set of beginnings and firsts.

“But these are days we dream about when the sunlight paints us gold” ~Bright Eyes

Hallowe’en Yes Please

It’s the MOST wonderful time….. of the year! .. Back to school? Christmas you say…Thanksgiving and pumpkin spice?! … Nope around here we say Hallowe’en YES PLEASE!  Family Hallowe’en costumes are my jam!

It’s definitely a family affair and fun time in our house. Last years costume will be hard to beat. The whole family participated this round (even the teenager .. GASP)  It took months of planning and secretly preparing.  Shopping, sewing, working my booty off night and day it seemed, but it was all wroth it in the end to see the smile on my littlest’s face when I made her dreams come true and she flew on a broomstick!

We brought our favourite movie to life and isn’t that the magic of childhood? The magic of parenting really.. To bring some fun and excitement to your children’s lives.  I’ll make them trick or treat with me until I can no longer keep up.. and who am I kidding I’ll probably find a costume that I can work with even when they have to push me in a wheelchair! This one is going to be hard to top and we are already in the planning stages for this year. Even though we have changed our mind a bunch of times.  What was your favourite ever hallowe’en costume ? I’ll post a few of our past costumes below along with this awesome photoshoot I dragged everyone out to, Even my SIS in law to snap what I couldn’t (Thank you Lynn xo) a few days before Hallowe’en so they had to dress up twice even!…. Full make up… MUAHHAHAHA (insert evil mom laugh)

 

“Oh look, another glorious morning. Makes me sick!” — Winifred Sanderson

 

The rain won’t stop us ~ Backyard Ontario Wedding ~ Melissa & Blake

The rain won’t stop us from having an amazing day! Blake and Melissa sure didn’t let it damped their sprits for their backyard ontario wedding day. They patiently waited for the rain to stop while the entertainment kept the guests busy and then as they say ” the party must go on” and so it did!

Some of my favourite images of the day are always the recessional! All the nerves are gone and all the Joy just bubbles right to the top! <3 It ended up being a perfect day  with family, friends, fruit, two dresses, and a lot of love.

 

Dress ~ Both purchased at Its Your Day Bridal Boutique

Hair ~ Exprezzions (Dresden). Brittany

Makeup ~ Loft House Studios Make-up by Koren

DJ ~ Party Time 

Videographer ~ Captured Moments

Coordinator ~ Devine Devotions

Florals ~ McKellars Flowers

Open Shutter Photography is Chatham-Kent Ontario’s premier fine art, newborn photographer who also specializes in maternity, baby, lifestyle and documentary wedding photography.  Service areas include but are not limited to South-Western Ontario.

Emily & Michael ~ Distillery District Wedding

Love was in the air during this sweet Distillery District Wedding that I recently photographed with the amazingly talented Nikki Mills .  I love love love working with her, my now friend, who inspires me at every turn with her creativity and amazing work! But enough about that sappy sap..

There is something so special… emotional about a first look.  I know its not the norm or “Traditional” but its always so sweet and exciting!  Are you getting married in 2019? I have opened dates for the new year and will be booking more weddings for this upcoming season than I have before. I can’t wait to hear from you.

Open Shutter Photography is Chatham-Kent Ontario’s premier fine art, newborn photographer who also specializes in maternity, baby, lifestyle and wedding photography.  Service areas include but are not limited to South-Western Ontario.

Theres no crying in Baseball | Chatham Kent Baby Photographer

There’s No crying in baseball! Unless your this cute .. then you can cry whenever you want!

Styled cake smash sessions are a fun way to show off your little ONE’s personality.

Mom sure rocked the outfit and accessories on this one!

“Baseball is what gets inside you. It’s what lights you up, you can’t deny that.” Jimmy Dugan Open Shutter Photography is Chatham-Kent Ontario’s premier fine art, newborn photographer who also specializes in maternity, baby, lifestyle and wedding photography.  Service areas include but are not limited to South-Western Ontario.