• 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.

chatham-kent newborn photographer | chatham-kent family photographer | chatham-kent wedding photographer ~ Happy New Year

2015 has been GRAND! You’re all amazing. I have seen so many smiling faces this year. Some I’ve seen many times before and some are brand new… literally a few days old BRAND NEW! Thank you so much for trusting me with your memories.  I cannot wait to see what next year has in store!  Happy New Year!

 

Open Shutter Photography 2015 Open Shutter Photography 2015

signature

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

CYBER MONDAY SALE

My one and only gift certificate sale every year! Don’t miss out. A great gift for everyone on your list. Can be redeemed towards sessions and on products and prints!

 

CYBER MONDAY

signature

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

Rachel Vanoven E-Workshop Review

SOOOOO where do I start…. First off Rachel Vanoven is like my celebrity crush of the newborn photography world.. The Gerard to my Butler if you will.. For those of you who know me and my high regard for that fella, it’s a pretty awesome compliment . LOL

 

Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 10.08.30 PM

 

SEE!! Even Gerry agrees that Rachel is awesome!

Other things I love.. NEWBORNS. You all know that too! When I started down this road, I started taking in person workshops training in newborn safety and posing hoping to become amazing! There was so much to learn and I felt incredibly overwhelmed by information. At some points I felt like I didn’t even remember anything I was being taught. I began to feel discouraged. Something I wanted so badly (to become an amazing newborn photographer baby whisperer extraordinaire) was within reach, but something was missing for me. I was working so hard (still do everyday!) Always something new to learn. I was so excited and hopeful for the future but also so nervous and flustered trying to perfect poses and techniques.  Once I started developing my own style I was drawn to certain newborn photographers Rachel being one of them. I was quickly excited to hear that she offered a Newborn E-Workshop! An amazing guide with instructions and video! VIDEO! Just what I needed!  This discovery taught me a lot about newborn, I could review and revisit all the videos and instructional material to refresh my memory and help me absorb all the information, to pickup the little bits and pieces that hadn’t seemed to wiggle into my memory the first time around…. or the third lol…  It also taught me a lot about myself, and how I learn.  I needed those darn videos all along. They were a game changer.  I also purchased her Family e-workshop (same idea instructional literature and videos, editing tutorials)! Rachel is the mastermind behind the infamous high five game that I bust out every now and then at my family sessions.  She taught me to try and relax at family sessions and to be myself and have fun with all the kids that I get the pleasure of photographing. When children are having fun and laughing we can see who they truly are and who doesn’t want a picture to capture who your child is, shining from the inside out! 🙂  There is also an amazing group of continued support online from Rachel herself and a talented group of other photographers just like you, in the form of a private Facebook group.

A little before and after to prove my point and just how amazing these E-Workshop are check them out here!

 

1OSP_newborn IMG_0333bw_newborn IMG_0489_newborn IMG_2554_newborn IMG_3878_newborn IMG_6319_newborn IMG_7511_newborn IMG_8040_newborn

 

signature

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

Baby Layla ~chatham-kent ontario premier newborn photographer

So many favourites from this little miss’s recent newborn session.

Newborn_0266 Newborn_0267 Newborn_0264 Newborn_0265 Newborn_0268 Newborn_0269 Newborn_0270 Newborn_0271 Newborn_0272 Newborn_0273 Newborn_0274 Newborn_0275 Newborn_0276 Newborn_0277 Newborn_0278 Newborn_0279 Newborn_0280 Newborn_0281 Newborn_0282 Newborn_0283

signature

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

Azul - They are beautiful peiturcs. I have never seen such professional peiturcs of a newborn. It is amazing. It is great to see the black and white too. Very fun.Caroline

Baby Kennedy isn’t a baby anymore! ~ chatham-kent ontario baby photographer

This special little girl was the start of something great! Not only is she the first born to her lovely little family and that makes her pretty special. She was my first ever newborn client in my studio! A long time labour of love, my studio, a slow and steady progression and the beginning of lots of my dreams coming true. SO…. I kinda like her a lot.  🙂  I always thought once I found my specialty I would walk away from all other forms of photography but nope, couldn’t do it! I get pretty attached to all my clients and families. I just can’t miss out on watching them grow up. This is one of the many reasons why I love milestone session clients.  SOOOO here it is a year of Kenny…. you can check out her newborn session here.

Newborn_0348 Newborn_0349 Newborn_0350 Newborn_0351 OSP-10_cakesmash OSP-1_cakesmash Newborn_0352 Newborn_0353 Newborn_0354 Newborn_0355 Newborn_0356 Newborn_0357 Newborn_0358 Newborn_0359 Newborn_0360 Newborn_0361 Newborn_0363 Newborn_0364 2015-08-12_0010 OSP-3_christmas OSP-17_christmas OSP-34_christmas OSP-23_christmas OSP-4_christmas OSP-19_christmas OSP-22_christmas OSP-27_christmas OSP-29_cakesmash OSP-31_cakesmash OSP-32_cakesmash OSP-35_cakesmash OSP-38_cakesmash OSP-43_cakesmash OSP-47_cakesmash OSP-50_cakesmash OSP-61_cakesmash OSP-63_cakesmash

 

signature

 

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