• 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.

ontario newborn photographer | newborns | chatham-kent newborn photographer ~ Baby Indigo

This little girl was such a sweet heart and had the coolest name! Names are one of my favourite parts of this biz. I hear so many adorable baby names! If your ever looking for a name for the expectant members of your family check out newborn photographers websites 😉

 

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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.

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!

 

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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

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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

 

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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!

 

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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.

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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