• 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.

Almost baby time! Studio Maternity Session (chatham-kent maternity photographer)

I was excited to hear that my long time friend was expecting again. There is a bit of an age gap between her first and this bundle but her big sister sure seemed excited to have a new little brother on the way!  He’s super cute BTW that post will be up soon!  This was my first maternity session in my new studio! it was great to use some of the techniques and teaching from my maternity posing workshop taken back in September. OSP-24_babies OSP-35_babies OSP-50_babies OSP-51_babies

Baby Ryder (Chatham-Kent Newborn Photographer) » Open Shutter Photography - […] Sweet Little Ryder came to the studio for his newborn session when it was way warmer out.. Man its freezing here in the great white almost north.  Ryder’s Mama is a longtime friend of mine since we were kiddies.   I am so happy to capture memories for every client that comes to the studio but when it’s a friend or family member it makes it just that much sweeter!  You may remember her maternity session, what a gorgeous lady she is with a beautiful family!  You can view it here.  […]

Baby Tatum (chatham-kent newborn photographer)

I first photographed this family when they welcomed their first son into the world in 2012 and I was happy to see them again when they welcomed a second son in April.  It’s so amazing to look back to where I have started.   You can see Baby Liams Post here from his newborn session.

 

See how much he has grown! Liam as a newborn and now at 2.

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And now onto sweet Little Tatum!

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OSP back to INDY! Newborn Posing and Lifestlye Workshop number 2 (chatham-kent newborn and lifestyle photographer)

I loved it so much the first time I headed back to Indianapolis to hang out with Jessica Vaughn again!  Check out this post from the first go around. This time I learned more about Lifestyle photography, as well as more newborn posing.  We photographed an awesome newborn lifestyle session that I was super pumped about! This is a great option for families who didn’t have a chance to get photos done of their baby when they were super tiny, I am now offering these in home sessions.  Lifestyle photography is so fun and laid back! Definitely up my alley.  You know what else is AWESOME about workshops! I meet great peeps and make awesome connections! I met alot of talented photographers this time and one fantastic prop vendor! she was so sweet and even brought us a little tieback present!  Any photographers out there looking for props or moms looking for cute accessories check out Oh Love Props!   Day 1  ~ all about Lifestyle   15Family_babies 18Family_babies 19Family_babies 23Family_babies 29Family_babies 36Family_babies 39Family_babies

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Contest Winner Baby Everleigh (chatham-kent ontario newborn photographer)

Well, here she is! Little Miss Everleigh our contest winners beautiful Baby Girl! See POST HERE .  This long awaited arrival was so worth the wait she was so good to me and loved having her picture taken! Thank you so much her lovely parents for entering my contest I’m so happy to have been able to capture the love of your family!

 

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Baby Kennedy (chatham-kent newborn photographer)

My first studio baby! I am very happy to now be offering newborn sessions in my own natural light studio.  This has been a long awaited milestone for me and i just couldn’t be more excited to be in my own space doing what I love!  Little Kennedy was such a sweet heart and made the transition into my studio a smooth one! And isn’t her mama gorgeous?! I can just feel her mama love pouring out of these images.

 

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