• 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.

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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Maternity Contest Winner (chatham-kent maternity photographer)

Well…. I kicked off this big new adventure of bellies and babies with a big contest! The lovely Caitlyn was our grande prize winner of a maternity and newborn session to document the special arrival of her beautiful little girl Everleigh. (blog post soon on her newborn session) Everleigh is a much welcomed and long awaited addition to this little family after some difficulties her parents faced this is a little bit from her contest entry.

“My husband and I have been trying to have our first child for over a year now. We’ve joyfully celebrated two positive pregnancy tests that weeks and months later turned into the mourning over two angel babies.
Our hearts have been broken, but not our hope. 
Finally, it seems, we have our rainbow baby- our sign of hope and renewal despite the storms we have weathered together. Pregnancy is a completely different experience after losing two others within a year’s time. Have you ever heard an expectant mom brag about her morning sickness?  Every symptom of pregnancy has been welcomed as a sign that this baby is growing strong! I wake up thinking of my baby, and go to bed praying for his or her health. All I’ve ever wanted is to be a mom, and finally, my time has come.
How wonderful it would be to be gifted such beautiful photos and memories as we prepare to welcome Baby Miller this March. “
I do have to say I was more then thrilled to provide this mama the gift of photos that she can cherish forever and remember this journey and the beauty surrounding it and their love for each other.

 This year of 2014 has already been full of so many blessings and I am so happy with the way my business is growing and evolving. A new website by the amazing Hub Creative who put my vision of myself and my business into a wonderful new brand and blog site. Lots of hard work always pays off and I appreciate every single one of my family members, clients ,teachers and friends who support me along the way. This has defiantly been a great “journey” so far and I hope it doesn’t stop anytime soon! Sooo In the words of a fav little tune of mine “don’t stop believing” for real don’t do it don’t ever stop 😉

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