• 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.

Arrival of Baby Willow (chatham-kent ontario birth photographer)

Birth is  magical experience to be a part of, an emotional roller coaster and just plain AMAZING. Everything about it amazes ,me from pregnancy and a women’s capacity to create an entire being inside her womb, to withstanding pain that cannot be measured is truly a miracle.  Not matter what your experience it is something to truly treasure and document.  With everything that is happening around you and inside you 😉 having someone to capture all the things you were to busy to see is priceless.… This was my very first birth to photograph. It was AWESOME and I cant wait for the next. This is an area of photography that excites me and i cannot wait to witness the next little miracle arrive into this crazy world.  This happens to be my Brother and Sister in Law and sadly her “birth plan” was turned upside down she went from a home birth to a induced hospital birth but in the end they are blessed with a sweet little girl Willow whom with they are smitten. Thank you for having me be a part of this day. Maternity session can be seen here!

*please be advised this post contains images from a real birth with graffic content

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