• 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 Josie (Chatham-Kent,Newborn,Lifestyle Photographer)

I love babies. I really do! And big sisters too bless their hearts! 2 week old Josie was such a sweetheart and her big sister Lucy adores her!  The bond between siblings amazes me. I always wonder just how much they understand when new babies are on the way. Since they arent carrying the baby they dont have the physical awareness… and have no idea really what its going to be like when another member joins thier family and they just love them so much without question when they arrive.  Its a beautiful thing! Watching clients families grow is a real honour i am so glad when they ask me back into there lives again and again!

Big Sister Lucy when she was a teeny tiny a few years back!



Now shes a big SISTER

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Jill - So sweet!! Beautiful pictures Rebecca.

becker family (chatham-kent ontario family , lifestlye photographer)

Headed out bright and early with the Becker family to catch some yummy morning light, It was well worth it and they even brought me a green tea from timis 🙂



Becker Family (chatham-kent family photographer) » Open Shutter Photography - […] year though! a double blessing. You may remember these happy faces from their fall family session (here) and i was more the thrilled to see these adorable little scamps again with some extra family smiles […]

Baby Ivy (Chatham-Kent Newborn Photographer)

Everytime I photograph a new little addition to the world i just melt. I love these sweet little people and Ivy sure was a sweetheart. And….. what an amazing name! Ivy’s mamma has been a friend of mine for MANY years! She may perhaps even remembers me in diapers… gosh i hope not lol!  Im so happy for her and her lovely family. Ivy sure is a welcomed addition!



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Rylee is ONE cake Smash Session (Chatham-kent Wedding, Newborn, Baby Photographer)

Time flys when your having fun! This sweet little peach just turned one!  I love having families return to see me year after year to document thier lives.  I was thrilled when I found out Rylees parents where expecting her as they have become great friends of ours. I documented their wedding , Rylee as a newborn and now as a crazy fun one year old.  I love Birthday to Birthday sessions, how fast a baby learns grows and changes is the first year is amazing. Happy Birthday Rylee!




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Baby Oliver (Chatham-kent Ontario Newborn, Lifestyle Photographer)


Sweet Little Oliver was such a sleepy boy.  I was so happy to hear of his long awaited arrival from his momma. I love doing maternity sessions (See Oliver’s Mama here)  for families and then waiting to hear the news of the little ones welcome to this world while waiting to come see me for a newborn session.  We wrapped our session with perfect timing as the families midwife arrived and we got to see her in action.


Amanda Lipsey - These are amazing rebecca!!!! Love them all!

Baby Oliver 18 days (chatham-kent newborn photographer) » Open Shutter Photography - […] i did a little experiment. I photographed little oliver when he was 7 days old (see that post Here) and he was pretty dreamy to work with. I had been doing (like always) alot of newborn photography […]