• 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.

Behind the Scenes…. Before and After (Chatham Kent Ontario Newborn Photographer)

SO much goes into each newborn session Before and After. From styling, shopping and ordering props and accessories, studying new posing techniques….. to warming up the studio and making a pot of tea for mom and dad to enjoy while the session takes place.  Its all the little details that make this experience a great one for everyone involved!  This is just a quick peak into what goes on after you leave your newborn session. The video shows a compressed version of me editing one newborn image of a baby with great skin from a recent session.  Galleries can contain anywhere from 25 – 100 images so you can imagine how long each session takes to lovingly edit.  Each image takes anywhere from 5 -10 minutes on an average to process. This one being about 7 min before I sped it up for your viewing pleasure!  Sometimes tricky composites and difficult skin retouching take even longer to process.  Even though sitting at a computer is a less then glamorous part of my job i never ever get tired of seeing a before and after! Enjoy 

Newborn edit


Lacey Eggert - Gorgeous work!! I love the demo!!

Jessica Vaughn - Love this Rebecca!

Amy Gilbert Adam Gilbert - Love the video! 🙂

Caress Lee Carpenter - You had a pretty great model.. Haha! Best newborn photographer in the land!

Anne Bartlett - Gorgeous! I enjoyed watching all the work you put into that precious babe!

Kristin Fischer Janiszewski - Love it!

Suni Johnson - love that you added a video as well! Very unique idea…and i totally dig your editing style!

Lorrie Miller Palmer - Was this done in Lightroom?

Happy New Year (Chatham Kent Ontario Newborn Photographer)

First off a HUGE Thank You to all my clients for making this year so amazing. I am so blessed to capture your sweet babies, your families ,your weddings and all your special moments in between! I couldn’t be happier with the direction my business has taken over the past year. I truly couldn’t do this without you! Thank you for all the kindness and support as I continue onto some amazing upcoming opportunities in 2015! It’s going to be a great year I cant wait to see what it holds!  First of the 2015 Chatham wedding show January 24th at the Bradley Centre! I hope to see you there. 

We are already booking newborns into April 2015 and Wedding space is limited. If you are expecting or engaged and would like to save your date contact me ASAP!

A look back at the babies of Open Shutter Photography 2014~

Happy New Year!





Christmas Mini Sessions 2014 ~ (chatham child photographer)

The Elves are still working and we wont give away all of our secrets, but this is a sneak peek of the sets that will be featured at the upcoming Christmas Mini Sessions November 22nd and 23rd in our studio. I have limited appointments left available and I am opening those up now on a first come first serve basis to the public. Please send all inquiries to rebecca@openshutterphotography.com 

I am also offering Wednesday daytime appointments through December 10th (with December 3 rd being the cut off to include christmas cards)

Cookies for Santa Set 1

This set will be available for sitters to toddlers and limited to groups of two or three (possibly) children! Super cute with a pair of christmas jammies! 


Winter Wonderland Set 2

This set will be available for small family groups and children!

Mini Details:

Location : My studio
Price : $125 includes 25 christmas cards 5 digital images
Session : 30 mins. (so please be on time as to not
cut your session short )

This is my christmas special other packages are available.

Different props are available and will be swapped out to add variety to sessions.


No shoes please! Unless they are brought separately just for the session. Due to this years main setup being white we don’t want any wet foot prints for the elves to edit!


Thank you!!


xoxo Rebecca


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Armstrong Quebec Ontario Wedding (Chatham-Kent Ontario Wedding Photographer)

I had the pleasure of travelling to Wentworth, Quebec to photograph this amazing wedding for such a sweet couple. Every aspect of this wedding was amazing from the love story to the music playlist, wasn’t a dry eye in the place!   These two love birds met as kids through a friendship between their grandfathers and the families have stayed close throughout the years. How sweet is that? Kelly was a beaming light of joy all day and she sure lit up the face of her groom Jamie!  The details! Oh the details….  A beer canoe my friends yes a beer canoe! A beautiful fabric garland made from Kelly’s grandmothers quilt fabrics. You could not help but feel the love on this special day I wish you both a lifetime of happiness!


I wasn’t kidding about the music check this out!  Just a few of my favourites from this super awesome wedding day! Yes, I said super awesome!

A Life That’s Good (feat. Lennon & Maisy) – Nashville Cast,

I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher,

You & I – Ingrid Michaelson feat. Jason Miraz,

Here Comes The Sun – Beatles

Falling – The Lumineers

Shelter From The Storm – Bob Dylan

Then He Kissed Me – The Crystals

Never going back again – Fleetwood Mac

Lost River – Michael Martin Murphy

Not Fade Away – Buddy Holly

To Love Somebody – Bobby Bazini ft. Serena Ryder

Hello Mary Lou – Ricky Nelson

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

I’ve got a Woman – Ray Charles



Venue: Dunany Country Club

Caterer : Maison Courtemanche Inc.

Band:  Hellbound Hepcats

Dj: Angie Wilson DJ services

Mid Night Buffet: Jarry Smoked Meat


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Baby Olivia (Chatham-Kent Ontario, Newborn Photographer)

Sweet Baby Olivia 12 days Fresh (Newborn Photography)

Im so behind on blogging but I love looking back at all these babies that came to visit me! It shows me how far i’ve come and how much I have learned over the last 5 months since sweet Olivia came to see me! I cant wait to look back here in a year from now and grow more! Each and every one of the adorable squishy babies that come through my studio are super special to me.  She had the best squishy cheeks ever this one!!

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