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When spring came, even false spring,

there were no problems except where to be happiest.


I have so much love for this session, and huge respect for the patience and humour these parents have.

  1. Just a mom and her four, yes four, boys.
  2. When a few things don’t go exactly as planned; but no fear, cause this family’s calm, cool factor if off the charts!
  3. When the family in mention says they prefer a great candid shot to a perfectly posed portrait.

Also, candids are my favourite.
Do you prefer perfectly unperfect or perfectly posed?

It takes 14 to make a thing go right. Right?

We arranged this photoshoot for Nanny’s birthday.
And believe me — finding a date that 14 people can all be available is no easy feat.
But we found the date and stuck to it.
Booked the most picturesque lavender farm; lucked out on a summer sunset and practically perfect weather.
Family together in fields of lavender; it was pure magic.


In my experience I’ve found that the amount of energy you invest into something
is generally the reflection of what you’ll get out of it in the end.

And photographs are a perfect example of just that.
Now I’m sure you’ve heard me say (or write) that I love catching the little moments, keeping things simple.
I absolutely do — but sometimes with a little planning, a fun location, beautiful wardrobe, and A game attitudes —
photos can go next level.

Take a look.

May you always be brave enough to stand up for what’s right.
Be kind to others, and first, to yourself.
Embrace what makes you unique, incredible and beautiful.
Be confident, knowing you are loved unmeasurably and unconditionally.
Lead the way and allow others to see the world through your eyes.

#olliandellaportraits #thatsdarling #darlingportraits


Session is on location within Brantford with approximately 15 minutes of shooting time.
Package includes 2 photos, chosen by me, provided via downloadable link.


Session is on location within Brantford with approximately 10 minutes of shooting time per person.
Package includes 2 photos per person, chosen by me, provided to via downloadable link.

*Group must have a minimum of 3 people to be applicable for group session pricing.


Booking are happening now, contact me to reserve your session!




Her soul is a kaleidoscope, bursting with every shade and hue;
but shift your gaze ever so slightly, and she’s something entirely new. {Erin Hanson}

You know I love capturing everyday moments, the in-between stuff, the little simple aspects of life.

But the dreamy stuff that happens with shimmering details and beaming smiles is pretty incredible in it’s own right.
It’s what tells the story of special events; days you’ll want to remember forever.
I’d love to tell the story of your next big event: prom, weddings/showers, parties or event portrait parties.

Let’s get started, contact me to book your Dreamy Session today!






We’re so excited, we just can’t hide it!

Spring temperatures that we’ve been begging, praying, pleading for have fine-allllllly arrived.
So as a parent, I decided it’s about that time of the year that my kids are no longer allowed indoors … and it will stay that way at least until October.
This was our first outdoor challenge: attempting a ramp, riding a new #santacruz board AND holding the GoPro!





Spring brings warmer days, renewed energy, birds singing, budding leaves and vibrant grass;
green and beautiful all around … perhaps my favourite time of year for outdoor photos.

Book your Spring Session today!

You know that I love in-home sessions; no elaborate backdrops; working with the natural light that’s already in a home.

I plan on letting these pictures do the talking; just look at how baby boy is almost boasting how easy he had it (loving all the attention).
But I’d also like to mention that I’m totally in love with the shots where mom and dad really let their personalities shine through.
My favourite photos are always where everyone forgets for a moment that photos are being taken : )


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Cousins are a true gift.
Classy tea parties with a cousin, are heartwarming.

And hilarious.

It makes me laugh to think of all the funny childhood memories and stories they’ll share for years to come.

We planned to chase leaves and bright autumn colours, but it didn’t work out as so.
In my opinion, it turned out even better!
We hung out in the family’s incredibly beautiful home (this very talented mama is responsible for it),
and I couldn’t have loved it more. The kids had opinions on how and where their portraits should be taken.
So I let them take lead, and worked with them … it was pretty flippin’ awesome.
Take a look and tell me what you think : )

“My mission in life is not to merely survive, but to thrive and do so with some passion,
some compassion, some humour and some style.” Maya Angelou


I’ve spent much time lately thinking about what makes me smile.
Top of the list is, of course, family and friends.
A close second being outdoors… running, cycling or just feeling sun on my face.
But always in the back of my mind is an anticipation spend more time in the garden.
I love caring for flower beds, but my veggie patch is what really sets my heart off singing.

I grow vegetables for many reasons:
for novelty, for nostalgia, to show the kids that growing food is somewhat simple,
to wind-down and relieve stress, to please my soul, to challenge the earth.
And most importantly, because nothing tastes better than vegetables straight out of the garden!


Decide every morning that you’re in a great mood.
Cause the secret to being happy, is knowing you already are.

This was my first time meeting this family;
working with them made my heart skip do a happy dance : )


A social division in a traditional society consisting of families
or communities linked with a common culture;
commonly known to laugh louder, smile brighter and live better.

This tribe was game for anything, see below, and I thoroughly enjoyed working with them.

Spring, butterflies and cherry blossoms.
Contact me if you have a themed photoshoot in mind that you’d like to discuss!






We spent the first 20 minutes of this session looking for the ‘spot’ that I’ve used dozens of times before.
Everything was flooded. Couldn’t find it. How is that even possible?
Luckily, this family is the kindest, most co-operative family that exists on this side of town.
They stayed cool, never lost their happy faces and turned my frown upside down.

The best, right? Yes. Absolutely.


I was invited, for my third year, to capture the end-of-season banquet for Brantford CYO. These little Falcons celebrated new friendships, hustling, dribbling and swooshes — and best of all, so much fun!

Dark chocolate and espresso = the best chocolate cakes in town.