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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!






With senior year being full of so many fun memories;
I’m super excited to be offering Prom & Senior Portrait Sessions!!



Your portrait session is an experience that is personal and fun : )

Sessions are on location within Brantford with approximately 30 minutes of shooting time,
with your choice of either (A or B):

A) 5 photos, chosen by me, provided to you via downloadable link
B) 3 photos, chosen by me, PLUS 15 second behind-the scenes video, provided to you via downloadable link

*GROUP RATES: Additional $25 per friend, boyfriend, girlfriend, sibling, parent or pet!

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




Video has largely become one of my favourite ways to tell a story; especially when it comes to social media.
I can’t get enough of video, I’m obsessed.

So I’m considering adding video to some or all of my photography packages, …who would be in on that?
I’d love to know your thoughts, please leave a comment below.


Embrace and capture the moment;
they only become sweeter as the years go by.

“Let me tell you a tale
Of a girl who didn’t stop;
Who climbed up every mountain
Without a pause upon the top.
She’d dance until each blade of grass
Was clothed in drops of dew
And the sun knew her by name
But the silver moon did too.”
~ Erin Hanson


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.

New session options for 2018, 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 : )


  • Cynthia Smith - Absolutely breathtaking photos of such a precious bundle!ReplyCancel

Open 24-7.
Home is where the breakfast sandwich is.


It’s been what feels like forever since I actually promoted the work I love best.

The work, that I feel, is some of my very best work.

The stuff that makes me all giddy to share; makes my soul feel happy.
And as for my own family, capturing the perfectly imperfect has produced some of my all-time favourite portraits to date.

So let me introduce the In-home Session.
You don’t need a home straight out a magazine to do this well.
You just need to be excited to make the ordinary feel (cheesy as this sounds), extraordinary.
That’s it. It’s relaxed, it’s fun, … it’s real.

You in?

New dates and availability, $200 … limited time only!
Contact me today : )


We played real-life Crossy Road, braved the extreme temps and were lifted up and away with giant red balloons.
And celebrated family.


Where life begins and love never ends.



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


(the world needs you most, now)

This little guy and his big sister were an absolute blast to work with.
No exaggerating.
The charisma, their expressive eyes and personalities.
It’s always such an honour capturing a moments with so many incredible families,
and these two (and their lovely parents) are no exception.

The great paradox of parenting is that it moves in both slow motion and fast speed.

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 : )


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.


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.

If you’re anything like me, it can be hard to come up with exactly the right words to express love and appreciation for your mother.

And if you’ve ever struggled with what to get the most amazing mother/grandma/nana in your life, I understand —
because a scarf or fancy dinner doesn’t even come close to acknowledging how much she means you.

Well, this Nana decided to take it in her own hands, saying all she wanted was “pictures of her family together”.
So in honour of her request, this family arranged schedules to make sure it happened.
And happen, it did: