Introducing Your Cambridge Children’s Photographer…


I am a Mother of three.

I love my children, my husband, my wiener dogs and my Canon.

I find the smell of wet sand nostalgic, I don’t drink enough water and I occasionally enjoy a good big mac.

I love life – and I love seeing life through my lens.


Nicola Toon is an award winning photographer based in Cambridge Ontario.  Nicola services the Kitchener / Waterloo area and beyond with her lifestyle photography, family photography and newborn portraiture.  

Nicola has gained international attention for her lifestyle and family imagery.  Her work has been featured in Professional Photographer magazine, The Fort Magazine and Chic Magazine

For as long as I can remember I have felt more complete with a camera in my hand.  Even at a young age I remember always trying to get “the shot”.  The one that would be worthy of my little desktop frame.  Today my little desktop frame has been replaced with a more grandeur version of it’s former self.  My home is adorned with art.  My art.  Our art.  The art that my family has created in our memories.  My little frame has graduated to wall displays, canvases and photo books.  Each the perfect package for the moments in time that they preserve.

As your photographer it is my job to capture YOUR new moments that you are creating with your family.  To take those moments and turn them into art.  Your art.  To get all of those incredible memories off of your computer and into their rightful spot – into your grown up version of your own little desktop frame – to be presented to the world and loved and enjoyed as they should be.

Contact me at to book your own photo session and create your own family heirlooms.

I look forward to hearing from you.



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Laurie - My cell is 2892597309 and I am interested in getting pictures takes of my materiny I am currently 26 weeks pregnant. Please contact me. Thanks!!


Jen - Hello,
The email above wouldn’t work so I’m post if here! Sorry!

I am searching for a photographer who travels to Sauble Beach that would be able to take some family photographers as a present to my mother in law for her 60th birthday.

It would be 7 adults (3 couples and my mother in law) and 3 children (ages 1, 1.5 and 4 years old – all walking)

Just wondering if I could get an idea of pricing and if you’re available any time between the 20th and the 24th

Thank you so much for your time! Your images are breathtaking :)


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Newborn in Caledon – newborn photographer in Cambridge

My in home newborn photography seems to take me all over the place lately.  Recently I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful family and provided them with some newborn photos in their home in Caledon.

Mom really loved my philosophy of placing such a huge importance on printed product.  I am a big believer that when you’re investing in a custom photography session that you should walk away with something beautiful and tangible from that experience.   At their ordering session in the studio we worked together to choose the perfect grouping of images for their wall.  I think the choices are perfect and am happy they will be enjoyed every day.


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The Greatest Adventure – Newborn photographer in Burlington

Doing in home newborn photography sessions seriously puts me in my happy place.

I love photographing families in their homes and documenting those first days with a new baby.

I have to say though when you get to  photograph a make up artist, interior designer and old friend it really is the trifecta of amazing.

Luckily for me my recent newborn photography session in Burlington had all three:)

Thank you Lindsay for having me.

This truly will be your greatest adventure and I am so happy to have shared in a small part of it.

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Fifth annual Christmas mini sessions – Family Photographer in Cambridge

It’s really hard for me to believe that this October will mark our FIFTH year of Christmas photo sessions in Cambridge.

Over the past five years these Christmas card photo sessions have really grown and taken on a life of their own and have become the biggest annual event by far for Hulahoop.

These Christmas themed photo sessions have always been special to me. I really wanted to capture the essence and excitement of Christmas and provide that to my clients.  I wanted them to have beautiful Christmas cards to provide to their friends and family.

I have clients that have been with me since the beginning.  Funnily enough they tell me that their families have grown to expect the beautiful Christmas cards each year and that they simply cannot disappoint.

So it started with a simple bed set up in my master bedroom.  A bed that was all decked out for Christmas.  We photographed 14 clients that year.   Since then we have photographed almost 300 families at Christmas.  Families that have collectively sent out nearly 10,000 Hulahoop Christmas cards!

Here’s a little look back at our past Christmas mini sessions.   Incredible that tomorrow it will start ALL over again with our pre booking event at 9am.  And be sure to stay until the end of the post where I will reveal the plan for this years set!

And now – I’m very happy to announce the set for this years sessions.   This year we will be transforming the Hulahoop studio into a life sized GINGERBREAD HOUSE.  Larger than life lollipops, gum drops, sugar, spice and all things nice.   We are really going to live it up this year with a fun and fabulous set that will be positively delicious!

I really hope to see you this October in the Hulahoop Studio for this years Christmas sessions – as one man said it best….

“We are the music makers, we are the dreamers of dreams” ~ Willy Wonka

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Jennifer - Hello. We would like to book a Christmas mini session.

hulahoop - Hi there, I’m so sorry. I only saw this now. Are you still looking to book?

Teens – Oakville family photographer

Funny – I get emails all of the time asking if I also photograph families with older children.

The answer my friends is a big, fat YES.  The fact of the matter is that I love photographing families with teens.  Often times this is the last family portrait that these families might get before someone is married, so these family portrait sessions are so very important and also so much fun for me to do.

I had such a lovely evening photographing this Oakville family.  Their connection and love for each other was so special and apparent.  I can only hope that one day when my little ones are teens that we can have the same kind of close relationship.

I’m so happy that they will have these beautiful portraits to grace their walls.

P.S. – one of the girls is named Nicola!!!  There really aren’t that many of us so it’s always cool when I meet another:)



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Christmas in July – 2015 Christmas sessions



I know, I know.  It’s July and I’m talking about Christmas.  A million apologies, but the truth is that this event is SO HUGE for us that I have to start early.

The 2015 Hulahoop Christmas sessions will be offered once again this year and here is the low down.

The cost of the session will be $275 plus HST and that will include :

-15 minute session

- 5o beautiful custom cards

-TWO digital files

- a sweet treat!

There *will* be the option to pre purchase all of your edited files (8-10 files) at the time of booking for an additional $100.   This special pricing is available only when pre purchasing your files.   If you decide to purchase them after your session the cost will be increased to $170

BOOKINGS will open to the general public on Sunday, August 23rd.  However, HOWEVER, you can sign up for the priority booking list by simply emailing me at

Those people on the priority booking list will have the opportunity to book their sessions 24 hours early starting on Saturday August 22nd.   In the past the sessions have sold out before the sale has been opened to the general public, so your best way in is to get on that priority booking list.

The set for this year is under wraps (pardon the pun) for the time being, but it’s going to be a good one!  I can’t wait to let the cat out of the bag.

I look forward to seeing you this October!


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