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!!

Winter White – Family Photographer in Cambridge

I do so enjoy photographing families throughout all seasons of the year.  It’s amazing how much the look and feel of a session changes with the landscape of the season.

I loved the ways the soft, muted tones of this families clothing complimented the hazy grey of this *almost* winter portrait session.

Mother Nature was kind enough to give us a sweet sprinkling of snow immediately prior to our family portrait session in Cambridge in late November.

I do so enjoy doing family portraits in the winter and I have something pretty special in the works for this coming winter season.

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Wrapping up – Family photographer in Cambridge

Tomorrow marks my last official day of work for 2015.  It has been such an incredible year for Hulahoop and I enjoyed photographing so many families from as close as Hespeler to as far away as Malta and everywhere in between.

This year brought with it some big changes for Hulahoop, including the move into a retail studio space in downtown Hespeler.  I have thoroughly enjoyed this new venture and especially the work life balance that it has allowed me.  Being an entrepreneur with young children has been one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to try and accomplish in my life.  Even as I write this blog post I have two little voices speaking to me looking for snacks.

After a whirl wind Fall season I will be taking the remainder of the year off to enjoy with my little family who has been feeling rather neglected the past couple of months. I will be back in full swing in January and can’t wait to see what 2015 holds in store.

I thought it fitting to include my last family outdoor session in this blog post.

It’s hard to believe that this session was done in early December and we were all freezing.  My little clients were real troopers and raced through their family portrait session with flying colours!  We hit up my favourite field for this session and the light and texture was so lovely.  Mom also totally nailed it with the outfit choices.  Loved the layers and colour pallet that they went with.

Thank you to this sweet family for taking my  year out with a bang!


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November Morning – Family Photographer in Burlington

It was a very sunny November morning when I met up with this Burlington family for their Fall family portraits.

Their three children were so wonderful to work with and I had a great time with them touring the grounds of Palletta mansion.  I do enjoy the very varied look that you can obtain from sessions at that particular location.

I loved that Mom already had some ideas for what she wanted to do with her photographs, it made our in studio ordering session run so smoothly and we ensured that she walked away from her session with exactly the products that she wanted.

I can’t wait for her to be able to display these portraits in their brand new home.

During our pre session consultation my client explained that she wanted a family portrait that was more environmental so that it could be enlarged for her wall.   Ta-Da!  This gorgeous image is going to be displayed as a 24X38 framed canvas and I think it’s going to make a spectacular statement piece in their home.


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Sarah - Such a pleasure to view your work always, and this is such a fantastic set of photos Nicola. Congrats on a fantastic 2014, and well done opening your studio! Enjoy your family over Christmas :)

Christmas on the farm – Photographer in Cambridge

Every year I do photographs of my best friends kids for Christmas.   I do her photographs and in exchange she treats me to a spa day and lunch.

I love my friend.  We talk often, but I don’t get to see her nearly enough.  The truth is that I would photograph her beautiful family all day long if it meant that I got to spend my time with her.  The time together is payment enough for me.

I love you, Carla  - and your cutie little men too.


Location inspiration:   This spot is a very special place to Carla and her family.  They visit it often and she knew that she wanted to have her photographs done in somewhere that meant something to them.

Styling:  Totally styled by Carla herself.  Every year she brainstorms her photographs and changes her mind about a million (zillion, trillion) times.  But her simple styling and taste always, always pays off.  The mid November snowfall was an unexpected and very welcomed touch!

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Sweater Weather – Family Photographer in Cambridge

20 days.

That’s it.  That’s all.

I am offering sessions for 20 more days this year until I go into hibernation on December 1st after an extremely busy and incredible year of photographing so many fantastic families!

Many people think that there’s no point in doing family photographs since the Fall colour is gone.  I beg to differ.  You don’t need Fall colour for gorgeous family portraits.  Late fall is a beautiful time for photographs.  Bundle up in some amazing layers, great textures and bask in that amazing afternoon light that late Fall has to offer.

Want to know what your late Fall session could look like?  Check out this recent family photography session with a fellow photographer.  It’s my third year photographing this gorgeous family.

Now……who needs all that colour, anyway??



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