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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Maverick makes three – Lifestyle newborn photography

Sometimes clients become so much more.   They become someone to brainstorm ideas with, a creative driving force behind aspects of your business and most definitely friends.  I can for sure say all of the above for my friend, Kristen.  I most definitely call this super mom, cake artist and designer a friend.

I have so enjoyed watching her little family grow.  I photographed her first son as a newborn 4 years ago and since then I’ve photographed them countless times.  I was one of the first to find out she was pregnant with number three, I’ve watched her cake business grow from for fun to for Television and I’ve met almost her entire family.  I think it’s safe to say we’re in it to win it. ;)

Kristen and Jer – congrats on the arrival of Maverick. He’s a beautiful boy and your house is going to be oh so full of love, and hockey, and probably snails.

Tons of love,


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What is Fine Art Portraiture – Cambridge Photography Studio

You might be wondering to yourself, ‘what exactly IS fine art photography’.

The answer truly is  – what you make it.  Fine art photography has no specific definition, but to me, it definitely elicits a number of emotions.

When I think of a fine art portrait the words haunting, bespoke, emotive, classical, timeless and quite simply, art, come to mind.

I am thrilled to be offering this genre of photography as part of the studio offering here at Hulahoop.

These luxurious portraits, will be finished like original art and produced on the only the finest quality hahnemuhle papers, ready to be displayed proudly for generations to come.

These exclusive sittings are available through April at a cost of $100 per child and will include a single digital file.   Additional products are available for purchase.

Please contact the studio today to arrange for your child’s sitting.

Thank you to my student, Lauren Hall for capturing some behind the scenes action at some these recent sessions.


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In like a Lion – Family Photographer in Cambridge

It’s March and for us here in the Kitchener / Waterloo area it came in like a somewhat tame lion.

However for a portrait photographer who photographs families primarily outdoors it means we are one month closer to the open of that glorious outdoor shooting season.  I totally miss being in the great outdoors photographing families, but I’m really hopeful that in future years my families will embrace our Canadian winter and get outside for some gorgeous family portraits in the winter.

I’ve photographed this gorgeous Burlington family a number of times and I was so in love with their pond skating portrait session.  The pops of red and buffalo plaid are glorious amongst that snow.  I’m lucky enough to have this beautiful, sheltered frozen pond in my Hespeler neighbourhood which was the perfect backdrop to these winter portraits.

In saying that – only a few more weeks now until April when things really start to heat up here at Hulahoop Photography.

If you’d like to secure a spot on our spring schedule the time is now.

Looking forward to it!



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Brotherhood – Family Photographer in Cambridge

It’s that time of year again!  The time when I get to see my favourite foursome for their annual Christmas portraits.

I can’t get enough of these little men – and their Mama is my best friend, Carla so of course they all have a special spot in my heart.

Carla and I always have so much fun planning out these boy sessions and let me tell you – photographing boys is so much FUN!

This year she knew exactly what she wanted – a graffiti wall – and it just so happens that I have one within a stones throw of my photography studio in Cambridge!  (I swear I have the *best* location in Hespeler – so much variety all within a short walk)

So I present to you – The Love Boys – 2017


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Baby at home – Guelph area newborn and family photographer

So – it’s legit been a donkey’s age since I have blogged one of my family photography sessions.  Which is totally weird because I have produced, what I feel, has been some of my very best work this past year – and now with the end of 2017 drawing nearer I haven’t shared nearly as much as I should have.    I have had the pleasure of photographing some of the most incredible families this year and have produced some of my all time favourite family portraits to date.

I promise in the coming weeks to share more of my family portrait work – and today I shall start.

I have photographed this wonderful Guelph family enough times to almost consider them family.  It is the biggest compliment to have a client return time after time for their family portraits and this time around we welcomed a new member to our (I mean their) family.  Welcome, Harper.  You are pretty lucky to have these people on your side.  They are pretty amazing <3

What a beautiful lifestyle newborn session it was.



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