Introducing Your Cambridge Children’s Photographer…

“ME”

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 info@hulahoophotography.com to book your own photo session and create your own family heirlooms.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Cheers,

Nicola


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Hula Hearts: A Begift for you! – Cambridge Photographer

 

Psssst!   Hey!  Have you heard of Begift?

If not, then I’d say it’s only a matter of time until you do.  I’d like to take a lil’ moment to fill you in on the total awesomeness that is Begift.

Chances are that at some point in your life you’ve had to create a registry.  For your wedding or your baby – we all know the drill.  Find favourite store, go to said store, cruise around store for things we want and add it to our registry.

Well Begift takes that age old concept of a registry and puts a totally new spin on things.  Begift is an online registry for local services and classes!

So what does that mean to you exactly?  Well, it means that you can now register for amazing services such as pre and post natal spa services, sleep doulas, cloth diaper services, yoga classes, custom photography, 3d ultrasound services and so much more!  In a nutshell, Begift allows you to create an online registry to meet your needs for the area’s most unique and must have services!  Are you drooling yet?  So amazing, right??

Oh my gosh I’m so in love with this concept and of course I had to jump on board!  I’m very happy to announce that I am now one of the boutique services available on Begift!

That’s right my lovelies – you can now add a Hulahoop Children’s Photography session to your Begift registry , allowing your friends and family to give you the gift of beautiful custom photography with yours truly!

But wait  - it gets better  - much, much better!

I have teamed up with the fabulous Nadia from Tiny Hearts Ultrasound studio in Oakville to give our clients a little bit of Begift to call their own.

Tiny Hearts is the most elegant, boutique style Ultrasound studio providing 3D scans to expecting families.  Unlike other 3D ultrasound studios – Tiny Hearts brings elegance and intimacy to your 3D ultrasound scan giving you the treatment that you deserve during this amazing time.

Sounds great, right?   Well, I was so swept off my feet with both Begift and Tiny Hearts that the three of us have teamed up to bring you all something very special!

For a limited time I am going to be “Begifting” my newborn clients a $50 Begift certificate to Tiny Hearts ultrasound studio when you book a newborn session with me!  AND for anyone that books a 3D ultrasound scan at Tiny Hearts – you will receive a $100 Begift certificate to Hulahoop!

I’m so very excited about this new venture and partnership with these two amazing businesses and the women behind them.

 

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Mama + me sessions – Family photographer in Cambridge

 

In honour of Mother’s day I will be once again offering Mama + me sessions.

These sessions are an opportunity for Moms to get out from BEHIND the camera and get in front of my lens with their little ones.

The sessions will be held in Cambridge on three separate nights.  Two sessions per night.

The details are as follows (please read carefully)

Cost: $150 plus HST

Includes : 30 minute session, one 5X7 digital file, $50 print credit

Images will be presented at an in person ordering session in Cambridge where I will provide you with all of your options for prints and products.  I will work with you to help you decide the best way to enjoy your portraits.

Please email me at info@hulahoopphotography.com with your preferred time in order to book your spot.  A $50 deposit is required at the time of booking in order to reserve.

Friday April 25th

5:45 – Rachel M

6:15 – Nadine F

7pm – Liz G


Sunday April 27th

5:45pm – Jenn W

6:15pm – Ingrid O

7pm – Melissa M

Sunday May 4

5:45pm – Marlene

6:15pm – Misty

7pm – Heidi O

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For Jill – Newborn photographer in Cambridge

What can I say about my friend Jill?  I’ve known her since we were six years old.  She’s one of those friends that will be there until the end and when we see each other it’s as if we never left.  I have only a handful of long time friends in my life.  They know who they are and Jill is one of those.

Jill and her family travelled from Ottawa to come and see me for their newborn photography session in Cambridge.  I am so honoured that they would make the trek down to have me photograph their second child.  I did their newborn portraits in my cambridge studio for their first little one, back when I was doing posed newborn photography.

This time we changed things up a bit in order to remain consistent with my favourite style of newborn photography.  She DID pursuade me to do a couple of posed shots though.

For Jill.  I love you.

xoxox

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Show Me Your Space – In home Lifestyle Photographer

I find inspiration in lots of places.  I am constantly looking for it.  It could be the way the light catches through our dusty windows at 6pm.  It could be the way the grass looks in the wind during sunset in the summer.   Sometimes it’s a piece of art that I see in a gallery, it can be a pair of bright rubber boots, or a colourful lollipop or a tattered old chair that someone has put out for trash at the side of the road.

Inspiration.

It’s an illness really.  Once you get the itch for inspiration you never really stop.

One of the ways that I love to get inspired the most is to see the way that my clients live.  It’s to enter their space and become immersed in their style.  Many times it’s in a spot that they would never imagine being photographed.  In a recent newborn session we were walking down the hallway and I happened to catch a glimpse of the bathroom out of the corner of my eye.  They had the most gorgeous bathtub bathed in the most glorious light.  I can guarantee that Mom never planned on being photographed in that bathtub with her newborn that day, but you can bet your bottom dollar that by the end of the session she was.

This is why clients hire me.  To see the beauty of their world through my eyes.  To pick up on the nuances of their daily lives and surroundings that they take for granted.  To make it beautiful.

Today I’m looking for some inspiration and I’m looking to YOU to help me out.

I want you to show me your space.

I want to see how you live.

Do you have a flare for decor?  Do you like to find eclectic pieces and pull them all together into your own very own you style?  I want to see it.

It can be vintage space or modern space.  I want to see it!

I’m looking for people to post pictures of their amazing spaces on my Facebook page and I will be picking a few winners.  I will come out to your home and photograph you and your family in your glorious space!!

Your space DOES NOT have to be perfect.  It does not need to be decked out with pieces from the Pottery Barn or Urban outfitters!  It could be made up of hand me down iron beds and afghans that your grandma has knitted.  It can be full of antiques and treasures that are all your own.    It can be trendy or totally UNtrendy.  It just has to be YOU.    I’m looking for space with some interest – the only rule is that it has to have good natural light and you have to have a family for me to photograph.

 

That’s it!  So – GO!  Show me your space!!!!  Post those photographs to my Facebook page wall and tell me a bit about it!  I can’t wait for YOU to inspire ME!

Nicola

xoxoxxo

P.S.  - I went to everyone’s favourite place for inspiration PINTEREST for these images.  I do not take any credit for the imagery in this post, as it’s most definitely not mine.  :)

 

 

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Baby. Simply. – Cambridge baby photographer

 

 

I love photographing babies!  I love the chub, the drool and those delicious baby toes.

I am offering a limited number of baby portrait sessions in Cambridge at my studio.

These sessions will be pure, organic and all about baby.  Simple set ups and very limited props.  The focus will be on baby and the end result will be timeless portraits of your baby that you will love for years.  I will include one simple Easter set up as well.

The very best part is that your session includes a session album with all of the images from your portrait session!  Yes, you heard it right!  An album – something tangible for you to love and hold after your session is over.

The cost for the session is $300 plus HST and includes up to 30 minutes in studio with me and a delightful little album including all of your session images.

These sessions are for babies aged 5 months to 1 year (non walkers) and will be offered on Tuesday, April 8th and Wednesday April 9th.

Please email me at info@hulahoopphotography.com in order to reserve your spot

 

Tuesday April 8th

10am – Meaghan M

11am – Jennifer W

11:45am – Rachel M

 

Wednesday April 9th

10am – Catharine G

11am – Leigh C

11:45am – Kati J

12:30 – Angela M

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