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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Cheek and Charm – Children’s photographer in Cambridge

One of my favourite foursomes was in the studio last week for their annual Christmas pictures.

The Love boys came and took over my space for an hour on Friday afternoon.  It was like a little tornado full of cheek and charm!  These boys are all go and ALL personality.

Leo the lover, Luca the ladies man, Milo the monkey and Finn the firecracker.

Their Mama, who also happens to be my best friend in the whole world, is going to have her hands seriously full(er) when these boys are in high school.  Look out world when the Love boys are on the loose.  I can only imagine the trouble this 4 pack is going to get up to in their teenage years.  LOL.

I love you, Carla.  You are the best Mama ever and these boys are lucky to have you – who wouldn’t be.  I count myself lucky to be one of the people closest to you.  Muah!


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We Three – Family photographer in Cambridge

    It’s becoming more and more common in my studio for single Mom’s to contact me for sessions with their children.    I think it’s amazing that these children will have gorgeous images of themselves and their strong and supportive mothers.  Images that show that no matter what happens they are loved and part of a family.  No matter how that family dynamic looks.  The connection and love between this Mom and her two kiddoes was so obvious during their session and it really shone through in their family portraits.  Here are a few of my favourites.

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Paulette Brenton - Thank you for capturing the love that my daughter feels for her two children. Family is everything we have in this crazy world! Your photos are beautiful and we will have them to cherish for many years. Thank you…….

In Home portrait sessions and why I love them – cambridge family photographer

The colder weather is definitely upon us today and soon we will all go into hibernation for the long and cold Canadian Winter.   I know when most people  think of family portrait sessions they picture sunshine and grass, blue skies and golden light.

I love photographing my families in the great outdoors where all of that light and texture is so delicious, however I also LOVE photographing families and children in their homes.  There is just something to be said for the story telling element of an in home photography session.  I love using my client’s spaces to create emotive portraits that truly mean something just to them.  In fact, some of my all time favourite images have all been made in client’s homes.

Imagine a gallery wall in your family room with images of your children enjoying life at home?

I put together this blog post to showcase just how powerful an in home session can be.  January through March is the perfect time to take advantage of booking this kind of a family session.  If you’d like your family photographed in your home please contact me at

We’d love to be part of your home sweet home:)

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30 minutes – Family Photographer in Cambridge

Gail force winds, frigid temperatures and two busy boys for a family session.  What is one to do?  Work fast and keep warm!  We had this family running, swinging, jumping, snuggling and we were all wrapped up within 30 minutes!  This family were troopers and so much fun to work with.  They were so happy with their images and are going to have some gorgeous wall prints to show for it that I hope they will enjoy for years to come.

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A year in their life: Month Five – Lifestyle Photographer in Ontario

It’s hard to believe that this is my FIFTH month of documenting the Cimbur’s daily lives.

These lifestyle photography sessions are truly documentary style and totally unscripted.  My goal is to capture a snapshot of a year in their day to day life.

We squeezed in our August session by the skin of our teeth.  Between summer vacations and a brand new baby the month *almost* got away from us.

When I arrived children were in pyjamas, diapers were full, babies were fussy and beds were unmade.  This is the stuff of real life, folks.  I just sat back and took it all in.

Welcome to baby Aussie (Augustine).  Poor Brigitte has her hands full with a colicky baby, a mischievous toddler and tandem nursing.  Thank goodness big sister Brydie is there to help.  I need a little Brydie in my life, I tell ya.

Let me know how you guys are enjoying these monthly sessions.  It’s very personal to me, but I’d love feedback from all of you too!




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Meredith - I absolutely love this idea, I am looking forward to seeing the months to come! They are a beautiful family!