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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A piece of home – cambridge family photographer

When I think ‘Halifax’ I think water, fishing boats and quaint little lighthouses.  What a more perfect location for this Halifax native than a beautiful little red and white lighthouse.  It was a lake and not the sea, but this Mama still told me that ‘she felt like she was home’ during our family portrait session in Southampton.  It was pretty darn cold for July and the wind was howling.  Not to mention the sky was a blanket of grey about 10 minutes before our photography session.  However, it all worked out in the end.  I’m so happy that this Halifax family will have a little bit of nautical nostalgia to display in house.  Just a little piece of home……

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Natalie - Beautiful as always, Nicola!! I have always loved the lighthouse in Southampton!

Cedar Springs – Family Photographer in Burlington

This family portrait session had it all!

Gorgeous family, beautiful location, to die for light and a vintage mercedes pedal car!

I couldn’t have asked for anything more for a recent family portrait session in Burlington.  The session was held in the private community of Cedar Springs in North Burlington and let me tell you.  This spot is GORGEOUS!

My clients were perfect in every way two adorable little boys complete with suspenders and hipster sunnies and gorgeous Miss. M who is on the verge of starting high school.

I was so happy to host this family in my Cambridge studio for their session reveal where I helped them to pick out a 30X40 wall portrait, which is sure to be a statement in their Oakville home.

Thank you to them for being so amazing and scroll down to find out which image they chose as their amazing enlargement:)

                                             This is the winning image.  This family portrait will be displayed proudly in their home where they can enjoy each day.  A great choice I think!

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Long time coming – Burlington beach photography

I was first contacted by this Mom two years ago.  She was looking for a family photo session and had a six week old and a toddler.  She liked the whimsy that I bring to some of my family photo sessions and wanted one of her own.

Admittedly, photographing a toddler and a tiny baby together outdoors can be tricky.  I suggested that since she is going to be making an investment in custom photography that she might want to wait until her 6 week old was a little older.  Showing some personality, able to sit unattended.  Old enough to be supported and held by her older brother.

Mom took everything I said to heart.  Fast forward two years and she contacted me.  So ready and excited to have her very own special Hulahoop family portraits.

We decided to do their family portraits on burlington beach.  Burlington Beach is a great spot for local families to have that amazing summertime, beach vibe to their photographs without having to travel a great distance.

I’m so happy for my client.  Her photographs turned out wonderfully and the wait certainly paid off for her.  Now she has her own little piece of heaven for her walls.



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Will-o-the-Wisp – Woodland sessions



“If you build it, they will come”

Each time I visit my sister in Ancaster, I drive through the most breathtaking and magical location.  I feel so inspired each time I pass through.

Two years ago I took a workshop with the ever brilliant Barb Uil from Jinky Art out of Australia.

I told Barb about this location and she advised me that I must photograph there.  So now I will and I’m inviting all of you.

I have a vision for these sessions.  Rich edits, beautiful light, fireflies, fairys, wisps and everything else that hides in the woods.

Due to the location and the uneven ground these sessions are best for older children aged 4 and up who can take direction well.

I will be offering four 20 minute sessions on Friday July 18th, starting at 6pm.

The cost for the session is $350.  These are ‘storybook’ sessions and include a gorgeous 6X8  album of all of your images that truly tells the story of the shoot.  One digital file will also be included.

I will conduct in person ordering for these sessions so that you can benefit from a design consult on how best to enjoy your images in your  home.

I look forward to seeing you – in my magical location in the woods

*Please note.  Sessions are held in Ancaster*

Friday July 18th:  $350 plus HST  (due at time of booking).  Includes 20 minute session.  Props.  Private pinterest board.  6X8 session album.  One digital file.  In person ordering and design consult.

6:00pm – Adrianna


7:00pm – Tania

7:30pm – Anika

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Postponed – Family Photographer in Cambridge

I love photographing outdoors in natural light, HOWEVER, mother nature is not always a happy camper.  Unfortunately rain and even heavy cloud can get the best of us.

This beautiful family was scheduled for an outdoor newborn session last fall, however mother nature had other plans.  We opted to try a summer family portrait session instead.  We all agreed that after seeing the images we think it was the best choice.

It really does feel good to be photographing outdoors again after that crazy winter



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