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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Breaking – Family Photographer in Cambridge

November.  I love you.  You bring with you the calm after the storm.  The light at the end of the tunnel and some reflection on the past year.

2015 was great.  The business was incorporated, I continued to realize that securing myself a studio space was the best decision I ever made.  I photographed close to 150 families.  There were high points and low points.  Mistakes were made and tears flowed.  There were moments that I loved every second of what I was doing and also times when I was sure I couldn’t go on and wanted to give it all up.

Of course I could never do that.  Not in a million.  I feel so blessed to be doing what I LOVE.  I feel so connected to my clients and seeing them look at their images for the first time is so overwhelmingly satisfying.  Nothing in the world can compare to that feeling of pride and passion in what I do.  And all of the people that I meet along the way I consider friends.

At the end of the day, I love what I do.  But by December I’m ready.  I’m ready to take a much needed break.  Some time to recharge myself physically, emotionally and most certainly creatively.

I am busy wrapping up a couple of last commissions and then I will be disappearing for a little while.  I will be taking the month of December off to sit back and take everything in for a while.  To snuggle my kids, to bake cookies, wrap gifts, clean my neglected house and just…be.

I thought I’d include a few minutes of my day to day life with my three babies.   They are busy and crazy and LOUD but man – do they ever snuggle and love with their whole selves.  I’m looking forward to getting my fill in December.

The only time that I pick up my camera during that time will be to photograph them.

I can’t WAIT to see the rest of you in January and see what 2016 will bring:)

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Southampton – Family Photographer in Cambridge

Ummmm – did anyone else notice that it’s almost OCTOBER?!?

I’m not sure where the time went, but I’m going to throw it back to earlier this summer when we did some family portraits in Southampton Ontario.

I love finding fun new places to photograph families.

Thinking about getting some family portraits done next summer?  If you’re up for a little bit (okay A LOT) of fun – I want to do a session at the Toronto Exhibition!   Ferris wheels, merry go rounds, cotton candy!  Who’s with me?!


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Late summer – Family photographer in Cambridge

I love photographing families in the late summer.  This spot in particular is one of my local favourites.  It comes alive with warm colour in late August and into September.

On this particular evening the insects were CRAZY we left with a trillion billion mosquito bites and your truly even stood right in an ant hill.  Ants in my pants.  Quite literally.

Loved hanging out with this family

P.S. – thanks for the wine



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BOOM! – Family photographer in Cambridge

I remember when I used to be so diligent about blogging.  I am really going to try to be better about posting the family portrait sessions that I do.  It’s been an uber busy summer season and the Fall is following suit so I sometimes get caught up.  But I solemnly swear to make a better effort to share.

A couple of weeks ago I met up with this fun family of four in Cambridge for their family photograph session.

It was little mans first day of school and he held up so well – the roll in the grass was well overdue though:)

Excited for this family to receive their beautiful canvas in the next few weeks!




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Newborn in Caledon – newborn photographer in Cambridge

My in home newborn photography seems to take me all over the place lately.  Recently I had the pleasure of photographing a beautiful family and provided them with some newborn photos in their home in Caledon.

Mom really loved my philosophy of placing such a huge importance on printed product.  I am a big believer that when you’re investing in a custom photography session that you should walk away with something beautiful and tangible from that experience.   At their ordering session in the studio we worked together to choose the perfect grouping of images for their wall.  I think the choices are perfect and am happy they will be enjoyed every day.


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