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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The Lighthouse – Family photographer in sauble beach

There is honestly not much that I can say about this family portrait session in Southampton that I recently did – other than I think it was probably one of my favourite sessions that I have done to date.  Everything just seemed to ‘gel’ and the stars aligned.  My tiny client took a bit of coaxing at the beginning, but then we hit the ground running and there was no looking back.   I simply love, love, loved so many images from this session.  I am so happy to be able to provide this amazing family with gorgeous art for their walls – images that will make their hearts happy each day.

The family portrait sessions in the Sauble Beach area have had an amazing response from all of you.  I will be doing more of these summer portrait sessions at the beach next year.   A big huge thank you goes out to my fellow photographer amazing friend, driving buddy and uber assistant, Kristin.  She was with me at all of my beach sessions and she always just seems to make things…..better.

So, so many amazing sessions this summer.    I can’t wait to share even more with you soon.


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Hulahoop Beach sessions – Family Photographer in Sauble Beach

I finally got the chance to do some portrait sessions on a beach this year.  I have always wanted to do a portrait session on a sunset beach – and if you want to get a great sunset beach session in Ontario, it doesn’t get much better than Sauble Beach.

I felt so fortunate to meet up with one of my favourite families in Sauble Beach a few weeks back for their family portraits.

The sky on this particular evening was just glorious.  It definitely was all that I had hoped for!  I look forward to offering more beach portraits sessions in Sauble beach next summer.



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Roxy – Cambridge Photographer

On July 19th, my first baby turned 10.

The day that I first laid eyes on her is still so clear to me.  She was in a barn with her brothers and sisters.  The only brown pup and she had the most beautiful face.

Roxy was the first thing that I ever loved unconditionally outside of my own family.  The love I felt for this little dog was so overwhelming.  She’s been with me through everything and still nothing makes me happier than a quiet cuddle.

It’s hard to see her aging.  Her little greys are becoming more and more and she spends most of her day asleep on her favourite bed.  But she’s never far from my feet.  We sit together all day in silence just happy that each other is there.

On her tenth birthday we took a break together and did a little photo shoot.  I know that one day I will have to let her go and that I will want these images.  On her tenth – I just wanted to capture every little piece of her.

Happy birthday, girl.  Here’s hoping for another ten together


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Marillac Place – Fundraising photo booth

I don’t think that I have a single photograph of my family together.   My parents divorced at a young age and it was during a conversation with a client last week that I came to the realization that I truly don’t have a photograph of my family as a whole.  Together.  I don’t even remember what that was like.

Perhaps this is why I do what I do.  I love to photograph families and capture the connection between them.  I love to see the interactions between them in front of my camera.  But more than anything (and as I’ve said before) I love, LOVE to capture the connection between mother and child.

When I heard that my good friend, Lisa from Healey first class fitness was doing a Fun Run to support Marillac place in Kitchener, I immediately offered my services.  I wanted to help give back to this amazing organization that supports young mothers who have found themselves with a child and homeless.   Marillac place strives to provide these young mothers the tools and community that they need in order to foster the best possible outcome and bonding between mother and child to create the foundation for a bright future together.

Since I announced my involvement in this project, I’ve had a number of clients come forward with stories of how they themselves were helped by a similar organization such as Marillac place.  These young mothers have grown, as have their families and they have said they owe it largely in part to the support and love that they received from such organizations.


I invite you all to come out to Victoria Park in Cambridge at 66 Fisher Mills road.  on SATURDAY AUGUST 23rd from 10am – noon

I will be at this location providing beautiful and simple headshots of your children.  The cost will be $15 per child with all proceeds going to Marillac place.

You do not need to book a time for your child.  Simply show up to the park between the hours of 10am and noon.  I will do my very best to keep the line moving quickly.

You will be provided with one digital image of your child provided via an online gallery and online download.

Families are more than welcome to bring more than one child, however the cost is per child and photographs will be done individually.  Unfortunately due to time constraints I will be unable to do siblings together.

I hope to see many of you out at the park to not only celebrate our children with a beautiful portrait, but to also celebrate Marillac place and the young mothers that they help each year.

I know that Lisa and First class fitness are looking for volunteers and more organizations to donate to this event, so if you feel so inclined please contact Lisa.  She’d love to hear 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!