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!!

Christmas on the farm – Photographer in Cambridge

Every year I do photographs of my best friends kids for Christmas.   I do her photographs and in exchange she treats me to a spa day and lunch.

I love my friend.  We talk often, but I don’t get to see her nearly enough.  The truth is that I would photograph her beautiful family all day long if it meant that I got to spend my time with her.  The time together is payment enough for me.

I love you, Carla  - and your cutie little men too.


Location inspiration:   This spot is a very special place to Carla and her family.  They visit it often and she knew that she wanted to have her photographs done in somewhere that meant something to them.

Styling:  Totally styled by Carla herself.  Every year she brainstorms her photographs and changes her mind about a million (zillion, trillion) times.  But her simple styling and taste always, always pays off.  The mid November snowfall was an unexpected and very welcomed touch!

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Sweater Weather – Family Photographer in Cambridge

20 days.

That’s it.  That’s all.

I am offering sessions for 20 more days this year until I go into hibernation on December 1st after an extremely busy and incredible year of photographing so many fantastic families!

Many people think that there’s no point in doing family photographs since the Fall colour is gone.  I beg to differ.  You don’t need Fall colour for gorgeous family portraits.  Late fall is a beautiful time for photographs.  Bundle up in some amazing layers, great textures and bask in that amazing afternoon light that late Fall has to offer.

Want to know what your late Fall session could look like?  Check out this recent family photography session with a fellow photographer.  It’s my third year photographing this gorgeous family.

Now……who needs all that colour, anyway??



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Close your eyes – Family photographer in Cambridge

It’s not only especially flattering when a fellow photographer asks me to photograph their family – it’s also especially daunting.  I always want to be sure I deliver these creative minds with the best possible family portraits.

Meet Heather from Close Your Eyes Photography.  She is a friend and fellow photographer and recently also became a client.  I had so much fun with her family.  Heather has the quirkiest personality and we had a lot of laughs during her session.  Coincidentally she is also going to be my roommate at an upcoming photography retreat in Whistler!

Looking forward to seeing more of her in January

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Urban Session – Child photographer in Cambridge

I was so happy that this Mom recently decided to stop into my photography studio in Cambridge.  She said that she had seen the sign and knew right away that she was going to like my style.  She advised me that her son, who was five, was way more suited to an urban session than something in a field.  She also knew that she wanted to stay true to her Hespeler heritage and photograph somewhere that truly represented the town that we love.

We decided to do the session at the old Hespeler Furniture factory and the result….well….it was exactly what we were hoping for.  I had so much fun doing this urban session with this wonderfully mild mannered little guy.

And how cool is he?  Honestly!

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photographing photographers – Family Photographer in Cambridge

I feel so proud whenever I’m hand picked by a fellow photographer to do their family portrait session.  I know first hand just how hard this decision can be when we ourselves place so much importance on the art.

This summer I had the pleasure of photographing a handful of photographers – some who I know personally and others that I’d met for the very first time.  It was a pleasure working with each and everyone of them.

Jessica Nip is a  Toronto photographer and she was  just such a natural on the other side of the lens.   Congratulations to Jessica on all of her success and the upcoming changes to her business:) I know it will all be worth it in the end.



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