Family photography in Toronto

I love creating unique, playful visual records of family life. I adore capturing children’s innocence. Letting them be, so their beautiful souls can reveal themselves effortlessly. What a joy to be around them!

Elina is a wonderful 2 yrs old little girl. I loved spending time with her, following her around, watching her play. At the end, I felt rejuvenated. Not to mention how amazing it was to get a big hug from her…a gesture that warmed me up inside and reminded me of how fortunate I am for the chance of telling such lovely stories.

Many thanks to Elina’s parents Deepeka and Karna for allowing me to be around their gorgeous, young family.
They are expecting, so I am sure little Elina will have a lot of fun with her new sibling in just a few months.

E&D&K: hope to see you again soon! Best, Manuela.

Toronto family photographer

Toronto family photography

Child photography Toronto

Toronto child photography

Toronto child photographer

Toronto kids photography

Family photos Toronto

Child photographer in Toronto

Family photography

 

 

 

LinkedInPinterestShare

An adorable baby girl: 11 months old Lyla

As a photographer, I have the privilege to capture beautiful life stories. Many times my wedding clients call me to let me know that they are expecting their first child. It is fantastic to see families grow and have the opportunity to create visual journals for them to enjoy for a lifetime.
Mona and Emon had a fabulous destination wedding 3 years ago. After having spent a week with them in Punta Cana, our connection has developed and we have remained in touch. It was with great joy to find out that they had a beautiful baby girl they named Lyla.
I recently met Mona so we could catch up with each other’s lives while sipping cold drinks on a patio. Baby Lyla was a delight to have with us: happy, playful, all smiles! She even attempted to do a little Persian dance for me, under her mommy’s  choreographic supervision.
I will let these images speak for themselves. I look forward to seeing Lyla again soon and capture some more memories for her and her lovely family.

Hugs, Manuela.

 

Baby photography Toronto

Baby photos Toronto

Baby photographer

Baby girl photos Toronto

Toronto baby photographer

Toronto baby photography

 

 

 

LinkedInPinterestShare

Baby photography with 6 months old Lily

Hanna and Matthew had a gorgeous wedding in the summer of 2011. A bit over two years later, baby Lily was born.
It is always an immense pleasure to see my clients’ families grow and a true privilege to be there for them and capture their beautiful life stories. I was thrilled when Lily’s parents contacted me to give me their news and book a photo session.
Meeting baby Lily was a lot of fun. She is a gorgeous red headed girl with a wonderful personality. Her face lights up when she smiles and she is a joy to have in front of the lens.

Hanna & Matthew: congratulations again on your new, lovely family. Enjoy each other for many years to come and hope to see you again soon! Hugs, Manuela.

Toronto baby photographer copy

Toronto baby photography

Toronto baby photographer

Outdoor baby photography

Baby photography in Toronto

Baby photography Toronto

Family photography Toronto

Baby photos Toronto

Family photographer Toronto

Toronto family photography

 

LinkedInPinterestShare

Winter maternity photo shoot

I love it whenever I have a chance to capture such a special moment in someone’s life. It is a true privilege to share the anticipation, excitement, emotion.

These photo sessions are very unique, as there is a special kind of intimacy that develops between my client and I. We spend a quiet, peaceful time together when there is no much need for words, just tapping into a very special kind of energy. Which can be felt around the subject each and every single time. I love such gentle moments in time, when I am inspired by the new shape the human body takes, by the transformation, by life.

Debbie and Jeff, congratulations and I look forward to meeting the little one soon! Hugs, Manuela

 

Toronto maternity photographer

Toronto maternity photography

Maternity photos

Maternity photography Toronto

Maternity photography

Maternity photos in the snow

Winter maternity photos

Outdoor maternity photos

 

 

 

LinkedInPinterestShare

Happy 2 months to sweet baby Ada!

 

Toronto maternity photography

Last time I saw baby Ada, she was in her mommy’s belly. I had the chance to meet her and decided to put a few photos together quickly, given she just turned 2 months old today!

I wanted to take this opportunity to wish her many beautiful months and years ahead and congratulate her dear parents, Nupur and Mervin, for having brought such a healthy beauty into the world.

See you all soon, big hug! M

Toronto newborn photography

Toronto newborn photograher

Baby photography

Toronto baby photographer

Newborn photography

Newborn photos

 

 

 

 

LinkedInPinterestShare

The adventures of little Owen in England

 

 

Traveling is always such fun, but whenever I have the chance to spend quality time with a very dear friend, it all becomes even more special.

Anne and I go a few years back. We met in Toronto and then she moved to England, her home country.

A bit over 4 years ago she had Owen, a lovely little boy I only saw in photographs. Finally meeting him this year was thrilling. We spent a lovely time together in London and then Yorkshire, I got to enjoy his sweet little spirit, we did a lot of fantastic things. One of my favorite activities was the visit to the incredible Kirkstall Abbey (Leeds), a great example of a medieval Cistercian abbey in Britain. Owen loved it there and he ran around the beautiful old walls exploring every corner, playing in the snow and pretending to be the brave defending knight of a plastic, strategically placed kids’ castle.

I still smile to myself looking at the photographs we took, they bring back incredible memories.

I hope to visit again very soon. M

 

 

 

 

 

LinkedInPinterestShare

Children photo journals: beautiful siblings

I first met Anastazia and Brent at the end of last year and took some beautiful pregnancy photos on a mild December day.

Toronto pregnancy photography

By the end of January they had a gorgeous little boy, Calvin. He is a great addition to their lovely family and I am sure little brother Martin (who is now a bit over 2 years old) really appreciates his new tiny buddy.
Below are some photos I shot in February when Calvin was only 20 days old. Some of the images truly amaze me as they depict this little person looking straight into my lens with an almost intrigued expression…quite something!
Anastazia and Brent, congratulations one more time on your new addition, may you enjoy each other for a very long time. Hope to see you again in spring! Manuela

Toronto baby photographer 02
Toronto baby photography 02
Toronto newborn photography 03
Toronto baby photography 01
Toronto newborn photography 01
Toronto baby photographer 01

Toronto kids photos 02
Toronto child photography 01
Toronto kids photography 03
Toronto child photographer 01

LinkedInPinterestShare

Baby photography journals: Vision Art albums

I am always on a lookout for high quality, beautiful albums to offer my clients and to display my work in. I have heard about Vision Art for a while and decided to give this company a try. I researched their name on forums as well and I found quite a few raving reviews coming from photographers who seemed to be beyond happy with the service. I have to say, I did not quite know how I was going to feel until I actually got to have the books in my hand. I absolutely love the paper, the finish, it feels so soft to touch and guess what, water can be spilled on the pages and nothing will happen! Not to mention the print quality. It is fantastic to see how the colours on the pages match the ones I see on my monitor, they stay vibrant and true to the original photos. I started using Vision Art for my wedding clients as well and plan to continue on doing so, as there are so many cool options they offer. And last but not least, the customer service is superb! I would like to acknowledge one person in particular, her name is Monica and she is a pleasure to deal with! Just give her a call! :)

01

13

In order to have a closer look into the design of the book, I am attaching a few layouts below. Hope you will enjoy looking at this pages at least as much as I enjoyed myself designing them.

02

03

04

05

09

11

12

LinkedInPinterestShare

A fun shoot with little Raphaelle & Olivier

For the past couple of years I have tried to give back by donating a family photo session to Dentonia nursery school in a silent auction. This is how I had the great pleasure to meet a lovely family of four: little Raphaelle -14 months old, her 4 years old brother Olivier and their lovely parents, Christine and Andrew. I got to spend a little bit of time with them and I truly hope I captured their personalities in a small collection of candid images. Many thanks for a fun time, enjoy the photos and hope to see you again soon! Yours, Manuela

01

02

09

03

IMG_8738

07

IMG_9062

LinkedInPinterestShare

Children photography journals: three lovely siblings

It feels great whenever my approach to baby and children photography is received really well and parents pass my name around. This is how I got to meet the Lopez family. It was a lot of fun, an energy filled afternoon, watching these beautiful three siblings, their interaction with each other. They all love to swim, so at the end of the photo session we moved to the pool area for some dynamic shots. It was so very nice to see how joyous they all were around water, splashing and giggling non stop. I hope my images depict the huge amount of fun I have witnessed!

02

04

08

07

09

17

14

06

10

13

15

16

LinkedInPinterestShare