Archive for July, 2012

Jul 31, 2012
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Noun: a seductively beautiful or charming woman, especially one who beguiles men

I’ve never shied away from this genre of photography……but it never really presented it’s self to me.
So when Miss V wanted to create a gift for her soon to be husband…I jumped on the opportunity.

And I am in love.

Contact us today if your interested in setting up your own barebonesiren session.


I love it when members of bridal parties {Sarah+Chris’s wedding} give me a call and want to become a part of the barebonefamily!
Jordan and Stephanie wanted to chronicle the first year of Hadley’s life. So they chose to do 4 sessions spread throughout the year……..all to be immortalized in an album.
This was the first of those sessions…….I cannot wait to see her and her parent’s love grow before my eyes.


Amy and Chris are to be married this Saturday in Eden Mills. Possibly one of the coolest little villages in Ontario.

For their engagement session I traveled to their home town of Fergus. We shot in the woods surrounding their home. The light that night was magical.

I cannot wait to photograph their wedding this weekend!

Another barebonefamily +1.

Josee+Peter+Max…….love this family and love these pictures.
We had such a great time wandering around the studio grounds and capturing Max’s giggles.





Thank you Josee + Peter for choosing barebonephoto to capture Max turning one.



It’s never too early to start thinking about CHRISTMAS!

We’re having a whole day of Christmas card mini-sessions in October. Each session will be 30 minutes and will leave you feeling organized and ready to take on the holidays!

October 27, 2012

  • A 30 minute session of up to 4 people
  • 25 customized 5×7 full colour flat Christmas cards with envelopes
  • 5 fully edited high resolution digital images on DVD
  • All for $225


Details: The mini-session fee of $225 is due at time of booking as a non refundable deposit. We will have up to 30 images to select from. Each additional image above your top 5 picks will be available to add to your order for $40 each OR you can buy your entire gallery of images for $200 total. These sessions are best for up to 4 people. If you have more we can book a longer time slot and each additional person will be $25. You will be given a choice of 3 Christmas card designs that will be customized with your photos. Image and card selections must be made by November 22, 2012 to be ready in time for the holidays. Additional cards can be ordered in sets of 25 for $50. Please be prepared for indoor or outdoor photos at the barebonestudio.


To book your session, contact us at or call the studio at 519.841.7840


When Amanda emailed me saying she was pregnant and wanted to schedual baby pictures…..I squealed.

Amanda and Josh were one of my favorite weddings in 2008 I actually still use their proofs as samples in the studio.

So when baby Caleb was born I packed up my studio and headed to Burlington.
You always worry a little when headed to a clients home to shoot. is there going to be enough space/light etc. but Amanda and Josh practically had a studio in their kitchen.

It was an amazing space to work with…….and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Shots in the kitchen studio ;)

For being new parents….these two looked amazing as always.

Thank you Amanda and Josh for choosing barebonephoto to capture this amazing moment in your lives.
I can’t wait for the next session!



And the portrait season began with a bang and I am only now getting to posting pictures from the spring!
Bryony and Peter wanted to celebrate their son Charlie’s first year on the planet with a family photo session.
And I was thrilled. I shot their wedding way back in 2005!!! So it was lovely to have them back in front of the camera.

I’ve fallen in love with the grounds surrounding my studio all over again { you will be seeing a lot of it in the coming posts }…….I really can’t believe I went anywhere else to do shoot! The Puslinch landscape really is beautiful backdrop for family photos.

Thanks again Lewicki family for choosing barebonephoto to photograph this amazing time in your life.


Everyday it seems like you hear another friend / relative / acquaintance is diagnosed with cancer. An every time you hear it you put yourself in that persons shoes and wonder……how would I cope?

Well last year I found out that one of the “barebonefamily”  had been going through a struggle. I connected so much with this story. Justine and Matt  { previous wedding clients } had just had a baby…..and that baby was now being treated for cancer. Not only did my heart go out to them but I wanted to give them a hug! Because I know as a first time parent that is hard at the best of times…….but adding cancer to the equation….I have no words.

I won’t do justice to the story……so, in Justine’s words:

Our cancer journey started like so many others, with Margot being sent to the ER due her being unwell. After 3 very hard and stressful weeks and multiple tests, she was diagnosed with a very large (grapefruit size) malignant germ cell tumour in her abdomen, the medical term is called a sacrococcygeal teratoma.
We were transferred to McMaster Kids initially from Grand River Hospital and then finally transferred to Sick Kids in Toronto. While at Sick Kids, Margot spent many days under constant observation until they decided surgery was the best option. Margot underwent a very long 10+hour surgery that removed the entire tumour. Mat and I call refer to it as the longest day of our lives. The pathology report came back a week later and it turns out that the tumor was malignant and she immediately started the first of four rounds of intense chemotherapy. She started losing her hair after the first round of chemo and my bestfriend and Margot’s godmother Rachel and I shaved the rest of it off in the bathtub at the hospital during round 2 of chemo.
Margot endured so much through all the tests, scans, pokes, doctor’s and around the clock nurses visits. My husband and I realized that she would often calm down during procedures if we sang to her, and Baby Beluga was her favourite song. Throughout this entire ordeal, I can’t count the number of times we sang that song to her. We even learned to play it on a small purple ukelele. Her care team at Sick Kids would recognize our family by all the off-key singing we would do to help her through her procedures and some would often hum along while checking her temperature or changing her Picc line dressing.
We are starting to return to a new normal, she finished chemotherapy in November and we are finally able to take her to play groups, swimming and music classes.  Over the past several months since we’ve finished Margot’s treatments she has defied all expectations. We were cautioned that her development may be slowed somewhat by both the treatments themselves, and the fact that she was laid up for so long while all of her peers were busy developing. As it turns out, these worries seem to have been unfounded. Margot’s development is on-track, she’s walking and climbing into new messes every day. 

This last images may be my favorite image of all time! Pure joy.

Justine and Matt you two are the strongest people I know……your family is a joy to be around. Thank you for letting me capture your love for each other.

Their session was one of my first at the barebonestudio this year. And we are happy to say that we will be donating one “barebonehug” session to families living with cancer every month until there is a cure. So if you know someone who could benefit from just having some fun and capturing some great images for their family. Send them our info.


t: 519.841.7840