OTTAWA Family and Newborn Photographer

Preserving Cherished Memories With Timeless Elegance

Let’s capture your family’s imperfectly perfect moments

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Your answer to “Where do I even begin?”

As parents, we want nothing more than to see our children grow up happy and bloom into their own person. But there’s also a (big) part of us that wants to hold onto all the things that make these childhood years magical forever.

All the firsts, the milestones, their sweet giggles, the way they smell…

And while you know investing in a family photographer is the best way to preserve these memories, the road to finding one can feel overwhelming.

As a mom, you already have a million to-dos. So finding a photographer, booking a session, planning the outfits, keeping your kids engaged, and printing the photos only add to the workload. 

As an Ottawa family photographer dedicated to taking care of all the nitty-gritty details, consider this your one-stop solution to doing it all on your own.


meet gillian


My specialty lies in working with families and their babies — and capturing the raw love and connection within them.

That's why I focus on capturing the authentic, candid moments that often go unnoticed, but are the heart of your family's story.

When I became a mother, I developed a love for photographing the unique beauty of a family.

My mission is to capture the essence of motherhood and childhood in its truest form. I’m here to freeze those everyday moments that make your family special — and turn them into tangible memories you can hold onto forever.


From start to finish, leave it to me to handle all the details.

Before your session

My goal is to provide a stress-free experience right away. I’ll take care of all the pre-planning details such as helping you select the perfect location and outfits for Mom and Baby that reflect your personalities. You can sit back, relax, and trust that every aspect of your session will be in good hands.

During your session

I'll create a fun and relaxed atmosphere so we can photograph moments that showcase your family's dynamics. My hope is for you to feel at ease like you're spending time with a friend who happens to have a camera. 

After your session

As a mom, I know how it feels to have a million things going on at once, and printing photos can fall by the wayside. That's why I take care of post-photoshoot details for you, from editing to printing, so that you can enjoy your beautiful memories right away.


my approach to photography

The things I don’t do:

  • No awkward poses
  • No overly edited images
  • No rushed sessions
  • No pressure to have a perfect session
  • No rigid timeline
  • No generic sessions

The things I do:

  • Encourage authentic moments
  • Use natural light for warm and inviting photos
  • Capture genuine emotions and expressions
  • Hand-curated closet for Mom and Baby
  • Guidance to help you feel comfortable on camera
  • Craft customized sessions to fit your family's style
  • Produce quality heirlooms you can cherish forever




She had great location suggestions, the way she interacted with our family was graceful and authentic, and it was quick and easy to schedule!

Gillian was calm and patient with our large family and had so many sweet ideas to capture little moments. We are very happy with all the photos and overall experience!

"We’re so happy we went with Gillian!"


Gillian guided us in making absolutely memorable images and the love and care she showed toward every member of the family was absolutely heartwarming.

I would highly recommend her. She blew us away with the experience and we’re already looking forward to our images.

"We had a session with our newborn and 3-year-old son, and it was amazing!"


She’s one of those people that makes you feel comfortable and right at home the moment you meet her. Her passion for her work truly shines in all aspects — from the quality of her work to the positive energy she brings.

I would recommend her over and over again. I look forward to capturing many more memories for many years to come with Gillian.

"Gillian is a true talent and a complete sweetheart."

My Specialties

Your Breath of Fresh Air


Capture your mama magic at golden hour with an outdoor maternity session.


Conducted in the comfort of your own home, you and Baby can feel the most relaxed in a familiar environment!


We'll make sure your kids feel relaxed and have fun, with classic family portraits, dynamic sibling shots, and sweet moments with mom and dad.


I believe that your family's journey is a beautiful story that deserves to be continuously captured and cherished. That's why, in addition to stand-alone sessions, I offer memberships at a discounted rate so that we can document every milestone.


heirloom albums & framed prints

tangible, stunning memories that you'll treasure for years to come

All of my sessions come with print credits towards the album and print options of your choosing. From fine art heirloom albums to framed prints and keepsake boxes, you're sure to receive something elegant and timeless.


treasured keepsakes