Making art from real people since 2010

With beautiful lake views, quiet parks, and a quaint downtown, Oakville is the perfect spot for family portraits. Your family photoshoot can take place on location, or in the colder months we'll use a cozy studio or your home to create family portraits you'll treasure for a lifetime.

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My family in 2012

Getting so big in 2023

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New Beginnings

Time during pregnancy is a funny thing. One day you feel like you'll never be out of the first trimester, and then you blink and your due date is next week!

For pregnancy photos, I usually recommend booking your session in the third trimester, between weeks 26 and 34 (depending on if it's your first pregnancy or not.)

Newborn sessions are a little different since babies come whenever they want, so I suggest that my clients book 1 to 6 months before their due date.

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Oakville's parks are some of the best locations to capture portraits of families there are so many beautiful ones to choose from. Whether you prefer lakefront views or woodland trails, you can find the perfect backdrop for timeless portraits while letting your kids get their wiggles out too.

For waterside locations, Lakeside Park and Bronte Bluffs Park are two of my favorites. If you're looking for a spot closer to the uptown core, then the woodsy trails of Lion's Valley Park are another great option.

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Even though winters in Oakville are FREEZING, that doesn't mean you have to wait til spring for your family portraits. We can have your family photos at a beautiful local photo studio so you and your kids can feel comfortable and relax.

A studio is a great option if you'd like a more elegant, minimal setting for your family photoshoot, but sometimes young children feel more comfortable at their own home. In that case, we can discuss the lighting and decor of your home and see if that would be the right fit for the family photos you're hoping for.

Simple Session

Luxury Session

Sometimes you just need a quick, smaller session in between your annual photo shoot, and that's where my simple sessions come in.
Keeping it short and sweet!

My Luxury Sessions are perfect for busy mamas who want to be totally pampered, and to have the confidence that comes from me helping with all the planning. No need to stress!

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Kind Words

"It was so easy to work with Emily and she really made me feel relaxed and natural. I LOVE our photos and will truly cherish them forever!" - Muriel W.

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A photo of Emily Anderson in a blue dress with a flower in front of her face

Your Oakville Family Photographer

I'm a professional family photographer serving Oakville and the communities in Southern Ontario. As a mom of three boys (Yes, all boys. You read that right.), I really have a heart for making sure mamas get in the photos with their family.

We're always so busy making sure everyone else is taken care of and ready for photos, that we barely have any energy left for a shower! That's why I've crafted my business to help YOU feel cared for and beautiful.

I want to be the photographer for you that I wish I had when my guys were little, I was sleep deprived and had no idea what to wear. So instead of having a photoshoot add stress, I want your whole experience to be delightful, relaxing and so special.

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