your toronto maternity photographer

WELCOME

I’m a born creative. My camera is just a tool that I use to create the story that’s in front of me. I discover honest beauty in all walks of life and owe it to you to show you what I see. The photos hung on my walls are everyday reminders of the memories I’ve created growing my little ones and being their momma. I want the same for you.

Focusing on connection between any and all types of relationships is my true passion. My number one photography love is documenting the raw, undying love mothers have for their little ones and unborn babies.

Although I base my family and maternity photography business out of Toronto & the Durham Region, I love to travel. So wherever it may be that you are, you’ve found me now, which I feel is a sign I should tell your story.

Bowmaville and durham region photographer

Hi! I'm Kristen, Your toronto maternity PHOTOGRAPHEr & Toronto family PHOTOGRAPHER

Maternity session at Toronto Beaches in the Winter
Mother Nursing Her Baby During Toronto Newborn Photography Session

my art

My purpose is to capture connection and affection. If you yearn for natural images that scream authenticity, you’re in the right place. Your photo experience with me will be one of the smoothest & most effortless journeys you’ve ever been on.

"We will want to remember even if we fear we won't- Every layer is worthy of being preserved. For when this life of collecting comes to an end, let's hope our pockets overflow with keepsakes." -Joy Prouty

client closet

The last thing you need is to stress over is what you are going to wear to your shoot. My client closet is flooded with gorgeous pieces I’ve mindfully selected to make you look and feel like the goddess you are. And don’t worry, it’s fully stocked with children’s clothing too, because let’s face it, we don’t exactly have time to shop for our little ones.

Durham Region maternity Photographer

"I let Kristen style me and all I can say is wow! The outfits she selected for me made the photos. She picked pieces I never would have chosen in a 1000 years, yet they were perfect."

Boho Beach Maternity Photography

the experience

When you invest in me, I invest in you. Creating with me goes far past the typical annual photo shoot. I want you to look back on this experience and see your family, couple or maternity photos as a true representation of who you were at that moment in time. I can’t wait to make the  session of your dreams come to life.

MATERNITY Photo SESSION

Creating new human life is by far the most beautiful gift us mommas are given. There’s no better way of celebrating this milestone than with a maternity session. These photographs will remind you of the days that you and your baby were so deeply connected without having physically met one another.

pregnancy is a time for growth; both inside and out.

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your imperfections are what makes YOU beautiful.

FAMILY Photo SESSION

Motherhood is truly the wildest ride of your life. In the blink of an eye, your kids will be all grown up. Stop and document every season your family’s life. Even if times are tough, you’re going to want to look back at the love and connection your family shared. There’s no better time to freeze than now.

COUPLES Photo SESSION

You’ll reach for these photos years from now and look back on the fiery love that began your life’s story. Taking a moment to celebrate the unconditional love between two people is something all of us lovers need to do. You bring the heat and I’ll bring the camera gear. Let’s capture a love worth remembering…

IT'S ALL ABOUT YOUR VIBE.

THE PROCESS IS stress free....

I encourage you to surf my site to see if you think we would make a great fit! If you’re feeling connected to my work, head over to my inquiry form and expect to hear from me within 48 hours (by phone or email).

Now you can secure your photography session by selecting a date through my online booking calendar, filling out a contract and paying your retainer. *Payment plans are available.

We will either chat over text, email or the phone (whichever you prefer!) to plan the shoot of your dreams. I’m here to listen to your suggestions and provide my expertise wherever I can offer it.  

I provide a full client closet and complimentary styling so all you have to do is show up to your shoot!

This step is my favourite…

Your photography session! I’ll guide you through the entire shoot, helping you feel comfortable and confident. 

I see all my clients as friends. You’ll feel as if we’ve known one another forever. 

You’ll see your gallery and freak out because of how much you love it 🙂  You’ll effortlessly download and share your photos. Your online gallery provides the opportunity to purchase prints and products, turning your photos into art you’ll enjoy forever.

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GTA Motherhood Portraits under the sunset sky
It wasn’t until I saw Kristen’s portfolio that I knew I wanted to capture my second pregnancy. From start to finish, Kristen explains the process, provides tips/tricks and does everything possible to make the whole experience relaxing and enjoyable. I used her “Client Closet” which made it even more stress-free. All we had to do was show up and let Kristen skilfully direct us in to different poses. It was such a wonderful experience and we are blown away by the finished product. 

If you can’t feel what you’re looking at, then you’re never going to get others to feel anything when they look at your pictures."
- Don Mccullin

100+ 5* Google Reviews

Alexandra Gatto
Alexandra Gatto
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Kristen was incredible! She blew us away with her talent, patience, and attention to detail. My son didn't want to cooperate for our family photoshoot, and she was so patient and helpful with him. To be honest I didn't think any of our photos would turn out... When we received our gallery, I was pleasantly surprised at how beautiful our photos are, even with my son melting down the majority of the time. I love the fact that Kristen has a beautifully curated client closet with outfits for the whole fam. This made the experience so easeful, and she's so much fun to work with. Kristen is the BEST of the BEST. Thank you!
juliannchristine
juliannchristine
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Kristen is easily the BEST photographer I have had the pleasure of working with! From start to finish Kristen was very friendly, knowledgable, and most importantly, SUPER talented. Kristen fully styled the shoot, choosing amazing pieces from her collection to fit our family in terms of both size and our personal style! During the shoot she was great - offering TONS of guidance and feedback on posing and positioning, making us feel comfortable. Most importantly to me however, she was SO patient with my unruly 2 year old who pretty much downright refused to participate in the shoot. I have no idea how, but Kristen was able to capture my daughter's best moments from that evening (and let me tell you, there weren't many of them) but somehow I ended up with NUMEROUS photos of her that I would be happy to frame in my home. The photos were beautifully edited and I am SO happy with all of them! Thank you so much for working with my family! <3
Jessica
Jessica
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My experience with Kristen was nothing short of amazing! I can’t say enough positive things about her and her talent. From start to finish, she was patient, kind, welcoming, and professional. Her eye for detail, her talent, and her styling abilities are second to none. My daughter and I had some photos taken to document the end of my maternity leave, and they are absolutely breathtaking. I couldn’t be happier! Right before my shoot, I found out that my dog of 10 plus years had terminal cancer and when I asked if he could join for some pictures Kristen welcomed the idea - to say that I will cherish these photos for the rest of my life would be an understatement. She truly captured the love between my daughter, my dog, and I, and I couldn’t be more thankful. The finished photos are stunning, and she made me feel so confident and beautiful (even post partum! Lol). I wholeheartedly recommend Kristen for any of your photography needs, and we look forward to working with her in the future to capture more of life’s special memories!
Vikki
Vikki
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Kristen took pictures of myself and my two little ones, the first time I’ve ever gotten just us captured and holy moly - your gunna wanna book this girl!! She was incredibly accommodating with date changes due to weather, and she’s got a service I’ve never heard of from photographers which is her client closet she allows her clients to pick from to get such an amazing look. She was soo helpful when finding the right stuff to put my boy in and always gave me a reply wuick when i’de bug her with questions or advice regarding the shoot! I stepped out of my comfort zone with the peice we chose for me to wear, and boy was I glad I did - from me to my kids she made us look amazing, and I can’t say enough about the actual photos themselves. Even the sneak peeks had me in tears! she captured beautiful memories I am so glad to have to hang in our home & she was an absolute beauty of a vibe to spend the night taking pictures with! As someone who is not comfortable infront of the camera very much, I was shocked at how I loved every candid shot she got, and had a hard time picking because they were seriously THAT good . Thank you Kristen, and I look so forward to getting more family pictures done with you! 🧡 15/10 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
jennifer Capogreco
jennifer Capogreco
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What I love about Kristen Borelli is her passion and dedication to her craft, and those qualities, as well as her excitement for the projects she takes on, transpire onto her work: you can tell she does this out of pure love, and that, is one of the main quality I look for, when I want to create memories for me and my family. I knew from the get go, from looking at her website and social media pages, that I could trust her and the result would be breathtaking.Exchanging with her was the cherry on top, as she is such a lovely, fierce yet gentle soul. Boss lady extraordinaire, she wears many hats, such as artist, educator, stylist, administrator and coach and boy, does she have an eye that can transform any location. Her client closet is to die for. She’s invested in so many one of a kind pieces, and takes the time to assort outfits to the vision of the shoot. The end result is the combination of all her efforts, into a piece of art. She is pure magic, a dream to work with and I cannot wait for my family’s next adventure with her.
Adelina
Adelina
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What can I say… Kristen is the absolute BEST. What an amazing and easy experience from beginning to end. Being 9 months pregnant isn’t the most glamorous thing let’s be honest, but I felt so beautiful during my photoshoot. Not only did she provide the clothing (heaven sent for a pregnant lady) she knew EXACTLY how to pose me and my husband to capture the most gorgeous photos. Being so late in my pregnancy thanks to the lovely unpredictable Vancouver rain! I wanted my photos ASAP and again Kristen came through delivering my fully edited gallery in under 72 hours! I can not say one negative thing about this incredible experience. You are one talented photographer! Thank you again for capturing the BEAUTY in pregnancy.
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PHOTOGRAPHY EDUCATION

TO MY FELLOW PHOTOGRAPHER...
THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. I'VE BEEN THERE BEFORE. I'M HERE FOR YOU NOW.

your PHOTO SESSION questions answered....

I recommend you being anywhere from 28-33 weeks pregnant.  

I want my clients to look at their photographs and remember the moments as genuine and real. I take it into my own hands to make sure you are comfortable and not holding back at just how beautiful the relationships are between you and the ones you love.

  • All the help/support/information you require leading up to your shoot.
  • Access to my insanely amazing client closet.
  • Personalized styling for each member attending the session.
  • Customized location suggestions.
  • Your shoot (time dependant on the package you’ve chosen).
  • An online gallery with your artistically edited images (image number dependant on the package you’ve chosen). 

It’s the most magnificent thing ever! I’m not lying… see yourself by checking out these reviews.  I’ve spent all of my our savings (ahahaha) on pieces that photograph like a dream. The items have been chosen based on textures, sizing, movement and colour. All women’s pieces are size adjustable and look great on all sorts of body types. Most pieces fit a wide range of sizes (with the help of elastic waists, ties and adjustable straps) including baby bumps.  My children’s closet is just as good. It ranges from size newborn-8. I also offer trendy jewellery and hats to add a little extra pizazz and personality. You can learn more about my client closet here.

If you booked a family or maternity photo shoot, immediate family are welcomed to be a part of our photo experience together. If you’d like to have extended family join, I do charge an additional fee.

  • All the help/support/information you require leading up to your shoot.
  • Access to my insanely amazing client closet.
  • Personalized styling for each member attending the session.
  • Customized location suggestions.
  • Your shoot (time dependant on the package you’ve chosen).
  • An online gallery with your artistically edited images (image number dependant on the package you’ve chosen). 

You will see a “sneak peek” within 48 hours following our shoot together. Your full gallery will be delivered 4-6 weeks following your session via an online gallery or if you decide to upgrade your package, your photos will be in your hands in 1 week! If you’d like to opt for my rush service, I will provide your gallery within 72 hours. 

Your session will typically be held at an outdoor location which we will decide on together. If you’d like to have an indoor shoot, we can certainly plan for an at home session or you can rent a studio for an extra cost. Generally newborn sessions take place in the comfort of your home, unless the weather allows otherwise.

I am based out of the Durham Region, Ontario, serving all places nearby like Toronto, the Greater Toronto Area, Kawartha Lakes and Northumberland County. I do make a trip or two year to British Columbia to serve my west coast clients. I will certainly travel anywhere 🙂

The sooner the better! Booking your session 2-3+ months in advance is definitely encouraged. 

A PHOTOGRAPHER ISN'T JUST SOMEONE WHO TAKES PRETTY PHOTOS. THEY ARE THERE TO OBSERVE, CONNECT AND FEEL. I'M READY TO CAPTURE SOME OF YOUR BEST MEMORIES FOR YOU. IT’S TIME FOR YOU TO OPEN UP YOUR HEART AND LET ME INTO YOUR WORLD.
YOU CAN TRUST ME, I PROMISE.

durham region photographer who focuses on family and maternity sessions

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