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Gallery at Lil Bean N Green in Toronto's Leslieville Neighbourhood

October 04, 2013 - Compared to the days of my IT job, when I spent most of my time sitting at a desk writing code and/or attending requirem...
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My Turn: What's on MY Walls?

October 02, 2013 - In the past, I've shared how clients have chosen to showcase images from their sessions with me on their walls. I sell t...
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Terry Fox 2013: Documenting Photos of My Daughter's School's Run

September 30, 2013 - Last year, I had the awesome privilege of being on-hand to cover photos for my daughter's school's Terry Fox run, and th...
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Playful Grounds Photography Workshop Recap

September 30, 2013 - In mid-September, I was back at Playful Grounds to hold a little workshop on how to take better photos with your camera...
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Birthday Fun in the Sun: Family Photo Session at Toronto's Kew Beach

September 18, 2013 - I feel so honored when I get repeat business from a client. After all, they're choosing me to capture their family as it...
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WORKSHOP ALERT! Learn How to Take Better Pics with your Camera Phone and/or Point-and-Shoot!

September 11, 2013 - HEAR YE, HEAR YE! I will be holding a FREE workshop at Playful Grounds next week! Here are the details: Workshop Name:...
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Cute and Cuddly: In-Home Newborn Session in Toronto's St. Clair West Area

September 06, 2013 - When Renee contacted me to take newborn photos of baby #2, I was thrilled. I know Renee and hubby Sean from my daughter'...
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In Perfect Harmony: Sunset Engagement Photos at Toronto's Waterfront

September 05, 2013 - Brian and his partner have been engaged for about a month and a half, and decided to celebrate this momentous occasion w...
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An Evening of Photos, Fundraising, Food, and Fun: ÜmlaPrime Gallery Closing Party in Toronto

August 30, 2013 - Last Saturday, I was joined by family and friends at the ÜmlaPrime gallery closing party at Playful Grounds. For most in...
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Lakeside Adventures: Family Photography at Toronto's Waterfront

August 30, 2013 - I first met Kerry, Ken, and their little guy last year, during An Ümlarifically Sweet Halloween at Trinity-Bellwoods Par...
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Still Fresh at 5 Months: Lifestyle Family Photos in the Toronto Annex

August 23, 2013 - I first met this precious baby girl when she was just one day old. She is by far the youngest Ümla-baby that I photograp...
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Time Flies When You're Having Fun: Family Photos at Trinity-Bellwoods Park

August 23, 2013 - It's hard to believe that it has been four months since Bebo Mia 's Becky gave birth baby Gavin. But alas, time flies wh...
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Slacklines and Facepaints and Bubbles, Oh My! A Maternity Session in East Toronto

August 20, 2013 - On Sunday, I had a maternity session that can only be described as one of the most unusual, creative, and entertaining s...
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I've Been PinkleToes(ed): Being on the OTHER Side of the Camera

August 17, 2013 - You know how doctors make the worst patients? Well, I have a feeling that photographers might make the worst models. I a...
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Back on the Wagon: The Revival of Project 365

August 13, 2013 - To say that it's been a while since my last Project 365 post is an understatement. Taking a look at the last Project 365...
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Life Happens. Take Pictures.

August 09, 2013 - My daughter turned 5 on Tuesday, and I STILL CANNOT BELIEVE IT. I mean seriously...I remember when she looked like this:...
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Teeny Package, Huge Bundle of Joy: In-Home Newborn Session in Parkdale

July 30, 2013 - When I got an e-mail from a mom-to-be back in mid-June saying that her baby girl had been born, I was delightfully surpr...
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Bellies Galore: Baby Shower at Baby on the Hip in East Toronto

July 25, 2013 - Last June, I had a chance hang out with some wonderful expectant east end parents and get a crash-course on baby care du...
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Out with the Old...Retiring a Trusty Companion

July 15, 2013 - For those of you who have met me and/or worked with me, you know that I have scooter. When I tell people that I have a s...
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Photos in Central Toronto with MumNet!

July 13, 2013 - For those following my blog and social media regularly, you know that I do a fair bit of work with MommyConnections East...
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And Then There Were 4: Fresh 48 Session in Toronto's East End

July 11, 2013 - When I first met Samara, it was over coffee one weekend, near the Carrot Common in Toronto's east end. Pregnant with her...
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Good things come in Threes: Ümla Summer Minis Part 2

July 05, 2013 - On Sunday, I completed the final set of sessions for An Ümlarific Summer. As you may recall, we got rained out during th...
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Presenting...ÜmlaPrime at Playful Grounds!

July 02, 2013 - Back in early June, I'd mentioned that I was working on a little gallery to be featured at Playful Grounds in the month...
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And The Band Played On...Ümla Summer Minis Part 1

June 28, 2013 - Last time I was at Vermont Square Park was for my first round of An Ümlarifically Sweet Halloween mini-sessions, back in...
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Father's Day Fun at Baby on the Hip!

June 19, 2013 - When Baby on the Hip contacted me last week about doing some micro-sessions (smaller-scale than mini-sessions) on Father...
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Ümla Gift Certificates Available for Online Purchase! *Happy Dance*

June 07, 2013 - I've had requests for gift certificates in the past, and I've always sold them ahem...manually. As in, you e-mail me say...
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Double the Fun Photographing Twins in Toronto's High Park

June 06, 2013 - May was a super-busy month for me, with my May 4th Minis, a number of newborns (yay!), MommyConnections presentations at...
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Client Share: 8x10 Photo Wall Display

June 04, 2013 - I love it when clients share photos of how they've arranged their photos at home, and I am pleased to be able to share o...
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Fresh 48 Session in Toronto East: Meet Brayden

June 03, 2013 - Meet Claire and Ryan. In late April, Claire contacted me after finding out about me at the Green Living Show. As you may...
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Free Baby Shower for Expecting Parents in Toronto's East End!

May 30, 2013 - If you or someone you know are expecting a child and live in Toronto's east end, then you definitely won't want to miss...
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Maternity + Newborn Photo Sessions in Toronto's East End

May 29, 2013 - Since I'm a bit behind on posting due to a VERY busy, yet fun month of May, this post will be a combo update on a matern...
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Summer Family Photo Mini-Sessions: An Ümlarific Summer!

May 23, 2013 - Summer starts on June 21st, and ÜmlaPhoto is celebrating by holding mini-sessions on Saturday, June 22nd, with An Ümlari...
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Project 365 Week 17: It's Not Unusual

May 14, 2013 - For week 17 of Project 365, I picked the theme "It's Not Unusual" (I changed it a bit from what I announced in my previo...
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Project 365 Week 16: Spring Has Sprung

May 13, 2013 - For Week 16 of Project 365, I vowed to take most (if not all) of the photos outside. And by giving myself the theme "Spr...
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Happy Mother's Day!

May 12, 2013 - I just wanted to take the opportunity to wish every mom and mom-to-be out there a very Happy Mother's Day! My journey in...
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Project 365 Week 15: Light

May 10, 2013 - It has been so busy around here, that I'm afraid that I've slacked off a bit when it came to Project 365. Although I hav...
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CN Tower Climb Report!

May 10, 2013 - Apologies for the delay in getting this post up! I've been really eager to share with you my adventures as I climbed the...
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Becky & Eric's Journey: Fresh 48 Session

April 26, 2013 - I was so excited to get an e-mail from Becky just after Easter, letting me know that she and hubby Eric had welcomed a b...
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Project 365 Week 14: Liquids

April 23, 2013 - I have to admit that I am proud of myself for making it through Week 14. Things have been hectic, so between photo-editi...
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May the Fourth Be With Yoü Spring Family Mini Sessions!

April 22, 2013 - ** NEW TIME & LOCATION: 1pm-4pm at Leslie Grove Park ** Spring has sprung, so why not take advantage of this AWESOME de...
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Project 355 Week 13: Inanimate Objects

April 19, 2013 - I do have to apologize in advance to my faithful followers who have been used to seeing a daily photo post from my 365 P...
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Baby & Me Fitness Launch Party Photo Highlights!

April 18, 2013 - Have you heard? Our awesome friends at Baby & Me Fitness are now part of the Bebo Mia family! And to celebrate this fami...
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Capturing Day-in-the-Life Moments on Camera in Leslieville

April 17, 2013 - I am so behind on session blogs, mostly because it has been a busy time in Ümla-Land! I am grateful to all of my clients...
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Paying it Forward - A Client's Quest to Raise Cancer Awareness

April 15, 2013 - If you subscribe to my Newsletter, The Ümla Update, you will know that I have an initiative called "Paying it Forward"....
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Project 365 Week 12: Reflection

April 10, 2013 - I was a bit hesitant about doing a reflection theme for Week 12 of my 365 Project, since I'd already posted a few reflec...
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Week 11: Photo-a-Day - Taking Flight

April 02, 2013 - I decided to have a little bit of fun with Week 11, and in keeping with my idea of a theme for the week, decided upon th...
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A Lifestyle Maternity Photo Session Through a Client's Eyes

March 30, 2013 - As you may recall, I announced in a previous post that we were following Becky and Eric's journey into parenthood. For m...
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A New Mother's Journey in Photos

March 29, 2013 - Being a new parent is a really special time in a person's life. There is truly nothing quite like it. Experiencing pregn...
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Fresh 48 Photos at Downtown Toronto Hospital

March 28, 2013 - A couple of weeks back, I was lucky enough to photograph a lovely family for their "Fresh 48" session at a downtown Toro...
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Week 10: Photo-a-Day - Silhouettes

March 27, 2013 - When I decided to take on a weekly theme for my 365 Project, I had always intended on doing a week of silhouettes. And t...
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Fun Family Session in the Toronto Annex

March 25, 2013 - Back in February, I got to know a wonderful family in Toronto's Annex neighborhood. As much as I love going around Toron...
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Week 9: Photo-a-Day - Faceless Photos

March 22, 2013 - In the interest of keeping things fresh, I'm continuing with my weekly themes for my 365 Project. You may recall that my...
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Week 8: Photo-a-Day - Snaphots of Life in Toronto

March 11, 2013 - In the interest of keeping things interesting, I have decided to add a bit of a twist to my 365 Project, by adding a wee...
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Calling All Expectant Mommies!

March 11, 2013 - Are you expecting a baby? Are you interested in having photos done right after your baby's birth? ÜmlaPhoto is currently...
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MommyConnections Mom & Babies - March 7th

March 08, 2013 - Last Thursday, I once again had the privilege of photographing and presenting at a MommyConnections Mom & Babies class a...
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An Ümlarific Mother's Day: Mini Sessions at Playful Grounds

March 08, 2013 - Hear ye, hear ye! ÜmlaPhoto is proud to announce its FIRST mini-sessions of 2013! An Ümlarific Mother's Day Mini Session...
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Week 7: Photo-a-Day - Snaphots of Life in Toronto

March 07, 2013 - My apologies for a slightly later than usual weekly roundup of Project 365. It has been a bit of a whirlwind around here...
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Week 6: Photo-a-Day - Snaphots of Life in Toronto

February 26, 2013 - Week 6 has just wrapped up, and week 7 is in full swing! Last week was so busy that I didn't really have a chance to wor...
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Snowy Day Grandparents' Photo Shoot at Toronto's Coronation Park

February 23, 2013 - I had my first photo session of 2013 in January. The session was purchased by one of my clients from An Ümlarifically Sw...
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Week 5: Photo-a-Day - Snaphots of Life in Toronto

February 19, 2013 - I have to admit that I had a bit of fun during Week 5. I even managed to get myself in THREE WHOLE PICTURES! Not bad for...
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Week 4: Photo-a-Day - Snaphots of Life in Toronto

February 13, 2013 - I know it's your favorite time of the week, right? Here is the Week 4 roundup of my Photo-a-Day Project! I ended up pos...
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Presenting...Awesome Toronto Birthday Party Photos!

January 11, 2013 - As promised, ÜmlaPhoto is excited to bring you a new offering for 2013 - birthday party photos! Children grow up so fast...
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Family Photo Fun in the Toronto Annex

December 15, 2012 - My goodness...this holiday season has been super-busy. Between regular client sessions, holiday orders, and mini session...
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Pre-Christmas Photo Fun at Bloor West Village in Toronto

December 04, 2012 - A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by a mom who was looking for some nice family photos to give to her mother-in-law...
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Namasté! (Pre-schooler Yoga Photography Adventures in Toronto)

November 02, 2012 - I hope you all had a fabulous Halloween! If you're like me, your Halloween was pretty busy. While trick-or-treating was...
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How Hair Salon Customer Service Translates to Photography Customer Service

November 01, 2012 - Last Saturday's scheduled Ümlarifically Sweet Halloween ended up being postponed by one week (November 3rd), due to the...
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October 21st: An Ümlarifically Sweet Halloween Photo Session in Toronto

October 24, 2012 - Fresh off the heels of the October 13th Ümlarifically Sweet Halloween, last weekend's event was equally-awesome! This ti...
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Business Profile: Qapia Lima for An Ümlarifically Sweet Halloween in Toronto

October 05, 2012 - With our upcoming event, An Ümlarifically Sweet Halloween, taking place in various Toronto locations this month, I thoug...
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A Toronto Photographer in the Parents' Association

October 02, 2012 - This year marks my daughter's second year at her school, and now that we're more settled into school life, I've decided...
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Presenting...An Ümlarifically Sweet Halloween

September 18, 2012 - Summer is just about over, and we're starting to get into brisk mornings and evenings, pretty leaf colours, and the beau...
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ÜmlaPhoto Goes to Camp: Photographing Preschoolers in Toronto

September 18, 2012 - At the end of August, I got to be a kid again, spending a WHOLE DAY at summer camp! My little camp adventure was part of...
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How Instagram Keeps Me on My Toes

September 05, 2012 - I have a confession to make. I'm a little bit obsessed with Instagram. For real. If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter,...
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Peek-a-Boo Llama

August 28, 2012 - I love llamas. I have no reason to love llamas so much, especially since a llama spat in my face at a petting zoo when I...
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Nathan Philips Square Stroll

July 17, 2012 - Last week, I went for a stroll, and found myself at Nathan Philips Square (NPS). I've been there many times before, and...
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Make a Wish!

July 03, 2012 - I took this pic a few weeks ago after a fairly heavy rainstorm. While the photo doesn't do the rainbow justice, rainbow...
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Japji Maternity Photoshoot

June 27, 2012 - I have to admit that I'm a bit behind on blogging these days. I've taken a ton of photos, and haven't even had the chanc...
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Lensbaby Revival

May 10, 2012 - Last year, I bought myself a Lensbaby Composer. If you've never heard of the Lensbaby, it's a company that makes lenses,...
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Snails!

April 16, 2012 - I love snails. I seriously can't get enough of them. And lucky me...for whatever reason, my front yard is always teeming...
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Mobile Devices Photo Shoot

April 13, 2012 - My little photo club met about 3 weeks back for our second shoot together. This time, we had an actual theme: people on...
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It's an iPhone Kind of Spring

April 13, 2012 - I have been dying to take the DSLR out for a spin to capture some spring pics, but totally haven't had time. So in lieu...
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A Funny Thing Happened On My Way to the Parade...

March 12, 2012 - The St. Patrick's Day Parade took place in Toronto on Sunday. You might think that this post is about pictures of the pa...
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Photo-holic

March 09, 2012 - I am a photo-holic. Seriously. I don't think I can go a day without taking a picture. Take last Tuesday, for instance. I...
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Toronto Financial District Walk

March 07, 2012 - Last Friday, I went out to the Toronto Financial District with three fellow photography geek friends, and photographed t...
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RCM Photo Shoot

March 05, 2012 - After realizing that the RCM offers some really awesome photo-taking opportunities after a brief photo flirtation with m...
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