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Summer Morning Outdoor Mini-Session | Pictonat Photography Toronto

          SUMMER MORNING MINI-SESSION BOOK NOW     ….I dream of summers that last forever… Come experience a Summer Morning Mini-Session Dates:   September 26th and 27th (Last Call!).   Times: 10AM-12PM Location:  Midtown Toronto, nearest intersection  Redpath and Manor Road Set-up:   An open space surrounded with large trees… plus an optional whimsical …

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Fresh start branding mini-session

Headshots and Personal Branding Mini-Session | Toronto Personal Branding Photographer

Fresh Start Branding Mini-Session Tell your story.  Elevate Your Brand.  Are you feeling in need of a branding refresh?  Do you want to feel rejuvenated and renewed in your business? A Fresh Start Branding Mini-Session is the most effective way to stand out in a busy online space with professional images that will showcase your …

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Lavender Photo Mini Sessions

Ready to experience something special? SESSIONS ARE NOW SOLD OUT, STAY TUNED FOR NEXT YEAR! LAVENDER LIMITED EDITION PHOTO SESSIONS Imagine capturing your family portraits in a beautiful field of lavender…. Date: Sunday July 5th, 2020 Time: 6:30PM-8:30PM Location: Stonewell Farms, Erin, ON Come join us in the beautiful lavender fields for family portraits against …

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COVID-19 Photo Memory Book - The Isolation Diaries

COVID-19 Photo Memory Book – The Isolation Diaries

Introducing the Isolation Diaries photo memory book template. This free printable has been designed to highlight and capture the memories experienced in ‘isolation’. There is also the option to order a digital customized copy populated with your content or a printed soft cover photo-book. All of which also make a great gift for Mother’s Day! …

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MOTHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

Hello, Mother’s Day is coming up on Sunday May 10th. Be sure to treat yourself or someone special in your life. Inside the Mother’s Day Gift Guide you’ll find a variety of gift options from small businesses that can be ordered online. When you support a small business, you’re supporting a dream. Sending lots of light …

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Valentine Mini Session

LOVE IS SWEET… Book a spot! Celebrate love and everything hugs and kisses with a Valentine’s mini-session. Reserve a spot and come dressed in your favourite Valentine’s outfit for some fun loving photos. There is no session fee. Photos are $25+hst each. Session includes a fun time, an online gallery of 5+ images, quick turnaround …

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Farm theme cake smash toronto

Farm theme Cake Smash Toronto

Come and join the barnyard fun!  This little one is turning one! A ONEderful cake smash to celebrate ONE! Theme:  Barnyard Fun! Colours:  White, red, blue with wood and hay accents Cake: Rooster cake!     Cake smash sessions are booked to occur either 4-6 weeks in advance of the actual birthday to allow time …

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Bee theme cake smash

Bee theme Cake Smash Toronto

A little honey is going to bee one!   This cake smash was buzzing with excitment! A ONEderful cake smash to celebrate ONE! Theme:  Mr Onederful  Colours:  Black, Gold, White Cake: Sweet Treats by Natalie      Cake smash sessions are booked to occur either 4-6 weeks in advance of the actual birthday to allow …

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HOLIDAY PHOTO MINI-SESSION | PICTONAT PHOTOGRAPHY | TORONTO

Book Now Capturing the joy and the sparkles this season… WHAT IS JOYFUL GATHERINGS? Joyful Gatherings is a seasonal set designed with a magical and glittering stage upon which to celebrate!  Your house is full of love and light.  Everything sparkles a little more.  Light and bright, with mixed silver and gold accents, filled with …

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Pictonat Cake Smash Toronto

Mr Onederful Cake Smash Toronto

MR. ONEderful   Celebrating ONE in style! A ONEderful cake smash to celebrate ONE! Theme:  Mr Onederful  Colours:  Black, Gold, White Cake: Sweet Treats by Natalie      Cake smash sessions are booked to occur either 4-6 weeks in advance of the actual birthday to allow time to select and print photos to display on …

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Fall mini session

Fall Mini Sessions | Toronto Photographer | Pictonat Photography

            BOOK NOW       Fall Mini Sessions are here! Fall Mini’s are a great way to get updated family photos with the beautiful autumn colours and it’s also a great way to get a head-start on holiday cards! Date: October 17th (new date added!), 18th (sold out) Time: …

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Pink Donut Smash

DONUT GROW UP A delicious donut smash in Toronto to celebrate ONE! A sneak peek at a donut smash to celebrate ONE! ONE is fun! Happy 1st birthday little one! About:  Pictonat Photography is located in Midtown Toronto, south of Yonge and Eglinton.  Nathalie Amlani is owner and photographer with a passion for delivering images that …

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Welcome Baby Girl

    Highlights: Welcoming a newborn baby girl  Pictonat Photography Studio, Toronto     Sibling love ~ Welcoming his new little sister into the world!   Big brother is overjoyed and celebrating the arrival of his new baby sister!  “Because of you, I will always have a friend.”   Newborn sessions are recommended to occur …

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Why Professional Beats DIY When It Comes to Your Headshots

Why Professional Beats DIY When It Comes to Your Headshots When everyone has a camera on their cell phone—and often a pretty decent one—it can be easy to think you don’t need professional photos for anything and certainly not for your headshots. Can’t a friend just snap a good picture of you with their iPhone …

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Blue and Silver Cake Smash

A BLUE Cake Smash!   It’s time to celebrate ONE! ONE IS FUN! A fun cake smash to celebrate ONE! Theme colours:  Navy blue, silver white About:  Pictonat Photography is located in Midtown Toronto, south of Yonge and Eglinton.  Nathalie Amlani is owner and photographer with a passion for delivering images that capture emotions and tell …

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Lifestyle Newborn Portraits Toronto

Lifestyle Newborn Session in Toronto

Toronto Lifestyle Newborn Session * Intimate & candid moments *First two weeks of life  * Joy & love together Newborn lifestyle sessions: take place in your home, place of birth, or any preferred location.  The session is 1.5-2 hours and is a mixture of candid and posed portraits.  Every session is unique and the experience …

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Toronto Cake Smash Pictonat Photography

Monkey in the Jungle Cake Smash

Monkey Theme Cake Smash It’s time to celebrate ONE and go BANANAS in the jungle! Let’s go Bananas! A fun cake smash in the jungle to celebrate ONE! Theme:  Monkey Cake in the Jungle  Colours:  Green, Brown, with accents of yellow Prior to the cake smash, we did family portraits.  The family dressed in a coordinating …

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10 ways to use your personal branding photos

10 Ways To Use Your Personal Branding Photos Nathalie Amlani, Personal Brand Photographer   So you now have images from your Personal Branding or Headshots session, what do you do with them?  There are many ways to ‘show-up’ that will make an impact and make a connection with your target audience. Social Media With the …

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Pictonat photography Cake Smash Toronto

Wild One Cake Smash

A Wild One Cake Smash Celebrating ONE with Pictonat Photography There are no ideas too wild and no ideas too big A fun cake smash in the wild to celebrate ONE! Theme:  A Wild One Colours:  Grey, White, Gold Prior to the cake smash, we did family portraits where the family dressed in a colour …

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Unicorn Cake Smash Toronto

Unicorn Cake Smash in Toronto Celebrating three, in the most magical way… When you get to dress up as a unicorn with your favourite person in the world to celebrate your birthday with a cake smash – it’s pretty magical.  These mommy and me moments will forever be remembered. Theme:  Unicorn Colour Theme:  Lilac, white, …

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Toronto Newborn Photographer - Pictonat Photography

Welcome Baby Emmett

Toronto Newborn Session Welcome to the world little one! Highlights from a newborn session at the Pictonat Photography studio. Sibling love ~ Welcoming her new little brother into the world! Big sister is overjoyed and celebrating the arrival of her new baby brother!  When shooting newborn sessions with siblings, we start off with family and …

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Adventure Awaits Cake Smash in Toronto Your Cakesmash Adventure Awaits! Just yesterday he was a new little mystery. Today he turns one. What an adventure this year has been! This little one celebrates ONE in style with the fun theme ‘Adventure Awaits’.  He smashed his cake with excitement and especially enjoyed eating it! One Is Fun! …

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Dear Sister | Family Photographer Toronto | Pictonat Photography

DEAR SISTER… A Sister Portrait Session in Toronto Side by side or miles apart, we are sisters connected by the heart. A tale of two sisters… I am so excited to share highlights of this glamorous sister portrait session with you.  When I heard about their fabulous idea to have a ‘Sister’ photoshoot (… and …

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PICTONAT PHOTOGRAPHY HOLIDAY PHOTO TIPS

Tips for capturing holiday photos | Pictonat Photography | Toronto Family Photographer

If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the holiday hustle and bustle, you’re not alone. It all passes by so fast, making it easy to forget to capture the moment on camera. Before you know it, it’s 2019! Here are some tips for capturing holiday memories with your loved ones this season.   Prepare in advance: Have your …

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Black Friday Sale Mini-Session | Pictonat Photography | Toronto Photographer

Presenting a Black Friday Sale Mini-session…  $129+HST 15 minute session 3 high resolution digital images Up to 5 people Private Online Gallery White backdrop Valid for an in-studio session on Sunday January 12, 2020 from 10:00AM-12:30PM Makes for a perfect gift for the Holidays or Valentine’s Day Only 5 available! Once it’s gone, it’s gone …

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Pictonat Photography Fresh 48 Toronto

Fresh 48 Hospital Session | Toronto Newborn Photographer | Pictonat Photography

FRESH 48 INTRODUCING FRESH 48 NEWBORN SESSIONS WITH PICTONAT PHOTOGRAPHY What is a Fresh 48 Session? It takes place within 48-72 hours at the place of birth and documents your baby’s first sweet moments in a fresh and natural way.   These lifestyle sessions are intimate and different from a traditional newborn session with no props, …

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Back to School Mini Photo Session 2019 | Pictonat Photography | Toronto

Back to School Mini Photo Session Little White Sneakers, 597 Mt Pleasant Rd. Toronto, ON M4S 2M5 Saturday August 24th from 10AM-12PM Beat the back-to-school rush by getting timeless back-to-school portraits done for your child while visiting Little White Sneakers to cross items off your shopping list. This fun portraits session includes: * 5 minute …

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Newborn Baby Keira | Pictonat Photography | Toronto

Welcoming Newborn Baby Keira – 10 days new | In-studio Newborn Session in Toronto The July feature is an in-studio newborn session.    This family grows by two feet and welcomes a new baby girl.  Shared below are some fun insights from the new mom of two.  I invite you to experience and feel the love …

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Welcoming a little sister | Toronto Newborn Photographer | Pictonat Photography

Welcoming a little sister!  A Toronto newborn session in-studio, with a palette of greys and blues. Below are highlights from this newborn family portrait session that focuses on the love, warmth, and joy of being a new family of four. In this moment, the family of four embraces the moment of being together.  A father is a …

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Pictonat Photography Fresh 48

What is Fresh 48? | Newborn Lifestyle Session | Toronto Newborn Photographer | Pictonat Photography

FEATURE OF THE MONTH: MAY 2018 FRESH 48 NEWBORN SESSION What is a Fresh 48 session?  Fresh 48 is a lifestyle newborn session at the place of birth in the daytime within 24-48 hours of delivery. It may be at the hospital, birthing centre, or your home.  Fresh 48 focuses on capturing the first candid …

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Spring Cake Smash | One year birthday | Cake Smash Toronto | Pictonat Photography

FEATURE OF THE MONTH:  WHIMSICAL SPRING CAKE SMASH MARCH 2018 I am excited to start a monthly feature in which we get a deeper look into the story behind the session and gain insights into motherhood.  This month features a whimsical spring cake smash to celebrate a one-year birthday.  A busy mom of two shares …

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Lightning McQueen Cake Smash | 2nd birthday celebration | Pictonat Photography Toronto

2 YEAR BIRTHDAY CAKE SMASH IN TORONTO LIGHTNING MCQUEEN THEME TWO CUTE for this fun Lightning McQueen theme cake smash.  Inspired by his love for CARS, the back-drop was set up with racing flags.  The icing on the cake for me was seeing how happy he was to be surrounded by his favourite things! A cake …

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Newborn baby girl Ava | Family of five | Toronto newborn photographer | Pictonat photography

Newborn Baby Girl Ava | Pretty in Pink This family is now a party of FIVE with the addition of their new baby girl Ava!  This newborn session that took place in the summer at the Pictonat Photography studio started off with family and sibling photos.  From there, Dad and the boys got to hang …

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Mom & Baby Summer Fun Photo Day | Mommy Connections Midtown | Tropical Paradise Theme | Pictonat Photography

The Mom & Baby summer class for Mommy Connections Midtown in Toronto enjoyed ‘photo day’ with a fun and fresh theme – Tropical Paradise.  In preparation for photo day, I provide some details on the theme and the colours so that the moms can prepare their outfits accordingly to coordinate with the theme.  Babies came …

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Fab Forty Cake Smash | Chapter of Life with Cancer – Making Everyday Count | Family of Five Portraits | Midtown Toronto Photographer | Pictonat Photography

Fab Forty Cake Smash! Chapter of Life with Cancer – making every day count How it all began…  It’s summer of 2017 and Jo Mufale and her family are on a world wide bucket list trip from Australia and would be in Toronto to celebrate her 40th birthday.  After fighting off cancer and being cancer free …

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Black, white, pink, & gold cake smash | First birthday | One is fun | Pictonat Photography

A black, white,pink, & gold glamorous cake smash! I remember it like it was yesterday, giving birth to my baby girl and so happy to hold her in my arms and finally see what she looks like.  Day by day gazing into her eyes and wondering how she would be when she grows up and trying …

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PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE | TORONTO HEADSHOTS | PICTONAT PHOTOGRAPHY

NOTICE:  Upcoming Headshots Event …read more WHY DO PROFESSIONAL HEADSHOTS? Professional headshots make an impression and may have an impact on landing a job you are going for.  Make sure the head-shot sends the right message and that the look aligns with the targeted industry.  The goal of the head-shot is to make you appear confident, emphasizing …

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PRETTY IN PEACH CAKE SMASH | ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY | TORONTO | PICTONAT PHOTOGRAPHY

PRETTY IN PEACH CAKE SMASH SESSION IN TORONTO This PRETTY IN PEACH cake smash was in celebration of Ava’s first birthday.  This peach, mint-green, and gold theme cake smash is one of my favourite colour palettes to use.  During the session I like to play some kid friendly music to set the mood and also make …

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QUINN | NEWBORN BABY BOY | TORONTO FAMILY PORTRAITS | PICTONAT PHOTOGRAPHY

This beautiful family grew by two feet in early May with the birth of baby boy Quinn.  The colours incorporated into the newborn session were greys and shades of blues to coordinate with the nursery decor.  To tie it all in, the family wore navy blue tops and blue denim jeans.  To add a personal touch, …

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MICKEY MOUSE CAKE SMASH | RED, BLACK, WHITE THEME | ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY | PICTONAT PHOTOGRAPHY

Mishka Mushka Mickey Mouse!  It was a Mickey Mouse club house in the studio for this fun Mickey Mouse theme cake smash in celebration of Alexander’s one year birthday.  Right by his side was his sidekick Mickey.  Alexander was dressed in his own Mickey gear with the cutest ears, bow tie, and red bottoms.  The large …

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Spring outdoor maternity session | Toronto Evergreen Brickworks Maternity | Pictonat Photography

Jenn and Anthony are 5 weeks away from expecting their first BABY GIRL.  This fun, airy, and romantic outdoor maternity session took place on the one and only warm and sunny day within a long stretch of rain and gloomy weather, it was like it was meant to be!   Jenn wore a long floral dress that showed …

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BLUE CAKE SMASH | TORONTO 1ST BIRTHDAY PORTRAITS | PICTONAT PHOTOGRAPHY

Maxton’s BLUE cake smash was decorated in all shades of blue.  There was nothing but love and lots of cuddles with his mommy between sets.  For what to wear for a cake smash for boys, Maxton wore blue jeans with suspenders that hung down.  He accessorized with his favourite red hat for his SMASH pics and …

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Spring newborn session | Family of four | Welcome new baby girl | Pictonat Photography

This little one is 11 days old and is enjoying time in her new world with her family.  This Spring newborn photo session in Toronto is filled with lots of whites, pinks, and neutrals with some Easter spirit.  Congrats on the new addition to the family!  

Easter mini-session | Mommy and baby | Mommy Connections Midtown | Pictonat Photography

  From bunny ears to carrots to Easter eggs, the Mommy Connections Midtown Level 1 class enjoyed an Easter mini-session where the moms got to snuggle-up with their bunnies.   We got lots of smiles from the babies who were all eager to reach for that carrot that ‘some bunny’ left behind!  It was a …

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FAMILY MATERNITY PORTRAITS | TORONTO FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | FROM BUMP TO BABY | PICTONAT PHOTOGRAPHY

In-studio maternity session to capture a family of 3+1!  Just in time for Easter, this gorgeous family will soon be a family of four and grow by two feet! Mommy and daughter had lots of fun comparing their bumps and it was so touching when proud big sister gave a kiss to her little sister …

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A purple, silver, and teal Cake Smash | toronto first birthday portraits | Pictonat Photography

Mackenzie’s cake smash was themed with the colours purple, grey and a pop of teal.  Teal had a special significance because it was one of the primary wedding colours for Mackenzie’s parents.  The birthday girl wore a tutu that was designed and made by her mom, it was just perfect! To start off the shoot, Mackenzie got warmed …

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Emilia’s 12-month milestone session | Toronto First Birthday Portraits | Pictonat Photography

It was such a delight to capture Emilia’s 12-month milestone session in celebration of her 1st birthday!  I went with a colour palette that coordinated with Emilia’s nursery colours and added a personal touch by incorporating Emilia’s grey bunny rabbit in the photoshoot.  I’m sentimental when it comes to birthdays so really enjoy making it extra …

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