Illustrating your family's story

Whether you’re in the middle of your happily ever after or it’s just begun, I’m here to help you capture “us” — exactly as you are in this beautiful, chaotic, fleeting moment.


Tiny toes & button nose


You & your bump


Let them be little


Irreplaceable moments


Let's celebrate

It’s not just about capturing smiles. It’s about capturing the moments that can’t be posed.

Stolen glances. Genuine giggles. Holding hands. Limitless love.

Piggies tickled
Snuggle Breaks
I do’s
Cakes Smashed
Happy families

Hi there! I’m Wendy Gouthro.

Family, Maternity & Newborn Photographer
in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

I’m a newborn photography specialist, wife, and mama to two little spitfires, Emelia and Dani.

I probably don’t need to tell you that motherhood is the most amazing, rewarding, and crazy thing I’ve ever done. And it’s those fleeting moments where my wife Leigha and I can glance at each other amidst all the chaos, our faces full of love (and a little bit of that WTF factor), that I wish I could just hit pause and grab on to every detail. That’s what I love most about what I do: helping you hold on to those subtle moments that make up a big, beautiful life. 



No need to clean and tidy, mama. My dedicated, oasis-like studio keeps your newborn session experience comfortable & stress-free.


My Approach

Your session shouldn’t feel like work. Your only job is to get silly, explore, slow down, and enjoy the moment. Then, I capture it all.


Let’s have fun

Making this a comfortable and fun experience is my number one priority. I’m not afraid to wear a stuffed turtle on my head for a giggle!


What I capture

A smile to the camera is gorgeous, but a smile shared between parent and child is magic. I believe in capturing the everyday moments that slip by in a blink.

Kind Words

Hear what other families said about our time together

"I'm so, so grateful -- I can't even tell you. It has been such a long and emotional journey to start our family, filled with so many ups and downs. I knew as soon as we were confirmed pregnant that I wanted even just a few photographs of this special time. I'm so grateful that Wendy took the time to share information and options with us, that best suited what we were looking for. It was more than a photoshoot for us... it was a true celebration, and the photos we now have to share with our growing family are exactly what we were looking for. Treasures to illustrate our true journey. Wendy made all of it feel as special as it was to us."

Maria & Sean

“Like many brides I had imagine my wedding day for a long time. It was important to my husband Craig and I that our photos told the story of our day. We wanted family and friends to feel welcomed and have fun. Wendy surpassed our expectations! She is a true professional in every sense of the word. She took care in making sure the experience was fun and our ideas met. Wendy is a joy to work with and is a wonderful guide throughout the process. I enjoyed that it came to a point Wendy and I only had to say a few words and knew exactly what the other was thinking for a shot. She made it easier to have no concerns about our memories being captured. We will truly cherish our photos forever with many thanks to Wendy!”

Denise + Craig

"We're so thrilled with our photos and the whole experience with working with Wendy. She's truly amazing at what she does. It was amazing to see her chat and work with our little girl, who is naturally shy. Wendy took such great care and patience to ease her out of her shell. We now have a collection of photos that really capture her real "spunky" personality, that we're seeing grow day by day. I know Jenna will love looking at them when she's older too. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so much Wendy!"

Ainsley & Matt

"The photos are breathtaking! I ugly mom cried all morning over them! Each one is perfect and it was such an wonderful experience."


"Having someone be able to capture such beautiful poses of my girls when they were so new was just amazing. Wendy made us feel at ease throughout the entire process and took her time to ensure she had the best shots. She continually checked in with us and showed great patience when we needed to hold one or both girls. Working with one new born baby would be challenging enough...but she made working with two babies look like a breeze!! It was amazing to watch. I could not believe how she was able to position and pose those delicate little bodies with such ease. The results spoke for themselves as we received some amazing photographs we’ll treasure always."


Let’s bottle up those tiny, magical moments into something that lasts forever

I’d be honored to help you hold on to these memories just a little longer, and help you plan the perfect session for you and your family. Let’s start the conversation.

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