“Sometimes the Smallest Things Take the Most Room in Your Heart.”
- A. A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Toronto Family Photographer
Niv Shimshon


I still can’t believe that my daughter will soon be three years old.
I will never forget the doctor at St. Michael’s Hospital asking me: “Daddy, do you want to put her first diaper? Daddy? Daddy?” You see, I didn’t understand who he was talking to because this was the first time someone called me ‘daddy’. Time flies way too fast. A photo has the power to stop time so that you can cherish these beautiful moments for years to come.

If you are looking for a real, honest, family portrait, you came to the right place. As a Toronto family photographer, my family portraits are a little different than what you might be used to. I won’t be hosting you in a studio, asking you to smile against a white background. Instead, I’ll listen to your family story, and together we’ll choose the best background for your family portrait: it can be in your home, a favourite spot in the city, while strawberry picking with the kids or even in your cottage. That sounds like a better background for your family portrait, don’t you think?


Family portrait at Kensington Market TorontoUnique perspective of a family portraitParents playing around with their toddler Father and son portrait in Elora Gorge OntarioPortrait of a girl playing with an halloween pumpkinFamily portrait at Evergreen Brick Works TorontoFather and daughter portrait at Humber Bay Park TorontoFamily portrait at High Park Toronto

Feel free to contact me through the form below, and if you would like to see a full family portrait session just click here.


“ We loved our family photo shoot with Niv. He was so warm, relaxed and personable which made for a really easy-going day. He is also really efficient - we had our edited photos in no time. Finally and most importantly, Niv is such a talented photographer. Quick, insightful and able to capture personalities with so much grace. ”

Sabreena Delhon