the s family | oshawa family photographer

I’ve known the S’s going back to high school and beyond.  I went to their wedding a number of years back and we kinda lost touch as often happens when you have kids and get busy with life.  So I was THRILLED to meet up with them and their gorgeous boys for a fun fall session!  Their youngest son has autism and Waldo is his wonderful service dog!  (for more info on service dogs:  As a special needs person myself, being severely-profoundly deaf, I had always thought it’d be nice to give back and work with other families with members with special needs so this session is pretty close to my heart.  Thanks guys!




If you or someone you know is looking for a photographer who has experience working with a person with special needs, I’d love to hear from you!

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25 Responses to “the s family | oshawa family photographer”

  1. Amanda says:

    Your work is beautiful! Love these.

  2. mollie says:

    such a sweet family!

  3. Ry-Ann says:

    Love these! So sweet.

  4. Denae says:

    Cute family!

  5. I love these family photos! I especially love that they incorporated their dog. Such a lovely location in oshawa!

  6. Corey says:

    What a beautiful family session! Love the butterfly!

  7. Emily Supiot says:

    Great family photos! Such fun expressions!

  8. melanie says:

    Hilary, that is a beautiful blog post. Of course your images are gorgeous and where you spoke about autism (you actually mentioned any special needs) and the guide dog, it was really heartfelt. And getting a solo picture of each boy and the the service dog is really special. Nice work.

    • Hilary says:

      Aw, thanks so much for the kind words Melanie! Being deaf myself and both of my parents in the field of working with adults with developmental disabilities, working with families with members with special needs is something very near and dear to my heart. 🙂

    • Hilary says:

      Thanks so much Melanie! 🙂

  9. Katie says:

    I LOVE LOVE that you have a heart for special needs! It think that your heart for it definitely comes through in these photographs especially the ones with the sweet boy with autism and his guide dog. Whitby is very lucky to have such a wonderful photographer and person.

  10. Amanda says:

    What a beautiful family session in the Whitby area. I love that you captured the this family but also focused on how their everyday life is perfect which includes their service dog for their son. Beautifully done.

  11. Deanna says:

    Oshawa is a gorgeous place to live and photograph. I love the fall colors of this session! My favorite image is the one with the boy kneeling and his service dog kissing his face. I’m sure that he is a special addition to the family! You did a really fantastic job @Lunariaphotography !!

  12. Jenny says:

    What a great family session. I love that the dog was part of there family portraits.

  13. Hannah says:

    What a beautiful set of family portraits. I have worked with children who have autism and know that it would be no easy task to get them comfortable enough to smile and look in the camera. It looks like you did a great job connecting with this little boy and I am sure this Durham family will love these photos for years to come.

  14. Christine D says:

    You have done an amazing job here! You obviously made a real connection with their son, and I am sure this Oshawa family is thrilled with these photographs! Any photography session can be a real struggle for a so-called normal child, but it can be almost impossible at times for an autistic child. These look like it was easy! I love that they included the dog too. While you have given so much to this family with this session, I am sure they gave you even more in the joy you got from giving!

  15. Dawn says:

    What a beautiful family session there in Oshawa! I love all the deep colors, so pretty. These photos are something the family will treasure forever.

  16. Brenden says:

    These images are really beautiful! I love the Oshawa fall leaves and beautiful warm colors. And the way you captured the sweetness and wonder of both f their boys is precious! I’m sure they will treasure these images!

  17. Lunaria Images by Hilary Beaumont is such a talented photographer in the Oshawa community. I have been a part of the Service Dog industry for many many years and I see what a great impact it does for those that are in need and now to have a talented and creative photographer to use as a go to is just amazing for all of your clients in the Prince Edward County community!!

    • Hilary says:

      Thanks so much for the comment Michelle! This family is now in the works to receive a dog for their second son too! A very special family indeed and I hope to shoot them again sometime when they add their new service dog!

  18. These family portraits are so awesome – you can see the love and respect this family has for each other. You can see that their journey with autism is not an easy one, but one they are embracing and walking through together. I love that you included their service dog in the session – he is part of the family too 🙂 well done!

  19. Gorgeous family session! I love the location you selected in Oshawa! The connection you captured is priceless! I am sure this family will be so happy with their images!

  20. Such sweet little boys! Family portraits are always so special, and no doubt these will be treasured for years.

  21. Alexia Garcia says:

    this lovely family is eonderful! Love the fact that you incorporated their service dog as part of the session! I’ve had the opportunity to work with kids that have autism and I love it! They are so special! Keep up the great work!

  22. Jessica C says:

    I love family portrait sessions! I have to say my favorites are the side views of the children! You really captured their wonder! I just love following your work!

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