about me

Photo by Alaina Danielle Photography

Hi, I’m Kathleen Neufeld! I’m a photographer based in the Burlington, Ontario area. I have three boys and yes, it’s very busy as people ask me often… and loud. I cry easily at happy moments…. milestone moments like baby’s first haircut, annually on the first day of school and everyday moments when love is so pure and real.


I take pictures to document the little details so they can be remembered and cherished for years and years to come. I’m a dweller on moments past, so photography is some form of therapy for me. I know I’ll always be able to remember just how my baby’s toes curled under as he stood for the first time, or how those dimples in his cheeks only appear with his shy smile. Lifestyle photography has been a long time passion for me and I’d like to capture your precious family memories and moments that today seem ordinary but eventually will be even more special and cherished.


My favourite subjects are my own kids, newborns, and older babies. I wholeheartedly love to see newborns I've photographed come back with their families year after year for an outdoors family session. It's so fulfilling for me to keep in touch and capture them as they grow into toddlers and older kids.


I love the hot summer weather, the east coast and standing at the edge of the ocean. It is my absolute happy place. That, and Disney World. I love all things Disney and have a blast chatting about favourite rides, restaurants and resorts, especially if I’m in the middle of planning our next vacation!


I am honoured to have my photography featured and recognized at the following places!


best family photographer 2021 hamilton burlington oakville hope and salt


Chasing Magic Book

  • My image was published among a collection of women landscape photographers, 2021

National Association of Professional Child Photographers

  • Selected as a Top 100 in NAPCP's Unity Image Competition, 2020
  • Newborn Image published in April 2020 Issue of Inspired Magazine
  • Monthly Theme: New
  • Newborn Image published in June 2018 Issue of Inspired Magazine


Shoot & Share Photo Contest

Life and Lens Blog

The Monochromatic Lens

The Photographer Within’s Thankfulness Project and

The Photographer Within’s Year in Song Project here and here

Shutters and Strollers

Inspire me, Inspired be



Often people ask me what inspired the development of my

business name. Hope + Salt Photography is the

combination of my two favourite quotes.



hope is the only thing

stronger than fear


the cure for everything is

salt water

sweat, tears, or the sea

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