Houlden Studios started as a dream.

A big dream.

Jen and I were living in the small Outback mining town of Roxby Downs in South Australia where we began creating beautiful portraits for the friends we met there.

One day we realised that something was missing from our lives.


We couldn’t live without them close by any longer. We did what we had to do.  Sold what we didn’t need anymore and packed up the rest. Made arrangements for our fabulous furry trio – Soda, Frostie and Tripod –  to be flown to Canada ahead of us and we made the move home.

Now, happily settled in Sugarbush, a Horseshoe Valley community between Barrie, Midland and Orillia, we are pursuing our vision.

A vision developed from a lifetime of involvement with Scouts in Australia and Canada.

A vision created from the joy of photography.

A vision develop from a passion for working and interacting with children, teens and their families.

A vision developed from our mission to

Celebrate Youth

Our vision is to capture those fleeting moments of childhood, youth and ultimately the transistion to adulthood.

The hopes.

The dreams.

The uncertainty.

The vulnerability.

The confidence.

The joy.

The excitement.

The wonder.


So ring us at the studio today to discuss your portraits:


Use the contact form to send us an email and we’ll ring you right back.