Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland and Durham Region Portrait Photographer


Modern Family Portraiture.

“Preach the Gospel…. and when necessary use words”

Thoughtful Impressions aims to be your custom portrait studio of choice! My job is to make you look your best and I take it seriously. In fact, I am so sure that you will love your images, if you are not happy with your proofs I will retake them until you are.

Indoor or Outdoor, Natural or Studio Lighting. On location or in our studio. We do Portrait, Family, Glamour, Boudoir, Weddings, and Maternity photography.We also love to capture your sports, teams and other events. For those of you interested in updating your website photos, I am happy to help out with your commercial photography.

So whether it’s digital backdrops, natural settings, high-key or low-key portraits, casual or classic style, you’ll see the difference in the service and the results! This is not one of the big chain photo studios. I take the time to find out what you are looking for, and to make you feel comfortable in front of the camera to leave you with a lasting impressions – a Thoughtful Impression.

Now with 2 studio locations! My home studio in Pontypool is conveniently located just 20 minutes from Bowmanville, Port Perry, North Oshawa, Lindsay and Peterborough – in the center of it all! I also have a studio space located on Chambers St in Peterborough for clients located in town or further east. Plus, I do location sessions serving all areas from Ajax, to Port Hope, Cobourg, Peterborough and Kawartha Lakes Ontario regions. Take a look around and please feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have.

So, who exactly is Thoughtful Impressions?

Darren Marsiske – Your Photographer


My love for photography began as a young boy. I remember having a “110 ” camera and shooting those 12 images on a film in no time flat! Next came 35mm cameras and learning f-stops & aperatures. I eventually made the jump to an SLR in high school, learned plenty of Black & White darkroom techniques and just became fascinated with everything involving the camera. Though it always was my dream job, life being what it is, I ended up taking another path. My love for photography never left and I was constantly behind the camera. The digital revolution only fueled the fire more. Then in 2010 I decided to make the leap of becoming a professional photographer and Thoughtful Impressions Photography was born.  There is nothing that brings me greater joy than taking part in creating beautiful images of my clients. I truly am blessed to have the opportunity to play that small part in creating images that will be cherished for generations. I give all the thanks and glory to God for giving me the ability and chance to create these keepsakes for our clients.




Getting incredible images of you is something I take very seriously. I am continually striving to improve my skills and products. Through constant learning at seminars, webinars, and online courses I work to constantly raise the bar in creativity and quality. As members of an international forum of Professional Photographers I collaborate with other pros daily. This helps to keep me in touch with the latest styles, techniques and trends and helps to bring the very best to my clients.

My commitment goes beyond being your photographer for just one session – I truly want to be the one you come to for all your photography needs over the years.