Category Archives: Outtakes

What to expect from a newborn photography, lifestyle session?

“You can’t imagine your life with kids, until you have them, then you can’t imagine your life without them.” I want to featureView full post »

My Easter Mini Shoot Outtakes

I am so proud of those of you who sign up for mini shoots, baby’s first year sessions and regular portrait shoots.  You document howView full post »

Can you see it? {LIving Spaces}

I grew up in Colorado in a charming, small town.  There were no alleys, no graffiti, no urban nothing.  I loved it. As an adult I earned myView full post »

Fire Island, New York’s secret paradise

“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to doView full post »

What to do when you don’t like having your photo taken

Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.  ~Albert EinsteinView full post »

Why you should do a photo shoot, just for you.

“Cat, I’ll let you in on a little secret. We don’t all love our jobs every day. And doing something you have passion for doesn’t make theView full post »

Why backlit portraits make sense

I shoot outdoors, all day, year round, in one of the sunniest states around.  As a result, there are few ways of shooting I have adopted toView full post »

What to expect at a fall mini shoot

Fall in Colorado is unpredictable.  You can count on that.  One week is is hot and bright, the next it is completely overcast and foggy.View full post »

Why I make you do the child’s posing

Short of doing a Day in the life (OR lifestyle) photo shoot session… my favorite candid shots are caught in between poses.  Kids areView full post »

Why Remembering that first year does not matter

I realize that my daughter will not remember this past year of her life and all the wonderful things we did to celebrate.  From trips toView full post »

What to wear to your Fall and Winter Family Photo shoot

Before the fall and winter photo sessions start it is a great to think about what to wear.  Having been a photographer since 2008 and aView full post »

Tips to getting your older child involved in the photo shoot {newborn photography}

Becoming a big brother (or sister) does not always make sense until the baby arrives.  And then, they are here and it can be a bit scaryView full post »

Thinking on your feet

The parking lot was full, the overflow parking lot was full AND the illegal parking spots everywhere in between were also full.  This wasView full post »

How do you define Mom?

As I approach my first Mother’s Day as a mom, I can’t help feeling emotional as I think about what being a Mom means and how IView full post »

Fake Smiles, why I think they are OK and ways to work around them

The FAKE smile.  Many little ones hit this stage.  For some it lasts a few weeks, others months and some never outgrow it.  They overthinkView full post »

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