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Family pose together while looking at the camera at Ya Ya Orchard in Longmont, CO

Spring

How to Capture the Best in Children during a Photoshoot

When it comes to kids, you never know what to expect. They almost demand that you expect the unexpected. As a photographer, you have to be creative, which often includes being quick on your feet and thinking outside of the box. I’ve learned a trick or two during my time as a family photographer, and […]

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Mother and her two kids pose for Mother's Day photos at Sugarhill Studio in Longmont, CO with Catherine Chamberlain

Mother's Day Minis

How to Coordinate Stylish Family Looks

In our last blog, I unlocked style secrets tailored for mom. This week, let’s dive into coordinating colors and blending outfits for the whole family. The essence of how to coordinate stylish family looks lies in the art of breaking up colors and shades. Gone are the days of uniformity, where everyone blends into a […]

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Mom holds daughter and they smiles for the camera

Family

Style Guide for Mother’s Day Photos

With Mother’s Day 2024 just around the corner, I wanted to highlight the part of my style guide specifically for her. Whether you are a lady taking photos by yourself or with your family, these principles will still apply. The cake smash session featured in this blog beautifully embodies the essence of my style guide’s […]

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Mom and daughter share a laugh with pink blossoming trees behind them in Denver, CO

Spring

Considerations when Location Scouting

Fellow family photographers, I’ve got some handy tips for you regarding considerations when location scouting. First off, let’s talk about lighting. You need to determine what would provide good lighting for the time of day you want to shoot. Find out if there is open shade for you to do longer minis because as the […]

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Family of four are featured in blog by Catherine Chamberlain Photography titled Newborn Photoshoot Wardrobe Guide

Newborn

Newborn Photoshoot Wardrobe Guide

Let’s talk about styling for cozy in-home newborn sessions. Think of this blog as a newborn photoshoot wardrobe guide. As a photographer with a light and airy style, pastels and soft hues tend to complement the gentle vibe of these precious moments. When it comes to attire, think coordinated rather than matchy-matchy. We’re aiming for […]

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Mom dad and big brother sit on the couch holding their newborn

Newborn

Newborn Session Safety Considerations | Catherine Chamberlain Photography

This blog is meant to educate you as a client regarding newborn session safety considerations. As a new parent, I want to help eliminate any safety concerns you might have during your light and airy newborn session. My lifestyle newborn sessions are taken in your home, so that probably already relieves any stress of having […]

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Mom and dad look at each other while holding hands with their daughter who is walking between them during a Catherine Chamberlain Photography Associates session

Mini Session

Catherine Chamberlain Photography Associates

Have you ever considered booking with one of Catherine Chamberlain Photography associates? One benefit of having a thriving photography business is the ability to offer bookings in more locations! I’ve been able to expand my reach and accommodate more families while still delivering the same quality of photos you’ve come to expect from Catherine Chamberlain […]

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Baby girl in a ruffled dress and headband sit posing for Catherine Chamberlain during a light and airy session in Denver, CO

Personality Portraits

Realm Studio Personality Portraits | Denver Colorado

These Realm Studio personality portraits are more than just black and white photographs; they’re windows into the colorful souls of children. During each session I aim to capture the essence of every child’s unique personality. From the silly giggles to the mischievous look in their eyes, these portraits serve as timeless reminders of the joy […]

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Senior poses outdoors for Colorado Springs Senior Session at Red Rocks Open Space

Senior

Colorado Springs Senior Session | Red Rocks Open Space

Do you remember your senior year of high school? It’s a year full of promise, with so much on the horizon. Like the saying goes, you have your whole life ahead of you. There is a lot to think about in terms of where to go for college and what type of career you’d like […]

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Little girl holds her new sister and looks at the camera while laying on the floor

Newborn

Denver Indoor Newborn Session | Rademacher Family

The Rademacher Family was thrilled to welcome their new baby girl to the world! It’s a surreal feeling to bring another baby home. Suddenly your toddler seems like a teenager compared to the tiny infant in your arms. This big sister was so proud of her new sibling and was a dream to work with. […]

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Mother holds her daughter's hand and looks and her as she places a hand on her hip

Family

Red Rocks Open Space Family Session | Colorado Springs

Every family that we get to photograph at Catherine Chamberlain Photography each has a unique story to tell. This is why it is so important to document your family at various stages of life. My associate, Danielle, got the opportunity to work with this wonderful family. The Slaughter Family showed up with sweet smiles and […]

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Mother kisses the cheek of her five week old baby

Newborn

Indoor Colorado Newborn Session | Boulder, CO

Everything about this indoor Colorado newborn session was a dream. The Hengemuhle family welcomed me right into their aesthetically pleasing home. Their woodland nursery made for a perfect photo shoot setting, and we also utilized other well-lit places in the house. Their little boy, just five weeks old at the time, was a perfect angel […]

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