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Family portrait session by CO photographer Catherine Chamberlain

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Mini Session vs Full Session: Which is Right For You?

Some may be wondering what the difference is between a mini session vs a full session. More than that you might be wondering which one is right for you. Today we are going to take a look at both sessions. I’ll provide an overview of both minis and full sessions so that you have all […]

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family hike at the Arches National Park in Moab Utah during family vacation

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Moab, Utah Family Vacation Recap

Today I wanted to switch it up a little and share all about our recent family adventure! Over Easter weekend our family headed to Moab, Utah for family vacation along with my oldest of three brothers and his family. They are from Seattle and have never visited Moab before! Since it has been on their […]

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Apple Orchard Mini Sessions at Ya Ya Orchard

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Apple Orchard Mini Sessions at Ya Ya Orchard | Longmont, CO

It has been pretty windy in Colorado this year. More so than usual. Thankfully, the day of these Apple Orchard Mini Sessions at Ya Ya Orchard in Longmont, CO only a lovely, gentle breeze greeted us. In addition to the perfect weather, every family I photographed looked amazing as usual! Not only that, but the […]

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Family style guide | Tips for styling your family photos by CO family photographer Catherine Chamberlain Photography

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Top Family Styling Tips | Family Photography Tips

As a family photographer, I know that it can be stressful for my clients when they are trying to style and coordinate outfits for their family. The larger the group, the more stressful it can be. I wanted to help my clients get ready for their family photos and take away the stress associated with […]

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Sugarhill Studio Mommy + Me Minis in Longmont, CO

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Sugarhill Studio Mommy + Me Minis in Longmont, CO

As we are coming off of Mother’s Day weekend, I wanted to take a moment to recognize all the wonderful moms out there! Being a mom is the hardest job in the world, but the most rewarding! As a family photographer, I see moms all the time pouring their love out onto their kids. This […]

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extended family session at Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park Family Session | Maczko Family

I had the most wonderful family session at Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park featuring the amazing Maczko Family! Kendra and her husband Jonathan are local business owners in the area. Kendra and her husband own Blue Wing Chiropractor in Longmont, Colorado. I met Kendra at a local networking event for local women business […]

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Northern Colorado Top 10 Locations for Family Photo Sessions

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Northern Colorado Top 10 Locations for Family Photo Sessions

When it comes to picture locations, Colorado has no shortage of beautiful natural scenery.  With such a stunning landscape all around, it makes for some amazing photo backdrops! Today, I will be highlighting my Northern Colorado Top 10 Locations for Family Photo Sessions! Between the mountain views, gorgeous river settings, and lovely open fields, there […]

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grandparents with all their grandchildren during Fall Extended Family Session by CO family photographer Catherine Chamberlain Photography

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Fall Extended Family Session | The Wise Family

I love capturing extended families. Family is such an important part of my life and I never want to take it for granted. It’s fun to look back on pictures with my kids and see the memories we have created, both with our immediate family and with their grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. Needless to […]

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Longmont Co Family Photographer captures vibrant Golden Ponds family photos

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Golden Ponds Family Portraits | Longmont, CO Family Photographer

I had the greatest time capturing this sweet family for their vibrant Golden Ponds family portraits. Mom and dad, Courtney and Adam, met me at Golden Ponds in Longmont, Co, with their adorable dog, Ginny, and their sweet little guy, Emmette! I couldn’t get enough of this precious baby boy! Emmette is six months old, […]

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family of four in Northern Colorado

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South Mesa Trailhead Extended Family Session | The LaPoint Family

You might remember a few of these family members from a blog I published recently! I captured the LaPoint family in the fall when their grandma was visiting from out of town. A few weeks after that wonderful Buckingham Park Family Session in Boulder, CO, I captured more of this beautiful family while the husband’s […]

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mom with kids and nephew during family session captured by Longmont CO Family photographer

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Golden Ponds Fall Family Portraits | Longmont, CO Family Photographer

 A stunning fall day, not a cloud in the sky, warm weather, an absolutely gorgeous mountain view, and a beautiful, fun-loving family … as a photographer, it doesn’t get much better than that! The Perna Family’s Golden Ponds Fall Family Portraits in Longmont Colorado checked off each of those boxes. For mid-October, it was a […]

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Boulder CO Family Session at South Boulder Creek Trailhead

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Boulder CO Family Session at South Boulder Creek Trailhead | The Loi Family

I had a wonderful time capturing the Loi family for their Boulder, CO Family Session at South Boulder Creek Trailhead!  Our families are good friends, and our kids love playing together and we love hanging out with them. Needless to say, I was thrilled when Josephine reached out to schedule family portraits.  This session was […]

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