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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 […]

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


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 […]

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 […]

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


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. […]

These are my top 5 programs that I cannot live without as a family photographer


Programs I Can’t Live Without as a Family Photographer

This blog is to inform start-up family photographers of the top 5 programs I can’t live without to run my business. My tag line on Instagram is, “Helping family photographers reach their first $50k without living on IG or leaving another night of the week.” This begins with having the right foundation of programs that […]

Family of four pose on the ground during South Denver Mini Sessions at Fly’n B Park in Highlands Ranch, CO

Mini Session

South Denver Mini Sessions | Fly’n B Park in Highlands Ranch, CO

One of the things I aim to do for my clients beyond taking their pictures and delivering beautiful galleries is educating them on best photography practices. For example, one of the things I like to do is inform people on what to expect at the session, showcase what types of sessions I offer, and even […]

Little girl running to her dad for how to prepare kids for photoshoots by Catherine Chamberlain Photography


How to Prepare Kids for Photoshoots

Potentially, the only thing harder than settling on which photographer to use to capture your family, would be your family not cooperating on picture day. When spending good money on photos, the goal is to get the most out of them. In this blog we will discuss several pointers on how to best prepare kids […]

cake smash session family picture in Buckingham Park CO


Buckingham Park Cake Smash Session Boulder, CO

Not everyone wakes up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, but Nico sure did! This early Buckingham Park cake smash session was momentous because it captured a very special milestone for the Agnello family. While commemorating Nico’s first year of life, it also marks an end to the baby stage. That is why I didn’t want to miss […]

Tips to Include your Dog in Family Photos


8 Tips to Include your Dog in Family Photos

If you have a dog, your family photos might not feel complete without them there! Trust me, I know animals are a treasured member of the family. I’ve put together 8 tips to include your dog in family photos to ensure that both you and your dog are happy during your family session.  8 Tips […]

Family portrait session by CO photographer Catherine Chamberlain


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 […]

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


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 […]

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


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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