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fall mini session at South Mesa Trailhead family of four

Mini Session

South Mesa Flatirons Fall Mini Sessions | Boulder CO

Do you remember as a kid how slooooow time would go? Being told to wait even one minute was equivalent to waiting for eternity. I have found that the older I get, the faster time goes. Even when I try to “cherish every second”, “be present” and “live in the moment”, I still can’t figure […]

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Mini Session

Morning Fall Minis | Sandstone Ranch | Longmont CO

When you think of fall as a child, what do you think of? For me, growing up in Maine has made me appreciate the beauty that can be found in autumn just before winter sets in. Colorado’s bright yellows and changing colors during this season takes me back to my childhood growing up in New […]

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Mini Session

Golden Ponds Fall Mini Sessions in Longmont Colorado

Golden Ponds fall mini sessions seem to be a client favorite. I can definitely see why. Between the stunning golden trees, beautiful ponds, and the faint view of the mountains range it’s ideal. It simply provides a variety in backdrops, and with this variation there is bound to be something for everyone. Golden Ponds Fall […]

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Family

Rocky Mountain National Park Family Session at Moraine Park | The Zdroik Family

Rocky Mountain National Park brings in more than 4.4 million visitors a year. The Zdroik family has come to visit three times now. This particular time, they did a family session at Moraine Park. This is personally my favorite place in the whole park, so I was excited to do a shoot here. ROCKY MOUNTAIN […]

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Newborn baby girl in home session by Longmont CO newborn Photographer catherine Chamberlain Photography

Newborn

In-home Family Newborn Session | Longmont, CO Newborn Photographer

There aren’t many things in life that are sweeter than a sleeping newborn! There is just something about their tiny features, cute expressions, and sweet little sounds. This adorable little girl did amazing during her In-home Family Newborn Session! She didn’t mind being cuddled by mom and dad as she slept soundly. Grandma and Grandpa […]

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Buckingham Park Double Family Sessions

Family

Buckingham Park Family Sessions in Boulder, CO

Today, I am switching it up and sharing two amazing families that I had the pleasure of photographing back-to-back at Buckingham Park in Boulder, CO. It is pretty typical to schedule mini sessions back-to-back, but I don’t normally do full sessions like that. This was a special situation as both of these amazing families had […]

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Tips to Include your Dog in Family Photos

Family

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 […]

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dad holds his 3 kids during Father's Day Mini Sessions

Mini Session

Father’s Day Mini Sessions at Golden Ponds | Longmont, CO Family Photographer

A few weeks ago we celebrated all the amazing dads out there on Father’s Day! In honor of Father’s Day I decided to host Father’s Day Mini Sessions (for the whole family) at Golden Ponds in Longmont, CO. I was so excited to pay tribute to the dads and take a moment to recognize all […]

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Family portrait session by CO photographer Catherine Chamberlain

Education

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

Personal

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

Family

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

Family

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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