every step of the journey


Time passes so quickly and family portraits can take us back over the years. As families and children grow, it’s important to document who each family member is along the journey of life. Portraits hung in your home are a constant reminder of the best of times, sweet memories that we don’t want to lose. Imagine admiring your portraits every day and passing them on to your children as the legacy of the beautiful family you have created.


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“The most treasured heirlooms are the sweet memories of our family that we pass down to our children.”


What happens at the pre-session consultation?

The in-person consultation is where we can sit down and really get to know you! We will look through products and get an idea of how you would like to display your images. We will go over clothing options and you can let us know what about our style drew you to us so that we can create timeless portraits that you will love. When your session day arrives, we’ll have a plan so everything goes smoothly–which means LESS stress for you.

What should we wear?

Ahh…this is definitely our most frequently asked question! We will go over wardrobe ideas during your pre-session consultation when you will plan out the perfect session for your needs.

When do I get to see the images?

You will get to see your images in a slideshow set to music during your Ordering Appointment 1-2 weeks after your session. We will help you with all of your final decisions on images and products that we have custom designed just for you. We can even show you what your images will look like right on your wall!

Can I bring my kids to the ordering appointment?

We prefer for just the adults to attend the ordering appointment because it is the time for us to review your portraits and choose and design all of your products and wall art. We suggest to arrange for childcare or we can schedule your ordering appointment while your kids are in school.

when do i get to bring everything home?

We carefully create and order your heirloom quality products, so please allow 4 weeks from your order date for completion of your order. Custom designed albums and orders with framing may take longer. But we promise it will be worth it!

what kind of investment do most families make?

Most of our clients invest anywhere from $2000 to $3000 on their custom portraits. However, everyone’s needs are different – some spend a little more and some spend a little less.

do you sell digital files?

Photography is an art and deserves to be admired daily and not sit on a disk in a drawer or on a computer hard drive. My clients feel the same way I do and choose custom art pieces and albums to celebrate the moments captured in their images. However, we understand that you may want to share your images on Facebook and make gift prints for family so, for each image you purchase, we will always provide you with a watermarked, social media sized file as well as a file printable to 8×10.

How can I find out about special offers and events?

The best way is to subscribe to our newsletter here. Newsletter subscribers are often the first to hear about special sessions and offers.
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Behind The Camera

Hi, I’m cathee

I've been a photographer in some way, shape or form for over 20 years. From the first time I set foot in my community college film lab (yep, no digital cameras when I started) I have been in love with photography. Over the years it has evolved into a deep passion for capturing memories of families as they grow. From newborn photography to yearly family photos, documenting how families grow and change is such a great privilege and I can't wait to capture yours!!!