Regardless of the season that you're in, and whether your babies are big, small or furry, this time in your life deserves to be captured by something other than your iPhone. Family sessions were born from past wedding couples asking me to document their growing families and now I just can't get enough!

I love creating photos to remind families that in spite of the fact that the floor of their car is covered in cereal, their laundry room looks like an episode of hoarders and mom and dad are in a permanent state of exhaustion, their love and their story are beautiful. 

So let's plan a day, pick a location that is meaningful to you and create a slew of images that will fill up the frames your walls for years to come. 


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The photos were even better than I expected and the entire experience with Catie was beyond wonderful!


Catie is creative, caring, and professional. She is an expert at her craft, receptive to requests, and makes you feel so comfortable in front of the camera. She captured my family perfectly and I am so grateful. I would recommend her 10 times over to anyone looking for quality photos for lifetime memories

amanda & jacob SALDATE


My heart sings every time I see the photos she captured during our day, both of us and our family and friends. 


Her photos are gorgeous, but it is Catie that makes this experience perfect. She takes so much time answering questions and making me feel more at ease. Having Catie take our photos feels natural and more like a friend. I can never thank her enough for all she has done for us so far!

aaliyah & derek VEENSTRA


The pictures are beyond beautiful and our family and friends are still raving over them months after our session. 


She did an amazing job with capturing all of our moments throughout our session. Catie was able to get every picture. She was able to put a rush on the prints and editing to make sure we could get our Christmas cards out on time. I would refer Catie to anyone! We are very satisfied!

dawn & john LOCKE


Tolbert Family

half moon bay family session

chase & Raleigh

big sur engagement portraits

Price Family

bay area family session

Daniel & Jillian

walnut creek maternity portraits

Jared & Lauren

yosemite engagement

Banzhaf Family

woodside family portraits

Grant & Haley

napa valley engagement portraits

Locke Family

san francisco newborn portraits

No one wants to look like a wet dog in their photos so if it looks like it's going to rain, snow, hail or some other weather catastrophe, we'll be in touch via email or phone to reschedule. Often, when we're scheduling our initial portrait session date, if it works for our calendars, we'll actually set up both a main date and a rain date just to make sure we don't have to postpone your session for very long if the weather is bad on the original date. 


what do we do if it rains?

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The sooner the better! My weekends tend to fill up pretty quickly - especially during the spring and fall, so the sooner you reach out to me, the more likely you are to get your desired date!  

To reserve your date, we'll need a contract as well as your session payment. And if something comes up and you need to change your date, just let me know! 


How far in advance should we book?

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If picking out outfits for photos takes you back to your high school days when you literally tried on everything in your closet and piled it on your bed but still felt like you had nothing to wear, you're in luck. 

I put together an extensive outfit suggestion guide with tips for every member of the family (even Fido!)


What should we wear?

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Unless you've modeled professionally, you're probably going to feel awkward in front of the camera. Heck, I take photos for a living and I even feel like a deer in the headlights when I'm in front of the camera. 

You're going to feel awkward at first, but as the session goes on and I coach you through images, I think you'll find that being photographed can actually be fun. And don't worry about your kids. I'm well versed in capturing even the busiest of little ones. 


We're awkward and my kids don't sit still.

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Within a few weeks of your session, you'll receive a link to a digital gallery that will allow you to download high resolution images. 

The gallery is also set up to make ordering prints, canvases and other keepsakes as easy as turning on a Roomba to clean your floors. No worrying about tricky things like color correction, DPI and image format. 


How will I receve my photos?

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For investment details and availability, please send a message via the form below. Hour long portrait sessions for a family of five or smaller with full access to your gallery begin at $1595.



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