I grew up under the swaying palm trees and blue skies of Southwest Florida. So much of my childhood in that magical place has influenced how I capture the essence of families today. I grew up jumping into pools, climbing trees, making up dances, laughing around the dinner table like there was no tomorrow - with two goofball sisters, a stay-at-home saint of a dad, and hardworking, hard-loving mom.
Magical moments that radiate love, connection and joy.
I mean it when I say it was magic, and I see that magic in every single one of my clients. I see it in the giggles of your wild children. I see it in the way you snuggle your kids. And I see it in the way you play with them like you’re one too. And THAT is what we’ll capture in your session: magical moments that radiate love, connection and joy.
I will always and forever choose candid shots over posed portraits. My goal is capture the personalities of your family in their TRUE light. That means creating space for authenticity. I do this by providing direction and fun prompts that lead to genuine moments unfolding in your family's own unique way.
My belief: embrace it. I've seen it all - wild toddlers, kids in meltdown-mode, newborns who are just having a bad day & so much more. We put pressure on ourselves for picture-perfect moments, but that can stand in the way of the beauty right in front of us. No matter the situation, I will always find beauty & meaning in your family's story (AND be patient with your kids! Life can be hard, man.)
Belly laughs, newborn smiles, uncontrollable giggles. Those are my favorite things to photograph. A true goofball at heart, I keep my sessions fun and light-hearted -- hopefully you laugh at my cheesy jokes and funny prompts. If you're a fellow goofy soul, I promise we'll make a great match.
(Includes 60-75 minutes of shooting and 50+ images)
(Includes 2 hours of shooting and 50+ images)
(Includes 30-45 minutes of shooting and 30 images)
(Includes 20 minutes of shooting and 20 images)
Mini session dates and locations are determined by Mary Catherine Photography. If you would like to choose your own date and location, please book a half or a full family session!
I will always remove unwanted temporary blemishes (pimples, scratches, bruises, etc.) but I will never alter the shape of your face or body. I’m a firm believer in embracing your body - beautiful flaws and all.
Of course! Just let me know if you’d like me to refrain from sharing your photos publicly and I will gladly do so.
YES!! As long as the location where we’re shooting doesn’t have any restrictions around pets, I will never ever turn down the opportunity to work with a furry friend.
Yep! Just let me know ahead of time so we can plan for it! It will likely require adding time to your portrait package for an additional fee.
Oh my goodness, YES. I love love love doing family sessions at home. Your home is the perfect spot to get some cozy, relaxed shots of your family in the place where you feel most comfortable! In-home lifestyle sessions are absolutely for families too - not just newborns!
Email me at maryc@marycatherinephotography and I’d be happy to help!