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Hi, I’m Caty! I’m a portrait photographer uplifting ladies & the men they adore in the vocation we call family life. Raising a family is the hardest job out there so let’s celebrate the milestones each year with grace & style. Caty Dunlap Photography: Celebrating family. Celebrating love. Celebrating life. 

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Behind The Scenes, Posing Tips

October 31, 2018

The Swish & Flick

Ladies have you ever been frustrated by a strand of hair caught in front of your face in an otherwise lovely picture of yourself? Caty Dunlap Photography’s first posing tip video to the rescue! This week I took a short video while on location to share some of my posing knowledge. In this video, I’ll […]

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Time for an Update

Behind The Scenes, Let's Get Down To Business

October 9, 2018

No, not just a blog post but a fresh update on the Caty Dunlap Photography (CDP) brand. A brand is what you offer. It’s not just your name, logo & tag line. It’s the service you provide & how you distinguish yourself from others. Branding is how you create & display your brand. What Hasn’t […]

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Behind The Scenes, Let's Get Down To Business

September 24, 2018

Goodbye Old Bio!

Many of us out there are uncomfortable talking about ourselves. I love being around other people but I’m uncomfortable being the center of attention. That’s why you find me behind the camera not in front of it. 😉 For the last 3.5 years my bio has read pretty much the exact same thing. It’s time […]

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Behind The Scenes, Family Photography

April 14, 2018

Caught a bird starting flight during a candid shot at a photo session today #wheninnature

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Can’t you just push a button to make it black & white?

Editing, FAQs

January 6, 2017

*Cringe* Yes, almost all editing software or programs to order prints have a button to change a colored image into black & white (B&W). If you like the result, by all means, use it. It’s a quick tool for everyday photographs. But I think you deserve better especially when it comes to your family’s portraits! […]

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Editing, Maternity Photography

September 19, 2016

Oops, I Did It Again

I started to shoot a couple before asking everyone to empty their pockets. My surprise? When I asked the dad-to-be to remove his cell phone from his pocket… he pulled out a pocket Bible! What a strong man of God! #whataman Until Next Time, Caty

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Gasp! The Cell Phone Bulge


August 30, 2016

What do you do when you realize a cell phone sneaks into a shot towards the end of a photoshoot? When working in photoshop there are easily 10 different ways to get a similar result but I like to use the PATCH TOOL. Hightlighted in this picture on the toolbar to the left of the screen is the […]

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Newborn Photography, Partnering with Merci Bouquet, Props

June 7, 2016

Baby Elizabeth

What a pleasure it was to shot Baby Elizabeth’s newborn portraits. You might remember her parent’s maternity session recently (the scrabble pieces were popular). Her parents were so patient for this session! It’s really the baby who runs a newborn session. If she wants to eat… she eats. If she doesn’t like one position… we […]

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How To Make A Newborn Nest

Newborn Photography, Partnering with Merci Bouquet, Props

June 5, 2016

It’s here, it’s here. Check out the special project I’ve been working on with Julie from Merci Bouquet Designs! If you’re a newborn photographer, a florist looking to expand your portfolio, or families with a creative prop idea in mind… learn how to create a newborn nest with easy (and complete!) instructions from Julie: If […]

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