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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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Editing, Family Photography, Maternity Photography

September 11, 2015

Great Example of Why I Shoot RAW

At some point I’ll write a post about shooting in RAW vs JPEG but I want to share a story from tonight now. I’m trying to cull & edit some maternity portraits from yesterday’s session tonight after a 12 hour shift at the hospital when I come across some UNDERexposed shots. When my youngest nephew Oliver […]

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Take That Zombies!

Editing, Website Management

September 5, 2015

This year I have learned a lot about myself, photography & running a business. I’m kind of embarrassed by what I learned this week. Images shot in RAW (vs JPEG) make HUGE files. This is helpful when clients want lovely, big prints. Here’s the tough lesson I discovered: apparently some programs will compress the image […]

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