I’m so glad you stopped by!

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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Editing, FAQs

January 6, 2017

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

*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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Oops, I Did It Again

Editing, Maternity Photography

September 19, 2016

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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August 30, 2016

Gasp! The Cell Phone Bulge

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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Great Example of Why I Shoot RAW

Editing, Family Photography, Maternity Photography

September 11, 2015

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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Editing, Website Management

September 5, 2015

Take That Zombies!

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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