your one-of-a-kind experience


Photography by Cat doesn't just take your baby's first photos or updated family portraits- with your vision in mind, I help create heirloom memories designed to last a life-time!

I, Cat Tamayo, a professional photographer and owner of Photography by Cat, provide a one of a kind experience to all my clients! I pride myself on being best known for my patience and attention to detail. I will provide you with a phenomenal experience you won't find with any other Mid-Michigan photographers!

I help create heirloom memories designed to last a life-time! Sure, everyone has a camera phone nowadays, but when was the last time YOU (that's right Mom- I'm talking to you!) When was the last time YOU were in the photo with your children? It has probably been a long time! Don't waste these precious memories!! Let me help design an experience that you and your family can look back on for years to come!

My highest priority, as one of  Lansing's top family portrait photographers, focuses on helping families, like yours, capture those fleeting moments and create an amazing experience for your whole family!!

why choose photography by cat?

Photography by Cat is not like your typical "box store" portrait studio. I am a local, small business owner who prides myself on providing you with a personal experience you won't find at the mall.


My number one goal is to build a personal relationship with each and everyone of my clients! I love watching my newborn clients come back for "sitter baby" and first birthday milestones as well as portraits for the whole family! I love seeing how much they have grown in the short time between sessions. When you choose me to be your family photographer, you choose a not only a business but also a friend!

how do you know if fine-art portraiture is for you?

Family portraits are not something that you do every day, or every month, typically families get portraits taken once a year. Think about how much your family changes in just one year!


Whether you are thinking about child or family portraits, I understand the value of these once-in-a-lifetime memories.  I can help you select perfect ways for you to display your art! Together, we can create your own custom collection to match exactly what you want while finding the best savings for your budget! 


When you choose Photography by Cat, I know you want something very special for your family! You are choosing the best Lansing has to offer for fine-art Family Portraiture!



What is included in a typical family Session?


investment & What is included in a typical Session?

A Family Session typically lasts one hour in length. This allows for children to relax and feel comfortable with both me (the photographer) and the new setting. Family Sessions never have added fees for family members, poses, or pets. This means you are more than welcome to bring Grandma, Grandpa, or even your fur-baby!

Family Sessions can be either indoor or outdoor. Typically, I have a list of gardens and parks that are both pet friendly and most aesthetically pleasing to look at in photographs. I am always up for new location suggestions- as long as they are within the Lansing or surrounding areas.


family Session investment

A la Carte Full Family Session Fee: 149

Prints, digital files, wall art, and products will be designed for you to purchase during your personal ordering appointment. There is no minimum purchase amount!

Please note: A La Carte Session fee does not cover prints, digital files, or products (such as wall art etc). You are welcome to purchase as few or as many prints as your vision and budget allow.

A la Carte Print Packages start as low as 99.


Collections start at 499

Please contact Cat for a detailed product pricing guide or to view Collections. Collections include a complimentary session fee, a print package, digital files, and/or other products- all rolled into one great price!