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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!!

 

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" and first birthday milestones! 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!

 

Newborn portraits are not something that you do every day, or every year, for that matter.

 

Newborn portrait sessions are best scheduled in the first 14 days of your baby's life! Newborn's gain approximately half-ounce and an ounce EACH day their first month! That can easily add up to 1-3 pounds the first month. Think of how much that changes your baby's appearance. Newborn's also sleep 16+ hours a day! These first few days are the absolute BEST time to capture those adorable, sleepy poses!

 

Whether you are thinking about newborn 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 Newborn & Family Portraiture!

 

A studio Newborn Session typically ranges from 2 to 3 hours in length. This allows for relaxed feedings and lots of snuggles! Newborn sessions take place in a small in-home studio where I can best control the temperature for you brand new baby. I keep the room nice, cozy, and extra warm so that baby is very comfortable! Full Newborn sessions also include parent and sibling poses at no extra cost! This is also a great for parents of multiples- with no added fee for multiples!

For all my newborn sessions, I provide all kinds of cute props ranging from adorable baby bonnets with beautiful textures  simple and elegant headbands, and cozy blankets/wraps. Parents are always welcome to bring any props that hold special meaning!!

 
 

A lifestyle or fresh 48 session typically is about 45 minutes in length. These sessions are completely relaxed and "unposed". They take place at either your home or in the hospital (hospitals are either McLaren or Sparrow only). The editing style for these sessions is minimal and does not include blemish removal etc. These sessions actually DO include 15 digital files with the session fee. 

 

The digital files included in the session fee are for you to download and print with your own printing lab. You are able to purchase prints directly through me if you choose to do so!  

You will never have these moments back. Your baby only fits in your hands for a few short weeks. And because maternity and newborn sessions are a once in a lifetime event; no interest payment plans are available! This way everyone can afford the beautiful memories they want to pass down to future generations!

 

Each session had an A la Carte Session fee.

 

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 required! You are welcome to purchase as few or as many prints as your vision and budget allow.

 

Collections typically include a print package, digital files, and/or other products- all rolled into one great price!

 

Please contact Cat for a detailed product pricing guide or to view Collections.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATERNITY

MATERNITY sessions have a session fee that does NOT include prints, products, or digital files.

 

*If you decide to book BOTH a Maternity and a NEWBORN session, you qualify for the "Bump to Baby" discount of $399 (off the Lilac collection) applied to your maternity session only.

*A La Carte Session fee:

$199

$399

*Collections start at:

*Please contact Cat for a detailed product pricing guide and to view collection offerings.

Fresh 48

FRESH 48 sessions have a session fee that DOES include 8 digital files.

 

These sessions differ from studio sessions in-regards to the lighting, editing, etc.

* FRESH 48 Sessions are completed within the first 48 hours following birth. These sessions are done in the hospital with natural lighting.

*A La Carte Session fee:

$399

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*Collections start at:

*Please contact Cat for a detailed product pricing guide and to view collection offerings.

NEWBORN

NEWBORN sessions have a session fee that does NOT include prints, products, or digital files.

 

*Photography by Cat always includes parent, sibling, and family poses with no additional fees.

*A La Carte Session fee:

$199

$399

*Collections start at:

*Please contact Cat for a detailed product pricing guide and to view collection offerings.

Lifestyle

Lifestyle sessions have a session fee that DOES include 8 digital files.

 

These sessions differ from studio sessions in-regards to the lighting, editing, etc.

* LIFESTYLE sessions are done in your home with natural lighting. Please make sure you are sending Cat photos of your home before the session- to make sure we find the room with the best lighting for the session.

*A La Carte Session fee:

$399

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*Collections start at:

*Please contact Cat for a detailed product pricing guide and to view collection offerings.

FAMILY

FAMILY sessions have a session fee that does NOT include prints, products, or digital files.

*Family Sessions can be booked for either indoor/studio or outdoor (depending on the season.)

*Photography by Cat never charges extra for the amount of family members included in your session. (Extended family sessions welcome for outdoor sessions only.)

*A La Carte Session fee:

$199

$399

*Collections start at:

*Please contact Cat for a detailed product pricing guide and to view collection offerings.

Milestone

Milestone sessions can be purchased with a session fee as a full session OR they can be purchased during the monthly milestone event!

 

The milestone event is limited to only 3 spots! The best part is... there is NO session fee- if you are able to grab a spot! Contact Cat if you would like to get on the VIP list to claim your session first!!

* These sessions are for one child only- not valid on newborn or family posing. Sessions last 30 minutes or less.

*A La Carte Session fee:

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*Collections start at:

*Please contact Cat for a detailed product pricing guide and to view collection offerings.

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 Cat Tamayo of Photography by Cat is a Lansing area Newborn Photographer also specializing in Maternity, Child, Family, and Senior photography in Lansing, Michigan and surrounding areas including but not limited to East Lansing, Dewitt, Okemos, Holt, and Mason.  

4131 Okemos Rd Suite 9,

Okemos, MI 48864

517-798-6438

Open M-F 9:30am - 5:30pm
Sessions are available Saturday.

Closed Sundays.