Lifestyle Photography // Lansing Newborn and Family Photographer // Photography by Cat

Confession time!

More often than not, I am so caught up in photographing other people's families that I forget to capture my own memories. Almost two years ago, I begged and pleaded with my husband to let me spend a small fortune (for our family's budget) on my first DSLR camera. As soon as I opened the box and felt the camera in my hands, something clicked for me (haha corny pun- I know).

It is so easy and convenient to have a smart phone and just snap a quick pic in the moment and then forget about it. It wasn't until a few weeks ago, when my computer's hard drive crashed, that I realized how little I have been photographing my own family (with my "real camera"). It made me sad and depressed that I lost memories ( I always tell everyone else to back up their files and I never did it for my own files- just clients).

After a few weeks in a funk, I found myself outside watching my kids play in the deflated pool (we were cleaning/getting ready to refill). They were having a blast splashing around in two inches of dirty water. I was getting ready to snap a picture with my cell phone when it died before I could click the shutter button. I ran inside and grabbed my camera. I popped my 'nifty 50mm lens on and began capturing the fun!

I can officially say, I am out of my family memory photography funk! I encourage you to take a summer challenge with me and start capturing more family memories. Even if the kids are just slipping and sliding in the deflated pool. ;)

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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


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

Closed Sundays.