Shy smiles. Tousled hair. Cheek kisses. Bear hugs. The reminders of love, laughter, and lives shared. Authentic stories of your family, wonderfully told in beautiful custom portraits. It is my job to capture those perfectly imperfect moments in your lives. Don’t be worried about how your kids will behave or embarrassed if things don’t go as planned. They’re little, and their unfiltered, unpredictable emotions and outbursts are part of the reason you want to remember this season in life. It's my job to help you embrace these moments instead of trying to make them act a certain way. I am not a "say cheese!" photographer. ​My favorite thing to capture is all of those in-between moments that can’t be perfectly posed anyway. If one of your children starts running away from the group giggling, scoop them up and smother them in tickles and kisses. If they are shy or upset, hold them close and tell them how wonderful you think they are while tucking their hair behind their ear. If you as a parent keep smiling and having a good time, I will be able to capture sweet moments the whole way through.

"Cathy was wonderful with my shy child & husband. Making them and my other kids comfortable and working with them to have them in the correct positions with patience and in a very light hearted manner."

-Emily Dorn

Before you even look at my prices I want you to know this:

Having quality photos shouldn’t pose a doubt in your mind, especially if it is because of a financial hardship. It breaks my heart to hear that families go without photos due to finances. This is why I offer payment plans. There are SO MANY ways we can split payment. So, if you’re struggling, know that I hear you and I have been there personally. We got this. Let's figure it out together.

Pricing & Packages

The Adventurer


- Pre-session consultation
- Untimed storytelling session
- Full gallery (50+ hand-edited digital images)
- 5 x 5 Album
- 11 x 14 Print

The Dreamer


- Pre-session consultation
- Up to 60 minute storytelling session
- Your choice of 20 Hand-Edited digital images
- 11 x 14 Print

Extended Families


- Pre-session consultation
- Untimed storytelling session
- Full digital gallery
- One 11 x 14 Print per family
- Includes three families with an extra charge of $75 per additional family

Additional Information


While it may not be my favorite task, it's important to have all expectations documented for clarity. Once the contract is signed, you'll get an email confirming the details of your session, including the date, time, and location.

After the contract is signed, you will receive an email confirming the date, time, and location of your session!

Payment Plans

Once the retainer is paid, we can discuss a no-interest payment plan for the remaining session fee, or I can send you an invoice specifying the date for the balance payment. Please inform me promptly if you're interested in a payment plan.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in a payment plan.

Travel Fees

For sessions outside my usual area, please reach out to me for a travel quote!

Permit Fees

If permits are needed for your chosen location, the fee will be added to your invoice.


To confirm your session booking, a non-refundable $150 retainer payment is required. This amount will be deducted from the total cost and is essential to secure your chosen date and time.

Late Payments

If you fall behind on payments, I'll reach out to check in. If you're facing financial issues, please reach out to me. I believe in supporting good people, and I'll do my best to assist you. However, I can only help if you communicate with me.


This is where I get to know you better and understand exactly what you're looking for, so I can turn it into your dream session!

I will send you an email with a link to a document FULL of questions to get to know you and what you are looking for best!

"Cathy is down to earth and was great with our whole family. Her artistic eye is next level! We truly enjoyed our experience and can’t wait to work with her again!"

-Makayla Schultz

Say hello!

Ask away! Let's talk!

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How do I book a shoot?

Your first step is to contact me! A quick initial phone or zoom call is the best way to get to know each other, see if weโ€™re a good fit, and go over any pre-booking questions about the portrait process, available dates, and locations.

Do you offer payment plans?

I sure do! We can break any price down into any payment that you can handle! The session fee MUST be paid for prior to any photographic work being done and you will not receive your images until they are paid in full.

What is your typical timeline?

I typically book out two months ahead.
You'll typically have access to a proofing gallery of all your images within two weeks of your session. After receiving your favorites, it takes me approximately two weeks to finish the editing process and to send out your finalized gallery.

What payment methods are available?

I accept cash and all major credit cards.

Do you have a referral program?

YES! I like to provide extra images when referring AND being referred by someone!

What if I don't want my session blogged or posted on social media?

I completely respect your right to privacy. If you would prefer to not have your images posted on social media or on the Family Focused Photography blog, I will refrain from doing so. Do note that your images will be uploaded to an online gallery, but this is password protected and nobody else can access your images except for you.

Can I share my online gallery with other people?

Absolutely! Sometimes it's nice to have others look through your images to help you decide which pictures to print. If you have opted for a password protected gallery, they'll just need your password to access the gallery.

Can I order my prints and products at your studio?

Sure thing! I am happy to provide custom ordering sessions at the studio. This is a complimentary service that's typically scheduled a month after your photo shoot. Alternatively, you can order all your prints and products online in your own home.

What happens if I don't like a print or product?

We stand by the quality of our prints and products and want to make sure that you are absolutely thrilled with them. If there is an issue with your order, we will work diligently to replace the affected items in a timely manner.


Can I get a refund on digitals?

Due to the nature of the product being unable to be physically returned, I cannot refund any digital purchases.


I still have another question. How can I contact you?

Feel free to call, email or even text whenever you need to at 260-214-0470 or
I always try to respond within 24 hours.

Kind Words

Cathy with Family Focused Photography is amazing! She was so easy to schedule with, plan the session with, communicate with, and enjoy the session with! Her attention to detail and fun, upbeat attitude is exactly what we wanted for a photographer. She exceeded our expectations!
Book the session, you will love it and the end results!! ๐Ÿ˜

Ali Bauer