Cathy Clicks Photography

Country to City…. and new beginnings

Since moving to the city, we thought it was appropriate that our session for our Christmas card should be one of the beautiful painted walls in Atlanta.  It was hard to pick, but this one is under an overpass for the Marta (subway) off N. Dekalb in Kirkwood.

It hasn’t been the easiest transition, going from living on 10 acres to only having .63 acre.  And it has been a hard transition having my husband not work at home anymore.  He used to work 10 hour days, but only 4 days a week.  So I had Friday-Sunday to do sessions and work on photos.  Now he works at an office,  5 days a week.  I didn’t realize the blessing it was for my husband to be at home.  It has been draining, so my business has been put on hold.

I am still tired, like all the time, however I just cannot step away from what I love to do.  So hopefully when this cold weather disappears, I can start doing what I love again!  Look out Atlanta peeps, I will be having a special promotion to start out my business here.

My little guy turned ONE!

One year ago, I remember the days of just waiting…. and waiting, and waiting.  I couldn’t wait - not just because I was miserable, but I just wanted to meet this person that God has given me.

I feel complete now.

I feel so LUCKY that I get to be this little guy’s mama.  This guy makes me laugh and smile, and just brings pure joy to my days of craziness.  Even though he has been the worse sleeper out of all my kids, I will only look back and cherish the nights that I got to cuddle close to him.

365 days have gone by too fast.  I want it to slow down, but I look forward to the many many days that I get to spend with him.

I’m 4! | Cape Elizabeth Maine Family Photographer

This mama and son duo has such a great relationship.  I am so honored to be able to capture their moments together again.  This little guy is turning 4 and had so many great ideas for “shots” during the session.  Actually, one of my favorite images from this session was his idea!  It was so great to meet the grandparents too!

Crossing Paths | Falmouth Maine Family Photography

It amazing me how God works even in the little ways.  This family found me when I first started this company in Maine.  They were one of the first Maine couples that I did a maternity photo session.  Now after three years, they have added two beautiful girls to their family.

Since we first met, we have grown a friendship.  Not only do I still capture their family portraits, but we are in the same mother’s group.  Our kids play together!

This family has made my journey in Maine a great one.  They help me with my love for photography, as I capture their beautiful relationships.  They are also just great people!  I am going to miss this family!

See ya later Lobsta! | Scarborough Maine Family Photographer

One of the best things that I love about being a photographer is capturing the growth and changes to a family.  Carrie and I were both waddling around when we first met.  Then I was able to photograph this little guy when he was fresh out of mama’s belly!

Now we are again on the same journey and moving out of Maine.  So glad that I was able to capture these family portraits.  I just love how this mama and daddy couldn’t stop kissing little ‘T.’  Warmth fills my heart when I see a family with such love and joy!

One year ago… | Scarborough Maine Family Photographer

One year ago I met this wonderful family when little P was still in mama’s belly.  I am so glad that this wonderful family found me and chose me to be their photographer!

I’ve had the honor to photograph ‘P’ when she was a few days old, 6 months old, and now one year old.  Though she has changed each time I’ve seen her… what hasn’t changed is the love, fun, and happiness this family has together!

As the days get closer to my family leaving Maine, my heart grows sadder to think that I will not be able to continue to photograph families like this one.

But, the awesome thing is when I look back on these photos - it will only bring me happiness!

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Worth the wait | Cape Elizabeth Maine Family Photographer

I’ve waited so long to capture portraits for this beautiful family again!  After many reschedules last Fall, we finally had perfect weather, open schedules, and no one was sick!

I am not good with words, and I wish I can express how much these sessions mean to me.  Being able to be a part of this family and capture these beautiful moments, are so dear to me.  The best compliment is when families come back - so glad that this family chose me again.

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Once in a while… | Portland Maine Senior Portraits Photographer

… I get the honor of photographing senior portraits.  I do not advertise or promote myself as a senior portrait photographer, so when I get to do one, it is so nice.

So, this session is from October, but with a new baby and a busy last few months with sessions, I am finally getting around to posting on this blog.  So you’ll see a lot more posts, now that I am on “winter vacation.” :)

Well, this lovely young lady goes to Eastpoint Christian Church with me.  Actually, through this session we have new friends at church.  Her mother is so wonderful and now helps with the moms group that I am a part of, called MOPS

I look back at these photos and amazed at her beauty and was reminded of the fun session we had.  I think I captured her inner and outer beauty quite well. :)  What a sweet young lady and family!

{best buds} | Westbrook Maine Children Photographer

Do you remember these boys?  Look how much they have grown!  I started capturing family portraits of these guys when the little one was only 6 months old.  The last time I saw little Jonah was last winter (at age 1), and wow, he has changed so much.  It was so fun watching him run around.

What a special pair. It is always so great to watch and capture this great relationship!

Health Child Day @ Peekaboo Children’s Center | Westbrook Event Photography

I had the privilege to document this great event organized by Peekaboo Children’s Center. It was their first annual Health Child Day.  Kids Gone Raw was there making Healthy Spinach Berry Smoothies.  There was a workshop, “Music Exploration for Families” by Kate Beever of Maine Music and Health. Amazon bestseller author of "What Not To Say: Tools for Talking with Young Children", Sarah MacLaughlin shared about ”Brains, Tantrums, and Listening: Better Communication and Problem-Solving with Young Children.”  It looked like the parents and kids really enjoyed their morning at Peekaboo!

Win the Christmas Special!

Did you see my special Christmas Promotion on my previous post?

Well, win this special, (value of $250) by helping me reach 1000 fans on Facebook! Make sure to like my page.  Then share this blog post and write on your status:

"Like Cathy Clicks Photography FB page and leave a comment telling her I sent you and I will be entered to win her Christmas 2012 Promotion! The more my name gets mentioned on her FB page, the more chances I have to win this prize. You can enter this giveaway too by sharing this link!”

You have until midnight on Tuesday, Sept. 11th to play and win! Winner will be drawn at random and announced on Sept. 12th.

Christmas 2012 Promotion

There are still 4 months until Christmas, but it is time to start thinking about your Christmas portraits and cards!

This year I am offering a

SUPER . AWESOME. SPECIAL.  (I have to capitalize and bold it because it is so great) 

to capture your family portraits for this holiday season and cards.

Book a Mini-Christmas Portrait Session in November or December and you’ll receive:

- 30 minutes photo session at the location of your choice (within 15 miles from Scarborough, ME)

- 5-10 High Resolution Images on CD to do all your own printing

- Print your Christmas Cards through Pinhole Press, and you’ll receive a 50% off coupon for your next photo session and 20% off coupon for your next print order.

The best part of this deal is the price - $250!!!

Spaces are limited, because I am booking less sessions with my newborn, so book your Mini-Christmas Session TODAY!  The best way to contact me these days is via email - contact me at cathy@cathyclicks.com to book your session!

{coolest friends ever} | Atlanta Georgia Maternity Photography

Not only are these two the coolest - they are also the coolest friends!  I’ve known this soon-to-be mama since we were thirteen in high school.  Went to the same college and were even roommates.  Both teachers, well… she is a professor now and now we have the same due date!  The only thing is that she is in Atlanta, and I am here in Maine.  

I so wish we were in the same town to share this journey together and to have our babies be best buds.

It was such a blessing to capture these moments for her.  I was able to capture their fun, loving, and stylish personalities.  These two are so terrific together and I think it is evident through these photographs.  I cannot wait to meet baby!  She will be one lucky girl to have such a cool mom and dad!

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