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!

(Click on photo for a closer look…)

{belly love to baby} | Scarborough Maternity Photography

This morning I had the privilege to capture this couple’s baby’s first portraits.  It is so special to me that I get to meet a couple and then photograph them again with a new baby.  This little baby boy is one lucky baby to have these two as parents.  There was non-stop doting on baby and each other.  

I just feel so blessed to be able to capture these beautiful moments and memories that I hope families will cherish for a lifetime.

Number 8

I am so blessed and thankful for 8 years of being happily married to my man.  It has been such a incredible journey, at times hard… but it is getting better and better.  I feel like the luckiest woman to share this journey with him.  

Today I woke up to find a Sea Bag with the number 8 on it and a plant inside.  The first gift he gave me, was also a bag with a plant inside.

 

Seriously, I am one lucky lady!

Baby Pool Giveaway

Well, the countdown has begun and I am only four weeks away from my due date.  I love making guesses on delivery dates and times, so I thought this giveaway might be some fun for everyone.

Go to http://bebepool.com/cathyclicks and enter your guess on baby’s gender, date, and delivery time.  The person with the closest guess will win a free photo session and a Pinhole Press Panoramic Photo Album, which I featured in my last blog post.

FUN TIME!  

Pinhole Press Panoramic Photo Album

So when I love something, I like to share it - and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Pinhole Press!  Recently, they sent me an email so I can create a complimentary Pinhole Press Panoramic Photo Album.  Within a week, I received this beautiful book with stunning photographs of my children.  The printing, quality, color and professionalism are amazing!  I cannot stop looking through this album!

Since I love to share great products - I would like to share this product with you.  If you book a Fall/Christmas Photo Session with me and purchase one of my print packages, you will receive a complimentary Pinhole Press Square Panoramic Photo Album (8.5 X 8.5)!!!

I am booking fewer photo sessions since I’ll be a mom to a newborn and September is already filled.  So contact me by August 1, 2012 to take advantage of this special offer!

{sweet.spicy.love} | Falmouth Maine Family Photographer

I find such joy when a family returns to me to photograph their family portraits.  I’ve had the honor of photographing the ‘T’ family again, and watch these beautiful children grow bigger.

Even though these children are taller now, their personalities have not change.  This beautiful little girl, again was shy and had me working hard to grab these precious moments.  Her brother makes clicking away easy - he was full of smiles and loved sharing his life with me.

I enjoy this family and hope to continue to capture their fleeting moments.  

{Nowhere, a story of exile} | Author Biography Headshots Westbrook Maine Photographer

I had the privilege of photographing, Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte, for her newly-released Kindle Edition book, Nowhere, a story of exile.  

I know Anna through her beautiful knitted creations.  Many of my photographs that are adorned with knitted hats are from her - Lovemook: Handknit for Babies.  I’ve also photographed her beautiful children for her family portraits.

This project has been in the works for many years, and feel so honored to be a part of it and capturing her beauty for her book.  Go and take a peek, and read her “heart-wrenching story told through a personal medium; through the diary entries of a young girl documenting the organized terror in Baku, her life as a refugee, and her struggle to find herself, all against the backdrop of the collapse of the Soviet Union. Anna gives a voice to a horrific tragedy little reported in the West, to the Armenian population of Azerbaijan and to the child victims of ethnic cleansing everywhere.” (quoted from the book description)

The printed version is now available for purchase at Amazon.

{crazy bunch}

This is usually what happens when I try to photograph my children together…. 

Usually, at least one of them will start acting all crazy.  These photos show a progression of my crazy, yet photogenic daughter!

(These photos are of my oldest son’s last day of waiting for the school bus to go to Kindergarten.  I cannot believe how fast this year has passed!!)

{off to college} | Senior Portraits Cape Elizabeth Photographer

I rarely get to photograph senior portraits - so this was such a treat.  It was the perfect evening, with the perfect backdrop, and a perfect subject.  

I remember this young lady when we first started going to small groups at our church.  We were the only family with young children, and she was so kind to watch our kids. Her and her sister were so great with my children!  Now, she has graduated from high school and is off to college!  What a great journey she has ahead of her!

{four against one} | Cape Elizabeth Family Photography

It came easy with this family to capture their personality and style.  I guess it helps that I know this family from church, and that they felt comfortable with me to be themselves.

I was fighting sciatica pains that week, but when I started photographing this family, I completely forgot about my pains!  I had so much fun clicking away at this fun family and it helps that they are just gorgeous!

It is evident that this family loves and appreciate each other.  I feel so blessed to be able to capture their family portraits before all the growing girls go their separate ways.