Your School Has a Story to Tell

I believe that photography tells stories. Weddings, births, family gatherings, a quiet morning at home: each of these moments is an equally worthwhile and meaningful story to tell. A story's importance is not about its plotline, but instead it rests on the emotion that it makes us feel.


And your school has a story to tell, too. Each day in every one of your classrooms a perfectly unique story is unfolding. It might a story of cooperation and collaboration or perhaps one of exploration and discovery. Whatever the narrative, the story of your school and all its inspiring and beautiful particulars deserves to be told and shared.

As an administrator or a teacher, each school day may seem to be simply a variation on a set of carefully crafted and thoughtfully implemented routines. But from an outsider's perspective a day in a school or a classroom is a fascinating and emotionally poignant story waiting to be told. Your school's mission and guiding philosophy are what makes its day-in-day-out narrative compelling and worth documenting.


Using my years of experience photographing young children, I can turn your deeply considered and meaningful approach to education and childhood development into a heartfelt and impactful story that will resonate with parents, children and the community at large. You can give parents the gift of an intimate view into their child's life at school, provide a lasting memory for a child of what their school life was like as they grew from baby to kindergartener and have access to a catalogue of authentic marketing photos.


The structure and pricing of each school storytelling session is specific to the circumstances and needs of your school--just get in touch and we can talk about how to tell your school's story.

The Reunite Project: All the Details

Thank you so much for your interest in The Reunite Project! I am so excited about this project and how it will help families remember this momentous time in their lives together. While it would be great to schedule this session on the day your family comes together again for the first time, these sessions would be a perfect fit for any joyful family gathering this summer.

So you can make sure that this session is the right fit for you and your family, here are all the details of what it will include:

  • A relaxed 2-3 hours of time together taking photos at the location of your choice. Backyard, family cabin, your favorite park, on your boat: you choose the location, I’ll be there!
  • The entire set of full sized digital photos for you to download (approximately 80 photos), along with a personal print release
  • A custom designed luxury photo book featuring your favorite photos from your family’s session and text of quotes from your family members about how it feels to reunite again.*
  • Total Cost: $1250, half due at time of booking and half due upon delivery of digital files
  • Additional print products and extra copies of albums will be available for purchase after the delivery of your photos

I hope that you are just as thrilled about this way of commemorating this moment of reunion as I am! To learn more or to book your session, just follow the links below.

* Throughout your session, I’ll be asking you and your family questions about what they’ve missed most about each other over the past year. I will record your answers and then incorporate them into your custom-designed album. Think questions like, “What did you miss most about your grandma during COVID?” or “What did it feel like to hug your sister again?”






What Parents Think:

"After looking at Catherine's work, I immediately saw that she understood how to make people comfortable and capture small moments for their simplistic beauty. During the shoot, she lived up to expectations.


Casually chatting to make sure everyone felt at ease, while also blending into the background so our family could carry out our daily lives uninterrupted for her to document. The outcome of our session was lovely!


She provided images that made me laugh, choke up or see our family dynamic in a new, special way. I am grateful for this gift and this wonderful phase in our lives that is now frozen in time because of her."

"Catherine came into our home and captured our chaos perfectly in beautiful photographs. While we relaxed and chatted, Catherine snapped away and made us feel at ease while our kids danced and played.


I was completely blown away when we received the final product! My kids do not sit
still so I wasn’t sure how the pictures would turn out, but Catherine truly
captured their wild, crazy, wonderful essence!


These are photos we will cherish for the rest of our lives."

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