Your Portrait Session Experience



Why Custom Photography?

Custom photography is art, professionalism, quality, and customer experience. It requires a level of commitment, investment in time and money, and planning from the client. There is a great deal of time involved in creating high end custom photography sessions. The luxury of great services, better choices and heirloom quality products make it a very special experience. It is all about the attention and detail for the client, and how this session can be made unique for them. Custom photography is truly not in everyone’s budget, as it is a luxury investment to splurge on from time to time. It is not an entry level cookie cutter chain experience, or the photographer down the road that charges $100 for all your photos on a CD and sending you on your way. At Cathy Kam Photography, you will receive a personalized boutique session, and a wonderful experience to brag about. In order to do this, I book a very limited number of sessions per month in order to bring you a truly customized experience, and the service you would expect and more.


Initial Contact/Phone call

After browsing through my website, you might have more questions than answers regarding the boutique services that are offered for custom photography.  I would love to answer any questions you might have either by phone or email, and discuss the goals for your session. Please get started by using the contact form, and I will get back to you typically within 24-48 hours.



After we have had the chance to chat on the phone, the next step is to schedule an in person consultation to design your session, talk about wardrobe options, learn more about the heirloom products that are offered, and discuss the art work that you would like to display in your home.  Clients who enjoy taking a more active role in the creation of their families’ memories have the desire for portrait art that is truly personalized.


Your Session

Whether you are booking a newborn, maternity, or family session, the goal is for you to have fun, be relaxed, and to enjoy the moment as I capture it!  Newborn sessions usually last between 3-4 hours, with time in between needed for feeding and diaper changes. I work extremely hard to create a calm and soothing environment for you and your newborn. All other sessions, such as family, maternity and baby milestone portraits lasts about an hour or more. The time invested at your session is only a small portion of time involved in creating high end custom photography.


The Reveal/Ordering Session

Only the best images from your session will be selected, and each photo in your gallery will be carefully hand edited.  Your ordering session is typically scheduled within 2-3 weeks of your portrait session so you can watch your beautiful slideshow set to music, while sipping on coffee/tea and snacks. The experience only gets better as we will work together to discuss your ideas and vision for your space. I am here to assist you with the design process, and to turn your portraits into true works of art. Together, we will create different looks and displays to best decorate your empty walls with gorgeous professional canvases or framed prints. This will be a one time viewing and ordering session, where your heart will melt seeing your beautiful portraits for the first time.  The photographic art that you become invested in will no doubt increase in value and become more priceless as the years pass.

If you are excited and ready to take the next step in choosing a custom portrait experience with Cathy Kam Photography, just use the contact form to get connectedl!   I look forward to hearing from you!