Children's Portraits

Syracuse, NY Photography

Children’s portrait sessions are by far the most exciting sessions! Not only are they absolutely adorable (can you tell that I love kids?) but they are the most genuine smiles that my camera could capture.

There are so many milestones in your child’s life. Whether it be their favorite toy that they bring everywhere they go or their first lost tooth, I’ll be right there snapping the most beautiful photos to tell their story.

My goal is to guide your child into comfortable poses (candid or traditional) so that we get the biggest smiles. Be ready to hear the corniest knock knock jokes and laugh right along with us.

A toddler dressed in a Halloween costume stands in a pumpkin patch, holding a squash and a gourd from the cucurbita family amidst the fall grass on a farm.
This is a cheerful young child with curly hair, wearing a floral dress, standing under a blossoming tree. The mood is bright and joyful.

I’m the right photographer for you if…

  • You want an investment that will last a lifetime
  • You want an experience tailored to you, from start to finish
  • You’re looking for a photographer who will guide and prepare you

My style can be described as…

  • Light, airy and colorful
  • A blend of candid and posed
  • Crisp textures, sharp subjects, and a soft background
A baby is sitting on a white background, eating a small cake with colorful decorations. Icing is smeared on the baby's hands and face.

The Process…

1. The Consultation

We’ll start with a friendly phone call to break the ice. I believe in being more than just a photographer with a camera; I aim to be a friend capturing your cherished moments. During our call, we’ll discuss styling, location, scheduling, and pricing. Every package I offer is customized around the information I get from our call and your specific needs. We don’t want to skip this step!

2. Booking and Preparation

If you feel we’re the perfect match, I’ll send over a custom contract, invoice, and payment schedule, all easily completed online. It’s hassle-free and just a few clicks away! Afterwards, we’ll pin down the date and time, officially starting our exciting journey. You’ll also receive my official styling guide, location suggestions, and other valuable tips to ensure you’re fully prepared.

3. Session Day

The big day is all about fun and zero stress. Whether we’re aiming for posed elegance or candid charm, I’ll guide you through it all, ensuring every moment is captured beautifully. And don’t worry about feeling awkward in front of the camera—I’ll make sure you feel comfortable and confident throughout the entire session! I will take a variety of photos for you to choose from upon delivery.

4. Photo Delivery and Prints

After our session, you’ll get access to your online gallery of all your wonderful images. Select your favorites included in the package, or choose to upgrade and purchase the entire gallery.  For wall-worthy prints, professional lab quality makes all the difference. Conveniently, alongside your gallery, you’ll find a storefront for ordering high-quality prints. I’ll handle all the details, ensuring your prints are absolutely flawless. Once everything is perfect, your prints will be on their way, delivered directly to your door!

What clients are saying about Moments Captured CNY

JoAnna Ragon
April 11, 2023.
Completely over the moon with how my Maternity and Family Photo Session went and how BEAUTIFUL the photos came out! Caitlyn did a great job giving us direction on where to stand, pose and how to have fun during the shoot. It was a wonderful experience and I’m forever grateful that I now have these memories and photos to hold onto. Thank you!
Lauren McNerney
March 28, 2023.
Caitlyn is very professional and responds in a timely manner! Her pictures are beautiful and you receive the edits quickly. Highly recommend!
Niya Moulton
March 15, 2023.
Caitlyn was very professional, prompt, kind, patient, and created a comfortable and safe space for us. She is also super kid friendly, which really made taking pictures with a young child so easy and stress free! Would highly recommend!
Rebecca Christian
March 13, 2023.
Caitlyn is so patient, kind and a pleasure to be around. Her attention to detail and the effort she put into making things special, made this Mother’s Day shoot perfect. I look forward to future experiences with Moments Captured CNY to truly capture precious moments with my daughter. A picture is worth a thousands words and Caitlyn captured our story beautifully. I highly recommend!
Liza Rockwell
March 8, 2023.
Caitlyn was absolutely amazing!!! Not only did she get great pictures but she did amazing with make sure all 3 of my kids feel comfortable. I can’t wait to book her again. She made all the step from booking to purchasing the prints simple and straightforward. When I got confused on a step she helped and was right there. I’m so glad she was able to get our first family picture in 5 years. I can’t thank her enough for making this experience so amazing!
Ebony Everson
February 25, 2023.
They were great and very professional. I feel like they really captured exactly what we wanted. I highly recommend.
Catherine Phelan
February 23, 2023.
She did an amazing job making my business photos look professional and beautiful! Came right to my studio and worked with what I had. Very personable and professional!
Alissa Welsh
January 17, 2023.
Caitlyn by far exceeded our expectations! We had a low key wedding but her visions for our photos made it such a special day, every moment captured! Thank you so much Caitlyn for taking such beautiful photos!
Dylan C
January 10, 2023.
Took amazing photos of my engagement, very professional, had a good eye, and a quick turnaround on the photos! Loved how she blended in with other sightseers to keep the surprise.
Connor Bruno
December 27, 2022.
Caitlyn was absolutely wonderful to work with. She helped pull off an amazing surprise engagement and the pictures turned out absolutely perfect. I would 100% recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer in the area!


A children’s portrait is a photograph that focuses on a child or a group of children. It captures the child’s personality and individuality in a single photograph.

It’s important to make sure your child is well-rested and well-fed before the session. Choose clothing that is comfortable and that your child feels good in. Talk to your child about the session ahead of time and let them know what to expect.

Yes, you can bring props or toys to the session. They can help your child feel more comfortable and relaxed during the session. Just make sure they are appropriate for the setting and that they won’t be distracting in the final photograph.

The length of a children’s portrait session can vary, but most sessions last between 20-90 minutes. It’s important to allow enough time for breaks and for your child to get comfortable with the photographer.

It’s important to choose clothing that is comfortable and that your child feels good in. Avoid clothing with large logos or patterns that can be distracting in the final photograph. Coordinate your clothing with your child’s outfit, but don’t match exactly.

Yes, you can be in the portrait with your child. It can be a great way to capture a special moment between you and your child. Talk to your photographer about including you in the session.

The number of photographs you receive will vary depending on the length of the session and the package you choose. Your photographer will provide a variety of images from the session and you can choose your favorites. Don’t worry, if you can’t decide then you’ll also have the option to purchase the full gallery.

There are many ways to display your child’s portrait, including framing it, creating a photo album, or displaying it on a canvas or metal print. Talk to your photographer about print prices and options.

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