Family Photography

Syracuse, NY Photographer

Family photography in Central New York can indeed be a playful challenge! With little ones who seldom sit still, and perhaps a dad who’s not too keen on posing, orchestrating the perfect family photo might seem daunting. But don’t worry—I’ve seen it all, and I’m here to capture those lively, unscripted moments that truly reflect your family’s spirit right here in Syracuse, NY.

Often, it’s those spontaneous bursts of joy—like your children running through a park or everyone laughing together—that make for the most memorable images. These are the pictures that, decades from now, will transport you back in time and make you wonder, “Wow, where did the time go?”

As your Syracuse NY family photographer, my goal is to blend classic, posed portraits with candid shots full of laughter and genuine connection. I’ll engage with your kids, playing games and sparking joy, to ensure that everyone has fun during the session. You’ll leave feeling not just satisfied with the photos, but with the feeling of having had an incredibly memorable family experience. Let’s capture these fleeting moments together in the beautiful settings of Central New York!

This image shows a family of five standing outdoors, with two adults and three children smiling, surrounded by trees in a natural setting.

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 joyful child with blonde hair smiles while holding the belly of a pregnant person wearing a denim jacket. Partial view of another adult present.

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!

F.A.Q.'s

It is recommended that you wear coordinating outfits in colors that complement each other, rather than dressing in matching outfits (but that’s totally up to you!). You can also consider your location, the season, and the overall style you want for your photos. I’ll send over a styling guide to help you and answer any questions about this, so don’t worry! You can also check out this article about what to wear to your family photo session.

You can book a family photography session by filling out the form on the contact page. I will then provide you with my availability and you can schedule a date and time that works best for your family. A 25% retainer will be due to hold your date and the remaining balance is due 14 days prior to the session.

The time it takes to receive the final photos can vary depending on workload. On average, it takes 2-4 weeks to receive the final images.

Yes, you can choose the location for your family photography session. I may have suggestions for locations that work well for photos, or you can choose a location that has personal significance for your family.

Sessions are offered in home, in studio, or outdoors. Sessions taking place further than 30 miles from Syracuse, NY will incur a travel fee.

Yes. All images will be uploaded in high resolution to a private online gallery used for viewing, sharing, downloading and printing.

Yes, you can purchase additional prints or products such as photo albums, canvas prints, or framed prints.

Don’t stress! If I deem that the weather is not ideal for shooting your session, I’ll be happy to reschedule the session to a mutually agreed upon date and time.

I’ve written an entire article about what to expect for your family photo session! If you have any questions you’re always welcome to reach out and ask.

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