Perhaps your childcare facility here in the Hudson Valley already works with a portrait studio that provides beautiful traditional school portraits for your families. Now you can make parents love you even more by offering something additional: Beautiful natural candid lifestyle photography.

Spoil your parents with something that typically carries a high price tag if they were to book their own child lifestyle session! Here’s what parents will love:

  • Child can wear everyday clothing. Parents are welcome to dress their child up in a special outfit. Honestly, though, my recommendation is always this: if the child is old enough, just let them pick out their own outfit for picture day. This gets them EXCITED! And it leads to better pictures every time (even if the outfit is a superhero cape on top of PJs or completely mismatched socks and shoes!).
  • There’s no paperwork. Hooray! All orders are placed online with any major credit card.
  • There’s NO SITTING FEE and NO OBLIGATION TO ORDER. So … no pressure. Parents order what they want … only IF they love their pictures.
  • Photos are NATURAL and FULL OF EMOTION. Children change SO quickly. I make it my mission to capture who they truly are today. My focus is never on perfect poses or “cheeeeeese” smiles. It’s on the child. And the result is always special.
  • Parents receive a $100 gift card for my on-location family portrait sessions when they place an order. (Parents LOVE this bonus!!)
  • I offer digital files. Ninety percent of my clients want digital files. They just do … so how can I say no?! Parents can choose between a la carte purchases, three different bundled packages, or digital files.

What’s the secret ingredient needed to capture AMAZING candid portraits of kids?

Like you … I LOVE children. They’re my heart. That’s it. That’s the secret ingredient. Children instinctively know when someone wants to connect with them. When they feel that genuine interest, they bloom right before my camera. It’s my favorite part of this job : )

Here’s how it works: (10 easy steps)

  1. I’ll visit you BEFORE you book with me so that you can meet me and see that I’m a very nice person : )
  2. We’ll wander around your grounds and I’ll suggest some great spots where we can take the photos.
  3. If you decide you’d like to offer my services, we’ll set a date and I’ll provide you with the print and online materials to provide to your families.
  4. We’ll need a minimum of 10 kids signed up for the session to take place. Again, there is no obligation for those who sign up to buy the photos. They only buy them if they LOVE them!
  5. On picture day, kids don’t need to wear special clothes. Their everyday clothes are best. It allows for natural expressions.
  6. I’ll spend about 5 – 10 minutes with each child who has signed up for pictures.
  7. Within a few days, I’ll email the photo galleries to the parents.
  8. Parents have 3 days to place an order through my secure web site. They can choose from packages, a la carte ordering, or digital downloads.
  9. Prints are shipped directly to parents.
  10. Parents thank you so much for beautiful photos of their kids!

Print prices begin at $25. Packages range from $49 to $99. Digital files begin at $45.

Any questions? Please contact me today! I’d love to talk with you about how we can get some AMAZING photos of the beautiful little ones in your care.

P.S. Wanna try something EXTRA special? We can dream up a theme activity for the shoot … like this backyard “party” with watermelon and sprinklers. It’s a GREAT way to come up with some AMAZINGLY cute photos for parents while the kids have loads of fun!


Kate Callahan has worked as a natural-light, on-location child photographer for almost 10 years now! She specializes in capturing beautiful, honest expressions from her little subjects. Though you’ve seen her work in various national children’s publications, her favorite place to have her work displayed is in her clients’ homes.






Daycare photography services are available in Dutchess County, NY; Columbia County, NY; Putnam County, NY; West Chester County, NY; Albany County, NY; Greene County, NY; Ulster County, NY; Orange County, NY; Rockland County, NY and include areas such as Rhinebeck, Kingston, Red Hook, Hudson, Hyde Park, Amenia, Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Cold Spring, Westchester, Patterson, Hopewell Junction, Pawling, Newburgh, Albany, New Paltz, Highland, Woodstock, and many more.