Sunshine Portraits Photography

Philadelphia and Long Beach Island Photographer

Work With Me

I have been drawn to photography for as long as I can remember; whether it was snapping shots of the horses I grew up riding, shooting friends competing in our summer lifeguard races, or capturing beautiful landscapes during my travels. But after my children were born my interest turned into something more.. I bought my first digital camera when my daughter was born, and haven't looked back since. I find what began as a love for capturing my own children has naturally evolved into a newfound profession I love. 

Although I am primarily a children's photographer, I do shoot families and newborns as well. I specialize in creating a relaxed environment for your children to be themselves, and after the shoot is through, provide hand edited  photographs for you to cherish and print.  

Creating beautiful portraits in beautiful settings is what I do best. Please send me an email for further information regarding pricing and booking.

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2019 Christmas Mini Session Sign up!

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11/24 - Laurel Hill Gardens

New this year!  Holiday mini sessions will be held at Laurel Hill Gardens in Chestnut Hill, PA on Sunday November 24th.  They have graciously allowed us to use their festive garden space as a back drop for holiday photos. For information about their garden shop and address, please click here.

Sessions will be 20 minutes in length and run from 10am - 2pm.  Payment is due in full at time of booking and is non-refundable. You may however, give or sell your slot to a friend if you need to cancel for some reason. The session fee includes a 20 minute photoshoot with me, an online preview gallery and your choice of 3 images. Your chosen images will be retouched and a link with the high resolution download will be provided to you within 2 weeks of the mini session. You will be able to purchase additional downloads or prints of your chosen images  if you wish. Please use the drop down menu  below to select and pay for your preferred time slot. At the time of booking, please email me to confirm your time. 

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Time Slots


My sessions are usually done outdoors and typically last 45 minutes to an hour. I mostly shoot on the Main Line and in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia. I do go to other locations upon request which may be subject to an extra fee. In the summertime  you will find me on Long Beach Island, NJ.

Newborn shoots typically take place in my rented studio space in Ardmore, PA. These shoots take 2-3 hours to allow time for feeding and getting the right shot. 

The session fee includes my time and expertise to capture your images, an online preview gallery and your chosen hand edited high resolution digital images. Turn around time varies depending on the season, but I usually am able to get your finished images to you within two weeks of your shoot.  You are able to print your images  anywhere you like, but I always encourage clients to use my site for prints as they are processed at a professional lab and the print quality is unparalleled. Make sure to use this service for your enlargements! I cannot guarantee print quality off other sites.

In 2018 I started offering a limited number of  "multi session packages". These are perfect for families who wish to capture moments throughout the year and are budget friendly.

Please contact me for current pricing and availability.

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"Cathy was so relaxed and so sweet with our daughter throughout the session...and [Cathy] put me at ease within seconds. Then we saw the photos and we were just in awe of her amazing work!"  ~Ali V.

"Cathy is amazing!!! Always beautiful, artistic photos."

~Sabrina F.

"Cathy is a genius behind the lens, her ability to capture my children in their natural glory was unparalleled. Perhaps most important, Cathy made the shoot fun and worked wonders with their energy levels and attention spans. I'm so looking forward to working with Cathy again to capture another precious age and season." ~Allison D.

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