Archive for Spokane Photography

Check it out! We have lots going on! 

Saturday, April 29 11 am – 3 pm
Creative Catch Studio
1804 E Sprague Ave, Spokane WA

Enjoy great company and food, plus, we’ll have our awesome photo booth set up and we have a whole lotta fun stuff planned for this year’s event:

DOOR PRIZES throughout the day!!

VISIT OUR PHOTO BOOTH and get a FREE photo magnet!

POP THE BALLOON GAME for a chance to win FREE sessions, studio credit, studio products!

BE OUR NEXT STUDIO WALL FAMILY! In one sentence tell us why you should be our next studio wall family.
The winner gets a FREE on location spring session AND $150 studio wall design credit.

COLORING FUN for our little friends

AND OF COURSE THE HOR D’ORVES! Always gotta celebrate with some great food!

 We would love to know if you plan to come. RSVP here

Limited Time Slots • Fun Activities
Feb 4th, 5th & 6th • Schedule a session today!

Valentine Mini Sessions, Creative Catch Studio, Children Photography, Spokane,

$20 session includes 4×6 print magnet

Get photos of your precious little valentines and treasure their ability to steal your heart!
Additional prints and products available including metal prints, coffee mugs, jewelry, mini valentines, and more!

A portion of your session fee goes to Teen Closet.
Accepting monetary and clothing donations to Teen Closet helping local foster teens in need.
Schedule  today!

Creative Catch Studio | Spokane, Washington | Children Photographer

Engagement, Fall Photos, Spokane Photography, Creative Catch Studio, Finch Arboretum,

The leaves were perfect, the sky was overcast, and the sun was just about ready to set.
It was amazing to photograph their engagement session in such a picture perfect “golden hour” setting.
We got so many great images, it’ll be fun to see which ones end up in their final wall design.

Creative Catch Studio | Spokane, Washington | Engagement Photography

Last weekend, Creative Catch Studio was a stopping place for Santa as he stopped and seen all the kids who came in to get photos with him. Every child old and young had fun as we had Warm Apple Cider, A writing/coloring station for notes to the North Pole, and every good boy and girl got to pick something out of the treasure chest. A good time was had by all!

We also raised $100 for Teen Closet to help Teens in need this holiday! We are so excited!

If you missed this great opportunity, don’t be sad…Santa is coming back again before Christmas Eve. He’ll be back on December 19th and 20th to see all the boys and girls who couldn’t make it to Creative Catch this time. So you better be good and get your smiles ready, because Santa Claus is coming back to the studio!

Spokane Photographer | Creative Catch Studio

NO LINES! Schedule a session today!

December 19 & 20 • 11 am – 3 pm

Limited Time Slots • Fun Activities • Foster Teen Clothing Drive

Spokane Photographer, Photos with Santa, 2015, No Lines, Teen Closet

We are going to have lots of fun with Santa! Write your letter to the North Pole, big coloring fun, and a treasure for every child.

$20 session includes 4×6 print magnet • Additional prints and products available.

50% of your session fee goes to Teen Closet

Accepting monetary and clothing donations to help Teen Closet
give back this holiday season and put gifts under the tree for teens in need.

Schedule today!

Spokane Photographer | Creative Catch Studio

Spokane Photography Gift Card

 

Buy the gift of family portraits…

Buy $200 in Creative Catch Studio gift cards and get $50 CCS gift card + session FREE ($439 value)

This holiday special goes through the end of the year… We will even box it up pretty!

Buy yours today!

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Spokane Photographer | Creative Catch Studio

NO LINES! Schedule a session today!

November 28 & 29 • 11 am – 3 pm

Limited Time Slots • Fun Activities • Foster Teen Clothing Drive

Spokane Photographer, Photos with Santa, 2015, No Lines, Teen Closet

We are going to have lots of fun with Santa! Write your letter to the North Pole, big coloring fun, and a treasure for every child.

$20 session includes 4×6 print magnet • Additional prints and products available.

50% of your session fee goes to Teen Closet

Accepting monetary and clothing donations to help Teen Closet
give back this holiday season and put gifts under the tree for teens in need.

Schedule today!

Spokane Photographer | Creative Catch Studio
Make Up Artist, Spokane, Shasta Hankins, Headshots, Spokane Photography, Glamour Portraits, Creative Catch Studio

Makeup by Shasta Hankins

Taking care of yourself in the week leading up to your photo shoot can make so much difference on how your photos turn out. Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your shoot and the day of too. This will make your skin very hydrated, fill in lines and wrinkles, under eye circles, and give you a healthy glow. Try to avoid drinking alcohol or eating salty foods that may cause bloat. Most importantly, get plenty of sleep the night before your session so you look and feel well rested.

Makeup should be simple but well executed for your session and should appear natural. When doing your own makeup, apply how you would wear it for an average day, but amp up it up a few notches. Apply makeup evenly. Choose light to medium eyeliners, eye shadows, and lipsticks that are only a shade or two darker than your skin tones. This brings your features out in a subtle manner without making it look like you’re wearing lots of makeup. Look for a high quality, oil free foundation and pigment rich shadows and blush. Avoid caking on heavy foundation, or wearing shiny eye shadows or lip gloss: too much shine is distracting on camera, looks wet, and can create unwanted glare.

LIPS – Lip color should be one or two shades darker than your natural lip color. Also, lip gloss is often effective in making the lips fuller but use sparingly so you don’t get glare!

EYES – Groom yourself or make an appointment to get your eyebrows waxed a couple of days in advance. Your eyes will appear more open and clean for makeup application with a fresh eyebrow grooming. Remember to help fill in your eyebrows with a brow product to define your arch.

POWDER – Have a loose or compact translucent powder with little to no color. Do not be afraid to use more powder than usual. A lot of setting powder is routinely used in fashion and beauty photography to reduce shimmer and make the skin look matte. Professional makeup artists will keep applying powder every 10–20 minutes of the shoot to prevent shiny skin. You should bring yours and apply extra powder regularly. Don’t be afraid to ask your photographer if you have any unwanted shine during your shoot.

All of these steps can be achieved with the proper makeup and tools. Most importantly, have fun and keep it about you!


Written by Guest Writer Shasta Hankins of Shasta Hankins Makeup in Spokane, Washington

On Location Makeup Artistry | Specializing In: Wedding and Special Events, Individual & Group Lessons, High Definition Makeup, Airbrush, Photo Shoots & More!
shastahankins.com | 208.301.2450


DANA’S NOTE:

When should you hire a make-up artist?
If you are concerned about looking your best for your session, I highly recommend you hire a professional. Shasta Hankins is Creative Catch Studio’s go to MUA gal because she works with you, talks through how much makeup you usually wear, what colors and tones are suited best for your skin type and tone, and she builds upon your usual look to make it camera ready. Our key goal is to create a look that makes your features naturally stand out and lets your personality shine.

Like it or not, family photos don’t happen unless you put it in the plan. Your family is the most important thing to you, right? So no excuses. Don’t miss another year of family portraits!

Here are five great tips to help you start getting these precious years documented. They will have you singing!

1. Plan ahead.

Take into consideration nap times, lunch, or any other possible melt down moments, when scheduling your session. Try to feed the family just before the shoot, preferably following lil Johnny’s nap time. In our studio, we have snacks, juice and a treasure chest to make smiles last and get the best family photos. Secondly, walk through your wardrobe decisions before the session with your photographer, discussing colors and patterns that compliment the room you plan to hang your portraits in.

2. Sit back and relax.Sharkey_Fam

Your photographer can provide guidance in all aspects of the session including planning, shooting, and ordering.  Listen to what they recommend for locations and times. The photographer usually has good reason for their suggestions. The high-noon sun is usually too harsh for family photos, or a busy place can be too distracting to kids.

You should be able to trust your photographer to help guide you as to where you should do the session, what time works best for the light and your schedule.

3.  “We need to wait to get family photos because…” Excuses are… well… just excuses.

We all have plenty of reasons why we put off getting family pictures.  “I want to lose 10 pounds. I don’t have anything to wear. We want to wait until the kids are older. My husband is working long hours right now.”

Dana_feedElla_crop_webEvery year without a photo session is another year that doesn’t get captured. Your child might be a busy toddler who won’t sit still, but that’s them in all their toddler glory. Those 10 pounds?  When your children are all grown up taking pictures with their family, they won’t have those memories to look back on for themselves. Next year will hold a different set of excuses.

4. Embrace the fun!

It never fails. Mom thinks that for this one hour session, her little two year old should be some sort of angel who sits on a box and smiles every time the photographer is ready. WRONG! Your two year old is supposed to do what two year olds do—be into something for all of 30 seconds, and then move onto something new. The photographer’s job is to capture these amazing moments. I guarantee you, if you let them do their job, you will LOVE your images. I always hear, “wow you actually got some great photos. How did you do that? Susie didn’t sit still once.” Well, it’s kinda my job.

5. Get it on the wall.LizNJake_3up-crop

Instead of just asking for the disc of the session, ask your photographer if they can assist you in getting your images printed, framed and hung on your wall. This service will ensure that you can enjoy your images for years to come. We provide you an experience that offers state-of-the-art software showing you to-scale, how your images will look on your wall even before we shoot your session!

What are you waiting for? Schedule your session today!

 

 

Written by Spokane Portrait Photographer Dana Reinke of Creative Catch Studio

Model Call! We need glamour and boudoir models… 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s – we want you! Friends, family, clients – if you are interested please email dana@thecreativecatch.com BY MONDAY, APRIL 20th with a snapshot of yourself. We will pamper you, hair and makeup provided!

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