Family and Children Photography


Whether photographing children for the family album or creating timeless portraits for future generations to enjoy, this class will help you build the skills necessary to achieve your goals.
Instructor: Catherine Simmons

Course content available on June 8
Live Zoom Session: June 14, 7:00-8:00 pm

Course Content

The course includes recorded video instruction with clear and concise tips for family portraiture as well as the do's and don'ts of photographing people of any age. Notes will be provides as a PDF for students to download.

Students may submit 2 - 3 images for review. We will discuss and focus on technical improvements as well as some editing suggestions to make your good images great!

  • Creating aesthetic interest using aperture, motion, and quality of light

  • Portraiture, Lifestyle, and Snapshot photography

  • Composition

  • Understanding lens choices

  • Shooting large families

  • Coaching children to obtain creative expression

Required Gear

What materials are needed for this class?

  • Access to a computer or tablet for the course content.

What People Are Saying About This Course

"I can't wait to take more of her classes. Catherine is terrific! "

"Catherine provided excellent instruction! She was both knowledgeable and very personable. I really enjoyed the class!"

"Catherine is very passionate about the topic and had a lot of great material to share with people."

Capital Photography Center Instructor


Catherine Simmons

Catherine is a studio and natural light photographer specializing in headshots and fine art portraiture. She has spent countless hours over the past 8 years fine tuning her skills in the studio and in Photoshop. When Catherine isn’t photographing, she can be found in the classroom sharing what she has learned with others. Helping people learn and grow into their full potential as artists is a true privilege and one that she takes very seriously. She has been a popular instructor at Capital Photography Center since 2018. Additionally, she volunteers tutoring photography students at her local community college, and has taught beginner's workshops through the United Nations Photography Club in Vienna, Austria, where she spent a year living abroad with her family. Catherine is currently a graduate student at Savannah College of Art and Design obtaining her Masters of Fine Arts degree in photography.