Crane Beach Family Photographer

Crane Beach fall family photo session – Ipswich, MA

Explore Categories






Follow Along




Hello, I'm Catherine!

A film photographer capturing
weddings, engagements and families
in New England and beyond. 

I’m so glad you’re here, and I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy these blog posts! I blog all kinds of love stories, from engagements and weddings to new moms, babies and family sessions. I focus primarily on my film photography, candid and authentic moments, and intentional styling and unique details. 


Crane Beach in Ipswich, MA quickly became my go-to spot last season for family photo session.  After September, the beach is relatively free of people, which makes for beautiful, clear backdrops. Everything here is so photogenic! Long boardwalks, white sand, perfect beach, tall grass and wooded trails provide so many places to photograph.

I was so happy to work with this sweet family of six at Crane Beach. The kids were so respectful, but most importantly, ready to have a good time. They didn’t let the cold wind bother them, and were complete goofballs the entire session. I also learned what “dabbing” was. (9th picture down the page) These guys kept me giggling the entire hour, and I couldn’t be more grateful to this family for trusting me with their family photos. We nailed everything on my shot list – individual portraits of the kids, photos of the family enjoying each other, and a photo of mom and dad. (Every time I do this picture, the parents always say they haven’t had a photo together since their WEDDING! Can you believe that?? Parents deserve love and pictures too!) Can’t wait for the next photo session with these guys!

Book your Crane Beach family session today!


February 13, 2017

Capturing weddings,
engagements and families with
film in New England and beyond.