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My name is Catharine and I really just want to cuddle with your newborn, cry with you when you tell me about meeting your baby for the first time and rejoice with you when your child takes their first steps. Taking photos is my way to share in your life. I'm looking forward to meeting you and getting to know your family! Based in Rochester, MN, Bliss Photography LLC. specializes in Newborn, Baby, Children, Family, and Senior Photography. Be sure to stop over to my Facebook page for lots of recent work Thanks for considering Bliss Photography LLC.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Rochester MN Business Professional Photographer: Headshots

I have been asked to do a number of headshots this year and wanted to share them with you. Feel free to contact me directly to inquire about pricing and various options!

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Rochester MN Family photographer: H family

Another goodbye this month. The H family has made Rochester their home for the past years while they finished up residencies and fellowships. They had a place they loved where they brought their babies home too. They first became parents here and wanted a chance to capture this space and their love in it. Soon the next home will make new memories.

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Monday, June 2, 2014

Rochester, MN Family Photographer: L family

I have a love hate relationship with June. So many families say good bye to the place they have called home for medical school, residencies, and fellowships.  As these Mayo Clinic families say good bye, luckily many more will move in to say hello.  The L family will be moving on for great opportunities and to write the next chapter in their life.  I love that I can capture the end of this chapter though, the home that they had their little baby girl.

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Sunday, May 4, 2014

Byron Senior Prom 2014: Southeast Mn Senior Photographer

Prom season! I am so in love with these couples that stopped my my studio last night. My niece graduates from Byron this year and brought along her friends for one of their many photo stops. The ladies were so gorgeous, sweet and polite and the gentlemen were just that... complete gentlemen. They all looked stunning and I am so glad they stopped by for a few quick snaps.

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And a few more of my lovely niece and her adorable (and very tall!) date.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Rochester Senior Photographer: Marcello

I love being able to see further into a person through the photos I take. With Marcello, it was all about music, thoughts, and a little Mountain Dew to help get through the session. He was awesome to work with and totally open to trying new things while staying true to who he was.

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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Testimonials for Bliss Photography

I struggle to convey what you will experience when you book a session with me.

How can I tell you the love I have for babies?
How can I tell you that I've been there as a parent struggling and smiling all at the same time?
How can I tell you that I think, plan and dream about sessions weeks before they even happen?
How can I convey that by trusting me to capture your photos, that you will be making the right decision?

I can't, so perhaps my clients who have worked with me can. Here are their stories....

A note from Nicole:

My family started having portraits taken by bliss photography when I was expecting my second child. I have been so impressed with Bliss Photography that we keep going back. We have done maternity, newborn, first year packages, family pictures and my children's yearly pictures with Bliss Photography.

Catharine is truly a professional in every way. She has a magic touch when photographing newborns and she can get a smile out of the most stubborn toddler. Catharine goes above and beyond to make sure we have great session. I love how she pays attention to each individual child and captures their personality. I have always been very happy with our finished portraits. I highly recommend Bliss Photography to family and friends.

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And from Shannon and Matt:

Catharine has been with us capturing the most important memories of our family since our daughter Braylin was 6 months old and diagnosed with a rare terminal illness. We did not think we would see her to her 1st birthday and Bliss Photography was there the entire journey capturing all the precious moments. Making sacrifices to accommodate our "special" circumstances was just one of the blessings we received from Catharine and Bliss Photography. On one occasion she even set up her studio in our living room since we can not get our daughter out of the house very easily with all her equipment. Pictures are memories that will last a life time. Our daughter will not. Every time I glance at the wall and see myself and my daughter in such loving moments I never thought could be captured by a photo, I thank God for Catharine and her talent to "just know", when to take the shot. We will forever have Braylin in our hearts, and in photos. She is in the 10% that has made it to her 2nd birthday. When Braylin is gone, Catharine, and Bliss Photography will forever have a special place in our hearts and most of all in our home forever. Never put off tomorrow what you could get done today because you never know when it could be your last. Catharine captures a moment that is gone forever, impossible to reproduce, just by her talented photographs you'll have it for eternity.

Thank you Bliss Photography for all the moments you have given us to remember a lifetime
The Hiley Family

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From Kerry H.

We have been quite pleased to work with Catharine. We have done both the newborn and 4 month sessions of our Baby's First Year Plan, and have been satisfied with the photographs and the experience. She was well organized and had a plan with ideas prior to the session, but was always willing to be flexible if we had other ideas. Her studio has a peaceful and calm atmosphere. Likewise, she had a calm and sensitive demeanor with our baby. Additionally, she was flexible with scheduling, quick to respond to emails, and the ordering process was straightforward. Her turn around time with the photographs was excellent and we were very pleased with the end result. We are very happy with Bliss Photography.
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From a message I received from Courtney:

So, I wanted to check up on your page, but before the page was fully loaded it stopped at the top of your site. At which point I read your introduction (which I hadn't actually read before). "My name is Catharine and I really just want to cuddle with your newborn, cry with you at your wedding, and rejoice with you when your child takes their first steps. Taking photos is my way to share in your life..."

Anyway, it reminded me of when we brought Greggory to you for his newborn shoot. We honestly were so freaking terrified to move him around for the risk of breaking him! LOL and aside from nurses and a few family members, you were one of the first people to handle our son. I remember Bryan and I just being shocked at how good you were with him! He slept the whole time, and you took some great photos! Anyway, in a way-just watching you really helped us out with some of those new parent fears we were experiencing.

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We highly recommend Bliss Photography for pictures from newborn all the way up to adult pictures.  She is by far the best photographer we have experienced when it comes to newborn pictures. She was so patient with our newborn, and it was honestly amazing how she could keep him calm, and stay in pose, for the entire session.

Beyond pictures she is genuinely a good person, and very easy to get a long with.  You do not feel rushed and she does not get flustered even when the kids are not behaving - that really goes a long way.  We have used Bliss Photography for both newborn, adult and family pictures.  We have been thoroughly pleased and impressed every time.

-Ryan and Erin Pendergast
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And a short video from our family shoot about 6 months later..
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Sunday, March 2, 2014

Rochester, MN Photographer: Bliss Photography Studio Open House

I feel as if I am still flying high. Flying high on all the support, love and laughs I shared yesterday with so many people. Almost 70 people came to my Open House for my new studio space. The weather was awful, cold, snowy. The roads were terrible and still they came. Wow. I'm just so blessed. Thank you to Amy Nguyen for helping to capture the day and to my friends and family who helped with cleaning, set up, food prep, greeting and support. Also, thank you to the 17 families who RSVP'd for a free session. Enjoy the photos and be sure to book a session and stop by to see it!

Click Play to view photos from the day:

Slideshow of Open House

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Enjoy watching the studio transform!

Slideshow of Studio Transformation

Construction: Jeff Steiner