Cara Olsen Photography combines my two passions- children, and photography. I feel blessed to be able use my career as an elementary teacher and my passion for photography to bring a unique experience to each client. My approach to photography is relaxed, fun, and in the moment. I use natural light and shoot primarily on location. Your home, a local park, a neighborhood landmark….all make wonderful settings for your shoot. Where ever you are most comfortable- so your true selves can shine for the camera.

My focus involves your children just being kids- playing, running, jumping, being still…. I encourage children to be themselves, whether serious or silly, loud or quiet, capturing your children in the moment, as well as encouraging them with some gentle posing. I want your custom portraiture experience to be an easy, fun, and and special experience for you and yours.

I have been taking photographs for most of my life, and my favorite images have always been those that capture the personality of those I love. It’s these life moments, these small nuances, that are the essence of who they really are- and those photographs, that speak to my heart. Real life. Not just what they look like, but who they are.  That is the essence of what I aim to capture in my work, and of your family.