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The Christmas Picture Experience

Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.
What you have caught on film is captured forever...it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything."


After you've looked around here to get your initial questions answered and you know you like my style, your next step is to click "Book Now" to select your spot right away, or you can fill out the contact form below to reach me with questions. I'll get back to you within 24 hours (if it's the weekend, you'll hear from me Monday). If you don't get a response in 24 hours, check your spam folder. 

We can chat through email, or I'm happy to schedule a phone call or Zoom (or if you have Marco Polo, that's my favorite way to chat back and forth) so we can get your questions answered efficiently. It's also really nice for us to meet "face (to screen) to face" because we can get to know each other better and get a better feel for if we're a good fit. It's important to feel comfortable with your photographer!

1. Say Hello

Your questions are answered and you're so excited to make it official! I'll send over a booking proposal where you'll select your session option, sign a contract and pay your creative fee. Once I sign too then you are officially booked! If you book now, you'll go straight to the booking  proposal.

Once booked, I'll send a detailed guide your way. That guide walks you through every step of the process and includes a style guide, a link to my Client Closet, and more things to consider for how we'll structure your Christmas session.

2. Schedule it

After you've had a chance to go through the photoshoot guide, you will fill out a short questionnaire for me with your thoughts and preferences. I know you're busy and I don't want to pile more on your plate, but the guide and questionnaire really help get you thinking about ideas you may not have considered and let me organize all your information so I can best serve you best.

I LOVE collaborating with clients and am happy to have additional phone calls or Marco Polo chats throughout the planning process. I've had moms text me pictures from dressing rooms for feedback while they're out shopping and I love it when you feel comfortable enough with me to do that!

3. Planning

It's picture day! I checked in with you leading up to it to confirm starting time and location and last-minute tips and now you just have to get looking everyone looking their best.

I truly do intend for this to be a fun and laid-back experience for you. I know that's not how people usually experience picture day, but one of the best compliments I regularly receive is that people actually had a really good time and it was a lot easier than they expected. This is so important to me, because I don't want you too look back at these photos and remember how annoyed you were with your people that day...I want you to be genuinely having fun, and I work hard to make that the experience.

4. Your Session

I know you're so excited to get a glimpse of how things came out, so a few days after our shoot I'll share a sneak peek, through text or on Instagram. If you follow me, I'll be able to tag you and that lets you repost to your page or stories too. So exciting!

Within a couple weeks you'll get an email to access your full gallery. There you'll be able to see all your edited images, select your favorites and decide what you want to purchase. There are digital collections of 5, 10 or all images. You don't have to decide how many until you see your images and know just how many you have to have. 

You'll also have the option to purchase custom done-for-you Christmas cards through me if that's something you prefer to outsource. 

5. Your Photographs

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The christmas picture Process

Where do I even begin?! From the initial inquiry I made about booking a session to the delivery of our photo gallery, Cassey made every part of the process so easy and fun! Picking coordinating outfits usually stresses me out, but Cassey provides simple guides and collaborated with me via Marco Polo in such a way that I actually enjoyed it. She answered all of my questions and helped us choose the perfect location for the session based on our wants/needs. Seriously just can’t recommend her enough.

The final images in our gallery were gorgeous! I mean STUNNING! She strives to not only capture beautiful images but ones that also show you- your natural personality- your chemistry- the real YOU. We also had a great time during the shoot even though it ended up being colder than we expected and had two kids to wrangle. We can’t wait to work with Cassey again! The search for a photographer is over—we found the one!


I absolutely loved working with Cassey for our photoshoot this spring! Scheduling was easy; Cassey was really responsive and helpful while I chose a date and type of session and she even helped make recommendations for outfits, which is sometimes the most stressful part!

 When we arrived to our location, she was there waiting for us and she really made us feel comfortable to be ourselves in front of the camera. Our photos from that shoot are exactly what I wanted- I had scheduled a short session but somehow she fit in a lot of different poses and combinations of our family that I'm very happy with. The quality of the pictures, the lighting, and all- I couldn't be happier! I highly recommend Cassey Golden Photography.


I reached out to Cassey hoping that she could "catch my vision." I wanted natural light because the brightness echos the feelings of my heart. I wanted images of us doing the things we love doing together: playing with toys, rolling around on the floor, making pancakes. I wanted my home where I spend 90% of my time since having a new baby. I felt like God's vision for our family was here, our family was complete. And I needed to capture it in a special way. ... In comes Cassey. She was right on board with the ideas. She could see my vision clearly and she even stepped it up a notch (or three) to make my photo dreams come true. Communication was very clear.  She sent me a photoshoot guide to help prepare for the big day. She even invited me to check out her client closet to help dress my family and I. 

The day of the shoot, she arrived on time, very kind and excited, and got to work. Cassey was great at working with my little kids who didn't want to cooperate all the time. She made it fun for them, turning their frowns into smiles with her quick suggestions. She guided the session so we would move from one shot to the next without wasting time. I gave her a list of photos I hoped to capture, she did, and she even created more cherished pictures that I didn't ask for. She has been doing this a long time so she knows how to make it work best.

Freeze time. Cherish those sweet family moments. Hire Cassey Golden Photography.


Working with Cassey was a wonderful experience all around! She was very open and responsive to any questions I had in the time leading up to our photos. And the shoot itself was a dream! My son was not into it but she was able to get him to loosen up and ended up getting some beautiful shots of him! She was communicative, thoughtful, and great with kids! Our family photos are beautiful and I would absolutely love to work with her again!


I offer full-service San Antonio family photography, which means I hold your hand through the entire process and make it as stress-free for you as possible to get amazing pictures. When you're ready to book, you pay my creative fee that reserves your session and gets us going on the planning process, but you don't have to commit to any further purchasing decisions until you've seen your images and know exactly how much you love them.     
*no images are included in the creative fee*

About two weeks after our session you'll receive a gallery with your edited images and decide how many of them you just have to have. 

The Investment Details

10 minute slots
Cookies and Christmas music
No outfit changes
Access to client closet for moms & kids
Active & retired military only

creative fee

military mini sessions


Approx 30-45 minutes
Can do one outfit change into Christmas jammies
Access to client closet for moms & kids
Weeknights 45 minutes before sunset
Available the month of November

creative fee

standard session


Digital file collections

5 images - $200
10 images - $300
Entire gallery - $400

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