Influenced by a journalistic approach to storytelling, you'll find that throughout your day with me, I may seem quiet, but it's because I am fully present in your day, observing and capturing emotion infused moments that tell your unique story.


You are adventurous, valuing people over things, and experiences over-elaborate gifts. You are honest, and real moments trump posed moments EVERY. TIME.


You aren’t obsessing over the current trends, but you love clean style and timeless elegance. You laugh often, but are also content in the quiet moments as well. You see the good in people, and you love nothing more than spending time with those you love.


If this sounds like you and you’d like to meet with me, let’s meet up and get to know each other better!

xo, Cat!

My journey...

As a girl growing up in a small mining town in Australia, I always imagined this great expansive world full of adventures awaiting me. I’m filled with gratitude for the lifestyle of experiences I have built alongside my U.S. Marine husband and our four children.

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People always ask how I got here. My love for adventure led me on a backpacking trip to San Diego where I met my husband. After 20 years of traveling the world together, we are finally home where it all began. And man, am I forever grateful for this beautiful family of mine! Thanks to the Marine Corps, we are constantly finding ourselves on an adventure, and to me, that's what life is all about!


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Catherine is such a pleasure to be around. She captures the most beautiful images and her incredible talent and passion for what she does are evident throughout her photographs. I am so grateful to be able to call Catherine our family photographer and friend.


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