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Hi, I'm Cat!

A few fun facts about me: I live in North Seattle with my husband (Josh), cats (Harry & Lloyd) and baby boy (Fin). I am from California, but relocated to the Pacific Northwest just before I got married, in 2015. I love to travel, hike, sing, cook and of course, take pictures. 

As for who I am as a photographer: when I arrive at a wedding, I often feel more like a friend than a hired service, which is largely due to the fact that my clients are amazing! I try to meet up in person at least once before the big day, usually twice and I find that establishing a relationship (dare I say friendship) adds a level of comfort that is so so influential on the mood of the photos I capture. I crack a lot of jokes while I'm shooting - they're not all funny. My favorite moments are the un-posed, in between shots.

I began taking pictures really early on, in high school, with a little point and shoot. Then in college, I studied photojournalism and invested in a DSLR and the rest is history. After college, I pretty much fell into the wedding photography industry. A few friends asked me to shoot their weddings and then when I realized how happy it made me, I hustled to turn my little hobby into a business. 

I love that I am invited into some of the most exciting moments of your life. It's an honor to observe and help you share your story.

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