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About Cath

Within the first 10 seconds of meeting me, most people notice three things: my smile, my accent (it’s British, by the way), and that I’m just a teensy bit quirky.

I grew up behind the camera because I didn’t want to be in front of it (I got over that), so I get what it’s like to be nervous with a great big lens pointing at you. Sessions with me are a little bit fun, a little bit silly, and a little bit magical. And you’ll get incredible portraits that make you think “how the heck did she get that?” and “is that really me?” (it is!).

Silly side aside, I’ve had a camera in my hands for nearly 40 years (yes, really. I can’t believe it either), and I’m a committed professional. I take time every month to ‘play’ and experiment with my technique, my lighting, and my camera so that I’m constantly evolving and producing work that’s new and fresh. I study with local, regional, and national photographers and teachers, and participate in professional competition to keep driving my standards higher. And I’ve been recognized in competition at local, state, and international levels, winning awards for both my portrait and illustrative work.

I’m a Certified Professional Photographer, a member of the Professional Photographers of America, the Professional Photographers of Ohio, and am currently the President-elect for the local chapter - the Professional Photographers of North-East Ohio.

My husband Paul and I live in beautiful Willoughby, Ohio with far too many cats.

Awards, Shows, & Recognition

Awards

International Photographic Competition, 2018

  • Meritorious image accepted into the General Collection - "The Cell'

  • Meritorious image accepted into the General Collection - "Iris - Messenger of the Gods'

Professional Photographers of Ohio 2018 Image Competition

  • J. Anthony Bill Award - awarded to the most outstanding portrait

  • Judge's Choice Ribbon

  • 2018 Top Ten Professional Photographer of Ohio

Professional Photographers of North-East Ohio, 2018

  • PPNEO Illustrative Photographer of the Year

  • PPNEO Album Photographer of the Year

Photographers Only Show, August 2018

  • 1st place in 'People' for 'A Stolen Moment'

  • 2nd place in 'Digital' for 'Snow Leopard'

Photoblast '18 Art Show

  • Awarded one of 3 honorable mentions

Juried Art Shows

  • "Photographers Only" Show - August 10th - September 4th 2018 at Stella's Art Gallery, Mentor, OH

    • 1st place in People category

    • 2nd place in Digital category

  • "Life, Celebration of Earth" - April 13th 2018 at Stella's Art Gallery, Mentor, OH