“True beauty lies not upon gilded veneers,
But found in the soul within.”
― E.A. Bucchianeri
I’m Cath, and I help women take on the world by creating portraits that remind you how extraordinary you are. I love helping women see how much power you have - and it shows in my work. My goal with every session is for you to walk out feeling stronger and more capable than you realized before. And I want you to feel that every time you revisit your portraits. There’s a reason why I recommend displaying your art on the walls, after all; it helps us take on the world every day.
My approach to capturing your portrait is more directive and posed than you’ll see in a lot of newer photographers. There’s a reason for that. Nevertheless, sessions with me are relaxed, fun, and focused on getting the portrait you need - however challenging it may be.
With nearly 40 years behind the camera, I turned my hobby into a business on October 31, 2016 . The choice of Halloween to take the scary step of starting my own business wasn’t an accident! Before that, I worked as an IT project manager building custom software and websites for clients - and I use many of the same skills to help you get the portraits you want.
I’ve won a few awards already (you can check them out below if you’re interested) and I hope there are more to come. I’m also I’m a Certified Professional Photographer - a technical certification granted by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).
Giving back is important to me, so I volunteer as a photographer with Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep providing remembrance photography for parents facing a loss at birth. I’m also active within the photography community, giving support and mentoring to aspiring photographers and professionals alike and I’m currently serving as President of the Professional Photographers of North East Ohio, a local affiliate of PPA which offers training and networking to photographers across Ohio.
My husband Paul and I live in beautiful Willoughby, Ohio with far too many cats.
Awards, Shows, & Recognition
International Photographic Competition, 2018.
Meritorious image accepted into the General Collection
Professional Photographers of Ohio 2018 Image Competition
J. Anthony Bill Award - awarded to the most outstanding portrait
Judge's Choice Ribbon
Iris - Messenger of the Gods
International Photographic Competition, 2018
Meritorious image accepted into the General Collection - "Iris - Messenger of the Gods'
Professional Photographers of Ohio
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
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