about Catie

There is something about a wedding that makes my heart beat fast; at first I wasn't sure if it was the gorgeous gowns or the amazing florals, the rustic and elegant styles that differed between each one, or the amazing little details that the couples had put in each of their special day. Although all of those things matter, I realized that it wasn't any of them. Its your story. The story of your love. How it happened -- from the first time your eyes met, the first date, when you knew your fiancé was the one, to the proposal. Each of my clients story is unique and beautiful, and that is why I love what I do. I am truly blessed to have the honor of capturing the pure, raw love that each of my clients share.

sister. daughter. believer. dogmom. coffee obsessed. crate&barrel, peonies, & all things blush.

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Married in 1950, they have been husband and wife for sixty six years. SIXTY SIX. At the ages of nineteen and seventeen these two hearts promised forever. They are holding a picture of day one in year sixty six. This is where it all began.

Back when I was a little, little girl, my sister and I would stay with my Granny & Poppa during school breaks. It was such a treat and something that we looked forward to before every visit. My sister and I would stay in the back bedroom that is at the end of a skinny L-shaped hallway. The hallway walls are adorned with family portraits, photos of momentous occasions, our family history, and where it all began. I remember the four of us squished in the narrow hall admiring these framed memories. The happiness and joy that these portraits bring spark the remembrance of a joke, funny story, and a much simpler time.

As a granddaughter, listening to my Granny & Poppa tell stories, watching these memories come to life in their eyes. This is why I do what I do. This is why I am a photographer. Not everyone has the closest family, or has  a Granny & Poppa like mine. But to be able to capture these sweet moments allow these cherished memories to turn into stories told. Even if you have heard them a thousand times.

My goal as a wedding photographer is to document these moments, the moments where you two are yourselves. soaking in this exciting season of life. Knowing that one day, your granddaughter will ask about this portrait from your wedding day, your eyes will fill with joy as you begin to tell the story. The story of where you both started.

This is my granny & poppa.

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Most days you can find me coffee in hand ready to take on the day. I love adventuring!! Fishing, camping, hiking, traveling, you name it -- I probably love it! These are little snippets of my everyday life. I love Jesus! Coffee is LIFE!!!  My boyfriend, John, is my most favorite person in the history of ever and he is my best friend. Roper was my border collie. Sadly we had to put him down right after Christmas 2015. He was 5 years old and those five years were some of the happiest years of my life!! My favorite western movie is the Lonesome Dove series -- the original, not the sequel. As far as I am concerned, after Robert Duvall's character dies, its just not worth continuing to the next series. I love/hate working out.....but doesn't everyone?! Some day I dream of opening up a boutique bakery catering to gluten free goodness!!

jesus. coffee. dogs. john. peonies. western movies. photography. the outdoors. fitness. crate & barrel. weddings. fishing. blush. hiking. baking.

some of my very favorite things in the world

Photography takes an instant out of time,
altering life by holding it still.

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As parents of two brides, we've had the pleasure to work with Catie twice as she photographed our two daughter's weddings. Catie is simply amazing. She is a rare breed who puts her subjects at complete ease and captures the stunning emotion of a wedding. She was exceptionally easy to work with and was never, ever "in the way" at either of our girl's weddings. The pictures were beyond what we expected. She captured every detail of these special days and didn't miss anything. Catie is eager to work with people and goes out of her way to service her clients. Even little things like delivering save the dates in a special box with ribbon are not overlooked. Simply spectacular. Wedding photographers need to get it right the first time, every time. Catie more than delivers!

"the pictures were beyond what we expected."

CHRIS & RACHEL

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As parents of two brides, we've had the pleasure to work with Catie twice as she photographed our two daughter's weddings. Catie is simply amazing. She is a rare breed who puts her subjects at complete ease and captures the stunning emotion of a wedding. She was exceptionally easy to work with and was never, ever "in the way" at either of our girl's weddings. The pictures were beyond what we expected. She captured every detail of these special days and didn't miss anything. Catie is eager to work with people and goes out of her way to service her clients. Even little things like delivering save the dates in a special box with ribbon are not overlooked. Simply spectacular. Wedding photographers need to get it right the first time, every time. Catie more than delivers!

"the pictures were beyond what we expected."

CHRIS & RACHEL

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What most impressed me about Catie was that before agreeing to shoot our wedding she wanted to know about us as a couple - what our love story's past, present, and future is. She really cares about her couples and so takes the time to determine if she would be a good fit for them, but also if they are a good fit for her - and so begins the bond between Catie and her couples. We immediately hit it off with Catie and have since bonded to the point that we consider her a friend. What could be awkward is simply comfortable, and being such, allows Catie to do what she does best in capturing magical moments. Catie is very quick to respond when needed, and though she is busy (a good sign with photographers) she is very attentive and patient. We are so happy that we lucked into Catie being our photographer, and could not be happier that she will be with us on out special day!

"she wanted to know about 
us as a couple."

jimmy & kimberly

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What most impressed me about Catie was that before agreeing to shoot our wedding she wanted to know about us as a couple - what our love story's past, present, and future is. She really cares about her couples and so takes the time to determine if she would be a good fit for them, but also if they are a good fit for her - and so begins the bond between Catie and her couples. We immediately hit it off with Catie and have since bonded to the point that we consider her a friend. What could be awkward is simply comfortable, and being such, allows Catie to do what she does best in capturing magical moments. Catie is very quick to respond when needed, and though she is busy (a good sign with photographers) she is very attentive and patient. We are so happy that we lucked into Catie being our photographer, and could not be happier that she will be with us on out special day!

"she wanted to know about
us as a couple."

jimmy & kimberly

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We've had the pleasure of working with Catie for our wedding photography as well as our newborn session. She is absolutely wonderful! My husband and I are not comfortable in front of the camera at all, but on our big day, Catie totally put us at ease and calmed our nerves. She even brought her own props with her to help make the detail shots of my bridal items even better. She has a great eye and gives awesome guidance for poses. When it was time to put together our wedding album, Catie sat down with us for over 3 hours to pull together spreads until we were happy with the finished product. She truly goes above and beyond for her clients! I am so thankful to have found Catie to help us capture our milestone moments.

"she truly goes above and beyond for her clients."

dice & leigh-anne

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We've had the pleasure of working with Catie for our wedding photography as well as our newborn session. She is absolutely wonderful! My husband and I are not comfortable in front of the camera at all, but on our big day, Catie totally put us at ease and calmed our nerves. She even brought her own props with her to help make the detail shots of my bridal items even better. She has a great eye and gives awesome guidance for poses. When it was time to put together our wedding album, Catie sat down with us for over 3 hours to pull together spreads until we were happy with the finished product. She truly goes above and beyond for her clients! I am so thankful to have found Catie to help us capture our milestone moments.

"she truly goes above and
beyond for her clients."

dice & Leigh-anne

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Catie is absolutely AMAZING! She is so sweet and fun, and she makes you feel completely comfortable and like your self. I love how bright and natural her photos are, which was exactly what I was looking for. She has such a good eye and is able to capture all those special little moments perfectly! I am SO SO happy with all of my engagement and wedding pictures. I couldn't imagine having anyone else capture those memories to last a lifetime!

"we love how bright & natural our photos are."

aaron & kelsey

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Catie is absolutely AMAZING! She is so sweet and fun, and she makes you feel completely comfortable and like your self. I love how bright and natural her photos are, which was exactly what I was looking for. She has such a good eye and is able to capture all those special little moments perfectly! I am SO SO happy with all of my engagement and wedding pictures. I couldn't imagine having anyone else capture those memories to last a lifetime!

"we love how bright & natural our photos are."

aaron & Kelsey

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First of all- look no further! Do not waste your time looking or talking to any other photographers! Catie is the absolute best! She is so sweet and takes the most amazing pictures! She did our engagement photos in Joshua Tree and our Wedding photos at our beach wedding! She captures emotion and your personality so well. She makes sure to listen to any comments or questions you have. She is so easy to work with and is so great at communication. She was always early and went above and beyond to make sure you got exactly what you wanted in your photos. She has an amazing eye and natural talent. We cannot say enough great things about her and her photography!

"captures your emotion and  personality so well."

adam & erika

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First of all- look no further! Do not waste your time looking or talking to any other photographers! Catie is the absolute best! She is so sweet and takes the most amazing pictures! She did our engagement photos in Joshua Tree and our Wedding photos at our beach wedding! She captures emotion and your personality so well. She makes sure to listen to any comments or questions you have. She is so easy to work with and is so great at communication. She was always early and went above and beyond to make sure you got exactly what you wanted in your photos. She has an amazing eye and natural talent. We cannot say enough great things about her and her photography!

"captures your emotion and personality so well."

adam & erika

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Booking Catie as our wedding photographer was the best decision we made for our wedding. She was there from the engagement all the way through until our wedding day. She is not only a pleasure to work with, but she is an amazing talent. Her photos are beautiful & she captures every important moment. She is extremely personable & makes you feel so comfortable during the photo shoot. My husband & I are awkward in front of the camera and she got us through everything with love & laughter. Do yourself a favor while your planning your wedding, and book Catherine Leanne. She will take care of the rest! You will not have any disappointments.

"the best decision we made for our wedding."

matthew & mariah

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Booking Catie as our wedding photographer was the best decision we made for our wedding. She was there from the engagement all the way through until our wedding day. She is not only a pleasure to work with, but she is an amazing talent. Her photos are beautiful & she captures every important moment. She is extremely personable & makes you feel so comfortable during the photo shoot. My husband & I are awkward in front of the camera and she got us through everything with love & laughter. Do yourself a favor while your planning your wedding, and book Catherine Leanne. She will take care of the rest! You will not have any disappointments.

"the best decision we made for our wedding."

matthew & Mariah

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Our experience with Catie has been better than I could have even imagined! My fiance and I were originally so worried about being photographed, but Catie made everything seem so natural. Her photos are gorgeous, but it is Catie that makes this experience perfect. She takes so much time answering my numerous questions and making me feel more at ease. Having Catie take our photos feels natural and more like a friend. I can never thank her enough for all she has done for us!

"better than we could have even imagined."

derek & aaliyah

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Our experience with Catie has been better than I could have even imagined! My fiance and I were originally so worried about being photographed, but Catie made everything seem so natural. Her photos are gorgeous, but it is Catie that makes this experience perfect. She takes so much time answering my numerous questions and making me feel more at ease. Having Catie take our photos feels natural and more like a friend. I can never thank her enough for all she has done for us!

"better than we could have even imagined."

derek & Aaliyah

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From the moment I first talked to Catie we clicked. We had spoken to so many photographers and Catie was the first and only photographer who wanted to know about us as a couple, I'll never forgot what she wrote in her email, as it is a testament to the reason why Catie is an amazing wedding photographer. She said, "before I send you my pricing information, I always want to make sure that I'm a good fit for the couples I work with...tell me about your love story, I want to know more about you and your fiancé". So simple, and yet it really stuck with me. Over the next year Catie was amazing, and on the day of the wedding there was no one else I could imagine having there in those moments. The pictures are gorgeous, and we will cherish them forever...we've joked with Catie that she can't get rid of us now...and we definitely plan to continue working with Catie in the future. We walked away with not only amazing pictures and an amazing experience, but also a friend. We cannot recommend Catie enough!!!

"We walked away with amazing pictures
and an amazing experience."

kolten & lydia

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From the moment I first talked to Catie we clicked. We had spoken to so many photographers and Catie was the first and only photographer who wanted to know about us as a couple, I'll never forgot what she wrote in her email, as it is a testament to the reason why Catie is an amazing wedding photographer. She said, "before I send you my pricing information, I always want to make sure that I'm a good fit for the couples I work with...tell me about your love story, I want to know more about you and your fiancé". So simple, and yet it really stuck with me. Over the next year Catie was amazing, and on the day of the wedding there was no one else I could imagine having there in those moments. The pictures are gorgeous, and we will cherish them forever...we've joked with Catie that she can't get rid of us now...and we definitely plan to continue working with Catie in the future. We walked away with not only amazing pictures and an amazing experience, but also a friend. We cannot recommend Catie enough!!!

"WE WALKED AWAY WITH AMAZING PICTURES AND AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE."

kolten & Lydia

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Catie absolutely blew us away with the quality and professionalism of her work. She is so easy to work with and really listened to what we hoped to have captured on our special day. Her photography style is very light, natural, and romantic, which is exactly what we were looking for. We are in love with our photos!

"blew us away with the quality and professionalism of her work."

paul & molly

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Catie absolutely blew us away with the quality and professionalism of her work. She is so easy to work with and really listened to what we hoped to have captured on our special day. Her photography style is very light, natural, and romantic, which is exactly what we were looking for. We are in love with our photos!

"BLEW US AWAY WITH THE 
QUALITY AND PROFESSIONALISM 
OF HER WORK."

paul & molly

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I wish there was an option for 10 stars. Catie is the best, most talented and incredible wedding photographer out there. I cannot begin to explain how wonderful our photos are and how grateful we are to Catie for documenting our special day. The BEST BEST BEST of the BEST!!!!! Also, one of the kindest people I've met in years! A true talented, wonderful human being! Book Catie for your wedding!  We guarantee you will have photos to cherish forever.

"we guarantee you will have photos to cherish forever."

harry & liam

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I wish there was an option for 10 stars. Catie is the best, most talented and incredible wedding photographer out there. I cannot begin to explain how wonderful our photos are and how grateful we are to Catie for documenting our special day. The BEST BEST BEST of the BEST!!!!! Also, one of the kindest people I've met in years! A true talented, wonderful human being! Book Catie for your wedding! We guarantee you will have photos to cherish forever.

"we guarantee you will have photos to cherish forever."

harry & Liam

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When I first met Catie, I immediately fell in love with her work. I met her at a wedding in San Diego (as a planner) and I could not believe how amazing she was with the bride and groom. She has a very chipper and positive attitude, stays on task with the timeline, gets in as much photos as possible (even beyond the photo list), and has a very consistent style to her work. She had great patience to work with us and we love her for that. As a planner myself, I've seen so many beautiful photos, but I sincerely gravitate to Catie's work! I even made it clear to her and my friends that she would be my photographer for my wedding. When I got engaged, the first thing my now-husband asked, "Who do you want as our photographer?? I want it to be good since we are sort of having an elopement/destination wedding." I told him, "Catie!!" Even after he searched other photographers who have done multiple weddings at the venue, we kept coming back to Catie's work. After the wedding, I had this nervous excitement to see a tag on my Instagram. Behold, it was a picture of me and my husband.. And it was jaw-dropping amazing! My husband to this day keeps telling me, "Best decision, hun!" So each time she tags us on a photo, my husband and I won't open it until he sits next me so we can see each other's reaction. As cheesy as that sounds, it really is nice to have the "wow" factor on our faces. I say.. If you could have a photographer that nails your day perfectly and continues to amaze you with their work over and over again, GO WITH CATIE! Worth every penny spent.

"We've seen so many beautiful photos, but SINCERELY gravitate to Catie's work."

Josh & Charm

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When I first met Catie, I immediately fell in love with her work. I met her at a wedding in San Diego (as a planner) and I could not believe how amazing she was with the bride and groom. She has a very chipper and positive attitude, stays on task with the timeline, gets in as much photos as possible (even beyond the photo list), and has a very consistent style to her work. She had great patience to work with us and we love her for that. As a planner myself, I've seen so many beautiful photos, but I sincerely gravitate to Catie's work! I even made it clear to her and my friends that she would be my photographer for my wedding. When I got engaged, the first thing my now-husband asked, "Who do you want as our photographer?? I want it to be good since we are sort of having an elopement/destination wedding." I told him, "Catie!!" Even after he searched other photographers who have done multiple weddings at the venue, we kept coming back to Catie's work. After the wedding, I had this nervous excitement to see a tag on my Instagram. Behold, it was a picture of me and my husband.. And it was jaw-dropping amazing! My husband to this day keeps telling me, "Best decision, hun!" So each time she tags us on a photo, my husband and I won't open it until he sits next me so we can see each other's reaction. As cheesy as that sounds, it really is nice to have the "wow" factor on our faces. I say.. If you could have a photographer that nails your day perfectly and continues to amaze you with their work over and over again, GO WITH CATIE! Worth every penny spent.

"we guarantee you will have photos to cherish forever."

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Wedding Collection pricing begins at $4,200. Most collections include a consultation, complimentary engagement session, and an online viewing gallery. Each collection varies based on the hours of coverage and products that may be included. This allows every collection to be personalized and fit the needs of your wedding day. I would absolutely LOVE to personally connect with you to discuss these Wedding Collection options and learn every little detail about your love story! If you have any questions or would like to get together for coffee and homemades, please send me an e-mail to catie@catherineleanne.com or use the contact form. I cannot wait to connect with you!!

Our Portrait Collections are a one hour session at a location of your choice. High resolution images are delivered and displayed in a gorgeous, personalized online gallery. A la carte options are available with print assortments, wall displays, and cards. Each session includes a print release. If you have any questions regarding any of these collections, please send me an e-mail to catie@catherineleanne.com or use the contact form. I cannot wait to connect with you!!

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