About Me

The "lucky shot" with the last exposure of a film camera that got me interested in photography!

The "lucky shot" with the last exposure of a film camera that got me interested in photography!


I'm Catherine, I am a modern family portrait photographer based in Sunderland. I love helping families to celebrate a special moment in their lives together. Whether it is a milestone birthday or anniversary or a chance to commemorate the whole family being together, I want to create something of value for you to remember the occasion.

The beauty of photography lies in that preservation of a memory and it deserves to be hung on the walls or to live happily on a coffee table instead of buried in a hard drive or drawer.

My clients understand this and they rely on my passion and creative eye to produce beautiful, candid artwork without formality. They hire me to take pictures, but what I really do is create a custom piece of artwork with a personal service, from its inception to its delivery. I will help you with every step of the process so you never feel like you are unsure of anything, from sizing to choosing what to do with your images.

My mission is to provide a custom artwork photography service to create a unique piece of heirloom quality wall art through outdoor photography sessions. My vision is to use my photography to highlight the natural beauty on our doorstep and inspire people to appreciate the natural world.

When I’m not shooting people, cute dogs or stunning vistas around the north east of England, you can find me reading, crocheting, painting, watching natural history documentaries, drinking coffee or eating chocolate…sometimes all at once.

If you would like to know more or would like to enquire about me photographing your family session, children or your adorable new puppy, please feel free to contact me!


"We were concerned that our two-year-old daughter would be hard to manage and we would have a lot of blurry photos, however Catherine handled her perfectly. The presentation of the final shots was well done and a bit emotional! Catherine is professional and friendly and goes above and beyond to make sure everything is finished perfectly."

Donna and Richard