Hi There! I’m cat.


About 20 years ago, I was finally allowed to borrow my dad’s old Konica and I’ve had a camera in my hand ever since.

I specialize in documenting joy and I believe moments both big and small deserve to be preserved. From your 3-day wedding celebration in Tulum to a-day-in-the-life of your family or business.



My husband, Colby, and I run my family’s bed & breakfast in Michigan along the Huron River Chain of Lakes.

May through October we host people from all over the world in addition to helping orchestrate about 20 weddings & events throughout the season. I am a people pleaser at heart and together we would do anything to make sure an event runs smoothly - needless to say, this also carries over into my photography work (I love a well-planned schedule!).

Our winter months are filled with extra photoshoots and travel. We spend a fair amount of our “off-season” in Southwest Florida with family.



Though I’ve traveled all over the world and lived on both coasts of the US, my favorite place is, hands down, Lake Michigan (ok ok Big Sur being a very close second).

Here’s a snapshot of me and my sister in our happy place: Watervale.

I’d love to photograph you in your happy place, wherever that may be. Take a look at my 2019 travel schedule to see if we can meet up on the road.

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Now that You’ve learned a little about me, tell me all about you!