Hello! I’m Catherine – an award-winning professional family photographer who specialises in natural, honest and artistic photography that captures the individuality of my clients and celebrates you as a family and real life. I work at a location that is special to you, at your home or ideally a combination of both. I like to use the places where your family memories are being created. I choose not to work within a studio or using artificial lighting, as I prefer to keep my images as spontaneous and natural as possible.
My love of photography began when I was a child. Now, years later, we’re able to while away snatched nostalgic time as memories of those family gatherings; warm summer days on the beach; school days; birthdays and celebrations; precious times spent with grandparents and significant people in our lives, come flooding back.
I’ve been a professional photographer for over 11 years now, principally specialising in photographing weddings. If you’d like to have a look at some of this work, here’s a link to my website – Catherine Hill Photography. I’ve photographed hundreds of weddings over this time and met some truly wonderful couples. It seems like a natural progression to continue that relationship by documenting their journey as a couple should they decide they would like to add to their family. Just as it’s a huge privilege to be entrusted to faithfully document one of the most significant days in their life, I deem it just so to be invited into the fold and create meaningful memories for them and future generations.
As a family photographer, I’m a proud member of the Family Photojournalist Association, This is Reportage and Documentary Family Photographers, all of whom include many talented photographers from across the globe.
When I became a parent, I documented my son’s transformation from a newborn baby into adulthood. From the day we brought him home from the hospital, that first mouthful of solids (!), the first day of infant school, secondary school, the first job. Proud and memorable moments. I’m a Leo and perhaps a little sentimental, but I’m fascinated by the power of photography to transport one back in time.
As a mother myself, I know how important it is to record those fleeting, precious moments that are gone all too swiftly. What a treasure it is to look back on those images now, which is why I believe capturing those unique stories is so important. However, I was generally behind the camera, and I would have loved to have had more photos of the two of us, especially real moments.
I want to capture the moments that would otherwise go unnoticed, priceless time as a family. I want you to do and be you. The ordinary can be extraordinary. I’ll document the love and deliver photos which are a reflection of your family and relationships that you will be able to cherish across the generations. To give you an insight to the value my clients feel they’ve gained from documentary family photography, please click here to see some of the feedback they’ve been kind enough to give me.
I’d love to talk more about how I can create a unique and precious set of images of your family, so please do drop me a line.