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I'm Catherine Crane, an Equine and Senior Portrait Photographer based in the Columbia River Gorge. Grab a cup of coffee or glass of wine and enjoy viewing my latest work, browsing resources for photographers & equestrians, and getting a peek into my life! Read more...



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From the second I met Mandy a few years ago, I knew we would be great friends. Not only do we have photography in common, but Mandy is so much fun to be around and she is the sweetest most encouraging and talented person! You might recognize Mandy from when her husband Chris proposed to […]

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Alexa and Rosco were another one of my sessions during my last week in Virginia. I was so honored when Alexa asked me if I could squeeze in a 30 minute session before another shoot at the same farm, so of course, I made room in my busy schedule to capture the bond this pair has. […]

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Stacey & Finn were my 3rd session during my week slam packed with shoots. This was my first pet photography session. Most of my sessions with animals involve horses and perhaps have a dog or two thrown in every once in a while. It was so much fun to do just a girl and her dog, […]

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Cassie & Blue were my 2nd equestrian session during my last week in Virginia, (see the first one here). Cassie had been wanting photos done for a while and when she heard I was moving, we finally scheduled a date. We had a nice warm, sunny day for pictures but it was super windy! I tried […]

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My last week in Virginia was filled to the brim with sessions. Now that we are pretty much all unpacked and settled in Washington I am finally getting around to sharing all of the goodness! My first session of the week was with Tenley and Welly. This had been in the works for a long […]

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I am so excited to finally share the huge kitchen project I’ve been working on for the past month! Now that it is all done and our house is on the market, I finally had some time to take pictures of the kitchen and share about my experience painting the kitchen cabinets. So first…some before […]

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Going back through all of my sessions in 2016 really allowed me to reflect on how many amazing moments I was so honored to be a part of. I really can’t believe how busy I was this year! Thank you so so much to each and every one of my clients who put their trust […]

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Katie, with her brother, her horse and her dog were so much fun during their session! First of all, her horse, Jinx, is such a handsome boy and super sweet and I knew her Great Dane, Titan, and I would get along just fine when he sat in my lap when I first met him […]

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1. Blog More I plan to create more educational blog posts for my clients as well as educational blog posts for other photographers. In 2016 I pretty much only blogged when I had new session photos to share. In 2017 I want to create a lot more useful content. 2. Refine My Brand I have […]

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I finally get to share another session on the blog now that Christmas is over and presents have been opened. Katherine and her brother Spencer wanted pictures done for their dad for Christmas and of course, Katherine’s horse Tucker was in them too. I love it when I get to work with horses that have personalities […]

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