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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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Top Business Tools for Photographers I thought it would be helpful to share my top business tools for photographers that I use the most in my photography and editing business. I started out calling it my “top 10 business tools” but it ended up being a list of 13 because I just couldn’t stop myself. […]

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2017 was a huge year for us. We sold our first home in Virginia, moved across the country to Washington, had lots of visitors in our new home and met some great new people! I always love looking back at the year and reviewing all of our ups, downs and blessings. This year started out […]

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Since this is our first year in Washington and we haven’t sent out Christmas cards in a few years, I knew we had to get some photos in the snow to send back to Virginia! When our friends Chris & Mandy came up to visit us last month we planned a little trip to Mt […]

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On my last trip to Virginia in November my cousin Strad was on the list for senior pictures. Strad’s senior session was supposed to be on the oceanfront at 65th street in Virginia Beach. Unfortunately, the weather had other plans for us. When the whole day was a washout with no other options to reschedule, we decided […]

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Sydney and Little Man were my very last Virginia equestrian portrait session before I moved to Washington state! Their session was so much fun, especially since they have such a sweet, one-of-a-kind bond. I love how much fun they have together whether it’s trail riding, hanging out around the barn or relaxing after a ride […]

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For anyone still Christmas shopping, I thought it would be fun to do a post with some gifts for horse lovers! Not that there is a lack of things that riders want…but there aren’t a whole lot of things that are on the cheaper side that are affordable for gifts. Here are some cool things […]

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Modern Farmhouse Decor I’ve gotten so many requests for pictures of our house so I decided I would do a blog post to share photos of our Washington home! I was a little nervous about how our coastal farmhouse style would mesh with this super modern house, but I think it meshed well into modern […]

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I’m still catching up on blogging sessions from earlier this year in Virginia! I know, I know…I’m slacking…but I’m almost caught up! Finally, Reilly & Jack make their debut on the blog with their equestrian portrait session. These two are such a cute pair! Reilly reminded me of myself when I was younger when horses […]

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This equestrian session was in the making for a long time! I had been wanting to do a session with garlands, flower crowns and white ponies forever and we finally made it happen, especially since it needed to happen before I moved from Virginia to Washington. Taelyn and Brooklyn have been in front of my […]

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Mandy’s Columbia River Gorge headshots are some of my favorites! 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 […]

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My Virginia equine photographer sessions continue with Alexa and Rosco. 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. She has been riding Rosco for […]

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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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