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I'm Catherine Crane, an Equine and Senior Portrait Photographer based in Virginia Beach, VA. 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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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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I’ve known Cassie for years. I met her through riding of course, but once I moved Bree to a different barn in Chesapeake, I didn’t see her as much. It was definitely great to catch up with her during her shoot. You can always count on riding to introduce you to awesome people who end […]

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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 an equestrian session in Shawboro, NC with Tenley and Welly. This had been in […]

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I am so excited to finally share the huge kitchen before and after 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. […]

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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 winter equestrian session with Great Dane! First of all, her horse, Jinx, is such a handsome boy and super sweet. I knew her Great Dane, Titan, and I would get along just fine when he sat in my lap when […]

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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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