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johnny’s world // seattle family photographer

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn
Is just to love and be loved in return.”
-Nature Boy, Nat King Cole

I recently got to spend time in Johnny’s world… the heart of where his creativity is encouraged & nurtured, and where nothing really matters except for the love of his mom, his dad & his gigi. Johnny’s mom (a lovely & talented local perfumier, you should check out her beautiful shop!) hired me specifically to capture moments of the two of them together, mainly because she said there are a gajillion photos of Johnny & his dad, and hardly any with her in them… and we were both inspired by this article by Allison Tate in the Huffington Post, that encourages all mom’s to honor their children with photos of them. The quote that stands out to me the most from this article is: “I’m everywhere in their young lives, and yet I have very few pictures of me with them. Someday I won’t be here — and I don’t know if that someday is tomorrow or thirty or forty or fifty years from now — but I want them to have pictures of me. I want them to see the way I looked at them, see how much I loved them. I am not perfect to look at and I am not perfect to love, but I am perfectly their mother.” This subject is near & dear to my heart for obvious reasons (I’m a photographer, duh!), but because I am a mom, and also I am a daughter who was lucky enough to have parents who took thousands & thousands of photos of all my siblings & me growing up… photos & memories that have shaped who I am today & what I have become. I am so thankful for that, and so very thankful that I have gift that I can share to do the same for other families as well as mine.

This year I get to travel to Mexico to document a sweet family on vacation, for the very same reasons… and I may be in your city as well, very soon! Please take a look at my travel schedule, and let me know if you’d like to make memories together:

Lake Tahoe, Nevada // August 12-16
Minneapolis, Minnesota // September 23-27
New Orleans, Louisiana // November 11-15
Phoenix, Arizona // November 18-22
Miami, Florida // December 9-13

…and more cities & dates, to be announced soon! I’d love to see you!

Julie Comfort - Oh my god, I love these! I would love to have photos like these of me and my daughter!

Marsha - Thank you… for making me cry like a baby this morning. My son is 17 today and as I looked for a photo of us together in his first month of life, I was even more sad to realize that there were very, very few. I need to remember to get into the photos WITH my family… rather than just always being the photographer.
Thank you for sharing this AMAZING session… I love every.single.moment captured. Beautiful work. :)

Angela Carlyle - Love these! I want photos like this of me & Eli someday!!!

Esther - these are so awesome! what a beautiful family!!

Nikki - Super cute pictures. Congratulations Catherine on living your dream!

melissa - beautiful

Karen - What an adorable family! You are such a master at making everything in the frame count, all done with so much care. All the reflections and so many lovely moments captured.

Ali - These are just beautiful Catherine!!!

Kristin - I am so speechless! Every time I visit your blog, which is obviously not often enough and I plan to change that, I am completely blown away by the raw emotion and beauty you capture so perfectly. I totally *heart* this session in every little way.

Joanna - I love this session! the colours and the emotion!

julie harmsen - flipping amazing!!

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