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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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as seen on smartpak!

As Seen on SmartPak! You guys!!! I am so excited to announce that I can now add “As Seen on SmartPak!” to my credentials. One of my images has been published on the cover a SmartPak catalog!! Ahh! I am still pinching myself!!! If you look closely you can see Catherine Michele Photography typed on […]

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catherine michele photography new logo

Catherine Michele Photography – New Logo! You may have noticed Catherine Michele Photography has a fancy new logo and I am so excited to share a little more about it! I worked with SP Rhodes, an equestrian branding company that is amazing at what they do! Below is a little more about my logo by […]

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virginia beach equestrian senior portraits

Virginia Beach Equestrian Senior Portraits Victoria’s Virginia Beach equestrian senior portraits at West Neck Creek Equestrian Center were so much fun! She was gorgeous and her horses were so well behaved, we got so many great portraits.  Her first pony is still at the barn where she rides so she knew she wanted to include […]

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Trainers That Built Me - AFG

Trainers That Built Me Project Ashley is one of the trainers that was nominated for my “Trainers That Built Me” passion project. She had a wonderful nomination by one of her students to be a part of this. Ashley is located at Forward Motion Farm in Virginia Beach, VA. In addition to being a trainer, […]

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Senior Portraits with goats-24_blog

Catherine Michele Photography captured senior portraits with goats and specializes in senior portraits with pets and animals. She also loves photographing equestrians. Senior Portraits with Goats I was beyond excited when Anna contacted me asking if I would do senior portraits of her with her three goats. I didn’t even hesitate and said HECK YES! […]

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Hampton Roads Equine Photographer

Catherine Michele Photography is a Hampton Roads Equine Photographer specializing in capturing the bond between girls and their horses. She also loves photographing high school senior portraits and pets. Hampton Roads Equine Photographer Izzy, in typical horse lover fashion, wanted her senior portraits taken with her horse, Player. Of course I was delighted to do […]

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Virginia Beach Horse & Dog Photographer

Catherine Michele Photography is a Virginia Beach Horse & Dog Photographer specializing in creating artwork with your pets, especially horses and dogs.   Virginia Beach Horse & Dog Photographer   Alyssa is not only one of Virginia Beach’s amazing riding instructors, she is also a rider and animal lover herself. When I found out she […]

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equestrian senior session

Catherine Michele Photography specializes in equestrian senior portraits – capturing the bond between girls and their horses while documenting this special time in their life.   Equestrian Senior Portraits   Equestrian senior sessions are one of my favorite types of sessions to shoot. It combines two types of sessions into one and I love documenting […]

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virginia dog photographer

Catherine Michele Photography is a Virginia Dog Photographer who specializes in equine, dog, and senior portraits.   Virginia Dog Photographer   Jennifer was wanting portraits done with her boyfriend and two dogs in Virginia Beach. She was open to suggestions for locations so I recommended the beautiful Pleasure House Point off of Shore Drive. There […]

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virginia pet photographer

Catherine Michele Photography is a Virginia Pet Photographer specializing in capturing the bond between people and their pets, as well as fine art pet portraits. Virginia Pet Photographer When Tamara contacted me about creating a Christmas card photo of her furry children I was in love with the idea! She knew it would be a […]

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pungo equine photographer

Catherine Michele Photography is a Pungo equine photographer who specializes in capturing the bond between horse and rider. Check out Whitney’s session below.   Pungo Equine Photographer   I was so excited when Whitney reached out to me about wanting a portrait session with her horse Max. She also wanted to create a fine art […]

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the trainers that built me

Catherine Michele Photography is a Virginia equine photographer. She is launching a passion project, “The Trainers that Built Me”, to shine the spotlight on our riding instructors who go above and beyond the call of duty.   The Trainers that Built Me     Winners Announced!   and the winners are… Ashley Ford Gayhart Jade […]

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