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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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  Happy hump day and almost end of July! I have some exciting news to announce today! I have decided to do a little rebrand and rename my business to:   Catherine Michele Photography!       This is something that has been on my mind for a while, but with the craziness of this […]

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Chesapeake VA equine photographer

Looking for a Chesapeake VA equine photographer? Catherine specializes in capturing the bond between horse and rider as well as dog owners and their pups.   Chesapeake VA Equine Photographer   I was SO excited when Cassie booked a session with her two ponies and little pup. I had done photos for her before a […]

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virginia beach dog photographer

Looking for a Virginia Beach Pet Photographer? See Catherine Crane Photography’s work below of a girl with her Rottweiler.   Virginia Beach Pet Photographer   Maureen contacted me about getting photos with her dog, Ana, who has histiocytic sarcoma, a rare cancer with no cure. Ana has gone through chemo and now the cancer is […]

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Chesapeake horse photographer

Looking for a Chesapeake horse photographer? Catherine Crane Photography specializes in capturing the unique bond between girls and their horses. See Alexa and Miss P’s session below.   Chesapeake Horse Photographer   Alexa is no stranger in front of my camera. Before I moved to Washington I photographed her with Rosco, Miss P’s much bigger […]

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Best Virginia Equine Photographer

Looking for the best Virginia equine photographer? Check out Catherine Crane Photography, specializing in capturing the bond between girls and their horses.   Best Virginia Equine Photographer   I am so excited to share this blog post! This session was so awesome for so many reasons. Julia and Cissy have been together since they were […]

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virginia beach senior photographer

Catherine Crane is a Virginia Beach Senior Photographer specializing in documenting the special time in senior’s lives as well as specializing in equine photography for people and their horses.   Virginia Beach Senior Photographer   Katherine wanted a quick beach session to document her college graduation. She had the cutest dress that went perfectly under […]

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Virginia Senior Photographer

Catherine Crane specializes in Virginia senior portraits around coastal Virginia and beyond.   Audrey’s senior session was such a dream. We had gorgeous light and perfect weather, plus her outfits were so cute and she was a natural in front of the camera! We met at a location about halfway between the two of us […]

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Norfolk Academy Senior Portraits

You might recognize AJ from his first senior session we did in the fall. Since sports were on hold because of COVID-19 in the fall, we decided to do Norfolk Academy senior portraits as his second session when he would have his lacrosse uniform and gear. Thankfully restrictions lifted and we were able to get […]

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suffolk equine photographer

Catherine Crane Photography is a Suffolk Equine Photographer based in Virginia Beach but travels all around Coastal Virginia, Northeast North Carolina, and beyond! Find more information on booking your own equestrian session here.   Rachel & Milo Rachel and Milo are the sweetest pair with such a close bond. I absolutely loved capturing photos of […]

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hampton roads senior pictures

Lindsey’s senior portraits were so much fun to capture! Both locations for her Hampton Roads senior pictures were new places I hadn’t shot at before and I love how they turned out. Thankfully the weather was gorgeous and we had the perfect mix of clouds and sun. Lindsey was a natural in front of the […]

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Downtown Norfolk Senior Portraits

Emily is one of several of my cousins who I’ve had the honor of doing senior portraits for. I did her high school senior portraits a few years ago at Pleasure House Point and it’s hard to believe she is already graduating from college with a BS in Nursing from Sentara College of Health Sciences. […]

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christmas photos with horses

I am still blown away at the support from everyone in the Hampton Roads (and beyond) horse community for what started as just an idea that I might want to try, to actually bringing it to life, and then being fully booked solid. I had an absolute blast traveling around to several different farms to […]

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