hey, y'all!

welcome to my blog

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...



browse by




For Photographers




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 […]

open post

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 […]

open post

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 […]

open post

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 […]

open post

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. […]

open post

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 […]

open post

VA Equine Photographer

Looking for a VA equine photographer to capture the special bond between you and your horse? See some of my recent work below. Catie and Tony are the 4th and final pair I have the pleasure of sharing on the blog from my day spent at Pam Baker’s farm. Catie has been riding since she […]

open post

pictures with your horse

Looking for pictures with your horse? As an equestrian myself, I specialize in capturing the bond between girls and their horses. Check out my latest work below! Olivia & Etta were another pair I had the honor of photographing at Pam Baker’s farm in Bealeton, VA. These two were the absolute sweetest! Etta was such […]

open post

Bealeton Equine Photographer

Looking for a Bealeton Equine Photographer? See my favorites from Baillie and Sparkle’s senior equestrian session below. Baillie and Sparkle were another gorgeous pair I had the honor of photographing at Pam Baker’s farm in Bealeton, VA. Baillie has been riding since she was only 4 years old and is now a senior in high […]

open post

warrenton equine photographer

Looking for a Warrenton Equine Photographer? See my favorites from this equestrian senior session below. Shayna and Floyd were part of a wonderful group of girls and horses I had the pleasure to photograph at Pam Baker’s farm in Bealeton, VA. I’ll be sharing highlights from my time with all of them this week and […]

open post


I decided I wanted to try something different this year and offer an equestrian Christmas mini session to my horse friends! Tons of photographers offer mini sessions this time of the year to families, couples, and kids, but no one does it for equestrians and their horses! I headed out to shop to complete my […]

open post

virginia beach dog photographer

Keith contacted me as a Virginia Beach dog photographer to capture photos of his dog, grandson and himself on the beach. We had absolutely perfect weather for this evening session at Fort Story. I am so thankful that on some days my office is a place like Fort Story and it’s even better when it’s […]

open post