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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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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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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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equine portraiture

Catherine Michele Photography is a Virginia Beach photographer specializing in equine portraiture and capturing the bond between equestrians and their horses.   Equine Portraiture   I was so excited when Beth and Grace reached out to me about setting up an equine portrait session for their most handsome guy Cruz! I have known these two […]

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Catherine Michele Photography specializes in photographing equestrians and their horses. “Life without horses…I don’t think so!”   Life without horses…I don’t think so!   Have you seen this tagline or hashtag and wondered…wtf?! If so, read on and I’ll explain! I want to share my heart, my story, and my “why” behind my equine photography […]

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equestrian + dog engagement session

Catherine Michele Photography is an equestrian + dog engagement session photographer located in Virginia Beach, VA   Equestrian + Dog Engagement Session   If you have had an equestrian session with me, there is a good chance you have met Danielle – aka the best assistant/ear-perker/dress-fluffer/hair-fixer/prop-mover ever! She recently got engaged so of course, we […]

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