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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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First Landing Senior Portraits Emma wanted Spanish moss in her senior portraits so we decided First Landing State Park would be the best location around here for that. We had an absolutely gorgeous evening for her session, the temperature was perfect and the light was glowy! As we searched for Spanish moss, we ended up […]

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goodbye before pony finals

Goodbye Before Pony Finals Brinkleigh and Dorian Grey aka “Joey” met at pony finals in 2021 and the family decided he needed to come home with them. They spent a year together and qualified for pony finals in 2022! The sad part of this story is that they had to say goodbye after they showed […]

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virginia equine photographer

Catherine Michele Photography is a Virginia equine photographer located in Virginia Beach, VA serving all of Virginia and North Carolina equestrians.   Virginia Equine Photographer   Izzy and Belle were such a fun pair to photograph at Crafty Fox Farm in Pungo. These two are a newer match to each other but you couldn’t tell! […]

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Horse & Dog Photographer

Catherine Michele Photography specializes in creating artwork of people and their horses and dogs. Horse & Dog Photographer   Nicole was gifted a portrait session by her awesome fiance for Christmas and was so excited to book her portraits. We chatted and set a date…then, just like horses do, one of her horses got a […]

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4-h senior portraits

4-H Senior Portraits Kolby’s senior session was one of my favorites and it was super unique! Not many girls have a pig, a lamb, a steer, and a dog included in their senior portraits…but Kolby did! Kolby is in 4-H and since it is such a big part of her life she wanted to include […]

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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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