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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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girl and pony portraits

Catherine Michele Photography, a Virginia equine photographer, specializes in girl and pony portraits.   Girl and Pony Portraits   Emilia and her 18-year-old strawberry roan Welsh pony, Muffin, are so adorable together. I had so much fun creating portraits of these two, and even though Muffin was not a fan of all the snuggles and […]

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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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equestrian portrait session with a girl and her pony

I’m still catching up on blogging sessions from earlier this year in Virginia! I know, I know…I’m slacking…but I’m almost caught up! Finally, Reilly & Jack make their debut on the blog with their equestrian portrait session. These two are such a cute pair! Reilly reminded me of myself when I was younger when horses […]

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This equestrian session was in the making for a long time! I had been wanting to do a session with garlands, flower crowns and white ponies forever and we finally made it happen, especially since it needed to happen before I moved from Virginia to Washington. Taelyn and Brooklyn have been in front of my […]

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My last week in Virginia was filled to the brim with sessions. Now that we are pretty much all unpacked and settled in Washington I am finally getting around to sharing all of the goodness! My first session of the week was an equestrian session in Shawboro, NC with Tenley and Welly. This had been in […]

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