Catherine Abegg » wedding & portrait photographer from seattle, wa... specializing in lifestyle, travel, and film photography.

tiffany // kimpton palladian hotel // seattle boudoir photographer

“If I could tell my younger self one thing, it would be this: There are many things in life you can postpone, but loveView full post »

kym // kimpton palladian hotel // seattle boudoir photographer

“Whatever happens with us, your body will haunt mine — tender, delicate…” -AdrienneView full post »

chastity // kimpton palladian hotel // seattle boudoir photographer

“you are the one i am lit for.” -lucille clifton   These photos were taken on a dark winter day,View full post »

haakan’s first birthday // abegg adventures on film

Haakan’s second birthday is in two weeks, so naturally it seemed like the perfect time to finally post photosView full post »

abeggs in autumn // abegg adventures on film

Photographers are notorious for taking personal photos that never see the light of day, and film photographers evenView full post »

joey & libbie’s wedding photos // missoula montana

“…i love it when you let go and howl at the moon ‘cuz sometimes the words sound better when you sing ‘emView full post »

adam & janelle’s wedding photos // guemes island resort, washington

We all know that I have a major soft spot for camping weddings, and especially weddings at the most amazing GuemesView full post »

campbell family photos // seattle, washington

“I sustain myself with the love of family.” -Maya Angelou I can’t wait to see these guys for our nextView full post »

szwigger family photos // bellevue, washington

These guys! This session is the second out of three times that I’ve had the pleasure of spending a few hoursView full post »

baby clover’s first family photos // olympia, washington

These are Baby Clover’s first family photos… some in the comfort of her mama’s belly, and some in theView full post »

jack & jarred’s photos // yeah field trip // lake arrowhead, california

I am professional photographer, hear me roar! But sometimes I see someone that I just have to photograph, and allView full post »

ken & lynn’s family photos // olympia, washington

I still haven’t figured out how to sit across from you, and not be madly in love with everything you do. -williamView full post »

billy & hannah’s wedding photos // bainbridge island, washington

Close your eyes and picture the sun. That’s what it felt like to love her; warmth. -atticus nd Talk about dreamy!View full post »

duong & jack’s wedding photos // georgetown ballroom // seattle, washington

I have been to more weddings than the average person, and feel #soblessed to have celebrated the union of so manyView full post »

james and rachel’s wedding photos // hotel 1000 // seattle, washington

Do I open with the fact that this wedding almost got literally blown away by the dark, rainy winds of october?! OrView full post »

the sand dunes // moses lake, washington // abegg adventures on film

I’m going to post these photos from a trip we took over a year ago… because this trip was worthView full post »

uncle jimmy // nashville, tennessee // abegg adventures on film

Uncle Jimmy, folks. I wrote about him a bit in my last post here, but these photos are from a few months later, when myView full post »

uncle jimmy // sacramento, california // abegg adventures on film

Michael has a famous uncle named Uncle Jimmy. And I say “famous,” because every time I post a photo of himView full post »

jeff & jenny’s wedding photos // rosario resort // orcas island, wa

Oh my gosh, Jeff & Jenny!!!!!!!! These two! I don’t quite know how to properly relay how happy I am to knowView full post »

celia & lee’s wedding photos // willows lodge // woodinville, washington

I think I met Celia via my wedding planner friend  and extraordinaire Holly-Kate, but I got to actually meet meet CeliaView full post »

joe & sarah’s wedding photos // lake sammamish, washington

I feel like I’ve told this story a million times before, living here in Washington… a gorgeous setting toView full post »

julie & johnny’s family photos // discovery park // seattle, wa

Here’s a quick little shoot that I did awhile back! I’d done photos for this family before, and I loveView full post »

seagle family photos // seattle, washington

Nothing, in my opinion and in this line of work, beats when my wedding couples come back a couple of years later andView full post »

linda’s celebration of life photos // olympia, washington

“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” -Rumi When Linda told me her story of pain, survival, love, andView full post »

women’s march // olympia, wa

“Nevertheless, she persisted.” I could use this blog to post about my own political views about the state ofView full post »

caitlin & katie’s wedding photos // islandwood // bainbridge island, wa

“i look at her and realize she is a mosaic of all my favorite things” -pardis alia Caitlin and Katie wereView full post »

uffelman family photos // edmonds, washington

I’ve built my business and my life’s work on seeing and capturing the importance of life’s littleView full post »

Alanna & Jonathan’s Wedding Photos // Pioneer Square // Seattle, WA

“Did you know that life has given love a guarantee To last through forever and another day…” -StevieView full post »

haakan goes to california // abegg adventures on film

When Haakan was three months old, we traveled to California so that I see so many of my dear friends and speak at YeahView full post »

haakan playing house // abegg adventures on film

When Haakan was about two months old we were still living in our van, but our friends in Mt. Vernon asked us if we’dView full post »

haakan’s new year // abegg adventures on film

Next week will mark Haakan’s first birthday, so I figured it was about time I started posting some photos of himView full post »

brenda & randy’s wedding photos // bremerton, washington

This wedding is probably one of the most special weddings–to me–that I have ever posted. It’s not aView full post »

glynn family photos // seattle, washington

Melissa is a longtime “friend” via the interwebz, so it was amazing walking into her home welcomed with aView full post »

jim & kendal’s wedding photos // golden gardens bathhouse // seattle, wa

These guys! This was a dream team of a wedding, exactly two years ago from today… and since their wedding JimView full post »

williams family photos // los angeles, california

This family shoot is almost exactly opposite from the last shoot that I posted… we’re trading the darkView full post »

scanlan family photos // tacoma, washington

Chelsea & Jay had me come into their home when their little Owen was only less than a couple of months old. IView full post »

haakan’s first month // abegg adventures on film

Here are some photos of the [literal] dark days of Haakan’s first month on this earth… oh, winter babes!View full post »

haakan’s birth story // abegg adventures // photos by madeline manalo

Haakan is within his sixth month on this earth… which not only means that this blog post is six months in theView full post »

peyton’s senior photos // seattle, washington

I don’t often do senior photos (I leave them up to Madeline!), so the few that I have done have either been oldView full post »

duncan & karen’s wedding photos // maroni meadows // snohomish, washington

These two! They got married at this really cute venue in Snohomish, that has these grounds of massive greenery andView full post »

heinroth family photos // seattle, washington

This family! I just posted Kristina & Stan’s wedding photos yesterday, because I knew that I just had toView full post »

kristina & stan’s rosario resort wedding // orcas island, washington

I was reminded that I hadn’t blogged this wedding, when I was at their house a few weeks ago photographing theirView full post »

thiele family photos // seattle, washington

Gosh, do I love this family! I’ve been photographing them since their youngest was just a little flutter ofView full post »

perkerewicz family photos // seattle, wa

“Families are like fudge — mostly sweet, with a few nuts.” -Les Dawson I thought I’d share this familyView full post »

delaney in the city // san francisco, california

A few weeks ago we roadtripped for a quickie down to California… we stopped in Sacramento for Haakan to meet hisView full post »

ashley & carlos’ wedding // sacramento, california

Only because I’m missing that California sunshine, and also missing our California family… I thoughtView full post »

corrie & miguel’s wedding photos // harts pass, wa

“You’re ruling the way that I move And I breathe your air…” -Sade On one of our recent epicView full post »

Szwigger Family Photos // Seattle, WA

This morning–very, very, very early in the morning (hello, baby!)–I spent a good amount of time revisitingView full post »

honor bar // bremerton, WA

I thought I’d blog something a little different, because I’d love to give a shout out to the most wonderfulView full post »

eddie & jasmine’s destination wedding // roche harbor, wa

“for all the things my hands have held the best by far is you” -andrew mcmahon This was one of thoseView full post »

roman’s birth story // center for birth // seattle, wa

Today is Roman’s first birthday, so I thought it would be perfect to commemorate it with photos from the day heView full post »

gus & ria’s wedding // orcas island, wa

I guess the only way to introduce this wedding would be, “Welcome to the Funnest Wedding EVER!” And notView full post »

37 years old & 37 weeks pregnant!

photo by Jonathan Canlas Today, I turn 37 years old, and I am 37 weeks pregnant… Happy Birthday To Me! Not in oneView full post »

Remy’s First Baby Photos // Seattle, WA

Remy came into this world like a little quiet surprise… three weeks early, and with no more trouble to his mamaView full post »

Mali Mish Family Photos // Bend, Oregon

This is the Mali Mish crew. They have been living in their airstream named Mali Mish since 2008 (or “TheView full post »

jenn’s pregnancy photos // seattle, wa

When I found out that I was pregnant, of course I wanted to tell the whole world! But with my age & with us notView full post »

adrienne & kristen’s wedding photos // seattle, wa

Adrienne & Kristen, stop being so cute!!! attle we These two were married right in my little neighborhood ofView full post »

yeung family photos // los angeles, california

After I posted my last blog entry, with photos of Kaitlyn & Matt’s wedding that were featured by Lydia on herView full post »

kaitlyn & matt’s wedding photos // roche harbor, san juan islands

“When you love someone, you do not love them all the time, in exactly the same way, from moment to moment. It is anView full post »

thiele family photos // seattle, wa

Oh you know, just blogging this family session from last October!!! The funniest thing about posting these photos isView full post »

megan’s family photos // seattle, wa

It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for a good family story… and especially when it’s a so-calledView full post »

laura & sahala’s wedding // mountain springs lodge // leavenworth, wa

Happy 2nd Anniversary to these guys! As I’m sitting here in the very warm sun about to blog this wedding, IView full post »

martinez family photos // fresno, california

Here is another session from my little tour of central California last year… this family was so fun to spend timeView full post »

abegg adventures // kauai, hawaii

This is sort of a follow-up to my last post, even though it’s actually a precursor to it as well. Our dearView full post »

evan & jordan’s destination elopement // kauai, hawaii

“We are seas mingling—we are two of those cheerful waves, rolling over each other, and interwetting eachView full post »

adrienne & kristen’s engagement photos // seattle, wa

When someone hires me to photograph them with the person (or people) that they love, I generally ask what it is thatView full post »

canlas family photos // oahu, hawaii

My family & I went to Oahu recently to attend a wedding, visit our homeland, and stay with the Canlas Family. JonView full post »

caitlin & katie’s engagement photos // orcas island, washington

It’s always been a dream of mine to have someone just randomly walk up to me & ask that I photographView full post »

lathrop family photos // seattle, wa

These photos are actually from the holiday mini-sessions that I did last year; and although studio family photos rarelyView full post »

brian & mackenzie’s surprise wedding // seattle, wa

Just in case you have the idea to have the raddest surprise wedding ever… take a few lessons from the CanlisView full post »

everett’s dudoir photos // seattle, washington

I’ve been thinking of when would be the best time to post this… and it’s one of those situationsView full post »

asa & darcy’s wedding // seattle, washington

This wedding was truly Seattle-centric, and that’s exactly how Asa & Darcy wanted it. They both came intoView full post »

smith family photos // bellingham, washington

As you can probably assume from these photos, the landscape of this family’s home has changed quite a bit since IView full post »

madeline’s senior photos // by jonathan canlas // laie, hawaii

So this is a first! All the photos in this post were not taken by me! But instead by our dear friend Jonathan Canlas,View full post »

sophie’s senior photos // seattle, washington

What did I tell you?! It’s senior week up in here! I honestly don’t do many senior sessions–like,View full post »

emily’s senior photos // bremerton, washington

This is Emily. I’ve known her since she was seven years old, when she & her family became our next doorView full post »

indy’s senior photos // seattle, washington

“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” -Jimi Hendrix It’s senior week over here! Madeline’sView full post »

frank-fowler family photos // san francisco, california

I was juuuust thinking about how a year ago I hit the road alone, and embarked on a little solo photography tour ofView full post »

amy & ryan’s wedding // sundance, utah

You guys! I’ve been terrible at blogging! I thought I had come up with the most genius system of prepping myView full post »

happy 18th birthday, madeline!

Today is it. Today is the big day. Today is the day that I’ve been unknowingly waiting for for my whole entireView full post »

madeline & me in nyc // new york city

I’m writing this blog post on the eve of Madeline’s birthday, which traditionally I’ve always used as an occasion toView full post »

fong family photos // vancouver, bc

Cute kids, cute parents, and a golden retriever too?! Yes please!   Having a photographer hire me to do theirView full post »

enjoli // boudoir // seattle, wa

“I want to be written by you, in the edge of your soul, a footnote – of what you love in this earth.”View full post »

brim family photos // san francisco, california

This family, I photographed during my little photography tour through central California last spring, and was surprisedView full post »

joey & laurel’s wedding // delille cellars // woodinville, washington

Through Love all that is bitter will be sweet. Through Love all that is copper will be gold. Through Love all dregsView full post »

leos family photos // seattle, washington

It’s no secret that I love photographing families. Love. I even love photographing weddings for the most partView full post »

sean & tracy’s wedding // olympic sculpture park // seattle, wa

This is the tale of two jet-setting gentlemen, who found love in each other in Seattle, traveled the world together,View full post »

apps family photos // san jose, california

This is the family of my friend Cyntia, who I met in New Orleans… she is a family photographer in San Jose, andView full post »

2014 year in review // family & wedding photographer

In this post, I am including one photo (sometimes two!) from each photo session I did & each wedding I photographedView full post »

erin & topher’s wedding // golden gardens bathhouse // seattle, wa

This is a Happy First Anniversary post to the most amazing, Erin & Topher. They had a very intimate &View full post »

breanne’s senior photos // snohomish, wa

I almost don’t want to share these photos. I almost believe that if I never share these photos, that this sweetView full post »

ashley & bucky’s wedding // sayulita, mexico

Actually, the photos that I’m about to share are way less about Ashley & Bucky’s wedding, and way moreView full post »

julia // boudoir // seattle, wa

I’m literally sitting in the airport as I post this! But I had time to kill, and was sitting here thinking aboutView full post »

corbell family photos // los angeles, californa

I always tell the families that I photograph that we will meet in their home & take it from there, because myView full post »

joan & margaret’s wedding // kirkland, wa

Let me just start this out with a little #humblebrag and say… I photographed the wedding of Kirkland’sView full post »

jim & kendal’s engagement photos // seattle, wa

Sooooo… the funny thing about posting these engagement photos is that at this point, their wedding has alreadyView full post »

joe & reiny’s wedding // arlington, wa

This wedding happened quite awhile ago, but reliving it today has been a real treat for me… it’s amazingView full post »

abegg adventures // olympic peninsula, wa

It’s been a very long time since I last blogged. When I was young all I wanted to be when I grew up was a writerView full post »

chelsea // boudoir // seattle, wa

“As if you were on fire from within. The moon lives in the lining of your skin.” -Pablo Neruda Share this:Click toView full post »

brit & nina’s wedding // seattle, wa

This wedding gave me a lot of firsts… my first same-sex wedding, my first time being published in a magazine, and myView full post »

garrard family photos // scottsdale, arizona

I recently went to Arizona for a photo conference, and in my spare time I was able to meet up with my friend John &View full post »

alex & gail’s family photos // seattle, wa

Alex & I have the same birthday month, so with that & with having one of the most loving & beautiful momsView full post »

brett & caroline’s engagement photos // seattle, wa

These guys used to be my neighbors! Oddly enough we didn’t even hang out that much, but I think they’re super coolView full post »

photography workshop // seattle, wa

One cold & blustery–I mean freezing cold & blustery–day here in Seattle, a beautiful & talentedView full post »

film is not dead // FIND biz guide

If you love reading my blog, but you are not a photographer (because let’s face it, about 9 out of the 10 of you whoView full post »

roodie & lively // family photos // seattle, wa

“I’m youth, I’m joy, I’m a little bird that has broken out of the egg.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan: Peter andView full post »

lauren // boudoir // seattle, wa

This is a dear friend of mine… she loves herself, and so do I. I admire that in a person… to be so comfortable withView full post »

carolyn & peter’s wedding // sayulita, mexico

Carolyn & Peter. AKA Carolina y Pedro. I also debated on calling this post Sweet Caroline, because I seriouslyView full post »

wray family photos // seattle, wa

“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn Is just to love and be loved in return.” -Nature Boy, Nat King Cole I recentlyView full post »

cabanillas family vacation photos // merida, yucatan, mexico

In addition to my last post, here are just a *few* photos from when we were exploring around Mexico together… a happyView full post »

cabanillas family photos // yucatan, mexico

Abigail, what’s your favorite thing about your mom? “She is so beautiful, she takes care of me all the time, she playsView full post »

brian & kaila’s wedding // guemes island, wa

Happy First Anniversary to Brian & Kaila, whose wedding we celebrated on the ever-amazing & intimate GuemesView full post »

herrera family photos // bremerton, wa

Moon in all your splendor, known only to my heart, Call back my rose, rose of San Antone. Lips so sweet and tender,View full post »

julie // boudoir // seattle, wa

um… I’m already blushing. “Bring your substance deep down to me, heavily, covering my eyes, let your existence cutView full post »

madyson’s birth story // portland, oregon

This is the story of Madyson Maxine… MadMax… whose birth we raced down to Oregon for last week, practically uponView full post »

ava & kenji’s family photos // seattle, wa

Nine months later… surprise! It’s hilarious that I can get so behind on blogging, that if I wait too long then whatView full post »

ava & kenji’s wedding // lummi island, wa

“…once the realization is accepted that even between the closest people infinite distances exist, a marvelous livingView full post »

valentino’s first family photos // los angeles, california

val·en·ti·no: /ˌvalənˈtēnō/: brave, healthy, strong. This is Baby Valentino, the boy who completed the home of EileenView full post »

josey // seattle, wa

“I’m good at looking forlorn, angry, confused, and amazing… all at once if you need me to.” That was the start of myView full post »

jerry & kamil in love // seattle, wa

What can I say? I’m in love. In love with these two, in love with their story, in love with these images… one coldView full post »

adam & christine’s wedding // sayulita, mexico

There are some things about weddings in Mexico that I will never tire of… the inevitable day of the dead theme, theView full post »

janessa // boudoir // seattle, wa

“Curve: The loveliest distance between two points.” -Mae West This is my dear friend Janessa (with a little debut ofView full post »

cameron & jon’s courthouse wedding // seattle, wa

Cameron & Jon… along with a sister, a friend, a judge, and me. Cameron & Jon called me two days before theirView full post »

thompson family photos // sharingwood, wa

“it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood a neighborly day in this beautywood would you be mine? could you beView full post »

aimee & helen’s wedding // guemes island, wa

Once again, a wedding with two people in love who I immediately fell in love with… it’s easy to do with these two, IView full post »

finn’s birth story // seattle, wa

This is the story of the day that Finn entered this world… I know that it’s kind of a long story, so I am beyondView full post »

garcia family photos // miami, florida

This is Ozzy Garcia… film photographer extraordinaire, mad surfer, family man, and The Heart & Soul of Miami. OzzyView full post »

enjoli in b&w // boudoir // seattle, wa

Black, White, and Beautiful all over. Hot. If you’re into celebrating your body, and living in the here & now…View full post »

meyer family photos // seattle, wa

For those of you who know what a geek I am about NPR & KUOW… then you’ll know how happy I am to share this familyView full post »

danielle & matt’s engagement photos // seattle, wa

I’ve kind of been sitting on this series for awhile—photos of one of my favorite couples this year–because I was tryingView full post »

jennyj in love // san juan island, wa

One day not that long ago (but seemed forever ago), a day that happened to be summer solstice, I was taking a ferry toView full post »

carlyle family photos // seattle, wa

This is Eli’s world. Or this is what Eli’s world looked like until about any minute now, when he & his family willView full post »

della’s first family photos // bremerton, wa

Chris & Emily are the type of people who seem to have it all figured out… they’re fun, silly, creative, and live inView full post »

taura // boudoir // laie, hawaii

“Knocking me out with those American thighs.” -AC/DC This is my girl Taura, who I met in Hawaii & convinced to letView full post »

tek’s birth story // seattle, wa

This is Tek. Named for Element 43, Technetium. And this is Tek’s story… When Tek’s parents asked me to photographView full post »

aimee & helen’s engagement photos // seattle, wa

I’ve done my best to stay away from the trend of the whole “picnic-in-the-park-as-engagement-photos,” but when theView full post »

davidson family photos // seattle, wa

This is a special family session, that mainly stars a cute kid named Jonah. Jonah in Seattle. Talk about FINDView full post »

kimball family photos // olympia, wa

“MY FAMILY IS COOLER THAN YOURS” -bumper sticker, that i made up in my head for this family Sometimes I show up at aView full post »

brooke & erica’s wedding // sayulita, mexico

This wedding in particular was something special… Brooke & Erica had been together for twelve years by the timeView full post »

lyric’s first baby photos // seattle, wa

Lyric. With her sweet & very proud brother Jonah. Life. New life… ain’t it grand? {originally posted at CALIMAView full post »

reiny & joe’s engagement photos // seattle, wa

This is Reiny & Joe. Reiny is kind of my idol, Joe has the name of a comic book superhero, and they live in anView full post »

kaemon’s first family photos // seattle, wa

It’s not very often that I do maternity & newborn photos, but within the last few months I’ve been fortunate to doView full post »

coltrane & sarah // family photos // seattle, wa

This is my friend Sarah, and her boy Coltrane. She’s always referring to him as a “tender soul,” and it wasn’t until IView full post »

isabel & chris in love // boston, ma

These two cuties came down to model for our workshop outside of Boston, Massachusetts. Believe it or not, they have twoView full post »