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

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“The moment Catherine walked through our door I immediately felt like we’d known each other forever! She was so laid back and easy going. Her natural vibe and relaxed approach to photographing was so refreshing. Our little boy had just turned 3 months old and we were so excited to get some photos of our family.

“Catherine did a beautiful job at capturing the essence of our home and our love. We are eternally grateful for these images and cherish them dearly. They are original, organic and simply illustrate us! There are not enough words we can say but Catherine is definitely our family photographer and we are looking forward to having her capture some more special moments in our journey.”

-The Garcia-Rodriguez Family: Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

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“Hiring Catherine Abegg was the best investment I have ever made – not only did we get an incredible photographer and photos that we will cherish forever, but we now have a bad ass friend as well (we immediately hit it off with her when we first met in a bar to talk about booking her).  On our wedding day, Catherine showed up to find my wife in a panic because she didn’t like the way her hair looked. After getting the “it looks fine” routine from her bridesmaids and mother, she turned to Catherine. Catherine was the only person who gave my bride an honest answer with “it’s not my favorite.” She then helped my wife fix her hair and make it look gorgeous all while making my wife feel confident.  She went above and beyond on our wedding day and with our engagement shoot as well.  Our pictures are unbelievable – we have them hanging all over our house!  She beautifully poses everyone – none of our photos look forced, staged, or cliche.  Catherine has not only become our family photographer, but she is now a great friend.”

-Matt & Danielle: Seattle, WA

 

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“Catherine recently photographed me for some boudoir photos I had in my mind but needed help creating. I’d never done this before so going into it I was a little nervous, but she has a way of putting people at ease and allowing women to harvest their beauty within.  She understood my vision and executed it 10 fold. The images I have from that morning are something I will look back on for a very long time. Catherine capture a time in my life that means so much to me and for that I’m forever grateful. ”

-Julie: Seattle, WA

 

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“From the moment my wife and I met Catherine, we knew we were not only meant to work together but to be friends as well. Catherine has this incredible take on photography and treats all of her clients as if they’ve been friends for years. She’s beyond professional, produces beautiful, unique and quality work and is so incredibly genuine and humble.  It’s the little and thoughtful things that Catherine does that makes working with her so memorable.”

-Brit & Nina: Seattle, WA

 

 

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“Real, emotion, love, and life. Catherine’s images of our family are perfect and uniquely us. She captured the little moments, the intimate details of how we live our life that I will treasure forever, Her ability to capture raw emotion on film is unreal and we were honored that she became a part of our family during our session in order to capture us fully. The images she captured of our family are not only amazing and beautiful, but they evoke a feeling of gratitude and overflowing love for my husband and son each and every time I look at them. We can’t thank her enough for the timeless memories, the love and respect she showed for our family, and her devotion to creating brilliant images that we will cherish always.”

 -Jesse, Rachel & Ollie

 

 

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“When you hire a photographer, you are hiring an artist whose job it is to capture the love.  Any old fool off the street can take a picture of you looking gorgeous in your dream wedding gown, kissing the love of your life, or sweetly snuggling your child.  But it takes an artist like Catherine to capture the emotion in those images in just the right light, with just the right composition.  My husband and I flip through our wedding book all the time, and every time we pick it up we are instantly transported back to the most magical day of our lives, thanks to the gorgeous images that Catherine captured.  Catherine loves the love, and it shows in her photographs.  She will be genuinely invested in you and your story, and will revel with you in the joy of your day, as if you were the closest of friends from back in the day.  She will laugh with you and dance with you and tell you that she loves your grandmother, and she truly will.  The investment you make in hiring Catherine will more than pay off in priceless visual memories that you will cherish for the rest of your life.  Do yourself a favor and hire the woman!”

-Kaila & Brian: Guemes Island, WA

 

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“We asked Catherine to come and photograph the birth of our first baby. We originally had planned on a home birth, but after a few complications came up late in my pregnancy, I ended up having a scheduled c-section. Although it was a completely different birth experience than I was hoping for, Catherine delivered images that were everything that I had hoped for: beautiful and authentic. Two years later, I look at those images and I am instantly transported back to that day and all of the feelings of fear, anticipation, joy and love. Catherine was a wonderful presence during the birth and afterwards. Anytime I think about my son’s birth, I will remember the gift that she gave us by documenting that amazing experience.”

-Christine, Shawn & Finn