Your School Has a Story to Tell

I believe that photography tells stories. Weddings, births, family gatherings, a quiet morning at home: each of these moments is an equally worthwhile and meaningful story to tell. A story's importance is not about its plotline, but instead it rests on the emotion that it makes us feel.


And your school has a story to tell, too. Each day in every one of your classrooms a perfectly unique story is unfolding. It might a story of cooperation and collaboration or perhaps one of exploration and discovery. Whatever the narrative, the story of your school and all its inspiring and beautiful particulars deserves to be told and shared.

As an administrator or a teacher, each school day may seem to be simply a variation on a set of carefully crafted and thoughtfully implemented routines. But from an outsider's perspective a day in a school or a classroom is a fascinating and emotionally poignant story waiting to be told. Your school's mission and guiding philosophy are what makes its day-in-day-out narrative compelling and worth documenting.


Using my years of experience photographing young children, I can turn your deeply considered and meaningful approach to education and childhood development into a heartfelt and impactful story that will resonate with parents, children and the community at large. You can give parents the gift of an intimate view into their child's life at school, provide a lasting memory for a child of what their school life was like as they grew from baby to kindergartener and have access to a catalogue of authentic marketing photos.


The structure and pricing of each school storytelling session is specific to the circumstances and needs of your school--just get in touch and we can talk about how to tell your school's story.


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    "After looking at Catherine's work, I immediately saw that she understood how to make people comfortable and capture small moments for their simplistic beauty. During the shoot, she lived up to expectations.


    Casually chatting to make sure everyone felt at ease, while also blending into the background so our family could carry out our daily lives uninterrupted for her to document. The outcome of our session was lovely!


    She provided images that made me laugh, choke up or see our family dynamic in a new, special way. I am grateful for this gift and this wonderful phase in our lives that is now frozen in time because of her."

    "Catherine came into our home and captured our chaos perfectly in beautiful photographs. While we relaxed and chatted, Catherine snapped away and made us feel at ease while our kids danced and played.


    I was completely blown away when we received the final product! My kids do not sit
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