Client Reviews of Catherine Hall Studios

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Catherine is everything we could have asked for in a wedding photographer. Not only did she give us the most beautiful photos (and album!) of our wedding day, she took the time to get to know us, understand what we were looking for in our wedding photos, and even helped us with our wedding day timeline – including talking me through the pros and cons of doing a “First Look” when I was on the fence (side note: so worth it!). Catherine and her team put me at ease and were so much fun to work with. I can’t thank her enough for capturing our wedding so perfectly!


We’ve had the opportunity to work with Catherine Hall on a few occasions and each time was an amazing experience. From my bridal shower to our engagement session, to our wedding day, and lastly our post-wedding session, Catherine did an incredible job. Catherine’s vision is gold and she was so willing to roll with all of our ideas. Catherine’s honesty when photographing made things all that much better and she pays much attention to detail which was so appreciated. In my life, I have never met a photographer that is so kind and caring who really treats clients like life long friends/family! When you work with Catherine you really see how passionate she is about what she does, it’s more than a job to her and that shows. Additionally, all of her team that works with her is just as amazing as she is! We cannot wait to work with Catherine again for future occasions as her positive energy radiates and her work is remarkable. Thank you Catherine for being a dream come true, we love and appreciate you so much and will treasure our photos forever!

-The Khalaf’s


Catherine exceeded all expectations and truly deserves the highest praise. It's difficult to convey in words just how exceptional she was. Right from the early stages, she went above and beyond to help us refine our wedding timeline, ensuring that we could capture the best possible photos and encompass every important moment.

Catherine's patience and willingness to accommodate our every request were truly remarkable. She consistently strived to make us happy, even going beyond the scope of our agreement. Her dedication to our satisfaction was evident throughout the entire process.

The photographs she delivered were nothing short of breathtaking. Each image was alive with vibrant colors and managed to perfectly capture the essence of the moment. Looking at her work, you can't help but feel transported right back into those special moments.

I wholeheartedly recommend Catherine to anyone seeking a photographer of the highest caliber. In fact, I'm already eagerly anticipating the opportunity to book her services for our future events. Thank you, Catherine, for making our wedding memories so incredibly remarkable!


Words cannot express how much we loved working with Catherine. My husband and I looked through countless photographers for our Lake Tahoe wedding--Catherine's photos were our absolute favorite, so we submitted a form inquiring about our date, crossing our fingers that she was available.

What set Catherine apart from every other vendor we worked with was that she didn't just reply to the questions in an email--she called and had an hour-long conversation with me about our wedding, what we were looking for in a photographer, and just learned more about ourselves personally. I immediately felt like she was more of a friend than a vendor. Not only were she and her fantastic assistant, Kyla, very quick to respond and communicative, but they went above and beyond. They helped provide recommendations for other vendors and even offered advice on how I should do my hair when I expressed I was torn between a few options. I also appreciated her honesty with the area and how pictures would turn out. We floated the idea driving to some other locations along the lake, but she noted that the light would be too harsh at that time and the location would take us away from our wedding for too long. She knows that area like the back of her hand, and made sure we got the best results.

Fast-forward to the wedding day, and our experience with her was nothing short of amazing. Not only did she make us feel comfortable doing a lot of different poses, but she knew exactly what to do and how to arrange the furniture and lighting--and did it quickly. Several of our wedding guests were also singing her praises and have inquired about her doing their own family portraits. She truly is the best at what she does--we just hope another occasion comes up where we can work with her again!


I’ve have had the opportunity to work with Catherine on a few occasions and I knew she had to do our wedding photos!  Our Engagement Photo session was the perfect way to kick off our wedding planning - Catherine captured amazing photos that expressed our excitement about our new life together.  In addition to the beautiful photos, that session was a great opportunity for my fiancé to get to know Catherine, for us both to get more comfortable with being photographed, and we had a lot of fun in the process!  

Catherine’s photography of our wedding was spectacular! She brings a sense of calm to a potentially stressful day and her charm puts everyone at ease.  She captured all of the family photos we wanted and all of the big moments of our day.  Catherine also seems to know were to be at just the right moment - the joke in Dad's speech that made everyone laugh; the sweet quiet moments; the big hurrah at the end of the night.  Catherine was there and she captured it all beautifully!  We invested in albums for our wedding and engagement sessions and they are mementos we will always cherish.


My wedding wouldn’t have been the same without Catherine Hall. Not only is she a wonderful photographer but an amazing person! We got to know each other well during the wedding planning process and she made me and my husband feel so at ease in front of the camera. She made sure to get every planned shot and even the last minute ones we wanted on the day of. I can’t recommend a better photographer and will recommend her for years to come!


Catherine is a true artist and professional. My experience with her was clear, friendly and helpful plus she made me feel totally natural and comfortable throughout the whole day. I got EVERYTHING I asked for and more! Our engagement and wedding day photographs are so special and will be cherished for generations to come. Catherine just gets it, she listens, quickly and kindly manages everyone involved and the photographs and products you end up with are incredible. We are so happy with our decision and grateful to have had Catherine with us throughout this special time!


Catherine was such an amazing part of our entire wedding experience. Not only did we end up with the most amazing photos of our wedding day, we also ended up with a great friend in Catherine! Catherine is a true professional yet she is completely down to earth. Her and her team understand every aspect of wedding planning and they know exactly how to manage the chaos of the wedding day and translate the day into the most spectacular photos. Our investment in Catherine was well worth it. We are so grateful for Catherine for being a part of our wedding day and leaving us with the most breathtaking photos to cherish with our friends and family!


I can’t say enough amazing things about Catherine Hall. First of all, her photos are phenomenal. What I love about Catherine is that she captures the essence of the moment — the emotions, the expressions, the snapshots in time that make up the magic of a memory. She has an artistic eye that captures the beauty of the scene, an talent for making everyone look beautiful in photos, and an ability to capture heart of the moment. Her time management of the day is impeccable; we were never rushed and yet, always on time. And perhaps most importantly, we felt connected to Catherine. She listens closely, really understands your vision, and does everything in her power to bring that to life. She is a consummate professional while also being funny, sweet and just a wonderful person to be around. I feel lucky to think of Catherine as a friend as well as the best photographer I know. I cannot imagine what my wedding would have been like without her.


My husband and I couldn’t be more pleased with Catherine and the job her team did over the course of our three day wedding. Catherine is very honest and open with regards on what to expect during the process and how she will approach photographing your special day. She has a great eye and we love our photos.


Catherine’s images evoke edginess, fun and editorial. Her images will always look timeless.


The best decision we made in planning our wedding was hiring Catherine Hall Studios.  Every picture from our wedding day is more stunning than the next.  No doubt about it, Catherine is an artist.  Catherine executes every step of the wedding photography process with meticulous detail and an unwavering work ethic.  Plus, she is an awesome person and a great friend.  I was so tired from my rehearsal dinner, Catherine had to coax me out of bed on my wedding day!!!  But, I think what sets Catherine apart, is the work she does long after your wedding day is over.  She is a highly skilled photo editor and she ensures that every single image is absolute Vogue magazine perfection.  I cannot recommend Catherine Hall Studios more.


Catherine Hall photography has the most excellent services ever. Her photo is amazing beautiful and fabulous. She knows really well about our vision, and of course she has great taste, Catherine make our engagement photo absolutely GORGEOUS, we love it so much. She is the most talent photographer. As for weddings, Catherine Hall and her team photographed us, we would never forget how beautiful it is, we couldn’t say thanks to you enough.


My husband and I had the pleasure of getting to know Catherine Hall when she thankfully agreed to join us as our photographer for our wedding in Anguilla this past December. My personal feeling was that the most important decision in planning your wedding is choosing the right person that will capture the moments that you want to remember for a lifetime, but that happen so quickly it feels like it is over in an instant. We wanted more photojournalistic/artistic style, and all of the research we did kept bringing us back to Catherine. When I finally reached out to her, during our first phone call we immediately connected. I felt like she understood exactly what I was looking for and my vision seemed to vibe completely with her personal style.  She is funny, personable, sweet, a good listener and extremely accommodating. Her calm and gentle demeanor makes you feel at ease. She is so easy to work with and is truly an artist. By the time the weekend was over, all of our guests were saying how cool she was and it felt like she blended with our crowd and was a friend. She completely captured the mood and the emotion of the evening. I still watch my slideshow all the time and am taken right back to that day. Don’t think twice, just hire her. And the BEST piece of advice I could give you, when she gives you a timeline, she knows what she is talking about so listen to her! My pictures are phenomenal and I feel honored to now call Catherine a friend.


Catherine is one of the few people we know that is truly passionate about her work. She is a master at combining the artistry of photography with the raw emotion of a wedding day. We knew the image quality and composition were going to be fantastic, but we were surprised by how many images brought tears to our eyes. Catherine worked tirelessly for our engagement and wedding sessions. Whether it was weathering a freak storm for our engagement session or jumping from rock to rock on our wedding day, Catherine did it all with ease. Not only did Catherine handle challenges gracefully, but we quickly developed a deep rapport. We were quickly wishing she was in front of the camera rather than behind it. My only wish is that we lived in the same city so I could see her all the time! In my view, we have a photographer and friend for life.


Catherine’s images speak for themselves, and I knew she was an amazing photographer, but when I first met Catherine, we instantly clicked, and because of her energy I knew I had to have her as my photographer. Catherine is not just a good photographer, she is an incredible photographer and her ability to capture the beauty of a candid moment is unparalleled. Catherine is so wonderful to work with—she has this amazing personality. She can connect with anyone and put them at ease to capture their emotions and make them open up to the camera. I don’t think my parents have ever smiled in a picture in my life, and they are probably two of the toughest customers to please, but in the pictures Catherine took, they are both grinning from ear to ear, and they both cannot stop raving about how amazing my photographs are and how lucky I am that Catherine decided to work with us. She is professional and diligent but also so warm and fun to be around. When I look at my wedding album, I feel so lucky to have found Catherine because she helped me tell the story of my wedding through these perfectly captured images that I can return to for the rest of my life. To me, Catherine is a photographer, an artist, and now a friend and I feel truly blessed that I found her.


Catherine provided a very professional, pleasant and personalized experience during our engagement and wedding.  While she flawlessly captured these important moments, what really makes her stand out is the ability to depict the tenderness, passion and energy of us and our loved ones.  When it came to designing our wedding album, Catherine tirelessly worked with us to establish shared vision and craft a cohesive narrative, providing helpful suggestions that demonstrated a clear pride of ownership.  All of our family and friends still marvel at the quality of the end product!  Since our wedding, we continue to stay in touch with Catherine, and the friendship we’ve established means a lot to us!


Looking back at what we consider an almost perfect wedding, there are still plenty of things we sometimes wonder if we would have done differently.  Using Catherine is not one of them.
From the moment we met her, Catherine made us feel like we had known her for years.  She has a natural ability to make everyone feel completely comfortable with her and this comes across in her photos.  No stiff, forced poses; just natural raw emotions and reactions.  She is able to naturally direct people if needed or just blend into the background where no one notices her.   In addition to her immense talent, she is a joy to be around.   Every guest absolutely loved her.
It was clear from the beginning that Catherine is a true professional.  She understood all the details, the lighting, the composition, color grading, the angles, how to interact with people and everything else that would go unnoticed by most people.  There’s a reason why you cannot give the same equipment to someone and expect the same results.  Anyone can take relatively decent pictures but only a small minority would produce art.  Catherine produces art.  
Photos are one of the few tangible items you can take away from any event.  Because of this, it is absolutely worth it to use Catherine.  If we wanted to document any other event in the future, Catherine would be the only person we would use.


Catherine was adorable, calming, and helped everyone relax and get into the moment of magic! What a magnificent presence she has. I thank her for being so wonderful with Molly, my daughter. It was instantly apparent why Molly chose Catherine over any other photographer out there. I think after meeting Catherine, it’s a "no contest" situation! I look forward to seeing all the pictures and once again sharing in the magic of the evening.


Catherine is a unique person who radiates a love of people, as demonstrated through her dedication to her art. The bride and groom kissed *her on there walk from the alter–who *is this amazing woman?!


I showed Catherine’s pictures to some bookers at Elle Magazine, and they love her photos of Blair and me so much that they booked me for their special April editorial. I really loved working with her, and would definitely love to shoot with her again!


We really love that Catherine played such an integral role in our wedding. She became a fast friend and consequently stayed right in the moment with us the whole night. We missed her when she left at the end of the night! Her images are not only artful, but they also capture the feeling of the night. As an overwhelmed bride, it was wonderful to have total confidence that our wedding would be captured poignantly and in its entirety. It has been such a fun surprise to see beautiful photos of small, spontaneous moments that I didn’t even know were happening. I’ve watched her image narration piece about 50 times already and still cry. It’s stunning and our family will treasure it for generations to come. Dave and I thank her from the bottom of our hearts.


Most photojournalists I know fear one thing above most: wedding photography. For some reason, it is the one thing that really worries them deeply. There are just so many things that can go wrong and there is no way to go back and try again. Catherine and I worked together for a year at Getty Images, where I saw how she manages to remain calm and incredibly organized no matter how daunting the task. She has an amazing aptitude for dealing with tricky situations combined with exceptional photographic talents and an artistic eye. She is more than well-equipped to take on the most daunting of professional photographic pursuits–the wedding.


From the first time I met Catherine Hall, it was clear she knew exactly what I was hoping for from my wedding photos, and she delivered precisely that. The formal pictures were executed with efficiency, and she was practically invisible throughout the ceremony and reception. Yet, when the proofs arrived, there were so many wonderful photos it was nearly impossible to choose! Catherine and her team members have given us photos we will cherish forever!


We considered many photographers before we found Catherine, and we knew as soon as we saw her photographs that she was the right choice for us. Catherine brings creativity to her photography, transforming her work from visual artifacts to fine art. The results are breathtaking. Catherine did so much more than document what happened on our wedding day. She focused her eye on the love between us and found a way to express that love and the joy of that day in her photographs. The images she captured at our wedding, and during our engagement shoot, are visually stunning and rich with emotion. Catherine’s work is amazing, and so is she. From the start she felt like an old friend, she put us at ease and brought out our best.


We had very specific creative hopes for our wedding day and wanted its uniqueness captured. From the first day I spoke with Catherine, she understood our vision and shared in our excitement. Catherine made sure that she understood the nuances of how we wanted our images to reflect our day, helping us plan several aspects of the event so that we could capture it best, while still really enjoying our wedding day. I loved everything about our wedding. Thanks to Catherine, we can honestly relive and remember the feelings, light, and people from that day. Thank you.


Catherine was great to work with. She took time to get to know us, so when the wedding day came she was easy to work with. After seeing her work we knew the pictures would be good, but they were even better than we expected–these pictures could have been in a couture fashion magazine. She is a real professional–not only in the quality of her images, but also how she works with people. She came highly recommended and exceeded my expectations.


We were so honored have Catherine Hall as our wedding photographer. We remain in awe of her incredible talent and skills. Leading up to the day of our wedding, I was in anticipation of what images she would capture as much as I was looking forward to saying the vows! When the big day finally arrived things just got better. She instantly felt like a member of the family and a comforting companion for all the day’s events. We were pleased with and excited about all her creative ideas for remembering this single day. We couldn’t wait to see the results. We thank her so much for all her hard work, creative energy and positive attitude. The photos are absolutely perfect and beyond what we could hope to have as a record of our wedding. The collection of images is fresh, fun and full of life! This is the energy and attitude that we want for our memories. From her presence on the big day to the breathtaking slideshow, t means so much to us to have such a beautiful collection of our memories. Wee thank her so much for just being such a sweet and a perfect addition to our gathering of family of friends. We look forward to continue watching Catherine and Catherine Hall Studios excel!


Catherine is simply amazing. I had no idea how to prepare for a photo shoot, so right off the bat, I knew I was in good hands when Catherine told me exactly what to do and when to do it starting with preparation before the shoot all the way through to the actual day of the shoot. My goal with the session was to get some headshots and lifestyle photos that capture the energy warm and empathetic energy that I have when I work with clients, and Catherine helped me do exactly that. Now my website conveys my brand better than ever, and I’m so grateful to Catherine and her incredible assistant for helping me relax and have fun in what seems like it could otherwise be a very nerve-racking experience. Not only do I have great photos to use for my business for many years to come, but after having such an incredible experience, I hired CHS again to come take headshots for a bunch of my colleagues. We made it into a day-long event complete with champagne and fun music. Everyone is so happy with their photos. I can't recommend Catherine enough. Book her today!


We are so fortunate and blessed that Catherine shot our wedding. With her remarkable eye for design, she was our first choice to capture the spirit and beauty of our wedding story. Despite the fact that we were from Chicago and hosted a small wedding, Catherine emphasized to us that no wedding was insignificant to her and looked forward to the opportunity. I can testify that, as a nervous bride, I felt at ease with Catherine. Her images captured both the serious but playful personalities of both my husband and me. Already familiar with our chosen ceremony and reception sites, Catherine still took time to come the day prior our wedding to research the area closely and find the best backdrops for our portraits. We are proud to be a part of Catherine’s expansive and highly regarded portfolio, and look forward to working with her again.