The lovely editorial team at Junebug Weddings recently interviewed me for Photobug, one of their series featuring professional wedding photographers. It was an absolute treat to chat with them… and also a total honor to be featured on their site! Photographer Spotlight by Junebug Weddings – Catherine Hall of Catherine Hall Studios
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Well-known and sought-after photographer, Catherine Hall, is an artist of extraordinary talent with experience in multiple types of photography. With the heart and eye for beauty and real life, her wedding photography is beautiful, intimate and deeply connected. We recently had the honor of speaking with her about her approach to photography, weddings, work and life, and we’re thrilled to share her words and images with you today. Enjoy!
Junebug: How did you get into wedding photography?
Catherine: I started shooting when I was 16 through a photo class in high school – I fell in love with photography and went straight to college at Cal Poly, in San Luis Obispo, to major in art and design with a concentration in photography. I have tried taking many different types of photography over the years, and my love for every aspect of the art has grown and grown. I was fortunate to work for Steve McCurry, who is famous for his photo of the Afghan girl, and also had the opportunity to work for Getty Images. The corporate world looked great from the outside, but it really didn’t fit my dreams, so I tried shooting my first wedding in 2006 and all my years of study just came together for me. Now, I am sought-after enough to be very selective about for whom I shoot. As a perfectionist, I seek to completely exceed my clients’ every expectations. I work with clients who truly love and appreciate the art of photography and am lucky enough to shoot mostly destination weddings.
Junebug: Of the destination weddings that you’ve photographed, what locations stand out the most for you?
Catherine: I always love shooting in wine country. I feel at home in Sonoma, Napa and Tahoe, where the locations are gorgeous and, since I live in San Francisco, very accessible to me. One of my favorite weddings ever was one I photographed at the Ritz Carlton in Grand Cayman. Apparently it was the largest wedding ever shot at this 5-star resort. The fashion and grace of the guests dazzled me, the music rocked (they had one of the DJs for Mariah Carey!), and I had the time of my life.
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