Diamond Portraits & Weddings is a small boutique studio located in the heart of Caringbah. Hi, I’m Cathy and I have been photographing weddings and portraits for 24 years. I can honestly say I love it as much today as I did the day I started.
I have two absolutely gorgeous children, one cat and two of the cutest rabbits you have ever seen. I thrive on being busy, have a very wicked sense of humour, and love my job. Life is jam packed to say the least but I would not have it any other way.
I am a full accredited member of The Australia Institute of Photography (AIPP) https://www.aipp.com.au/about
I’ve been fortunate enough to have won a string of awards for my wedding an work. Four years ago I was also award a Licentiate status for my long standing commitment to the wonderful Industry of Photography. In 2014 I was also invited by the Australia Institute to of Professional Photography become a national assessor for the industry. Photography is an industry that I truly love, and it’s wonderful to be recognised within such accolades from our governing body.
What I Do
I am a storyteller and I really love to get to know my clients as much as I can before the big day. Not only do I want to provide the most memorable and unique images for my couples, I want to also provide an experience they will also remember.
My goal simply, is to capture the bride and grooms personality. To ensure wedding photos are a true representation of who they are! I know some studio may say they have a certain style that they like to photograph. They may say “we are a candid studio “or we are a “a lifestyle/environmental photography studio”. After meeting a couple and talking to them about their wedding, personalities do become quite apparent. Some couples are reserved, while some are very outgoing. Lots and Lots lots of people tell me they hate having their photo taken!! Yep that’s the truth. As a photographer, its my job to make sure you enjoy it.
No two weddings are the same to me! I honestly think that’s why I have been photographing for so long. Ever bride and groom are individuals and their photos need express that individuality that makes them unique..
Communication is really important to me. Being able to educate couples about the expected light on the day, the timing for their photography schedule. I spend a lot of time talking to couples about ideal locations for the time of year their getting married, and so on. Just to ensure couples get the absolute most out of their wedding day photography.
Whether its a family, kids or pets the same principle applies. My style works to suite the client’s personality. It’s a simple philosophy that works for me and my clients. I always try to work in a really relaxed manner and capture people and especially children spontaneously interacting during the session, there’s nothing worse than a forced smile!
Well what can I say, they just bring a smile to my face ever time, and who wouldn’t love capturing their craziness? Pets are such an important part of any family, and their connection with kids in particular is truly quite special. If anyone has a family pet, they are always welcome to my family portraits.
Now that you know a little about me, Id love to know a little about you
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