By Appointment Only
San Diego, California
We'd love it if you would mention that you found Cate Batchelor Photography on the Here Comes The Guide website.
Southern California and willing to travel worldwide.
Cate is the perfect hybrid of fly on the wall, meets supportive friend, meets camera-wielding ice breaker! She strives to give her couples not just pretty pictures, but photos that truly capture the magic of the day. With a candid, relaxed and photojournalistic style, she makes her couples feel incredibly comfortable so that she can accurately capture the joy, excitement, nerves, happy tears, and LOVE. Her photos come to life with emotion, only enhanced by her use of creative lighting techniques, unique perspectives, interesting angles and expert composition.
Create Your Custom Collection
Cate is well aware that all weddings and couples are different, so she offers collections that are completely customizable. YOU piece together everything you need to fit your desires and your budget.
All Wedding Packages Include:
- timeline creation + advice
- second photographer
- online gallery with unlimited downloads
- download and printing rights
- complimentary engagement session
Most couples invest between $2,400—$3,600.
Please contact Cate for more information!
Questions and Answers
What 3 words best describe your work?
Fun, candid and romantic.
Why should someone hire you?
You are not just booking a photographer; you are choosing an experience. Every couple has a vibrant love story that is worth being captured. I love love, shoot with a photojournalistic style and search for those real moments to capture your unique love story. For me, my photos are an extension of myself as an artist, and it's not just about taking pictures and getting paid.
What are some sources of inspiration or influences on your work?
A major source of inspiration for me are my grandparent's wedding photos. They sit in a silver frame in the living room. Those photos have become heirlooms and I strive to give the same timeless, heirloom quality to my couples.
What makes a wedding memorable for you?
If I have to bust out the tissues during the toasts!
What have weddings taught you?
That love is love and it's all beautiful.
What is the best advice you give a couple when planning their wedding?
Hire a wedding planner! There is a lot that goes into planning a wedding and it can be very stressful. Remember this is one of the biggest days of your life. You want to be excited and enjoy your big day, not just relieved that it is over!
If you could have any superpower on the job, what would it be?
Who needs a drone when you can fly!
What are 3 words that describe your personality?
Energetic, funny and hard working.
What's your favorite book/movie/work of art?
Gone with the Wind.
What's your favorite way to wind down after a hard day?
A good beer and re-reading Harry Potter.
What are some of your favorite places to eat—either everyday spots or special occasion splurges?
My love affair with burritos knows no bounds!!
About This CompanyCate is a photographer, boy mom, coffee addict and a lover of life’s little moments. She's been known to make sound effects when shooting and make up words to describe things. "Floof that dress!" It's both her job and passion to capture weddings—creating family heirlooms that will stand the test of time.
Cate Batchelor Photography Covers These Areas:
- Destination Weddings
- Los Angeles
- Orange County
- Palm Springs / Palm Desert
- Riverside / Inland Empire
- San Bernardino Mountains / Lake Arrowhead
- San Diego
- South Bay L.A. / Long Beach
- Temecula Wine Country
- And other areas by special arrangement.
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