Cate Batchelor Photography • San Diego • California

Cate Batchelor Photography
Wedding Photography


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Service Area

Southern California and willing to travel worldwide.

Services Offered

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.

Prices and/or Package Info

All Wedding Packages Include:

  • timeline creation + advice
  • second photographer
  • online gallery with unlimited downloads
  • $100 print credit

Please contact Cate for more information!


"Cate went above and beyond what I could of imagined. I love showing off my photos whenever possible."

"She captured moments where I didn't even realize she was taking pictures."

"Cate was extremely responsive throughout the entire planning process. I never worried about waiting for a response from Cate whether via text or email -- which is a great relief for a bride-to-be!"

"I met her for coffee and instantly fell in love with her personality. She was so easy to work with."

"Her prices are extremely reasonable for the product you receive."

"I still hear rave reviews about her and my photos from all of my bridesmaids. They loved working with her as well!"

"She helped me plan out a timeline for all the pictures to fit into our big day that was perfect for us. This was one of the most helpful items for a stressed bride who had no idea what she was doing!"

"She truly made the day with all of her ideas—and the photos were beautiful!

Did you know?

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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 Company

Cate 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:

  • Southern California
    • Los Angeles
    • Manhattan Beach / Palos Verdes / Long Beach
    • Orange County
    • Palm Springs / Palm Desert / Coachella Valley
    • Riverside / Inland Empire
    • San Bernardino Mountains / Lake Arrowhead
    • San Diego
    • Temecula Wine Country
  • And other areas by special arrangement.
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This is a list of the areas that Cate Batchelor Photography normally serves. However, be sure to ask them if they'll be able to work at your particular location.
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