Cate Castleton Photography | About

Natacha Paternoster-

'Cate first did my pregnancy shoot back in July and I couldn't have been more delighted with the results. I knew I could expect amazing shots on the day but Cate surpassed herself. Both my husband and I love every photo. She has managed to capture every aspect of this magical moment in photos we will treasure forever. So we asked her to do the shoot for our newborn baby girl and again she did an amazing job. We cannot recommend Cate highly enough. Her personality instantly relaxes you so she captures the best shots of everyone'

 

Lene Fulbrook-

Cate took amazing photos of my children and family. We've had 3 sessions with her so far, one newborn, 1 family and 1 for sibling photos. My children are a challenge to keep focused and posing in from too the camera but cates calm and friendly approach, managing to get them to cooporate, was amazing. her patience as well during baby photos while I was trying to get my little girl to sleep for the session was admirable as we spent 8 hours getting baby settled. Cate made my children and I so at ease and having fun at the sessions. Cate also has really creative ideas for the photos and brought along so many nice props for the baby photos. The photos definitely exceeded expectations. Would strongly recommend her especially when it comes to working with children'

 

Kim Lori Burgess-

'My 9 day old Alfie had his newborn photoshoot with Cate. She took great care when handling and posing him. She made sure all was safe and he was supported at all times. Personalised props were also used for that extra touch. We couldn't be happier with how the shoot went and the photos taken. Thank you so much- special moments captured forever'

 

Danny Smith-

'Cate's a great photographer. She's done a couple of shoots for me - one for work and one for my music stuff. She's super friendly, too!

 

 

Hi, I'm Cate, a fully trained and insured photographer.

Although laid back, I am fortunately/ unfortunately a perfectionist and I can 100% guarantee

you'd be happy with my service because I strive for perfection in every aspect of my business.

 

I blame my love and obsession with photography entirely on my parents

(I blame most things on them)

 Video cameras weren't common place 30 years ago but my dad, being an audio engineer had a professional video camera and recorded the funniest videos of my sisters and I growing up.

I also recently found out that my grandfather got into trouble with his in-laws for blowing all the wedding money on a very expensive camera so he could record my beautiful grandmother and their children growing up.

My mother prided herself on throwing us the best birthday parties and taking us on fun family holidays and we have stacks (and I mean stacks!) of photos to show for it.

I'll be eternally grateful for my parents insistence on recording occasions and capturing moments for us to look back on now, laugh, cry and most importantly so I can share these memories with my own two children.

I believe so strongly now In recording memories and want to help other families capture their own special moments whether that's goofing around the home, climbing trees in the park or having fun in the studio.

I've always been an artist (I can blame that on my mother too) painting and photographing people, wildlife and landscapes since I was a little.

Growing up in the beautiful Surrey hills and then the Sussex coast, inspiration was never far away. 

 

My formal qualifications in Art and Photography have taken been gained at The University of Sussex, The London college of fashion and the University of Westminster.

I've also been very lucky to receive 1-2-1 training with some of the best photographers in the UK.  

Taking newborn safety incredibly seriously, I constantly take up-to-date newborn safety training with specialists in the field.

Outside from photography, I've also had successful careers in fashion merchandising and styling, dressing windows and designing concepts for some of the biggest retail brands in Europe.

 

I now specialise in providing Maternity, Newborn, Childrens and family portraits in Greenwich, South east London and beyond.

I also love working with artists, small businesses and schools. 

 

I'm a member of the SWPP, The biggest and most respected photographic organisation.

 

I welcome you to my home studio or happily travel to your home or to any chosen location.

 

Please do get in contact if you have any questions 

I look forward to meeting you soon

Cate x