where good design and fine photography meet


I wear lots of hats. My favorite is creating portraits that you love.

I was nine when my Aunt Ellie gave me a Kodak Brownie camera on a blustery Thanksgiving morning. I lost all track of time exploring how I could see the world through the camera's lens.  Not until my Mom demanded I come inside and sit down for dinner did I put down my first camera.  A camera has hardly left my side since that day.


I believe that taking control of your camera can inspire "creative confidence." I love to teach photography and storytelling to kids and adults.  I encourage everyone to shoot on manual mode and to use Lightroom and Photoshop software to make their pictures not only better in the moment but retrievable in the future.

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

Life is beauty, admire it.

Life is a dream, realize it.

Life is a challenge, meet it

                -Mother Teresa

650.739.0204       email: cathy@cathylens.com