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Hola! Hello! Bonjour! Szerbus! Ciao! My name is Catalina and I'm a freelance photogrher based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hola! Me llamo Catalina y son una fotografa en Charlotte, Carolina del Norte. Although a straight-A student in high school, I loathed and somehow managed to skip Physics in order to print in the dark room. Now, with the passing of each day, I am more and more passionate about photography and the moments I can capture through my lens - abstract or otherwise. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Meet Veronica, her husband Brendan and their son Sebastian (8 months). Next, meet Veronica's brother Esteban, wife Christine and little Ellie (3 months). Last, but not least, meet the proud grandparents Consuelo and Luis!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Home, Sweet Home

We are FINALLY in our new home!!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Amanda's bridal session today went great!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Chef Tim

I had the opportunity to photograph Chef Tim for Beer Advocate Magazine. He is one of the country's top 5 beer chefs (yes, BEER Chefs) and was going to be featured in the next issue.

My portrait of Chef Tim land the COVER (photo above) of Beer Advocate, and 2 more images were selected for the story! (both below)


There is something so simplistic and beautiful about these cakes, that I was completely blown away when I was shown these delectable/edible works of art. On the outside, they look normal (except for the amazing sugar art which is incredible art itself), but when cut, these cakes reveal their beautiful little secret.
Take a look! The place is called Salara, located in the Ballantyne area.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Siam Garden

This was another shoot for Creative Loafing that I recently took.
Lampang, pictured here, was a charming and funny lady. She's the owner of Siam Garden, located on Whitehall Drive, close to 485.
As soon as I meet folks that I need to photograph, I can sense how comfortable/uncomfortable they are about being photographed.
Lampang gave off a friendly and comfortable vibe - you can see it in how relaxed she is in this photo and in all the photos I took of her that night.


Just this morning, I photographed a restaurant called Crisp, located on 7th and Pecan, for my weekly Creative Loafing gig. As I was wrapping up, I noticed these awesome partitions and since abstracts are my favorite kind of photography, I was thrilled to shoot this and have in my arsenal of abstracts :)

Smelly Cat

It's been a while since I last posted. Lots has happened since then! Juan and I moved out of our rental, moved into our in-laws and will be moving into our new condo on the 11th of this month!!!!

Needless to say, we've been crazy busy packing, moving, going through the mortgage process, working, taking photos, playing music and Juan is going to SCAD full time on top of everything else.

We can't wait - just 8 days to go, and we will FINALLY be in our first home!!!!

Anyways, here's a photo I took at a cool coffee shop in NoDa, called The Smelly Cat.


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