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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!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Take My Breath Away

I could not believe my eyes when I saw this beautiful sight - after lunch in the entry just before this blog - i happened to press the wrong floor to go down to the lobby and I literally lost my breath when facing this beautiful staircase with amazing dim lighting.

more posting hopefully soon!


Sunday, May 25, 2008


Photos from lunch today, atop one of the restaurants facing Lago d'Iseo

Italy, part due

some images of Lovere and the surrounding area....

Volpi is my dad's cousin's clothing store.


this is Paola, my dad's cousin's daughter - i think she is the 4th generation working at Volpi and selling fabulous, high-end clothing

downtown Lovere

and now for some abstract and different images......Lovere and nearby cities....

that is all for now. hopefully more tomorrow evening.

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Saturday, May 24, 2008


Greetings from Italy, where I am spending 10 days with mom (Susy), dad (Alberto) and his family. He is from the teeny town of Lovere, in the province of Bergamo in the northern part of Italy.

My uncle Andrea spent yesterday (Friday) picking us up from all parts of Italy. First, he picked me up from Linate airport, and then we were off to Como to wait for mom and dad's arrival via train from Switzerland, and after a 2hr drive, we finally made it to Lovere, to my aunt Adelinda's home.

Andrea and I had about 3 hours before my parent's arrival, so we walked around the Como lake. If you know anything about Como, perhaps it's that George Clooney has a home around those parts. Unfortunately, there was no celebrity sighting, but nonetheless, our walk around the lake was beautiful!

Here is an image shot from a bench facing lake Como

lago Como

my dad's sister, tia Adelinda

my dad

After 36 hours of no sleep and the large time-zone difference, it was finally time to go to bed (9pm - i could not stay awake any longer!) and around 17 hours later - at 2 this afternoon, I finally woke up feeling refreshed, awake and ready to hang out and take some photos and enjoy.

more photos tomorrow!



Saturday, May 10, 2008

Self Portrait

When you're the one taking all the photos, you realize there are hardly any photos of you around to for your various profiles and to share with your friends, family and your peers.

.....so, I got a little creative this afternoon and created this non-traditional self portrait.

What do you think?

I would love your comments on this entry!




So a few months ago, I picked up a bunch of photography magazines, including JPG mag, and they have a cool on-line community where photographers are encouraged to submit their work, review their peers work and there's a chance your image may be published in the actual issue (which comes with some cool prizes!)

SO, I submitted a few images, including this one I took in Ecuador, and need your vote!

It won't take but a second! Do it!



Thursday, May 8, 2008

Tia Patricia's Suprise Bday Party!

This past Saturday was BUSY!

In between Elizabeth's bridal portraits, and Eva Fina & DJ Sarper's show was my aunt Patricia's surprise birthday party!

We were married in her house back in December 2005, and going back there is always special to me.


The BIGGEST surprise was that Natalia, Patricia's sister, came all the way from Ecuador for Patricia's birthday! The best part was that Patricia had NO CLUE!

tia Natalia is on the left and the birthday girl, Patricia, on the right

Cristina and Nicolas, Patricia's kids

cousin Maria Fernanda with her 1 1/2 yr old twins

Natalia making Pisco Sour. DELICIOUS!!!

my mother-in-law, Mili, and my husband Juan Miguel

Eva Fina & DJ Sarper

This past Saturday night, my husbad's band, Eva Fina, played at the Evening Muse in NoDa. Their opening and closing act was DJ Sarper, a friend of ours.

Here are some scenes from the show!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Elizabeth's Bridal Portraits

I had the pleasure of photographing Elizabeth this past Saturday afternoon all over Charlotte.
Although uncertain at times, we lucked out with great weather and just a raindrop or two.

Here are some of my favorite images of Elizabeth. Enjoy!

I love the negative space here and the simplicity of the image.

We found a bench in an unlikely space and made great use of it. The photo above and below are two of my favorite bench shots.

This last image was taken at Elizabeth's grandmother house.
I love the hardwood floors and how beautiful and relaxed Elizabeth looks.


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