Archive for August, 2008
I was extremely fortunate to be included in Ron Dawson’s F-Stop Beyond Series. He has interviewed many of our industries top professionals such as the Woods, Michelle Celentano, Jim Garner, Joe Photo, etc. He is an incredible artist himself and did and amazing job. Below is his interview description and link to the show.
What do a massage therapist and a wedding and portrait photographer have in common? Well, you gotta listen if you want to find out. Perhaps it was Catherine Hall‘s experience as the former that contributed to her being such a terrific photographer. Or, maybe it was the nationally acclaimed skiing she used to do that gave her the competitive edge to rise above the rest. Or, perhaps, despite the fact that she was a middle child, instead of embracing a “Jan Brady” (“Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!”) attitude, Catherine always saw herself AS Marcia. Whatever the secret, Catherine’s experience as an editorial, portrait, and wedding photographer have made her creme of the crop in the industry (she was one of only a few women selected as “Young Guns” earlier this year at WPPI). This is one of those episodes that will make you laugh as well as give you inspiration. We cover a whole host of topics: childhood; massage therapy; skiing; west coast vs. east coast (she’s bi-coastal, “not that there’s anything wrong with that.”); and, at the end, she gives us her take on two of the most oft-asked questions she gets as a speaker and instructor: how do you get sponsors and how do you get to charge high fees? We cover such a variety of topics, I’ve crowned Catherine “The Tangent Queen.”
Please enjoy the SHOW.
Catherine Hall Studios has been nominated as one of the top businesses in The Bay Area as part of the BayList Best. Consumers from all over The Bay Area vote for their favorite businesses which comprises a list of top photographers. If you have moment you may cast your vote by clicking here. Thank you!
Above is a photograph of me taking an environmental “scene setter’ image from the roof of the Ritz. If it wasn’t for their amazing coordinator, Melinda Easley, I would have never got the shot.Incredible venue, perfect weather, exotic location, kind family & friends and amazing clients – what more can a photographer ask for? Keisha and Troy’s wedding at the Ritz Carlton in Grand Cayman was full of style and elegance. The couple and their event coordinators Melinda Easley and Bernadette Williams did a sensational job. Keisha was a beautiful bride, so regal and full of grace. As for Troy, you just have to meet him – one of the most charismatic, intelligent, sharp, and fun to photograph people.Enjoy the slide show!
It is quite an honor to be included in Wedding and Portrait Photographer’s International “Dream Team”. In the August issue, Rangefinder announced the following:The 2009 lineup of WPPI Platform speakers is quite possibly the inest collection of the most successful professional photographers int eh industry – not to mention the most sought after on the speaking circuit. WPPI has created a “DREAM TEAM” of Platform Speakers for 2009 whil will be presenting an array of topics. Fellow speakers include: Marcus Bell, Joe Buissink, Bambi Cantrell, Michele Celentano, Bruce Dorn, Jim Garner, Jerry Ghionis, Gene Higa, Joe Photo, JB & DeEtte Sallee, Eddie Tapp, Vicki Taufer, Jeff & Julia Woods, and Yervant.