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Catalina Jean Photography

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Catalina Jean is based in Portland, Oregon and often provides services for weddings throughout the U.S.

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Catalina Jean specializes in capturing artistic portraits paired with unique storytelling moments to produce natural, emotional wedding photography.

 

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  • November 24, 2014 - 3:34 PM

    Janaki - I cannot say enough good things about Catalina! As one of my bridesmaids put it, “She had such a lovely way about her.” Catalina has a wonderful, warm energy that made her such a pleasure to work with over the entire process of planning our wedding, from initial Skype conversations to the day of the wedding. She and her husband both came to take pictures, and both did an amazing job of capturing so many small, wonderful moments. Catalina has a beautiful aesthetic that really make her photos stand out. We had an outdoor wedding, and she captured the light and the beauty of the place in an incredible way. I feel very grateful to have the gorgeous photos that she took, and I was so happy to have her presence and enthusiasm at my wedding!ReplyCancel

  • April 8, 2015 - 9:39 AM

    Elisa Serrano - Where do I begin! This might be the millionth time I’ve said this, but I am SO overjoyed that I chose Catalina to shoot our wedding. We didn’t have a huge budget, but the photographer and the venue were most important to me because the photos (if you have a good photographer) truly capture the emotion and memory of the event. I searched and combed through pages of local photographers, and all of them either were incredibly out of our budget or didn’t match our style/aesthetic at all. I did NOT want the conventional cookie cutter Pinterest poses(no offense if that’s your style, truly) – I wanted someone who could think outside of the box and breathe life into our photos. When I stumbled upon Catalina’s page I KNEW she was the one! Her photos are so raw and so electric, with outstanding use of light and contrast, it’s like her subjects are out of a beautiful vintage movie or storybook. I was enamored with her portfolio. Our wedding was only planned in a couple of months, and although Catalina was a bit out of our budget I noticed her website said to contact her to work with her prices. I contacted her with not much hope since we were so close to the wedding, but she responded very quickly and let me know she would gladly work with our budget and gave me plenty of options and ideas to choose from that she could provide with our budget. When she said she was available I seriously freaked out and let her know we wanted her! She was extremely professional and made so much effort to make sure she got to know me and my future hubby in order to make sure the photos were exactly how we wanted and to capture our spirits. She was extremely helpful in having me come up with an exact time frame for the ceremony so that she knew exactly what she’d need to do to capture the best shots and where to position herself. She scouted the location before the event and came with so many ideas for us to do, I was so thankful because I didn’t have to stress at all about how we should pose. She was amazing. And our photos turned out better than I could have ever dreamed!!!! We will cherish them forever.; they are so breathtaking! She kept me very up to date on her editing progress as well, sending me a few to post on Facebook right away (very important!) and when she was completed sent me a beautiful slideshow with our photos and music that brought me to tears. Her photos bring me right back to that day and how I felt marrying my other half. Catalina could not have done anything better, she was PERFECT! And her work speaks for itself. She is creative, professional, and very intuitive. You can not go wrong with her as your photographer :)ReplyCancel

  • January 8, 2016 - 8:20 PM

    Kayleigh - We were looking for a lot in our photographer: someone experienced and professional, someone with an eye for lush, natural looking images, and also someone willing to work within our budget. We were so lucky to find Catalina! She checked all those boxes and so many others. She is a great listener who we felt understood and truly cared about what we wanted, and she was responsive and professional throughout the planning process. We really appreciated that she was enthusiastic and serious about working with us even though our wedding was very small and we only had a budget for a couple hours of photography. On our wedding day she went above and beyond when we decided to switch the schedule around at the last minute due to weather. She kept us on schedule and had a great energy that made posing for portraits, which could have been pretty awkward, a breeze! Catalina’s portfolio is impressive so we had high expectations for our photos and she managed to exceed them. Her aesthetic is timeless and breathtaking and she has a great eye for capturing real emotions. Our portraits actually capture who we are together and she did an amazing job of capturing little moments with our families that went by so quickly they didn’t really sink in until we saw our photos. We are so grateful we found Catalina and ended up with hundreds of priceless photos. We highly recommend working with her!ReplyCancel

  • January 15, 2016 - 10:14 AM

    Ashley Moody - Catalina took the photos for our Christmas elopement in Portland. My husband and I couldn’t be happier with the gorgeous photos she took for us. We got a great variety of the best quality I could imagine. She’s creative and patient, and has an eye for artistic love that staged photos just don’t capture. I’d use her again, anytime.ReplyCancel

  • January 22, 2016 - 3:30 PM

    Kandice Stone - I can’t put into words how amazing Catalina is. Working with her was an absolute dream come true, from the first email exchange to our wedding day and beyond. Catalina went above and beyond in making sure we were comfortable-she even ran 2 blocks back to the venue to get my extra shoes when she noticed my feet were hurting.
    Looking at our pictures is a magical experience-taking me back to those moments my new husband’s arms, feeling our love stronger than ever. Catalina was able to capture our day and our love in a way that I didn’t even know was possible. We couldn’t feel more lucky or more grateful for the experience and for our truly priceless photos.ReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2016 - 9:43 AM

    Angela Loo - Our wedding day was incredible and thanks to Catalina Jean Photography we will always have the most fabulous images to remember our amazing city wedding in Portland OR! I literally have nothing but good things to say about Catalina. She was amazing to work with before our event, the day of and after as she helped create an epic fine art wedding album for us. You can truly tell Catalina loves her job and is honored that you would select her to capture such a special moment in your life. Her aesthetic is impeccable, her eye is unique and she will deliver the most stunning wedding images you could ever ask for. She did for us and I am forever grateful!ReplyCancel

  • February 3, 2016 - 10:28 AM

    Kaitlyn Tate - Catalina is beyond amazing. She photographed out wedding last May and we were blown away by her. She made the whole process super enjoyable and is seriously a gem. She made me and my husband feel comfortable and the pictures turned out absolutely breathtaking. We feel so lucky to have gotten the opportunity to work with her!ReplyCancel

  • February 18, 2016 - 9:32 AM

    Larizza - Excitement and gratitude are two simple words that come to my head when I think of Catalina and all that she’s provided us with. She beautifully and gracefully captured our engagement and wedding photos and I couldn’t be more thrilled with how they turned out. She has a great eye for seeing the essence of the two individuals love, one that would speak to the heart forever. Her work never looks fake or staged… all it does is showcase it’s own natural beauty that she brings out. She does a great job with communication – I was always impressed with her prompt and clear responses. Catalina takes the time to get to know her clients, which allows her to personalize her work to that specific client while still adding her flare of creativity and art. She is kind, sweet, and fun which allows the experience to be fun as well. I feel very grateful for her hard work and providing us with documentation of our memories that will last forever.ReplyCancel

  • June 30, 2016 - 11:24 AM

    Mary - I echo all other sentiments here, but it’s worth saying again: Catalina is just utterly fantastic. She’s kind, warm, incredibly easy to work with, and has an intuitive creativity that I didn’t see anywhere else when looking for a photographer for our wedding. She absolutely captured the feelings of happiness and joy on our wedding day, and we have dozens of irreplaceable photos to prove it. If you’re looking for a true artist, a total professional, and just a really, really nice person, look no further than Catalina.ReplyCancel

  • September 12, 2016 - 1:16 PM

    Amy Wolpa - We searched high and low for a photographer, through other photographer recommendations we were lucky enough to find Catalina! We live in LA and got married in Breckenridge. Catalina was perfection, IS perfection. Her style is perfectly represented by her title — Storyteller. Or maybe, story capturer. She never made it feel like a photoshoot, she handled our family politics perfectly, and she refocused our wedding to the most important part — each other. She took me out of my head and let me enjoy the moments, the love, the friendship and the day and THEN she captured it. It was remarkable. We’ve only seen our sneak peeks so far, and they blew us away. They are stunning and not only to they show these incredible moments between me and Cameron, they tell the story of the way the day felt. Truly allowing us to drop right back in to the memory and magic and revel in it. Beyond her artistry and the amazing and unique style she has, she is just too cute! Really! She’s like that dorky but irresistibly beautiful character in a movie. The other thing that is so so wonderful about Catalina is that is a part of this network of photographer-woman. All of them support each other, influence each other, and use each other as seconds. With Catalina we knew the second photographer we would get would be great, and she was — she was amazing. I want to keep writing and give you all the anecdotes of the weekend and tell you how perfect she is, all I can really say is, she’s the best.ReplyCancel

  • October 24, 2016 - 11:35 AM

    Amanda - I am so thankful we had Catalina at our wedding! She is incredibly talented and was able to catch so many of the special moments of the day! From the father daughter dance to dancing with best friends Catalina produced beautiful photos! She also had an amazing attitude that was contagious. She helped the entire wedding party and my close family stay stress free and even my dad (who proclaims to hate photos) loved the photo portion of the day! Hiring Catalina was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding day! We will cherish these photos for the rest of our lives!ReplyCancel

  • November 16, 2016 - 1:12 PM

    Alden - Catalina is the best! When I look at our photos, even months after the wedding, the whole day jumps to life immediately. Catalina has a true gift – she’s a very talented photographer, has a warm persona that immediately makes you feel at ease, and is exceptionally professional. It was a joy to work with her!ReplyCancel

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