My full name is Catherine Nicola Martine Brown and I was born in 1977. I am a mum to 2 beautiful daughters and I first started taking photography serious in 2011. I studied with the Photography Institute and completed my Diploma in 2012. I became full time self employed in 2012 and opened my first studio in 2013.
My enjoyment from photography started when I was a teenager when my Dad took me to a David Bailey Exhibition, he then bought me my first SLR camera at the age of 21. Throughout my twenties photography turned digital and to my friends I was always the one with a camera on a night out. I loved taking pictures, I always felt like I was creative and took pictures of anything that caught my eye, believing that I got lucky and not realising it was the way I saw things.
In 2011 I decided to buy a second hand DSLR and Study with the Photography Institue. I discovered a huge passion to take photographs and be creative, I loved to capture pure emotion and truly believed that every picture tells a story!
In 2012 I was exhibited at the Sony World Photography Awards and successfully captured my first solo paid Wedding, the rest they say is history. After opening a studio in 2013, things continued to go from strength to strength and in February 2014 I met Tom Gradwell and we started a sister business that specialised in School and Nursery Photography using only natural daylight and working outdoors - Tomcat Photography was born. We grew as a business and in confidence and the business became a Limited Company in December 2014.
In 2015 I had a full studio and school business that required more staff and more room so in August 2015, Cathy Brown Photography & Tomcat Photography were on the move...... We found new bigger premises and suitable so that both businesses could stay close together.
I find it a privilege and a pleasure to photograph people, be it in the studio, at an event, in a school or at a wedding knowing my images will be a part of someone's history. I think my job is the best job in the world, I love people of all ages, its such an honour to do what I do, the places I work, the people I meet, I am truly blessed to have photography in my life. I am very focused and committed to providing high-quality products that people will cherish.
I am a very emotional person but that goes in my favor as it helps me feel and see emotion before I have even took a shot, I love food and wine, all the good stuff in life. I love musical theatre and anything to do with dancing, I like to talk and I talk alot but again that helps me build relationships and bonds with my customers. I am devoted to my family, my wonderful friends and my business.
One thing is for sure, I thrive off postivity, I am full of drive and determination, my aim is to be the best I can be and to always keep smiling.