Monthly Archives: May 2010

fatima & daman: engaged

I first met Fatima at a mutual friend’s house over an intense game of Charades.  It was like we were Charades soul-mates actually, and could read each other’s minds.   We killed the other team and I still remember them scratching their heads in defeat and asking “You got Dances With Wolves from THAT???” What I learned of Daman came later during their e-session, which we shot a couple of weeks ago on a beautiful evening in Vancouver.  Turns out he’s a true gentleman as I noticed him opening car doors for Fatima and constantly making sure she was warm during the shoot.  It’s these quiet moments between a couple that I always tend to notice and that seem to (at least for me) speak volumes about a couple.   Their deep romance spans the length of this country as Daman is originally from Halifax and Fatima is from Vancouver.  Fate almost sent them to Halifax, but recently luck intervened and they’re going to be able to make Vancouver their home together.  Here’s a few of our favorite shots from their sweet and romantic shoot~ enjoy!

We started the shoot on the rooftop garden of their condo in Yaletown.  Talk about an urban oasis!

Check out their truly enviable city view!

Beautiful couple and some equally beautiful light.

We finished off the shoot at English Bay where the sunset provided the most gorgeous backdrop to our lovely couple.

To see the rest of the pictures from their session CLICK HERE FOR A SLIDESHOW!

Fatima & Daman, thanks so much for being such great models and so wonderful to work with.  I had a great time hanging out with you both and especially enjoyed Fatima’s killer laugh!  Kat and I are both looking so forward to sharing in your big day this summer.

June 1, 2010 - 6:50 pm

Laura Clarke These are beautiful! I love-love-love them! So many good shots and such a beautiful couple.

June 2, 2010 - 4:04 pm

Katch Studios: E-Session « Daman Beatty's Blog […] Katch Studios has posted some more of our engagement photo session on their blog. […]

jessica & sean: married sneak peek

And with this, wedding season has officially begun here at Katch Studios!  Meet Jessica & Sean~ and their gorgeous and fearless bridal party.  I say “fearless” because this crew was chock full of style, confidence and infectious energy!  We couldn’t have asked for a better way to kick off the season then with their truly romantic, “old Hollywood” themed wedding at Brock House in Vancouver.  We can’t wait to share the rest of the pictures from their day soon, but until then, here’s a little sneak peek.

May 30, 2010 - 11:54 pm

Sharon WOW!!! Jessica is beautiful!!! I can’t wait to see more!! Hurry!

June 3, 2010 - 4:16 pm

mika I can’t wait to see the rest of the pics!! Can I please use one of the pics for my website? (ps I’m Mika the makeup artist who did the girls makeup) 🙂

June 6, 2010 - 2:56 pm

andrea love that bridal party shot — awesome!!

karen & aaron: engaged sneak peek

Yes, you read that right~  this is an ENGAGEMENT session!  A few days ago Karen got to live out every girl’s dream as she modeled  several different dresses in one shoot a la Carrie Bradshaw! Check back soon to see the rest from this ridiculously cool shoot… you won’t want to miss it.

May 28, 2010 - 12:36 pm

sharon Kat, these are beautiful!! So different. Love them!

miranda & joe: engaged

I felt a connection with Miranda and Joe from the moment we started shooting their e-session.  Up until that point, I’d met them before over coffee but it wasn’t until we began our shoot one beautiful warm day a couple weeks ago that I could tell it was going to be a match made in photography heaven.  They two told me they wanted “urban” and trusted me when my directions led them to a pretty shady spot that left much to be desired.  They never questioned me for a second (at least not to my face~ ha!)  and even as I began directing them to sit on dirty spots on the ground, snuggle in corners that smelled of urine, and find romance in alleys while some “colorful” characters passed through… they took it all in stride and delivered BIG TIME.  These two shared a sweet, quiet love that echoed loudly through my lens and I was so inspired to photograph them.

Here’s some of my favorites from their shoot~ and be sure to check out the slideshow at the end of the post 😉  Oh and BIG PROPS to Susan Gill, an amazing make up artist (who also happens to be my sister in law).  Hit me up if you’d like her contact info.

I ALWAYS love me some good shoes!  Both of ’em didn’t let me down 😉

Love this one… so sweet!

Wow~ the eyes! My favorite shot of the bunch!

We called these ones “jailbird love” 😉

Holy gorgeous Miranda!

To see the rest of the pictures from their session CLICK HERE FOR A SLIDESHOW!

Miranda & Joe~ I hope you love these pictures as much as I do, and I hope they were well worth all the nerve-inducing run-ins we had with the locals 😉  Can’t wait for your wedding!!


May 26, 2010 - 6:21 pm

Jill LOVE these 🙂 gorgeous light!!

May 26, 2010 - 7:16 pm

Lori How is it that ALL your couples are so good looking???
Awesome images as always!!!

May 26, 2010 - 10:11 pm

Miranda Kat – WOW. Ok….the teaser pics you enticed us with were amazing….but you (your perspective, creativity, and talent) are beyond fabulous. There are so many beautiful shots, I simply cannot pick one as my favorite. Thank you soo soo much. We simply cannot wait for the wedding day as well!

May 26, 2010 - 11:07 pm

Kylene I love them! you both look great!!

May 26, 2010 - 11:25 pm

elfi wensel WOW Joe and Miranda what great photos. I love the one with the yellow flower. Can’t wait for the big day!

May 26, 2010 - 11:44 pm

Emily (Candee Chow) OH my!!
Lovely job!!!
The couple just looks absolutely gorgeous!
It totally captures their undying love for each other. Its filled with joy, happiness and trust between a couple.
You had some GREAT shots of Miranda. LOVE them!!
You’ve made my cousin look gorgeous!! YAY!! ^.^

May 27, 2010 - 5:59 am

Ben Velasco Wonderful%20composition%2C%20%20beautiful%20photographs.

May 27, 2010 - 6:10 am

Jana Beautiful pics!!! Love love love them 🙂

May 27, 2010 - 7:30 am

sharon These are simply AMAZING Kat!!! Love all the varieties and angles, you truly are talented!!

May 27, 2010 - 8:02 am

Andy Wensel Wow, I am impressed. I’ll have to bring my model face for the wedding….

May 27, 2010 - 9:58 am

Kari You either replaced Joe and Miranda with professional models, or you have done what only few people can…capture true love and emotion! Very impressive!

May 27, 2010 - 10:31 am

Becky LOVE THEM! Mir, you look gorgeous!

May 27, 2010 - 11:32 am

Becky G. Oh my gosh! These are amazing, you guys look like models!! Really neat shots too, cool locations.

May 27, 2010 - 12:01 pm

angie w Awesome! There is no way they can choose, they need to get ALL the photos! Fantastic work!

May 27, 2010 - 12:03 pm

kirby kelly seriously amazing photos, they look like they are out of a magazine!

May 27, 2010 - 1:02 pm

Cherie AMAZING!!! Absolutely amazing story introduction & you were right about this couple delivering! You definitely captured their love with your lense… yet again!

May 27, 2010 - 1:02 pm

Jaclyn AHH – these are amazing! And for adding my comment I would like a complimentary photo of my fav shot – the XXX Peep Show in the background…Miranda’s favorite attraction in Edmonton??!
Serious note – I’ve never seen such creative photos showing such a lovely couple and I cannot wait for the wedding ( and wedding pics) now! Love you 🙂

May 27, 2010 - 5:30 pm

Tony Wong (Bride’s dad) Miranda my dear, you look stunningly beautiful in those photos, and Joe looks so very cool, you two are a match made in heaven. I can see sparkles flying in your eyes. The atmosphere and the setting in the photos are so striking that they look like right out from a movie’s scenes. A big salute to the photographer, you have not only created magic, and also a wonderful memory for these love birds. great job!

May 27, 2010 - 6:50 pm

Melissa Very nice pics, the style suits Joe and Miranda perfectly!

May 28, 2010 - 8:08 am

sunita WOW! Love these…Miranda you are gorgeous!

May 28, 2010 - 3:08 pm

Jenny I love all Pictures…..both of you are beautiful and awesome…..the photograher did a fantastic work and professional…lovely job.!!! Can’t wait for the big day.=:o)

May 28, 2010 - 4:13 pm

Les and Joyce Snell (Brides other mother and father) Photos are amazing – Miranda you are going to make such a beautiful bride! Joe – you are a very handsome young man.
So happy for you both and wish you a lifetime of love and happiness…:)

May 28, 2010 - 5:48 pm

Jennifer Moore Simply beautiful and amazing !!! What a special couple and it totally shows through in these wonderful pictures. Cannot wait for the big day !! Congrats !!!

May 28, 2010 - 8:21 pm

Lauren H. Garcia Amazing work! The feel of the shoot is amazing!

May 29, 2010 - 9:14 am

Cori Amazing photos! Truly original and so suited to you two. I thoroughly enjoyed looking through these pictures. Congrats and I can’t wait for the big day. I also can’t wait to see more photos of the wedding too!

May 29, 2010 - 1:04 pm

esther lapierre WOW! They are all so beautiful! It will be difficult for them to choose the portraits they want!

May 29, 2010 - 2:44 pm

delanna absolutely LOVE the photos!!

May 29, 2010 - 4:19 pm

Amy Poon Awesome and amazing pictures, look like they are out of a magazine!

May 31, 2010 - 9:56 am

Christine Chrapko These photos are breathtaking!!!!! Both of you look flawless!! They really capture the essence of your coupledom!!! The locations and shots are unique and beautiful!! So happy and excited for you both…can’t wait for your wedding day now!!!

June 1, 2010 - 7:01 pm

nikki congrats on the engagement…Love the pictures!

June 1, 2010 - 9:10 pm

Shelley Madlansacay Love your pics! Cant wait to see your wedding shots! Might need to book Kat for family pics if she would take on a three and a one year old?

June 2, 2010 - 12:47 pm

Adam Binder WOW great pics, I love the Jailbird one…great to see you guys are looking into the future. HaHa


June 4, 2010 - 9:29 pm

Travis Chow Wow, great shots! I love the last one as if you two are connecting to each other! I wish you the best of things in your marriage.

fatima & daman: engaged sneak peek

Fatima & Daman have been patiently waiting for a glimpse of their e-session and unfortunately all they’re going to be getting for now is just that~ a glimpse 😉  But I promise the rest will be following these teasers shortly.  Until then, we hope they (and you) enjoy a few lovely shots from their fun shoot a couple weeks ago!

May 27, 2010 - 8:30 am

Cherie This couple is beautiful! Wow! I love love the stair shot. You are amazing with that camera honey!

June 2, 2010 - 6:58 am

Bethany Clarke Shoults they’re breathtaking…congratulations you two!

May 27, 2010 - 3:55 am

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