Journal - Catherine O'Donnell Photography

March 2017


Busy couple of weeks shooting some beautiful lifestyle portraiture for private commissions, plus a few commercial shoots, including photographing some gorgeous souls for the The Salt Cave, which is such a gorgeous restorative venue.

I'm also really pleased to be sponsoring a talented young designer to showcase their work on the catwalk for Fashion Show Live this summer, which is a really special programme that helps install self belief and confidence in young people. 

And on a personal note I was super excited to have one of my pictures published on Vogue Italia recently. 

Wishing everyone a beautiful month, Spring is on its way, hurrah, now where are my flip-flops?! x 

'Photography is the story I fail to put into words.' Destin Sparks


January 2017


Excited to be hosting an exclusive beginners photography workshop this Spring with a focus on children's portraiture. 

Please get in touch if you'd like to find out more or book your place. Limited spaces available.

Happy New Year!

Have yourself a merry little Christmas...


20th Dec 2016


After witnessing my son's fabulous festive debut as a singing sheep in his nativity carol service at our local church last week, the spirit of Christmas has well & truly arrived in the The O'Donnell household!


This truly is such a magical time of year for our little monkeys, they are counting down the sleeps until Christmas eve, & desperately hoping that they've made it onto Father Christmas's good list! (despite the threatening calls to the big man himself when they've had their, how shall I say - not quite so angelic moments).


I have also been busy feeling a bit like one of Santa's elves myself these past few weeks rushing around delivering pictures in time for Christmas! So I am really looking forward to some lovely festive family time soon... Almost time to crack open the fizzy stuff & dust off the Monopoly board!


And although I'll no doubt be getting my camera out to take a few pictures over the Christmas period too! - I can't seem to help myself - I know I should try & have a little break & make sure I'm actually in one or two pictures myself this year! ...

I love this quote by the amazingly talented photographer Annie Leibovitz; 


'One doesn't stop seeing. One doesn't stop framing. It doesn't turn off and turn on. It's on all the time' - which is so very true! 


I am 'always' thinking, framing, & wanting to take pictures wherever I am, although I really must try & stop & pass the reigns to my hubby for a while this Christmas, so I can actually exist in one or two of our own family pictures for a change!


Anyway I just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me on my photography journey, and to all my wonderful clients & everyone who I've worked with, it's been a pleasure to photograph you... wishing you all a wonderful Christmas & a very happy fizz-filled new year!


Catherine x



Oct 2016


Oh boy

Excited to see this one on the front cover of Raring 2 Go on their autumn Beds issue! If you've got little ones check it out it's full of ideas of what to do.


La Dolce Vita...


11th August 2016


I have had such a busy, but enjoyable summer so far with a family break to Cyprus and a recent trip to Italy thrown in for good measure I can't complain...

I've also had the pleasure of shooting some beautiful souls recently including a new to the world one week old and her very proud big sister.

As well as taking some gorgeous portraits of women, families, some super cute little people, and a couple of commercial shoots too; including a beautiful fashion shoot for a future campaign for Bridal Adornments to launch their latest collection of stunning accessories (coming soon). So much fun working with three gorgeous little model bridesmaids too! 

I've also been working on some new samples for my bespoke artwork range & collections which is super exciting.

Anyway in between shoots I'm busy enjoying some quality time with my boys, my hubby & our dog, so could well be spotted chasing after them all in the local park :)

I need to make sure we have a summer of fun before my eldest heads off to school for the first time in September, eek! It's going way too fast!

Anyway hope everyone's having a fab summer, when the sun shines in England, it truly is the happiest place to be! x

Summer has arrived!


June 2016


Summer has finally arrived, woo hoo! & I've just returned from a week's break in Cyprus, refreshed, relaxed & re-energised & really hoping I've brought the sunshine back with me. 


The past month or so has been crazy busy for me with a number of shoots; from gorgeous commercial fashion shoots, lifestyle shoots, to commercial head shots, as well as a beautiful charity shoot for a very special boy & his family, & I've also been working on my personal project for my 'Oh Mama!' series celebrating mummy-hood in all its messy, colourful glory! Plus I have lots more coming up the rest of the summer too. 


However going away for a week has reminded me of the importance of taking care of ourselves, & of spending quality time with family & friends. Sometimes, especially when we get busy, having a rest is just what we need to bring us back to life! So whether you're planning a holiday this summer or just hoping to have a holiday at home - I really hope you can take time to relax & enjoy the beauty of summer & enjoy spending time with those close to you, after all the best things in life really are quite simple really! x

Summer Lifestyle Sessions to help raise money for Supershoes!


For every lifestyle session booked this summer £5.00 will go to Supershoes to help fund shoes for some incredibly brave little superheroes fighting things children simply shouldn't have to fight! I'm very proud to be involved with Supershoes, they are a truly wonderful charity that bring hope & smiles to so many children.

Find out more about their amazing work here; Supershoes


If you'd like to book a summer lifestyle shoot for yourself or your family please get in touch, bookings are subject to availability.

info@catherineodonnell.co.uk

07816 527031

23rd April 2016


It's been a busy week, three photoshoots, lots of editing, and an exciting shoot coming up next weekend at a gorgeous Apple Orchard, can't wait! 

Hello April.


16th April 2016


This week marks my two year anniversary since I set up my little photography business, & I am so honoured to have photographed so many beautiful souls along the way. Thank you to everyone I've had the pleasure of photographing, & everyone who has liked my my work & encouraged me, I am so appreciative. It's an exciting journey, thanks for joining me. 

Win a Lifestyle Photoshoot

To celebrate my two year birthday I'm running an exclusive competition to win a lifestyle photoshoot with me this summer! check out my Facebook page to enter. (a winner will be selected on Sunday 24th April.) Good luck x

Competition closed.

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