Welcome to my Blog-site! I'm Cat, a Contemporary Fashion Styled Portrait Photographer based in Birmingham.
    Sessions are held in my Beautiful Natural Light Studio, Ladies are treated to a Makeover and Styling to create the Dream Portrait Session. This is a Transformation Experience and a chance to see yourself differently.
    I show Women what they don't always see in the mirror and capture it for them to see and share with those that love them.

    It's Time to Exist in Portraits for Yourself and Your Loved Ones.

A Beauty Photo-Shoot Weekend with Cat Marie

7th-8th-beauty-portrait-weekendWe are hosting a Beauty Portrait Weekend coming up on February 7th & 8th.

This is the perfect opportunity to experience a mini makeover and photoshoot! Bring along your favourite outfit and book back to back with your best friend, sister, mother or daughter.

We have 4 slots per day so its limited to 8 ladies! Get in quick to secure your slot.

Bring along your favourite outfit and have a Mini Session complete with a Mini Makeover and we are including a 7×10 print.
Places are limited to 4 per day at the special price of £95!Book with a friend or enjoy this session on your own, either way this is an experience you will love!

Whats Included?

-Mini Makeover (30mins)
-Mini Photo-shoot with Cat (30mins)
-Viewing and Ordering Session
-7×10 Print and Digital Image to use online

Only £95!

Call or Email Cat to Book Your Place:

Tel: 07473 293594
Email: info@catmarie.com

I hope to see you there!
Cat x



Meet Deborah…A Sneak Peak

Inviting this woman into my studio reminds me of exactly why I do what I do. She is such a beautiful person inside and out; she just doesn’t always see this, like so many women.

Debbie is the Mother to one of the most adorable girls I have ever met, I mean this girl is so cute…she thought her Mom looked like a fashion model when she saw the image, and I have to agree!…


Here is what Debbie had to say about about her experience…

“I recently had a photo shoot  with Cat and her team. I can truly say that from our first contact to the latest one, it has been a pleasure. I have always had a very low self esteem but Cat made me feel so welcome, relaxed and confident.

At the end of the shoot I was ready to do another one! Cat’s make up artist and hair stylist did a superb job with my hair and make up, I felt and looked like a movie star. My experience has been one of the best things I have ever done for myself. And for the finished prints, WOW!

What a talented woman Cat is. I will definitely recommend Cat to all my friends and family and hopefully I will get a chance to have a shoot with her again later this year.”

It was an absolute pleasure to photograph such a lovely woman, her light really does shine through her eyes and smile…simply beautiful!


While photographing Women, I love that I see them gradually relax as the shoot unfolds. The key to getting beautiful photographs of yourself lies in the hair and make up, direction and atmosphere and we pride ourselves on giving a personal service and 100% guidance throughout.

Try us for yourselves and see!

Have a great Sunday!

Cat x

Debbie will be back on the blog in the near future…watch this space for more loveliness from this shoot…


Meet Gemma

I was thrilled that one of my talented Make up Artists allowed me to photograph her, she is always making everyone else feel and look glamourous and so it was time she felt the same. I think you would agree that she has the most beautiful piercing eyes…

We started out with a natural look, the blue in her top really brings out the blue in her eyes!


I just love Gemma in the Black, and the silver jewellery really suited her for this look.

This was a beautiful gold cocktail dress she has recently purchase, she said its not the type of dress she would wear much so thought it would be great to have some photographs with it on.

Gemma had this to say about her shoot with me.

“Cat is a stunning photographer, she certainly knows how to bring out the best features in a Woman. I am a Professional make-up and hair artist so I am not used to been in front of the camera. I once had a photoshoot in my mid 20′s when confidence in myself was much better, then I gained weight after having my son. I felt totally at ease and confidant with Cat’s guidance and I knew that she would bring out the best of me. I am thrilled with the images she created and I feel fantastic and confident in the way I look for the first time in a long time. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and I would certainly have a portrait session again… Thank you Cat.”

It was a pleasure and I am so happy that Gemma has some beautiful images to show her Son as he grows up, it is so important to exist in photographs, don’t worry about loosing weight, being this way or that way before committing…You are good enough now! Your loved ones love you just the way you are, why be different? Your already good enough!

Exist in Portraits today and forever, your children will thank you for it!


Cat x



2015-MAKEOVER-PORTRAITS-BIRMINGHAMAs we embark upon a new year I’m now thinking about how I can make this year better than the last. I am trying to stay away from the typical ‘lose 2 stone or go to the gym’ but I see it as an opportunity to grow and do things I have been putting off and therefore feel better about myself.

My main goals are to feel healthier both in body, mind and spirit, not to lose weight as such as my size is irrelevant to my life despite being heavier now than I used to be. Number one priority for me is to grow and accept myself more and be in control of my life. I hope that I can encourage other women to do the same, we live such a crazy lifestyle that we forget to put ourselves first. As Women we deserve to feel beautiful and nurture ourselves so that we can encourage others to so the same.

Exist in Portraits is my business goal this year, women spend so much time waiting to become thinner, better and more deserving of putting themselves first. I’m here to tell you that you are enough now and you deserve to exist in portraits for yourself and your loved ones. Come and visit my natural light studio so I can show your own beautiful light in portraits.

There will be lots of New and Exciting things coming for 2015 including guest bloggers, new faces and stories, so stay tuned!

Have Fantastic New Year One and All!!


Cat x




Before & After | Charlotte

Oh my goodness…I just loved this shoot, this before & after is every reason why I love photographing women of all ages! I had this image in mind and when it all came together I was screaming with delight, I think Charlotte thought I had lost the plot, lol!

Here is why…

Before-&-After-Birmingham-Portrait-PhotographerHere is the colour version.


Lace dresses and tops are my favourite to photograph! Although it looked great in colour I knew it needed to be in black and white too, I could just look at it all day long…:)

Next I made a tulle skirt (which is fast becoming an addiction btw) and charlotte wore it for a few sitting down shots, I love how graceful she looks…


So beautiful…20141127_Charlotte_dougan_394020141127_Charlotte_dougan_3942

I love my natural light studio, not only is it flooded with gorgeous diffused light, it is a calm place to be and this reflects in the images.

That is until we put some Music on and get the fan out.;)

Makeover_portraits_birmingham_uk What a smile! Big thanks to the lovely Anna for the  Hair & Makeup.

Have a great week wherever you are!

Cat x