Together, let's create something magical

Hey! I’m Katie, the creator of Catherine Julia Art + Wellness. I’m a mama, healer, and writer as well as a lifestyle and branding photographer based in Virginia Beach. I specialize in capturing the magic of childhood, military homecoming sessions, and creating content for brands of all shapes and sizes.

Since 2014, I’ve dedicated my time to learning everything I can about both Photography and Mindfulness. In the process, I’ve completely transformed my life and mindset, while diving into Spirituality and Holistic Healing. It’s now my mission to share as much knowledge as possible through my writings.

 

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Serving the Virginia Beach + Chesapeake area

A PHOTO ISN'T JUST ABOUT THE SUBJECT, BUT ABOUT THE EMOTION FELT AS WELL.

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You know what feels good to you - follow that.

Raves and Reviews

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Heidi L.

CHILDREN

“The pictures I received from her brought tears to my eyes. Her and her work are incredible!”

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Crystal M.

MILITARY HOMECOMING

“Katie did an amazing job capturing my husband’s first homecoming! She was super sweet and I had so much fun with her.”

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Erin A.

CHILDREN

“Her work is flawless yet seems so effortless. She has a true eye for the perfect picture!”

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Lexy D.

COUPLES

“Katie took our couples photos at sunset cliffs and I can genuinely say that they are some of THE BEST photos we have ever had done! Not only is her work absolutely stunning, she has the most amazing personality and made our photoshoot so much fun! We laughed, joked around, and smiled the entire time!! Katie is very talented at what she does and she is SUPER helpful in posing you and making you feel 100% comfortable in your own skin. I will definitely use her services again in the future and I highly recommend you do the same!”

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Sam D.

COUPLES

“She is simply the BEST!! Katie helps you feel super comfortable in your own skin, even when you may be feeling super awkward. She captures the perfect pictures when you least expect it! Loved every part of her process and of course, the beautiful pictures.”

Love Powered Co.

BRANDING

“Katie is simply amazing! I met her online, and she was professional, kind and wonderful since our first communication. Katie has taken lifestyle and product photos for my brand for a few years now, and she never ceases to amaze me. Her work is beautiful, classy, and timeless. She captures the moment in an awe-inspired way, and whenever I look at her work, my heart just swells! I am obsessed! 5+ stars, and I HIGHLY recommend Katie for your next photoshoot!”

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Nikki M.

FAMILY

“Katie is amazing to work with! She captured beautiful maternity pictures that I know I will cherish forever. She made my husband and I feel very comfortable in front of the camera. I highly recommend her!”

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Erin M.

CHILDHOOD

“Beautiful work! She did an amazing job capturing the very loved differences in our children’s personalities! She was wonderful to work with and my girls were very comfortable around her.”

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Audrey Kim N.

FAMILY

“Wow! Katie exceeded all expectations with her talent and creativity. She was so easy to work with; she let us share our ideas and wishes but also directed us when we needed some guidance. Katie gave me exactly what I was looking for in the couples session/maternity photos, so we followed up with her for a newborn session. She ran a perfect operation with our week-old baby. Her ability to capture fleeting moments and turn them into stunning photographs has managed to win over my husband, too – no more resistance to photo shoots! Thanks for the memories, Katie, and we’re looking forward to working with you again and again!”

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Michelle E.

FAMILY

“Coming from another photographer, Katie is professional, patient, friendly and will help direct you to bring your vision to life. Lovely experience shooting my mommy and me session.”