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Wedding Portraiture

Catherine was a pleasure to work with. She is extremely talented and passionate about her work. She is also SO ORGANIZED I think she could have planned my entire wedding better than myself. She did engagement photos and wedding photos and they both came out amazing. We did choose to have a second photographer for the wedding day because we had about 200 people, which was definitely work it. Both the candid’s and structured group photos were beyond impressive, as well as the edits to the final versions. Catherine is so thoughtful when it comes to every last detail – lighting, background, religious customs, weird family dynamics – she has it covered. Thank you Catherine for capturing my wedding in the best way!!

-Elaine Stratton VT

“WE are soooo pleased we went with Catherine for our Wedding this past August. She was great to work with leading up to the event and gave us complete confidence in her work. The photos from our wedding are Extremely professional and we fell in love with them. She works with fantastic equipment and has the skills to match them. Her daughter Becca was with her as well on the wedding day and they were both so easy to have around and work with. I would highly recommend using their services. 

-Brooke N., The Barn at Smuggler’s Notch

Cathy made our day memorable! I still stop and stare at our wedding and engagement photos she took daily and it's been over a year! She has an eye for creativity and she is very professional and accommodating! She came on location to the spot we chose, and took our vision and made it a reality! You won't be disappointed!


Super professional, excited, timely! Definitely superb at making engagement and wedding pictures personal and unique! Highly recommend!


Catherine was absolutely amazing! She took tons of pictures and really listened to my husband and I about the style we were looking for. She looked at every detail when she edited the pictures, including small things like wires in the background or road signs when taking our engagement photos. She was also really helpful with making me feel relaxed as a bride and not so stiff for the camera, which my hubby and I generally have a hard time with. We are definitely glad that we hired her and her prices were very reasonable! 


Senior Class Portraiture

“Just want to let you all know Catherine Aranda-Learned is a fantastic out of the ordinary photographer that did a fabulous job with my daughter for her senior pictures. We highly recommend her and her artistic flare.” 

–Annie Rheaume

“My daughter and several of her friends each had high school senior photos taken by a local photography-artist, Catherine Aranda-Learned. Catherine has also taken fabulous group and individual action photos, portraits, and group photos for the LUHS Varsity and Junior Varsity Dance Teams! We are all very happy with the results! Catherine is wonderfully generous no only with her talent and time, but also her warm, upbeat and supportive personality! She is extremely skilled and creative with decades of experience behind and in front of the camera. She helps people feel very comfortable with the photography session which results in photos that convey the subject’s true authentic beauty and personal expression. We highly recommend her work!” 

– Terri Look

Academic Portraiture

To Whom It May Concern,

I am writing to share the incredible work that Catherine Aranda-Learned has done for my dance program. Catherine has been photographing my dance program and dance team for the past five years and I cannot imagine working with another photographer. She is professional, organized, reliable and enjoyable to collaborate with. 

Many of my dancers are beginners and have not had much experience as models. Catherine is wonderful at making them feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera. Whether she is taking a head shot, still pose or an action shot, she is always able to capture the most flattering and artistic angle. My dance team looks forward to their photo-shoot with her every season. She treats them with the utmost respect and is so genuinely excited about the shots she is capturing, that each student leaves feeling like a professional dancer. For the past year, Catherine has been attending our dress rehearsals in order to photograph each class in action and in poses. My students love her work and are so pleased with her photography that they can’t wait to share the images with their family and friends. Catherine has also traveled with us to dance team competitions and photographed not only our teams in performance, but also wonderful unscripted moments of great sportsmanship and team bonding. Catherine is always patient and willing to go above and beyond to capture a shot that sometimes seems impossible. She is also amazing in her processing of the photographs. She strives to enhance her images while remaining true to the individual she is photographing. Regardless of how difficult the editing is, Catherine always has images to us in a timely manner. She often gets sneak peaks to me by the following day. To close, I would recommend Catherine for any photography assignment. She has shown impeccable skill in all aspects of photography, from head-shots to action shots, and even beautiful landscapes and still-lifes. She is professional, organized and meticulous in her work. Having her be able to capture such special moments in my student’s lives has been a true blessing. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Sincerely, Nicole Lefaivre

Lamoille Union High School Teacher

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