Catherine Blackof Cat Black Photo

Melbourne, Victoria
5 out of 5 from 15 reviews.
  • Fashion Photography

    Portrait/Headshot Photography

    Food Photography

    Product/Studio Photography

    Advertising Photography

  • Catherine Black is a professional photographer based in Melbourne, Victoria


    Photographer based in Melbourne | Photographing all over - Working out of Big House Arts, Coburg

    CAT BLACK | Melbourne Photographer

    Cat is an experienced advertising lifestyle, product and head shot photographer, based in Melbourne who is a bit of a nerd and been obsessed with taking photos for the last 16 years. She particularly loves photographing faces, being bossy and camping. View More...


    Victoria Police, , Armaguard, , Medibank, , David Jones, , Carlton Brewhouse, , Country Road, , Linfox, , Godfreys, , Mountfords Shoes, , Ricoh, , Aletheia & Phos, , Kitte Accessories, , Cinori, , Yamaha, , Catherine Murphy The Label, , Big and Small Productions, , Lauren and Angie The Label, , Nigel & Co, Kilkenny & Matrix Professional Hair Care IRELAND, , Visual Domain, , Ray White Real Estate, (Headshots) , Sureskills, Dublin


    The Bernard Shaw, Dublin 2014 , (Personal Exhibition) , , The Photographic Academy, UK 2014 , (Self Portrait Monthly Competition Winner) , , See Me, Times Square NYC 2013 , (Group Digital Show) , , Head On Portrait Prize, Finalist 2012  ,


    Fashion photography in Melbourne, VIC, Portrait/Headshot photography in Melbourne, VIC, Food photography in Melbourne, VIC, Product/Studio photography in Melbourne, VIC, Advertising photography in Melbourne, VIC

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  • Reviews (15)

    Dr Basam Ali

    April 2nd, 2018
    Catherine is really nice and very professional and we've got amazing photos ! . I am very happy with thier work .

    Julia Lette

    January 23rd, 2018
    This was the first time I had ever had a photo shoot so I was nervous to the say the least. However, Cat made me feel comfortable from the outset and provided me with endless support, guidance and encouragement. I have never met a photographer as talented as Cat and the photographs she took of me, as well as her entire portfolio, are proof of that. I cant recommend her highly enough and look forward to using her again in the future.

    Laurinda Di Pietro Dias

    December 2nd, 2017
    Cat was an absolute joy to work with. She ensured we were on the same page right from the start and took the time to understand my brand and the look and feel I wanted to achieve from the photographs. The result was an incredible portfolio of my products in a range of lifestyle and flat lay styles that perfectly showcase the BY.POP Cookie brand. Highly recommended and wouldn't hesitate to contract again.

    Kate Aubrey

    May 5th, 2017
    Cat Black - not only does she have a killer name but the womans got talent! Cat has an eye for creativity, detail and perfection. Her passion for what she does enthuses you, while her ability to hold the space in a composed and professional manner makes you feel nurtured, calm and most importantly natural. Kate Aubrey, Yoga teacher.

    Bri, Xandi The Label

    May 1st, 2017
    Cat is a talented, professional and friendly photographer! She worked with me to create stunning, high-res product imagery for my brand. As a start up, the quality of work she provided me with was invaluable to my business and assisted me to break into the market. She conducted herself extremely professionally and consulted with me many times before the shoot to ensure we were obtaining the results I wanted. She came organised on the day with equipment and lighting and provided great direction to the model. I was really impressed that she took the initiative to get some close up campaign style shots as well, which worked well for my social media channels. Cat went above and beyond the original brief provided to her and I am so appreciative. Her retouching and editing was second to none and she turned it all around in a timely and efficient manner. I would highly recommend Cat for your next project, especially if you are a clothing or apparel brand - this lovely lady will guide you through the process and provide excellent results. Thanks again Cat!

    Camilla McKewen

    July 6th, 2016
    Catherine Black is professional, decisive and creative; a triple threat! In all my experiences with her, be it through styling fashion shoots, brand photography or creative projects, her commitment and passion shine through and she delivers a beautiful product. I have loved collaborating and her easygoing nature, and look forward to more projects in the future. Highly recommended.

    Lucinda, Ray White Real Estate

    June 16th, 2016
    Cat Black is a talented photographer on so many levels! Having done architectural photography for our company as well as group and individual portraits of staff. Cat is able to adapt to any situation or environment and work professionally with a wide range of people whilst making them feel comfortable and bringing out their best in photographs. I would always highly recommend Cat's service to anyone with photography needs.


    June 11th, 2016
    Cat is such an amazing photographer, not only because of her technical talent but the way she allows you to be yourself. She has the ability to make you feel so comfortable, shoots are an absolute joy and so much fun. I cannot recommend Cat more, her attention to detail and creative eye produce beautiful images. Love working with Cat and cant wait to shoot again soon!


    June 10th, 2016
    Catherine Black is one of the most professional, passionate and creative photographers I have worked in my time as an editor. In all situations - even those of high stress and tight deadlines - she remains composed, enthusiastic and has a unique ability to think creatively under pressure.

    Mitchell Gourlay

    June 9th, 2016
    Catherine is an exceptional photographer; she understands the needs of her clients and works to an outstandingly high standard. In our initial meeting, Catherine took the time and effort to not only get to know my business, but also the needs and expectations of my clients. This ensured that our photo shoot was both efficient and carefully considered. Her images were creative, diverse and most importantly they accurately represented our high standard of work. Catherine was a pleasure to work with I highly recommend her services.

    Charlotte Aldrich

    June 9th, 2016
    Earlier this year, I decided that it was time for me to start a serious job search. When updating my resume and online profile, I noticed that the main photo Id been using was nearly a decade old! In addition, it was taken by a friend, a white hallway wall used as a good. I contacted Cat immediately, as I was impressed with her work, to ask her about taking some professional head-shots. Well, she delivered and then some! When we met for shooting, she outlined the process we would go through that day, after the shooting was finished, and how long each step would take. She asked me what I had in mind and gave me some thoughts and suggestions, which I found very helpful, and then we got down to it. She was extremely adept at her work. I felt like I was in good hands already, but was definitely feeling a bit awkward as the centre of attention and my face felt frozen and forced. She talked to me as she was shooting and put me at ease and got me to relax. I was impressed with her constant rhythm of talking to me to keep me relaxed, while taking the photos, and giving me directions. We took shots at several locations and the photo styles ranged from traditionally professional to more artistic to casual and playful; before the shoot I let Cat know that I would be looking for a job at companies very diverse from one another in terms work culture and so I therefore wanted a range of options to match. When it came time to select a few shots from the photos she had taken, I wanted them all! The photos themselves were beautiful and, even more important to me, I felt like I looked like myself in them, that Cat had captured my personality in each one. I was so satisfied with the whole experience. Cat is a marvelous photographer, immensely professional, and was a pleasure to work with; she made this potentially uncomfortable process easy and fun. I get compliments on her photos all the time and have put them to good use in my job search, and beyond.

    Harriet Floyd

    June 9th, 2016
    Our company enlisted the help of Cat to take some professional head shots of our Melbourne-based team. From the moment I made contact via her website, Cat was professional, helpful, communicative, and wonderful to deal with; I couldn't recommend her highly enough! Prior to the day of the head shots - which were take "on location" near our Melbourne office - Cat spent some time exploring the local area and was able to suggest a few different locations and backdrops to take the images. On the day she encouraged us to have photographs taken at a number of these different spots to ensure we got a good breadth of colour/lighting/backgrounds to choose from. Cat's speed of post-processing was amazing - within 48 hours of the photo-shoot, Cat supplied us with a gallery of lo-res images to choose from, then followed up with the hi-res images 24 hours after we made our selections. Every employee who had their head shots taken has since commented on both the superb quality of the images, and Cat's fantastic personality and approach on the day. In particular, she made everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera, ensuring our "best side" was captured.

    Eliot Gliddon

    June 8th, 2016
    Cat photographed our Dublin head office employees and did a fantastic job. She has a great eye for detail, the images were beyond our expectations and the photographs were delivered before the due date. Looking forward to working with Catherine again!

    Chris Morley

    June 8th, 2016
    Our company Premium Australia Foods has used Catherine's services a number of times and we will happily recommend her work to anyone as well as call her first for our photography needs. In our experience with Catherine we have worked with studio as well as on site needs - working with still food, food prep, lifestyle including children and at all times the output from Catherine has been to the highest possible level. Her work speaks for its self - and this steams from Catherine's professionalism and attention to detail. We enjoy working with Catherine and will continue to do so.

    Jessamy Gee

    June 8th, 2016
    Cat is an incredibly talented photographer. Her ability to combine technical excellence with real personality and style is a gift. Catherine has the unique ability to capture a story in her subjects. As a small business owner, I recently engaged Cat to take a series of head shots for me for professional use. I am so thrilled with the result. I use them for everything, as they say so much about my personality and my business that transcends words. I would highly recommend Catherine to anyone seeking original and beautiful photos, that will stand the test of time.

    Testimonials Submitted by the photographer

    STEPHANIE SIEBER | Jewellery Designer, Brave Edith

    October 2019 - I have worked with Cat on three shoots for the launch of Brave Edith jewellery and she has been a real partner throughout the process. From the outset of a job, Cat goes the extra mile to deliver an outstanding result. She seeks to understand the brief and provides suggestions to achieve the best results - she is even happy to provide guidance on hair & make-up artists and models. She has a real talent for fashion and people photography and her positive and friendly manner creates the perfect mood for a shoot. In short Cat is amazing and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone.

    ALLISON GROOT | Producer, Big and Small Productions

    December 2019 - A few years ago, I was looking for a Photographer to work on a couple of product shoots that included a well-known local celebrity and that also required natural organic lifestyle feel for the brand. The other requirement was that the photographer needed to move with the filming crew and almost bouncing off their shots / set-ups but still be able to get what was required. In my search to find someone like this, I came across Cat Black Photo. I was blown away with the quality and freshness of her images. They were engaging, inspiring and exactly what I was looking for. Cat has a way of seeing beyond the image even when she shoots objects or products... she finds a way to bring them to life. Since that time, I have worked with Cat on multiple shoots and have recommended her to other companies and clients. She is passionate about what does, is very adaptable and take’s on every challenge with positivity and professionalism….. and her work is outstanding. I am Cat’s biggest fan and would not hesitate to recommend her for your photographic needs.

    LAUREN BOYLE | Clothing Designer and Pattern Maker, Elbe Textiles

    November 2019 - I've worked with Cat four times now on various shoots for my fashion business and each time she has exceeded my expectations. Not only are the results amazing, but the shooting process itself has been fun and stress free. Cat is great at putting people at ease and always puts in 110%.

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