Be Loved.


I’m not going to fake the funk.

I don’t think I’m the best photographer ever. I don’t think I’m for everyone. And I am okay with that, because not everyone is for me.

I think that nowadays, with today’s technology and advancements in Digital SLR cameras, almost anyone can pick one up and take a decent photograph. There’s an auto function right? Anyone can take a photo.

But not everyone can necessarily capture the essence of the moment.

For me, wedding photography goes far beyond the photos. It’s not just about that. It’s so much more than just the day.

I’m a huge believer in the sanctity of marriage. I told Cent that there are no returns, refunds, or exchanges. We are in this together for life. I believe that the wedding is the kick off to the rest of your life as a married couple. A wedding is a day, and a marriage is a lifetime.

And I don’t say this to be funny or cute. But because I whole-heartedly believe it. I think all the details and stories and creations for your wedding are amazing and beautiful, but for me, it’s the relationship of the couple that gets me. Every time. When I see two hearts becoming one, I can’t help but smile. I can’t help but get a little weepy.

Because it’s beautiful. Two souls aligning their lives together. For better or worse. In sickness and in health. ‘Til death do us part.

My relationship with Cent has showed me what it was to love and be loved in return. And the warmth and joy that it has brought to my life. The feeling of a solid relationship where you trust the other person so much that you know that you will be safe in their presence. That is trust. That is respect. That is love.

And that is what I love about working with couples in love. Couples who are readying themselves for marriage. Couples who are planning a lifetime together. Couples who have been in love for years, and still make each others heart skip a beat. Even after 25+ years.

The sweet smile. The gentle kiss. The loving glances. All of it. Because I know that those couples feel so deeply for one another and can’t imagine their lives without each other.

With that, I’m introducing a new kind of photography offering: Beloved: portrait experiences for couples in love. You may be engaged, you may be dating, you may have been married for nineteen years or thirty-six. In whatever shape or form, you are in love. And you want to celebrate it.

Beloved Photography Sessions by Catie Ronquillo

For more information about Beloved sessions, contact me at studio (at) catieronquillo (dot) com.

To see one of the first my Beloved sessions, check out Lynn and Jon’s session at the Nylo at Legacy Hotel.

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  • Reply Lydia 04.28.2010 at 10:23 am

    Love, love it! (Grr at the “too short” comment catcher!)

  • Reply Lynn 04.28.2010 at 11:52 am

    Catie is AWESOME! WE LOVED our beloved session!!

  • Reply Mom 04.28.2010 at 12:15 pm

    I am proud of you!!

  • Reply Cindy 04.28.2010 at 1:57 pm

    I agree completely with your thoughts on wedding vs. marriage. I love that you are calling attention to the fact! Can’t wait to see some more of these sessions. :)

  • Reply Ashley Hawkes 04.28.2010 at 2:02 pm

    My husband and I are on a search for photographers doing the beloved sessions as we are planning on doing very soon. I am very inspired by this post Catie, and your first Beloved session was very touching. Great work. It goes beyond exposure and color and all the technicalities of photography. I believe in this, what you are doing, kudos Catie, I cannot wait to see more!

  • Reply Regina Lynn 04.29.2010 at 3:30 pm

    Yes, YES, you are so right on! What you wrote is so true and beautiful!

  • Reply Wendy Kidd 04.30.2010 at 4:38 pm

    Fab idea and obviously a fab first session! You are inspiring girl!

  • Reply Auntie Kathleen 05.01.2010 at 3:17 pm

    I look forward to the day when I can order a Beloved series for ourselves. It will be a very special gift. :)

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