Catherine Nguyen draws on both her years of experience as a professional photographer and her love of art and design to bring her clients a fresh perspective custom tailored to their needs. Having studied at The Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Catherine's attention to detail and creative vision have earned her a bicoastal reputation as a premiere commercial and editorial photographer from New York to San Francisco. Currently based in Raleigh-Durham, NC, Catherine always makes her clients her top priority, focusing on the beauty and distinction of her subjects.

Residential Photography

Whether shooting interiors or exteriors, historic or vintage-inspired homes, modern meccas, or architectural masterpieces, Catherine Nguyen Photography captures the personality and life of the spaces she shoots, ensuring results that truly reflect the owner's lifestyle. Catherine also worked as the still photographer for HGTV's Love it or List it.


Editorial Photography

Catherine Nguyen Photography is frequently featured in the award-winning Walter Magazine, where her images bring dimension and clarity to articles across a wide variety of topics. Catherine's training in food, lifestyle, fashion, and hospitality give her the diverse experience needed to successfully complement each piece.


Commercial Photography

Where you work. Where you play. Whether an eclectic wine bar in Raleigh or a modern office space in San Francisco, Catherine's background in marketing and brand management gives her the perfect perspective for highlighting these spaces: Their versatility, their functionality, and above all their aesthetic appeal.


Branding Photography

Branding sessions require a thorough and intimate understanding of the client's brand as well as a desire for authentic representation. Catherine tells those stories, helping clients to establish or refresh that image. She forges lasting relationships with her clients to ensure their messaging remains fresh and consistent over the long term.


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Back in Black

“When I fell in love with black, it contained all colors. It wasn’t a negation of color. It was an acceptance. Because black encompasses all colors. Black is the most aristocratic color of all. … You can be quiet and it contains the whole thing.”– Louise Nevelson read more
By Catherine Nguyen|Feb 21, 2024


Photo courtesy of Sonya YruelPhoto courtesy of Sonya Yruel
  • “ The pictures turned out beyond what I had ever imagined. Catherine’s attention to detail, work under crazy deadlines, and just generally a complete joy to work with. ”

    Caroline Lizarraga
  • “ Her professionalism and the quality of her work is unmatched, especially in the Triangle. ”

    Molly Dansby Downtown Quarterly Magazine
  • “ Cat is an amazing photographer! ”

    Paige Dick Paige Designs LLC
  • “ Catherine is not only a professional and talented photographer but is a wonderful person that I have had the pleasure to work with! ”

    Linda Boylan Peri Nicole Interiors
  • “ Beautiful photographer and beautiful person. I absolutely love working with Cat. ”

    Sharon Lewis Sharon Lewis Homes


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