Hi! I'm glad you're here. 

I'm Catherine, of Virginia Beach family, maternity, and newborn photographer Willow Bay Photography. It's my privilege to work with families to turn today's sweet moments into tomorrow's treasured memories. 

You're a parent, a grandparent, a newlywed, an expectant mother, a bride- or groom-to-be. You're working, planning, raising children, helping with homework, running errands and are busy making memories...you don't have time to try to capture them, too. That's where I come in. With my camera, I can freeze those fast-growing children, take you back in time to feel that baby's soft skin, and remind you just what it felt like to have that loved one's arms around you tight. 

You invest a lot of time and effort into your family and I will, too. I've been studying and practicing photography since high school, throughout college, and post-college. I'm a graduate of the Virginia Governor's School for the Arts and also studied at the The Art League in Alexandria, Virginia. Though I started out with film, my dad's vintage camera, and my high school darkroom, these days I shoot on professional-level Canon equipment, edit in Lightroom, and am always researching the latest products and techniques to add to my repertoire. 

I'm a location photographer which means that I want to photograph you in your home or in a place that is special to you. If you are new to the area, don't worry. As a Norfolk native, I have some tried-and-true spots up my sleeve and can't wait to introduce you to them. It's also my goal to offer affordable photography, which is why I offer many different packages and products to fit every family. 

Please contact me to discuss the ideas you have for your one-of-a-kind, stress-free session. Together, we can capture all the things that make your family unique, and show you at your real-life best. 




THESE ARE ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!! (caps totally intentional) I love them so much - they are so perfect." -Alex Lyons, Ankalia Textiles 









"I feel gorgeous in my photos, even as a new mom and totally sleep deprived.  We laughed the whole time!" -Katie Hart







"Cathy has the ability to make an afternoon with my family look just the way it feels in my head and heart."

-Danielle Doughty  

Contact Me

Catherine Verdier

Norfolk, Virginia 


(703) 615-1552 (call or text)

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