Catherine Farquharson /// Documentographer


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Excited about tomorrow!

Posted on Nov 13 by

I’m just doing the final touches on the details for tomorrow’s “Finding your Frame” DocuMentor Workshop.  There are eight amazing women who have signed up, and I am so excited to experience the day with them. The theory behind the workshop is this — People hire you for WHO you are, just as much as for what you sell.  If you can really understand what makes you unique, (and I don’t mean that you like tea and long sunsets), I mean what really matters to you, what drives you, what you aim for, you can then know how to position all of your marketing, products — even how you shoot! — to support the unique value that only you have to offer. So, we are headed on an adventure to look inside and own what we are really about. Stay tuned for more workshops in the New Year!  Shoot me an email ( if you’d like to be put on the “want to know when” list. Check out more info at...


The truth about my November 14 Workshop

Posted on Oct 21 by

I lied. Ok, I didn’t exactly lie, but I wasn’t telling the full truth.  I have been promoting myNovember 14 workshop “Finding your Frame” to be for photographers who are having trouble getting their business to the level that they want.  And for photographers who want to stand out from the crowd.  And it IS for those people!  But.  But.  But.  It’s not going to be a “follow this set of instructions and you’ll reach success” kind of workshop. It’s way more than that. Instead of following the steps of “successful” photographers before you and doing what they did, we are going to delve into your soul and pull out the reason for WHY you do this work.  And from that place, you will identify the best route for you to reach success — while in total alignment with you and your values. I believe that people who choose The Photographer’s Path, do so because they are using photography as a way to explore their experience with the world.  This workshop is designed to help you navigate your business in alignment...


In Print : The UnDiet Cookbook

Posted on Oct 8 by

First day that the UnDiet Cookbook hit the stands this week, it was number one on in ALL BOOKS!  I’m excited by this, but not at all surprised. Read here how incredibly proud I am to have taken the photos of Meghan for this new release.  Sample-see some spreads.  Then go out and buy the book so you can sample-taste from the recipes! Interested in how the heck such an epic book was made?  Meghan gives you a taste on her blog,...


5 tips for better smartphone photography

Posted on Sep 1 by

Smartphones take amazing photos these days.  However, it’s still you that takes the photo, not the camera.  So here are 5 suggestions that can single-handedly change everything about the images you create.  My aim is to have you consistently exclaiming either, “I can’t believe I took this shot with my phone!”, or, “I can’t believe I took this shot!!” Either one, and my job is complete. Without further adieu, I present to you my camera phone photo tips for excellence : 1. Get into position for your photo BEFORE the shot happens. 2. Ask yourself, “What am I taking a photo of?”  and then, “How can I best show that subject?” To get to the second answer, take more than one frame.  (For every final shot I post on Instagram, there are an array of other attempts, taken with different angles, crops and perspectives). 3. Shoot first, crop second.  I learned this tip from a professional Instagrammer.  Turns out, when you use your camera zoom, your file degrades.  To preserve the image quality, take the photo at full frame, then zoom...


In Print: SHE magazine, issue 5

Posted on Jun 21 by

I love repeat clients.  I especially love repeat clients that are making a real difference in the world, and I get to be a part of that (by proxy).  For that reason, I am honoured every time I am hired to photograph the feature shoot for the The Canadian Women’s Foundation‘s SHE magazine.  I’ve just completed the photos for Issue 6, coming out in the Winter.  (See past issues, here). Most recently, the Spring Issue 5 publication came out.  We sure had fun doing this shoot!!!  Elizabeth Correira, the amazing woman featured in this issue, managed to change her life around in the most inspiring way.  She now public speaks about her story, and helps other women to take hold of their lives like she did.  She’s truly incredible, I recommend you read her story. As you can likely see, she’s vivacious and full of energy.  We had a blast taking these photos.  Here are some out takes, below....


Thinking about your “first look”.

Posted on May 29 by

Stephanie and Ronan did a lot of things right when making decisions for their destination wedding in Curacao.  They picked a beautiful location, a great time of year, and a wonderful hotel.  But the decision that I think they made the best, was taking the risk and taking the chance to have an EPIC location for their “first look”.  Most people play it safe, and choose the easiest location.  Almost everyone chooses a location on the resort property.  There is nothing wrong with that.  What I like about what Stephanie + Ronan did, was that they put some thought into how they could best use the fact that they were having a destination wedding in a beautiful country.  For them, that best use meant having their reveal at the National Park. Not only did it mean we got insanely dramatic and gorgeous photos with the waves crashing in, it also meant they had such a memorable experience for their photos — it was so beautiful, so windy, and with such dramatic landscape, none of us will ever forget it. What it...