Catherine Shaw


I like capturing the personality of little beings. Since pets and children express emotion so purely, it is always a pleasure to work with them. My preference is to shoot where my subjects are comfortable and relaxed and I just let everyone be themselves.

Since adopting my own dog, I have done a lot of work with City Dogs Rescue in DC: I volunteer at their adoption events and photograph dogs that need good homes.

I do minimal editing of my photos and prefer to hold to NY Times standards of no editing whatsoever. I have a credit in the NYT for engagement announcements.


  • Pet Portraits
  • Non-Edited Photos