As a director of photography, she specializes in documentary form, creative lighting and a "film look" on a video format. As a producer, she directs all aspects of the video production. She brings together the most qualified team of professionals and works closely with her team and clients to shape the unique, finished video product.
Catherine began her professional experience as a TV news photographer. She first worked with 16mm film and then on to video. She has won a wide variety of awards for news and documentary production. These awards were given for her outstanding ability to capture the heart and soul of a story through the lens. She was invited to join the documentary and production unit at WJLA TV in Washington, D.C. The prestigious White House News Photographer Association award was given to Catherine for her documentary, A Chance for Tomorrow, which dealt with childhood cancers. She later moved to NBC, Washington, as a video photographer and editor. In 1984 she became an independent director of photography opening Matrix Media, Inc., one of the first woman owned production companies in the Washington metropolitan area.
Recently, she is branching out into the environmental arena. Catherine, who is
also a certified horticulturist and landscape designer, has written a book Urban
and Suburban Meadows, Bringing Meadowscaping to Big and Small Spaces https://themeadowproject.com/ and has produced a 60 minute companion video.
In 2016 Hometown Habitat, Stories of Bringing Nature Home, a 90 minute environmental documentary focused on showing how and why native plants are critical to the survival and vitality of local ecosystems, was released. The film has been widely screened across the US and Canada. Other works in progress include programs designed to educate viewers and inspire them to be part of the solution to save our precious planet.