Catherine was a pleasure to work with. She is extremely talented and passionate about her work. She is also SO ORGANIZED I think she could have planned my entire wedding better than myself. She did engagement photos and wedding photos and they both came out amazing.
We did choose to have a second photographer for the wedding day because we had about 200 people which was definitely worth it. Both the candids and structured group photos were beyond impressive, as well as the edits to the final versions.
Catherine is so thoughtful when it comes to every last detail - lighting, background, religious customs, weird family dynamics - she has it covered. Thank you Catherine for capturing my wedding in the best way!!
Elaine Stratton VT
To Whom It May Concern,
I am writing to share the incredible work that Catherine Aranda-Learned has done for my dance program. Catherine has been photographing my dance program and dance team for the past five years and I cannot imagine working with another photographer. She is professional, organized, reliable and enjoyable to collaborate with. She is always willing to try an idea I have or to help us capture our vision. She is truly passionate about photography, which is one of the many things that makes her such a pleasure to work with.
Many of my dancers are beginners and have not had much experience as models. Catherine is wonderful at making them feel confident and comfortable in front of the camera. Whether she is taking a head shot, still pose or an action shot, she is always able to capture the most flattering and artistic angle. My dance team looks forward to their photo-shoot with her every season. She treats them with the utmost respect and is so genuinely excited about the shots she is capturing, that each student leaves feeling like a professional dancer.
For the past year, Catherine has been attending our dress rehearsals in order to photograph each dance class in action and in poses. My students love her work and are so pleased with her photography that they can’t wait to share the images with their family and friends. Catherine has also travelled with us to dance team competitions and photographed not only our teams in performance, but also wonderful unscripted moments of great sportsmanship and team bonding.
Catherine is always patient and willing to go above and beyond to capture a shot that sometimes seems impossible. She is also amazing in her processing of the photographs. She strives to enhance her images while remaining true to the individual she is photographing. Regardless of how difficult the editing is, Catherine always has images to us in a timely manner. She often gets sneak peaks to me by the following day.
To close, I would recommend Catherine for any photography assignment. She has taken shown impeccable skill in all aspects of photography, from head shots to action shots, and even beautiful landscapes and still-lifes. She is professional, organized and meticulous in her work. Having her be able to capture such special moments in my student’s lives has been a true blessing.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Sincerely, Nicole Lefaivre
Lamoille Union High School Teacher
"Just want to let you all know Catherine Aranda-Learned is a fantastic out of the ordinary photographer that did a fabulous job with my daughter for her senior pictures. We highly recommend her and her artistic flare."
"My daughter and several of her friends each had high school senior photos taken by a local photography-artist, Catherine Aranda-Learned of Vermont Artistry in Jeffersonville. Catherine has also taken fabulous group and individual action photos, portraits, and group photos for the LUHS Varsity and Junior Varsity Dance Teams! We are all very happy with the results! Catherine is wonderfully generous not only with her talent and time, but also her warm, upbeat and supportive personality! She is extremely skilled and creative with decades of experience behind and in front of the camera. She helps people feel very comfortable with the photography session which results in photos that convey the subject's true authentic beauty and personal expression. We highly recommend her work! " ~ Terrie Look
"These are beautiful! We are so excited! Thank you so much! We had a great time taking these - I love how many of our silly expressions were got caught on camera."
~ Kathyrn Powell