Welcome to the Cate Connery Bury Photography blog

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If you read my tie dye post last week then you know that I am starting a new blog series called “Motherhood Mondays.”  Today I’m sharing one of my favorite products and the company that has created it that has helped give my kids something fun and engaging to do while stuck at home.  Because […]

Motherhood Monday, Uncategorized

June 22, 2020

Keeping Little Fingers Busy

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Camp Mommy.  Camp Covid.  Camp Quarantine.  Whatever you want to call it, I’ve found myself scrambling since Memorial Day to fill my kids’ days with more than a combination of Disney+ and Netflix (and no judgment because trust me there’s been plenty of that too!).  Prior to the end of May we still had online […]

Motherhood Monday

June 16, 2020

Tie Dye Tuesday

Sisters wearing Tie Dye
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Last week in the midst of a week-long power and internet outage following not one but two rare storm systems — first a derecho and then a wake low, the kids, the dog, and I escaped 90 miles out of town to my mom’s home up in Sewanee.  I think we packed enough to move […]


May 21, 2020

What is “archival” and why does it matter?

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The first quarter of the year is always quiet.  Those first three months of the year just never have a lot of portrait sessions scheduled.  While I did shoot a few studio and headshot sessions and one outdoor signature session, the gray skies and wet cold make it difficult to get the most out of […]

Business, Families, Photography

April 14, 2020

Safer at Home

Nashville Family Photographer
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While my signature sessions are always available, a few times a year I offer special petite sessions or mini session events that double as fundraising events for non-profit organizations that are near and dear to my heart.  This past April I spent much of the month preparing for May and a month of petite sessions […]

Families, Portraits

July 26, 2019

Celebrating Motherhood — a Recap

Celebrating Motherhood Family Portraits Photography Nashville Tennessee
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When I was nine years old I played Rocky Top at my first and only piano recital.  Whether you’re a University of Tennessee fan or not, if you grow up in the state of Tennessee then you grow up singing Rocky Top, and the line in the chorus “Home sweet home to me” always seems to […]

Dance, Photography, Portraits, Seniors

July 19, 2019

Home Sweet Home to Me

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“But why?” That is the question my husband asked me about 6 weeks ago when I told him I wanted to go to Team Beachbody Coach Summit. He understood when I traveled to Illinois in early March to spend three days with my photography business mentor and a mastermind group of photographers since it was […]

Business, Personal

July 12, 2019

The Business that Built Me

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I am so excited to announce my Celebrating Motherhood: Mama & Me Petite Portrait Session charity event happening throughout the month of May and benefiting The CURED Foundation. The CURED Foundation was founded by Ellyn and Fred Kodroff following their daughter’s diagnosis with an eosinophilic disease back in 2003.  Since then the CURED Foundation has […]

Business, Photography, Portraits

April 29, 2019

Celebrating Motherhood

Mama and Me Portrait
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“…we are all inextricably connected to each other by a power greater than all of us…” –Brene’ Brown   When I started my business in 2017, it was after years of feeling a stirring deep within my soul that I was being called to use photography to capture life for others.  I know that sounds […]

Portraits, Seniors

April 12, 2019

Called to Capture

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If you read my last post then you know that I have been a photographer for more than two decades.  However, after graduating from undergrad I did not pursue photography professionally.  You may know that my other great passion is the education of young children, so while I was pursuing a teaching career, I treated […]


April 5, 2019

What’s on My Bookshelf?

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