Welcome to the Cate Connery Bury Photography blog

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Today is October 1st.  And portrait photographers everywhere know that we are officially in the busy season.  October and, to a lesser extent, November for photographers, especially those like me who photograph families, are like March and those first few weeks of April for CPAs. Of course October is popular for portraits — especially outdoor, […]

Families, Photography, Portraits

October 1, 2021


Nashville Fall Family Portraits
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Today marks the two-week mark since I dropped my daughters off at summer camp for just under 3 weeks.  One of the greatest blessings while they’re away — they get to be completely unplugged.  No phones.  No social media.  No email.  Well, we can send emails to them, but their only communication with us is […]

Families, Motherhood Monday, Photography

June 21, 2021

When Photos Really are Worth 1000 Words

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I fell in love with sunrise sessions about 7 years ago when we hired a photographer at the beach to take family portraits for us while we were on vacation.  We chose the sunrise time slot because those cost slightly less than the much more popular sunset sessions.  While both times of day offer beautiful […]


September 4, 2020

Sunflowers at Sunrise

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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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