Hi, I'm Cathi Cenatiempo.

I am an award-winning, published photographer, who resides in Gilbert, AZ. Throughout my lifetime I have explored many creative paths, but have found that photography is where my true passion lies. I love that I am able to capture life's special moments for others, allowing them to be fully engaged in the moments of their lives.

If you ask me what my favorite thing to photograph is, I will say without any hesitation, KIDS! Kids give you real, genuine emotion, and sometimes you have to work extra hard for that smile. But I don't mind one bit!

When I am not behind the camera, I can be found either tending my garden, caring for my chickens, hanging out with my husband or playing with my cute grandchildren. All of which bring me so much joy! That's what life is all about, right?


“When it comes to photography, Cathi is my go to. As a musician and mother, I have needed photos for album singles, artist profiles and just photos of my family to remember different stages of life. Cathi captures it all with passion and precision. Cathi works with your style and goes to great lengths to illuminate your vision. She does her homework for whatever the project is and follows through beyond expectations. The sky's the limit with her talent and creativity.”

“Cathi has done newborn photos for my baby girl, my twin boys and one-year old photos of my twin boys. She has so many props and ideas and she is so good with the kids! She gets the most adorable, classic and timeless photos! I cherish all of the photos she has taken of my family and have them hanging up in our home. We love her work so much!”

“Cathi is our family's favorite photographer! She works great with kids and delivers beautiful, quality work. Her photos are precious treasures to me!”

“My family has been blessed by Cathi's incredible talent over the years. She started out as a naturally gifted photographer with an eye for beauty and form. Over the years she's taken that natural gift and married it with true technical skill. Cathi doesn't just capture moments with a camera, she creates art.”

“Cathi's photographs are beautiful, consistent, high-quality images that stand the test of time. I am always amazed at how she is somehow able to produce the most adorable images of each child, even those who are a little shy. She is so patient and kind and produces photos that are unique to each child, capturing their individual personalities. Cathi seems to have an eye for capturing the simplistic in a very profound way, Cathi's photos are truly some of my greatest treasures.”

“Cathi consistently delivers a fantastic experience and finished product! She connects with everyone and keeps them engaged. Cathi goes above and beyond showing patience and professionalism while she captures the perfect shots. Beyond providing a fun and comfortable environment, both on location and in her studio, she provides a beautiful, finished product. I highly recommend working with Cathi if you have the opportunity, she will exceed your expectations!”

“Cathi has been doing our portraits for many years now. She is our go-to photographer. She has an incredible eye for what will flatter us best while also capturing all of our different personalities. She is fun and so easy to work with. Our kids actually look forward to taking family pictures with her every year.”

Let's connect: 480.510.5092 cathicphotography@gmail.com