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What Cate’s Clients Say

two dogs, a golden and an Irish setter“We had Cate take take photos of our two energetic, large dogs. I wasn’t sure how well it would work given their energy level, but Cate (and her assistant) was able to get wonderful and winsome images of the two together, individual images of each and a “family” picture with my husband and me. I’ve really admired the expressions that Cate is able to capture in her volunteer work with the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and am so pleased with the beautiful images that she captured of our two kids.”

—Barrie Brown, Santa Fe, NM

black pomeranian dog“Cate is some extraordinary mix of photographer and dog whisperer. When we look at our photograph of Lily Monster, we see not only a beautiful dog but also every bit of her sweet, powerful and, yes, naughty nature. Cate gave us the invaluable gift of immortalizing that indomitable presence.”

—Deborah Klezmer, Santa Fe, NM

king charles spaniel dog“I was so pleased with the ease and your expertise in this once of a lifetime experience.

—Cathi Haga, Santa Fe, NM

terrier meets new dad“Cate takes the time to get the perfect shot. Her photo of my dog and me meeting for the first time completely captured the moment we fell in love. She’s the best.”

—David Webber, Santa Fe, NM


teddy and teddy bear“Cate’s pet photos are nothing short of magical. She is truly gifted in capturing the personality and “essence” of each animal. We are the happy and satisfied owners of three portraits of our dog Teddy. His playful personality and special spirit shine through, and we cherish these captured moments in his life.”

—Karen Miller and Connie Marks, Santa Fe, NM

cockatoo“Cate Goedert has a unique ability to capture the essence and beauty of every animal she photographs. I am personally humbled and grateful that Cate volunteers this skill to the Santa Fe Animal Shelter and its animals. Her beautiful portraits have been responsible for dozens of life-saving adoptions.”

—Mary Martin, former Executive Director, Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society


mixed breed“Cate’s work has been invaluable to the Shelter. Her ability to capture a dog’s personality in her portraits makes people stop and look at our animals which is the most important step in finding them a new home.”

—Dylan Moore, Director of Adoptions, Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Humane Society

“My tortie Mimi is five years old. I have had her since she was a few weeks old. I thought I knew her hair by hair, but, after Cate took a few pictures of her, I realized the beauty and the expression of her personality.”
—Chantal Bearnson