Formed in 2015 by professional photographer Cate Bligh, The Green Barn Wedding Photography LLC is a wedding and engagement photography studio specializing in outdoor weddings and elopements throughout New England. Cate's mission for her business is to offer not only the best photography services available but also a superior client experience. This is all while curating a premium quality product line made of sustainable, eco-friendly materials and produced by like-minded small businesses who put the environment as a priority. She believes that every choice we make can make a difference to the world around us while never sacrificing luxury quality and high-end client experience.
Cate graduated in 2006 with an Associate of Science in Professional Photography from McIntosh College. It is there where her passion for medium format photography first developed. This premium level of high-end photography is a service she still provides for all her weddings and engagement sessions to this day.
Workshops are another way Cate has expanded her photography education. Creative and intensive, week-long photography workshops have been a constant presence in Cate's educational background and are planned into the future. What makes these workshops an important piece in her photography style is the intention of growing her craft, learning the latest techniques, and networking with photographers around the world. These workshops encompass a variety of subjects like landscape techniques, wedding-specific intensives, and commercial/stock photography. She had attended The Maine Media Workshops in Camden, Maine. And several at Rocky Mountain School of Photography, in places like Missoula and Kalispell, Montana, and Yellowstone National Park.
In 2015, Cate spent 9 weeks in Missoula, Montana at Rocky Mountain School of Photography. While there, she completed an Advanced Intensive photography program that covered all aspects of photography, from weddings to fashion to commercial and more.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS
As important as her education and growing her photographic craft, Cate sees the importance of being part of the professional photographic community. Below are her professional affiliations and photo club memberships locally, nationally, and globally.