Please join us in welcoming our newest contributing photographer, Mary Catherine Brownfield to the Dogwood Hill family! Some of Mary Catherine’s beautiful work is showcased throughout our holiday card collection. Read on to learn more about Mary Catherine’s creative background as well what inspires her while photographing.

Hi, I’m Mary Catherine (but everyone calls me MC!) I live in Atlanta with my husband, five-month-old baby girl and Goldendoodle.  I grew up in Birmingham and studied Apparel Design at The University of Alabama.  Throughout my fashion studies and career, I found what most excited me were the photoshoots post design.  I lived for this part of the process!

I’ve been photographing bloggers and fashion brands, families, children and portraits for eight years now.  There is nothing better than seeing the joy and beauty of a special moment captured through the lens.  I love creating forever keepsakes for clients (most of whom have become dear friends).

Dream destination: Positano

Most magical destination: Aspen

Ideal dinner date: Karl Lagerfeld

Recommended film: I love fashion documentaries like The First Monday in May

Favorite foods: Literally everything. But probably fries most of all.

Power color: Black

Inspiration: Right now, Instagram inspires me… I love finding new accounts and admiring beautiful photography! Social media has really helped grow my business and also as me a creative.

One should never: Doubt themselves! Just go for it 🙂

Go-to hostess gift: Jo Malone candles or an orchid from Lush Life

Childhood dream: Fashion designer

Tool of the trade: Canon 85mm f/1.2 lens

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