About Us

Hi, I’m Catherine, married to Michael.

I’m a freelance food, portrait, travel and lifestyle photographer.

I won an award, and had four nominations in the Pinterest Food Awards 2017, I was the food editor and lifestyle contributor for Betty Magazine, Summer issue 2016 and I’m currently photographing a baking book for Quadrille due out January 2018.

I photograph a 6 recipe feature with Kathryn Bruton for Vegetarian Living Magazine each month and I’m a regular contributor for The Simple Things magazine, producing their back cover image monthly as well as their Gathering feature 2-4 times a year.

I cook, recipe test and style. I love story telling photography, behind the scenes, the creative process and journey, as well as, of course the finished article.

If you’d like to see a purely visual portfolio please head here 

Michael is the prop gatherer, board maker, chair coverer, painter and my favourite person to work with.

We create inspiring, beautiful and enticing images editorially and for the brands that we collaborate with.

We live in West Sussex with our small boy Eden and our small girl Haven.

We consider all projects big or small, just email catherine.frawley@gmail.com to discuss your ideas!

C&M x



  • Vegetarian Living
  • The Simple Things Magazine
  • Betty Magazine
  • Delicious.
  • The Cut


  • Abigail Ahern
  • Wild Things Flowers, Mayfair
  • Singapore Tourist Board
  • Lady Bakewell Park
  • My Studio Interior Design
  • Claudi & Fin
  • Beas of Bloomsbury
  • The Bulls Head, Beaumaris
  • Melt Room, Soho
  • Crowne Plaza, Gerrads Cross
  • Cupsmith Coffee
  • Wild Child Kitchen
  • Hobbledown
  • Kidspace
  • Total Sweet


  • Apartment Therapy – House Tours
  • Laura Ashley
  • Waitrose Cellar
  • Wayfair
  • Rock My Style Blog

Instagram Collaborations

  • Kallo
  • JORD Wood Watches
  • Mapiful
  • Burleigh Pottery
  • Jing Tea
  • Sudio
  • Cru London
  • Soho House / Pinterest
  • Cockburns


Huffington PostHomemaker MagazineCamilla StylesHuffington Post Vegetarian


As of June 2017: Instagram 19,500 | Pinterest 108,000 | Twitter 1830

family illustration by blanka biernat

we look better in illustration (by Blanka Biernat) xx



  • Karine Tachdjian

    Good morning.
    I have been following and enjoying your beautiful photos on Instagram for a while now. I thought it would be good to follow your blog too btI can’t seem to see how to subscribe. Am I missing something?
    In the meantime I will carry on following your photos via IG. Beautiful and inspiring, thank you!
    All the best,

    • Catherine

      Hi Karine, thank you so much for following me on IG and for your lovely kind words on the blog. I have updated the side bar so you can follow the blog on Bloglovin. I hope that helps xxReplyCancel

  • Love your IG post and looking forward to follow you here as well! Thank you for sharing the most beautiful pictureReplyCancel

    • Catherine

      Thank you Vibecke for the lovely comment and for following along xxReplyCancel

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