My name is Kate Caouette-McCarthy and I am an American who found her new hometown in beautiful rainy Manchester.  I moved to the UK in the Autumn of 2010 after spending my post-university years living in Hamburg, Germany where I met my lovely English husband.  The daughter of an artist, I grew up in a household that always encouraged creativity and finding one's path through self-expression. 

At university I variously studied painting, theatre, and film but it was a semester spent in Florence where I learned about photography.  I learned the history of the medium and how to process and develop my own film whilst living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.  I began collecting vintage and antique cameras, playing with 35 mm and Poloroid film and ultimately discovering the magic of digital photography. 

Upon meeting my husband, I proceeded to photograph every detail, every event to the point where we now have a photographic archive of our relationship.  With the birth of our daughter, the archive now has a (huge!) new chapter. 

This personal interest of course has now broadened to capturing the lives and moments of families and friends, beautiful weddings and perfect newborns.  It is in these moments that I attempt to capture the beauty of your life.  I would love to contribute to your own archive and help preserve your memories.