Catherine Rhodes Photography


Photography has always been a big part of my life. Growing up, my Dad had a camera in his hand every place our family visited from Florida to Hawaii it was always an adventure! At the age of 10, he gifted me my very first camera. After rolls and rolls of film, I knew photography would have a long lasting spot in my heart. So I set out for school at Hallmark Institute of Photography and fell in love with weddings on a little horse farm in the middle of New Hampshire.

Now with more than 16 years of experience I am happy to still say I love photographing weddings and portraits just as much as ever! Along with an amazing photography business and studios in Columbia Missouri and St. Louis Missouri, I am blessed to have a beautiful family of four. Experiencing a wedding and motherhood for myself has been a beautiful whirlwind and life experience has truly helped me relate to the wonderful couples and families captured in front of my camera!

I can't begin to tell you how honored I feel to photograph these amazing moments, the love, it's all very surreal to not only play witness to but to document as a piece of your family history. Whether you are getting married, welcoming a beautiful newborn into your family, or just want the added confidence of a Boudoir Session, I truly can't wait to meet soon! 



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Photography Education

With almost 17 years of experience in photography and running a successful business, Catherine is excited to share her expertise with photographers who are looking to grow their own wedding and portrait photography businesses! Catherine has launched and hosted two Destination Wedding Photography workshops and regularly offers One on One Mentor Sessions!  To learn more about upcoming educational opportunities and workshops, join our mailing list below! 



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Named One of the Top 50 Wedding Photographers in the United States, Catherine is proud to currently be a featured artist on both and Along with previous work with National Geographic and Extreme Makeover Home Edition Joplin, Catherine Rhodes Photography is honored to have been featured in publications from The Knot to ELLE China and among online features such as Style Me Pretty, The Huffington Post, and The Black Tie Bride, bringing another level of expertise to Midwest wedding photography! 


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