+64 9 521 2006


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About Cate

Cate Rainbow - One of Auckland's most experienced photographers'

With more than 15 years experience in photography, Cate is more than qualified to not only fulfil all your photography needs but also help art direct, organise and project manage the process with you.  Cate has a studio located in Orakei Auckland where she does all her own post-production and design work.
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"I have complete confidence that I can fulfill your vision for the perfect image.  Whether that be for company profiles, weddings or family portraiture.  I will work closely with you and draw on all my experience and knowledge to create a truly impressive collection of imagery.  I have had a diverse career to date but all my experiences can be drawn on to create some truly memorable pictures."
The Summer months are kept busy with beautiful weddings while the cooler months are focussed mainly around commercial work. Cate is usually booked at least a year in advance for weddings so if you are looking at getting married, be sure to view Cate's wedding portfolio and wedding albums online. Cate likes to show you through her demonstration albums and talk in depth about your wedding plans, make suggestions and collaborate with you to create your perfect day. She has a list of recommendations so after meeting with Cate you could have your photographer booked as well as ideas for a venue, your make-up, flowers and music.

Remember to forward this website to any friends who may be interested in seeing Cate's work.





I have enjoyed the last year of life in the slower lane with a new baby (now one!) but I'm now looking at booking season 2017 of weddings and I've started a new project which will be revealed before Christmas. I've been focussing on more photographic art rather than portraits. Wait and see!

Some of my most proud photography projects to date:

-Sponsored by Alfa Romeo for 2 years
-Sponsored by VW for 1 year
-Photographing Ralph Schumacher for BMW
-Chris Dixon for BMW
-Bob Geldof
-Malcolm McLaren (manager of the Sex Pistols)
-3 Cookbooks
-Head photographer for Continental Car Services for 6 years
-NZ Fashion Week for 5yrs
-Trademe founder Sam Morgan
-Multiple TV personalities
-Dexterity Productions (TV stills)
-Homegrown TV (stills)

About Cate


With 15 years in the photography industry, Cate has not only the experience but also the natural eye for detail and flare. Cate started out in the television industry, then moved to photography where she found her true passion!

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+64 9 521 2006


+64 21 350050

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