I am a photographer based in Sonoma, a town I adopted as my own after moving from France in 1990. Photography has always been a part of my life, but the decision to share my new world with family and friends back in France resulted in a book - Sonoma - Portrait of a town - published in 2006. This was the beginning of turning my passion into a full time job. My first love is travel & macro/nature photography. Events (especially small intimate weddings), portraits, and editorial follow really close behind... I have won many photography awards, and my work has been published in regional and international publications. I never imagined I would ever be documenting weddings, but I succumbed to the pressure in 2008, after shooting my first elopement and fell in love! The rest is a love story...
Wedding packages begin at $3,200.
I'm always happy to talk to you about your wedding and what's involved in making sure you have beautiful memories.
Elopements start at $1200 for 2 hours Always happy to talk and customize if you think you would only need an hour!
" We chose Cathi because she has a unique ability to capture personality instead of the usual 'staged' photo shots. Perhaps it is her Parisienne background... but she 'sees' the love; she doesn't just shoot the wedding. A consummate professional with an artist's eye for detail."
" Awe, thank you so much Loretta and Vivian! What a magical day, I had a fantastic time with you both! Just perfect! xoxo "
"Cathy is not only an incredible photographer, but a phenomenal person! She captured every moment of the day from getting ready to dancing the night away. She has a knack for capturing the moments and relationships that are most important to you. I highly recommend Cathy!"
" Only seeing this now. Thank you so much, so appreciated! What a lovely affaire this was. I love you both very much! xoxo "
"Cathy captured us and our wedding incredibly well. She was a pleasure to work with from our first contact throughout the entire process. We found the end product to be absolute top quality and could not have asked for a better photographer. "
" Thank you so much for your kind words! I loved working with you both, so much fun. xo Cathy "
"Cathy Stancil did an amazing job with the photos for our wedding. I highly recommend hiring her to document your wedding or anything really. She listened to our preferences and was careful to take all of our requested photos but also captured many moments throughout the day to tell the story of our wedding. Plus she is a fun and warm person which made it nice to have her around. As for the beauty of her work, you can see for yourself- she takes outstanding photos! "
" So sweet of you, thank you so much. I had such a great time with you both and your whole family was lovely! xoxo "
"We loved working with Cathy Stancil. She was very flexible and easy to work with, her prices were reasonable, and our pictures were gorgeous. She even did an engagement photo session with us for free as a way to get to know us prior to our wedding. I definitely recommend her! "
" Thank you so much for letting me be part of your day Carly and Michael. Just loved witnessing your love and photographing your beautiful day! xo "
"Cathy was the only photographer for this location, she is familiar with the park and took beautiful pictures, capturing great moments, both tender and funny. Once we arrived at the reception location she did not let us down - overall she did an amazing job!"
" Thank you so much Kristen and Brian. Such a beautiful day this was! xo "