I’m Cate Furtado, a Northern California wedding and lifestyle photographer, and I am so excited you took a trip over to my little nook of the internet! I am a cat-loving, tea-drinking, Office-quoting twenty-something. I am a wife to my babe of a husband, Josh. We currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area and are completely loving getting to explore this city on the daily. We moved to the Bay back in the summer of 2014 but each day still feels so new to us! I'm always discovering something new around every corner—like new restaurants, coffee shops, or stunning views. Most days you can find me dreaming up our next adventure together, seeking out the next best recipe to cook, or rewatching Harry Potter for the thousandth time. I fully believe in making the most of the one life you are given by doing what fills you with joy, so that's exactly what I do!
Josh and I were married on September 12, 2015 at a private estate in Nevada City, California, a little town nestled into the edge of the Tahoe Forest. We wanted our day to be authentically ours in every way. We were surrounded by nature and our favorite people, we ate our favorite food—tacos, I wore more cake than I had the chance to eat and we danced the night away to our favorite songs with our best dance moves. I forgot to break in my shoes and the clasps on my dress completely broke right before our first dance, but there's not a single thing I would change about that day. It was our perfect day and the beginning of our long awaited life together.
You see, Josh and I started dating our senior year of high school and then unfortunately, parted ways geographically for college. I attended Sacramento State and he went to Cal Poly SLO—but we spent four years driving up and down California just to keep our story going. It was painful and exhausting but again, I wouldn’t change anything about it. Those four years shaped us into the people we are today, taught us essential relationship skills and weirdly enough, it's now a (decently) fond memory we look back on. That story was beautifully photographed in our wedding pictures and you can hear the joy we shared in our video.
Our story is authentically ours and yours should be too! I believe that every story should be authentic to its unique subject—YOU. You, the ones who make me love my job. The love stories that turn my heart into a puddle and make me tear up. The accomplishments and milestones that I'm invited to celebrate alongside you. The everyday moments I get to document so you can cherish forever a moment of your life. You are the life behind my photos and the inspiration behind my passions.
Cate Beth Photo is for the lovers, the dreamers, and the snugglers. For the ones with the wild hearts and the magic souls. I want to bring all of your stories to life and I cannot wait to meet the people I’m lucky enough to photograph. Whether you’re a bride looking for her new best friend to follow her around all day, a senior celebrating a huge milestone, or simply looking for some gorgeous new portraits, let’s get together and make some magic!