A wedding photographer in Dayton, Ohio.

serving my home & yours.

I'm Cate Ronan.

This is the first thing I want you to see - my heart. This isn’t a big page about how much I love photography and how I love love. This is where I tell you how much I love to make my couples feel like Beyonce and bad asses. Every single one of my couples are flawless in front of my camera. I will make you feel comfortable and not as awkward as you think you look. You’ll have photos that aren’t posed and staged. Instead, you'll get a gallery of you and your boo looking like yourselves. Whether it's your engagement, anniversary or wedding photos, you’ll be looking your best and fun self. 

my approach.

about my process

I got you!

My process for every single session — engagement or wedding — is SIMPLE — we are going to have FUN! The smiles, giggles, snuggles, and playfulness is ALL YOU. 
You think you are awkward? No problem, I use fun and interactive prompts and directions to get you feeling comfortable and relaxed in front of my lens. 
You had a bad experience or have never had photos taken before? SAME HERE. 90% of my galleries here on my website, are REAL couples who were in the same exact boat. For real — you just show up excited, ready to have fun and dressed yourself and I’ll take it from there!

Hayley & Cody

"I actually cried. None of us were very experienced with getting professional pictures taken, but Cate made us all comfortable and told us exactly what to do."

Alaina & Tyler

"I never imagined someone being able to capture that many emotions but she did it. If I could go back in time and do it all over again I would book Cate every single time."

Jessie & Nathan

"Cate was so genuinely invested in our big day and I get butterflies every single time I look at any of our photos."

sweeter couples.

Jessie & Nathan

alaina & tyler

cody & hayley

Caitlin & David

"Most photographers have passion but many can't express and translate that passion as well as Cate."

Caitlin & ALex

" Instead of posing you, she has you do "prompts" to get the most natural reaction and to capture your personality."

Brittany & Jaihron

"I hate getting my picture taken and I felt really awkward, but she made sure to make us feel comfortable."

sweeter couples.

caitlin & alex

brittany & jaihron

david & caitlin

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sweet words from

Cate Ronan

mother of cats

this is Stuart

A midwest living, west-coast loving wedding and engagement photographer hanging out in Dayton, Ohio. For real though, Oregon has my traveling heart.


Right now you can find me petting one of my four cats, making my three year old chicken nuggets, or watching The Office for the 14th time. Most likely though, I'll be multitasking and doing them all at the same time.

it's fall, y'all!