Andy Cat is a professional photographer who has worked with customers and clients in Chicago and San Francisco for over 3 years. He has a B.A in film and digital media from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He specializes in corporate and commercial branding content, as well as weddings and portraiture. His experience with portraits, products, and visual storytelling has given him the opportunity to work with companies such as StickOutSocial, Absolute Visions Productions, and Brinker International.
I love being given a set of information from a client or customer and being trusted to provide a solution. The nature of my work allows me opportunities with vastly different experiences, which constantly exposes me to new problems and having to figure out new solutions.
I have shot weddings in the past and have always maintained that the best way for me to operate as a photographer is to interject as little as necessary to keep moods and spirits lifted. Worrying about the technical aspects of the day is futile when the client (in this case the bride and groom) is not having the emotional experience they expect of their day. If my actions, behavior, and banter are lifting the spirits of my subject(s) then I am doing my job.
I've been listed as one of Chicago's top photographers on Snappr.
I studied film in college and also work as a cinematographer when I'm not taking stills.