My passion is photography.

I love taking pictures that tell a story. Stories that make people smile or warms their hearts.

I've recently gotten more involved in creating digital art-turning photographs into art that can resemble paintings.

For more information contact me at 860-287-6048 or

Catherine Thiem Photography is the place to be.

Professional Associations:
Photographic Society of America
International Freelance Photographers Association
Photography Club of Sun City Hilton Head

Carolina Nature Photography Association

Contact Info

Address29 Catamaran Lane
Bluffton, SC 29909
United States
Daytime phone860-287-6048
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My photography has come a long way in the last several years. I got a Canon SLR for my birthday and quickly learned there was more to digital photography than what my old pocket point-and-shoot camera could do. I joined a local camera club, took scores of classes, and worked with seasoned photographers.

I also began seeing the world around me differently and with greater appreciation, always wondering if that animal, tree, bird, insect, person, or building is worthy of a tap on the shutter button. My photographs have won awards at the local and state level as well as the New England regional level.

Photography is equal parts craft and art. Craft deals with the mechanics of the camera and editing programs: lens choice, f-stop, shutter speed, exposure, and the like.

The art aspect is harder to define, but I feel it when I’m in nature and become lost in time with its sights, sounds, and smells. I feel the beauty in the intricacies of color and texture around me. I sense a connection and a sense of peace with my subject, whether it is a waterfall with light, shadows, and rushing water blending into one, or a dragonfly alighting on a dew-covered flower. When looking at one of my photographs, I can smell the pine trees, feel the warmth of the sun, and sense the serenity I experienced when I took the photo. This, by far, is my favorite part of the photography process.

All Photographs

Award Winning Images TOPS In Connecticut Photography Exhibition

3 photos
Award Winning Images TOPS In Connecticut Photography Exhibition

Award Winning Images New England Camera Club Council

5 photos
Award Winning Images New England Camera Club Council

Award Winning Images Simsbury Camera Club

78 photos
Award Winning Images Simsbury Camera Club

Award Winning Images Ocean State International Exhibition of Photography

1 photos
Award Winning Images Ocean State International Exhibition of Photography

Greater Lynn International Exhibition

1 photos
Greater Lynn International Exhibition

Artistic Interpretation

82 photos
Artistic Interpretation


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Pet Photography

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Pet Photography
Open All Photographs

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Guestbook for Catherine Thiem Photography
Steve Ryden & Louise Sola(non-registered)
WOW! Quite impressive. You have certainly captured and documented images of God's creations.
A treasure trove awaits you in the Low Country!!!
Your art and craft will be most welcomed by residents and visitor to this part of the world (So Eastern US).
Donna Doble-Brown(non-registered)
The website looks FABULOUS! Gosh, these pictures are great!
Love you!
Mark - W.H.(non-registered)
Absolutely stunningly beautiful photos Cathy.

I'm thinking of some pics of my lab. I'll give you a call.
Larry Baker(non-registered)
So nice meeting you Cathy...beautiful work!
Hope we meet again :)

Carole Langenheim(non-registered)
Thank you for taking Sarah's picture. Too bad I didn't do it earlier so I could of given it to my husband for X-mas.
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