Fine Art. Inspired by You. Crafted by Us.

Every single day, every single image, I aspire to produce works of art from good old fashioned, home grown memories. I want you to love putting these pieces of art on your wall – to smile, to remember and to truly treasure.

Hi there! My name is Cate. Like many other lucky people I learnt about life and growing up with two amazing grandfathers, Frank + Eric. Next to the enduring love of their families, each of them had another love – photography (Frank) and greyhounds + horses (Eric). Turns out I inherited all of these loves. One could say “they raised me well”.

Learn more about me here.

Cate Thomas

What We do

We create & capture beautiful memories.

From a young age, I understood the importance of photography. My father and my grandfather were both avid photographers and they instilled in me the significance photography plays in our lives.

Whether it’s photographing families, horses, pets or capturing a families’ precious last days with a beloved pet, photography is about creating a legacy. Photographs are tangible keepsakes of our history, our visual legacy for future generations and proof of our connection to the ones we love.

Let’s start your legacy today.



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What is it like to have an experience with Avedon?

Photography sessions with Avedon are more of a fun adventure than a portrait. We’ll have lots of laughs, explore some of Manawatu’s stunning local scenery and share in some lively conversations. Whatever the location, I’m not afraid to get down and dirty! I’ll trudge through mud or crawl through grass to capture the perfect photo of you and your loved ones. And afterwards, you will have the most beautiful artwork that will last a lifetime.



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