Photography has the unique ability to capture a fleeting moment or feeling that will never be recreated. There is no greater gift than providing those memories a new life through photos.
Hi, I’m Cattie Coyle; welcome to my home on the web! Please enjoy your stay, and if you have any questions or comments, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
I was born in Stockholm, Sweden and grew up on the beautiful and magical island of Gotland, where I spent most of my childhood on the beach and in and on the water. Growing up like that made me a lifelong beach and ocean lover, and whenever I'm away from the ocean, I miss it like crazy.
My terrible eyesight taught me how to really see
I picked up photography in my early teens because of my horrible eyesight. Before anyone realized I needed glasses, I saw everything as a pretty and blurry haze, and looked at things in a very different way. Rather than seeing “things”, I noticed how a scene felt (emotionally) and how the quality of the light could totally change my perception of it at different times of day, or in different seasons. When I finally got glasses, it was a bit of a shock to the system; everything looked almost painfully sharp, and I missed that soft, quiet world I was used to. Of course I couldn’t go through life like that, so I resigned myself to wearing glasses / contacts. But when I realized that a camera could help me record and share the way I had been seeing, and liked to see, I was hooked.
After spending many years “shooting for fun,” I went to photography school to learn the bits I didn’t know, and I graduated from the New England School of Photography (NESOP) in Boston, MA in 1994.
About the Art
I'm inspired by the quality of light, the atmosphere of a scene, and the stillness that can exist in the midst of chaos. My images are not about what you see, they are about how you feel when you look at them. My goal with every photo is to capture and preserve a moment and the the mood that accompanies it.
My work has been featured on blogs and in books, magazines, calendars and advertising world wide.
Anne Pappas Interiors
Kristina Crestin Design
The Grove Restaurant
Willow Tree Credit Partners
Bridget Beari Designs
Carrie Moore Interior Design
Molly Hirsch Interiors
Marnie Custom Homes
As well as private collectors across the USA and worldwide.
I am a member of APA (American Photographic Artists) and supporter of several marine conservation organizations.
Commercial Use & Licensing
Some of my photos are available for commercial use - some directly from me, some through the stock agencies I work with. If you would like to use any of my images, please contact me with the usage details and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
The images on this website are not to be reproduced or published in any way without an Image Usage License. Printed photo products are sold on the condition that they are not to be reproduced. Cattie Coyle retains all rights to all photographs.