Hi, Love! My name is Cathy Durig. Most days you can find me chasing my naked nugget around the house, hoping to persuade him clothes are essentially "good". I'm a full-time mama who loves to photographing pretty people, with pretty things, in pretty locations.


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St. Pete Beach Engagement | Katie & David



This engagement session was just the right amount of coastal romance… with tons of navy, warm sunsets, and two sweet kids in love. These two chose to have their engagement session at the gorgeous Redington Pier. It rained most of the day leading up to our session together, but the clouds parted and the sun came out for the most beautiful sunset photos on the beach. Katie and David are in the midst of planning their beautiful wedding next summer at The Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL, which means I get to photograph these two again! Working with these two is a dream, they are so fun, so easy going, and so sweetly in love… I just want to photograph them a thousand times over.

Enjoy, loves!


How They Met:

David and I met the most millennial way possible, on an app, Bumble! We messaged and texted back and forth for a few weeks trying to get to that first date, but I had FSU season tickets and priorities. Finally, we found an evening after work that was perfect for both of us and met up for what we thought would be a quick drink. One drink turned into dinner and six hours of getting to know each other. The only reason it finally came to an end was that the restaurant was closing. Date number two was the next day when we went out for some rock climbing and tacos. That’s all it took and we’ve been together ever since.


How He Asked:

Since David had convinced me a proposal was a few years down the road, I was completely and utterly surprised. We were at a rooftop bar on the beach, ready to enjoy some drinks and a beautiful sunset. It was something he had mentioned at the beginning of the week, but a last minute invite to a friend’s birthday almost changed the plans. David was very persistent about these plans, which should have been a red flag that something was up. Lucky for me, she was 100% okay with us meeting up later. Just before sunset, he led me to a quieter part of the rooftop to take in a view of downtown St. Pete. He quickly mentions getting a picture together, sets up his camera, and grabs my hands into his. The next thing I knew he was down on one knee. The whole moment was so surreal.