Welcome to Cat Topham Photographic


A small, friendly and professional photography studio in the Scottish Borders, within easy reach of Edinburgh. Offering family, pet and wedding portraiture for those who love their photos beautiful, creative and fun. The words 'say cheese' are firmly banned here, relaxed and natural smiles are the aim of the game. 




Creative Studio

Kind words from clients

".......Cat completely put us at ease and was very patient during the shoot. She was great with both our son and pup and this shows in all the wonderful photos......"

".......Cat was amazing with the boys and understands with their young age they are not going to be able to sit where we want them to so Cat worked around them and where they wanted to sit, but still guided them with different ways to get really nice photos......"

"Cat did a shoot of our 3 dogs: no mean feat I can tell you but the session was so relaxed and I'm pretty sure the dogs were posing by the end. Cat is an artist at what she does and has a lovely calm demeanor. Thank you, you really captured their individual traits. Winnie's wonky ears, Dolly's dopey tongue and Mabel....oh Mabel, our own wee Ewok! X"

"Very personalised, friendly and professional. Cat takes care with detail, listens to what you want, shares her ideas and creates fantastic photographs which really show atmosphere and capture the moments to remember. Couldn't have done a better job. Highly recommended."

A bit about Cat

My journey to photography hasn't been the most conventional, through multiple jobs, a 10 year military career and several operational tours but it has taught me so much about people and what's important in life. I really believe that's what makes a portrait photographer. A feeling for that moment the smile cracks or the glint in the eye that makes a picture just that bit more special. Throw into the mix a natural creative flair and a desire to just have some fun and there we go.

Life is stressful sometimes and our real priorities can be hard to remember, for me it's all about family and the ones we love and helping you to capture that is a total privilege.

Thanks for dropping by.