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"I am obsessed with Mistakes Make Magic!! The advice that Catherine gives is so helpful in so many ways!! I recently started my journey as a photographer and listening to the podcast has helped me grow tremendously! I listen every morning while I get ready for work!! So excited for future content!"

- Haley Wetzel

the podcast has helped me grow tremendously!

"As a small business owner in the event industry, I CANNOT stop listening to this amazing podcast. It has me inspired and energized with all the tips and tricks of the trade. I feel like these creatives are speaking directly to me and going through the exact things that we are. It’s so refreshing to hear that other business owners are having the same issues and making the same mistakes as us, and most importantly, I love hearing learning how to grow from them." 

- Lauren Barbalich, Truly Haute Candles

i feel like these creatives are speaking directly to me

"I love that this podcast is real! Catherine pulls actionable advice and inspiration out of every person she interviews. As creatives, we all struggle with thinking the person next to us has it all figured out - that they are just creatively and professionally killing it every day. This podcast brings us all back down to earth, puts our feet on the ground and gets us ready to push off into being better business owners and overall, better people!" 

- Courtney Prejean, Brass & Twine

this podcast is real!

"Catherine has gone above and beyond in creating a podcast not only for photographers, but all entrepreneurs. From the beauty of making mistakes in business to education that all of us can use in today's age, she's constantly bringing on new, creative voices to inspire, educate and help you dream outside the box! I cannot recommend this podcast enough."

- Shannon Duggan

education all of us can 
use in today's age!

"Mistakes Make Magic is an incredible behind-the-scenes look into the lives and journeys of entrepreneurs in all fields and walks of life. I’ve found the wisdom here to be invaluable to both business and life. Thank you, Catherine!"

- Lindsey Kaye

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In addition to being a photographer, I am also an educator and podcaster in the creative and photo industry. As the host of the Mistakes Make Magic Podcast, I am unafraid to share my processes and experience with others who are passionate and struggling, but ready to grow!

Sometimes we all just need a little positive push and creative guidance to help establish confidence in a world full of comparison and self doubt. 

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Brad and I sat down in our newly renovated kitchen to record this episode LIVE! It was so much fun to answer your home renovation questions with a live (Instagram) audience. It was also surreal because when you’re in the thick of a big project like ours, the days of enjoying the fruits of your […]

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I met Cassie Jones through Showit United. But, in addition to being United Director, she is the wife of a husband and wife wedding photography duo in Arkansas and mother of three children. I am so honored to be speaking at United this year and chatting with Cassie made me even more excited! United 2019 […]

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 was so impressed with my guest this week, Rachel Brenke. She is a lawyer and business consultant for photographers and creatives who helps industry professionals all over the world initiate and implement strategic business plans.  In addition to being a managing partner of Connors & Brenke, she is:  The host of #6 Ranked Apple Podcast – The Business Bites  […]

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Katie Norris is a Dallas-based photographer and filmmaker who took a leap of creative faith when she founded the nonprofit Fotolanthropy six years ago. Fotolanthropy has produced more than 20 films that share the inspiring true stories of remarkable people who have defied great odds. Katie is the producer of 2 award-winning films Travis: A […]

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Amanda Nistor is Brazilian by way of New York. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children, Luna and Oliver. Amanda started Ruffled in 2008 while planning her own wedding as a creative outlet and has since worked for many brands creating content such as Fiskars, Hershey, Macy’s, and Nordstrom and […]

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Valorie Darling is one of the country’s top wedding photographers who also shoots fashion and lifestyle brands. Her work has been featured in Vogue, People, Us Weekly, Elle, Martha Stewart, Brides, and Huffington Post to name a few. In the last few years, her photography business has evolved into an agency with her Darling Collective, […]

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