Friday, December 7, 2012

PROM 2013!

Hey guys!! PROM is coming up before you know it!! You need to be thinking about who is going to take the most awesome photos of you before you hit the town!

Would you want to get a glamorous, HIGH FASHION edge to your Prom photos this year instead of the usual boring portraits?! Fashion photographer Andrew Kung 
(check it out: will be booking appointments for short photoshoots in his downtown Louisville Studio before you hit the town for your big evening!! You can get hot fashion photos made of you in your awesome gown and then get couples shots of you and your date!

Email ASAP to give him your date and reserve a time! Each appointment should only take 20 minutes of your night - and your photos will stand out from everyone else's guaranteed! For even more fun, get your friends together and come as a group!!

I hope to see you in the studio soon!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bal Harbour Photoshoot, Behind the Scenes Video

While in Miami, we traveled to Bal Harbour to shoot several looks. Currently only one photo is released, and it is of a gorgeous, flowing, blue vintage Saks Fifth Avenue gown that belonged to the private collection of designer Sarah Jane Estes. It was the very last look to be photographed.

I was exhausted, and the wind was getting cold. Standing on the edge of the water was starting to make me nervous as the wind gusts were picking up while the sun was going down. The lovely blue gown was turning into a glorified parachute and I was getting anxious! Luckily, we wrapped up the look without any salt-water plunges!

 Here is a small behind the scenes clip of this particular look:
 View in on Vimeo HERE:

Bal Harbour Fashion Shoot - Behind the Scenes from Andrew Kung on Vimeo.

Saturday, December 1, 2012


As you may know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This year, the RELAX Brand of Wines joined forces with the "Save the Tatas Foundation" and launched a campaign for RELAX 'Pink' that lasted the entire month and raised tons of money for cancer research. I was honored to be chosen to model for the promotional materials!

If you went to any wine shops or party store through out the month of October, it was likely that you would find poster or a small army of me hanging around the necks of wine bottles! Haha.

 It was truly wonderful to be a part of such an awesome cause!

At the photoshoot in late August

Friday, November 30, 2012

Miami Photoshoot TEASER

I spent some time in Miami Florida early this month shooting fashion looks and flying kites.

While the release date for most of the photos from the shoots are pending, here are two fantastic teasers which have been released by fashion photographer Andrew Kung, as well as some behind the scenes footage. I will keep you posted on the rest when I get more details!

Designer Sarah Jane Estes

Designer Soreyda Benedit-Begley

Behind the scenes photos:

Me and Panda Kite spending some quality time together...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Woodford Reserve Sweepstakes Ad

The Woodford Reserve Sweepstakes ad we shot in collaboration with Creative Alliance for the 2012 Derby. Just came across it... Better late than never I suppose!
Photography by Andrew Kung Photography

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cake & Whiskey Magazine Cover Shoot

In October 2012, an inspiring new magazine was launched into the world. CAKE & WHISKEY MAGAZINE - The Sweet & Spirited World of Business was created for modern business women in every stage of their professional journey - and is full of thought provoking stories & interviews, and empowering ideas. "When women balance strength and spirit with a passion to share in life’s sweet indulgences, they can achieve great success in working to fulfill her dreams and balance their personal lives." states founder Megan Smith. I had the incredible honor of being on the cover of the very first issue, which was a released as a 'teaser' until a full issue comes out in 2013. I wore a headpiece designed by New York trained milliner, Fielden Willmott, owner of Ace Card Millinery. It was absolutely breathtaking! Andrew Kung Photography shot the cover in their studio in downtown Louisville, KY.
The launch party was held at Table 310 in Lexington KY and was a fun, informal event. Andrew Kung, Allie Filley and myself were in attendance and a good time was had by all! Many thanks to Megan Smith and Sarah Jane Sanders. I can't wait to see what the future holds for the magazine and your dreams!
(Sometimes there is simply no need to be too serious about things :)

Monday, November 26, 2012

The 25 Frames Challenge 2012

I am so incredibly proud of all of those who participated in this fantastic challenge by Andrew Kung Photography earlier this fall. I was completely floored by the talent and confidence of these ladies, many of which had never modeled or been in front of a camera before!

 Catherine Jones Beauté Makeup & Styling was on hand to do touch-ups to the ladies before their 25 frames began. We had SO much fun!!

 Check out this video recap, and maybe consider being a part of our next competition! View it on Vimeo HERE:

25 Frames Challenge 2012 from Andrew Kung on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Bourbon Review Magazine Summer Editorial Feature

Last month I had so much fun at a photoshoot that featured an array of different games that can be played in your backyard for summer entertaining, and I learned a few things. I had NEVER heard of "Hillbilly Golf" (unless you're referring to the putt-putt course of the same name in Gatlinburg TN!) nor had I ever picked up or thrown a "Bocce" ball... but afterwards I walked away much the wiser. If you would like to brush up on some new entertaining ideas - and find some great RECIPES too -  pick up the July issue of Bourbon Review Magazine ( out NOW!

Yard Games Editorial Feature shot for Bourbon Review Magazine July 2012 (

Photography by Andrew Kung Photography

Monday, June 25, 2012

WINNER of the 2012 Derby Week Death by Chocolate Cake Battle!

So many fun things have happened over the last two months, that I fear I will be catching up  writing about them all summer! And while it may be old news to some, it still deserves cyberspace documentation, no?!

The week before Derby, Sophisticated Living Magazine hosted a "Death by Chocolate Cake Competition" to kick off the 2012 Derby! My entry was a Chocolate Espresso Torte... and the competition was fierce! But magically (by one point!) I managed to steal the title for 2012 - complete with chef's jacket and the coveted GOLDEN WHISK! 

Check out the video below documenting the event it all of it's glory, and with all of it's characters.You will be searching for a Hershey Bar when it is over guaranteed!

Death by Chocolate Cake Competition 2012 from Andrew Kung on Vimeo.

Derby Week - Death by Chocolate Cake Competition 2012
Hosted by Sophisticated Living Magazine
Produced in conjunction with Visionspire and Andrew Kung Photography
Filmed by Andrew Kung and Jordan Cox

Want the recipe?  Hahahaahaa. No.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

2012 Sophisticated Living Polo Series

It's that time of year again! Yes, it is time for pool parties and cook outs... but MOST IMPORTANTLY - it's almost time for the 2012 Sophisticated Living Polo Series!

The Sophisticated Living Polo series Kickoff Party was on June 16th and was held at the beautiful, historic Selema Hall. The Official uniforms were unveiled for the four teams - as was the incredible trophy and artwork by artist David Schuster!  Last year was an absolute blast and if you weren't there, then you truly missed out!

Be sure to come out to the three wonderful events coming up SOON! Mark them on your calendar - the games are fun for the whole family.

The first game is June 30th at Oxmoor Farm. Gates open at 3pm, and the first match is at 4pm. See you there!

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Ky Derby Post Position Drawing 2012 at Churchill Downs

Hello everyone! This post is long overdue, as I have been getting so busy lately that it has been hard to keep up! But I will try harder, I promise... and better late than never right?!

 A huge highlight from last month was having huge honor of participating in the 2012 KY Derby Post Position Drawing at Churchill Downs. This is the moment when the number of each horse is randomly drawn from a cup and the horses are giving their starting gate for the big race on Derby Day! If you don't know much about horse racing, all gates aren't created equal, and some horses do better in different areas, so it can be an intense event! After the number is drawn, a replica of the horses silks is hung (traditionally, by the owners) on a wall under the gate number that was chosen. The event is national and is broadcast on NBC Sports as well as other news stations everywhere! 

This year, I had the fantastic job of hanging the silks for the drawing. It was my first experience with national television, and when I arrived to get ready I was completely blinded by all the lights! I could hardly contain my excitement as I saw every incredible news anchors and esteemed horse trainers that I had ever wanted to meet - all right there in one place! It was such fun learning how live television works on a national level. 

 While I was somewhat anxious about what to expect before we went live, once we went on air I fell extremely calm and had so much fun! I would look out at the thousands of people and see the many familiar faces of people I knew looking back at me. Even though I may have been a stranger to them, they were no strangers to me. I grew up watching them on television and listening to all the latest news. It made smile and feel very comfortable to be surrounded by individuals who have made such an impact throughout all of our lives, and a lot of them have made history throughout the years!

Kentucky is an wonderful state. We have so much pride for our horse industry. It is a part of all of us and is in our blood from the time we are children. It was an honor to have such amazing roles in this year's Derby events. Modeling for the 2012 Derby Ad campaign and hanging the Silks during the Post Position Drawing has been a dream for this proud KY girl, and I hope that the future holds more. Thank you so much to Churchill Downs, I love you guys!

Photos courtesy of Allie Filley for Andrew Kung Photography

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Lookbook for VICIOUS THREADS by Jennie Vee

Hello. My name is Catherine and I love clothes. (I'm sure this is an extreme understatement.)

I especially adore handmade one-of-a-kind pieces and snazzy items in very small limited quantities that are feminine yet fierce, and fit like a dream! It is for ALL of these reasons that I am obsessed with Nashville based designer Jennie Vee and her appropriately named clothing line VICIOUS THREADS.

If any of you saw or remember my silver, one shoulder New Years Eve Dress that I made such a fuss about - yep, well that was designed by her! She is a rocker, blonde bombshell bassist from the band Vicious Guns and her clothing reflects both her edge and sweetness. They are very mix and matchable, making them very fun to collect and wear dressed up and down. Her spring designs have a slight vintage flair with sheer fabrics and of course a few with her trademark sweetheart collar.

I modeled for her Spring 2012 Lookbook during the beginning of March and had a fantastic time with the 9 looks total that were shot that day. Here are just a few looks from the photoshoot with Andrew Kung Photography. The rest can be seen on her website and will be available for purchase before too long!

Stay posted to VICIOUS THREADS for more unique, haute fashions and buy them up while they last! This girl has great things coming her way, so be sure to keep your ears and eyes open.

Click photo to enlarge

Vicious Threads Spring 2012 Lookbook by Andrew Kung Photography

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sophisticated Living Magazine: Cover and Fashion Spread!

Those who know me, know that one of my absolute favorite publications is Sophisticated Living Magazine. It is full of gorgeous homes, breathtaking places to visit, events around the world, interesting art and finds... and of course, fantastic fashions.

I was ecstatic when I was asked to model in their March/April edition fashion spread! It was shot on a cool day in early February, and thank goodness mother nature was cooperative and gave us a somewhat warm, and sunny day! Nick Carter was my hairstylist/makeup artist and gave my long locks the look of a short vintage bob! I adored it. For those of you who got worried, you'll be happy to know that I did NOT cut my hair... though it is often tempting! (I have actually worn it this way a few times since then - thanks for the trick Mr. Carter!)

My fellow models for the shoot were the beautiful Amanda Christine Ross from New View Model Management in Cincinnati and a fine gentleman named Allie Filley. Our photographer was Andrew Kung, so it was guaranteed to be an awesome, successful day!

The clothing was almost excessive. There were racks of Dolce & Gabbana, Rodarte, Manolo Blahnik, Ferragamo... the list goes on. I was in heaven with sparkling diamonds and accessories galore, and of COURSE we cannot forget the Derby hats. Tis the season after all! We shot SO many looks throughout the course of that long day, one right after the other. My favorite of which has got to be the floral Dolce & Gabbana number that I wore in a shot with Allie. It was perfection... until I saw the tag. Le sigh. A girl can dream.

Here are shots from the spread as well as the cover for the Lexington edition with Amanda Ross - which was a huge shock to me! I am incredibly honored to have been able to work with such an inspiring group of people for an incredible magazine.Thank you so much to everyone involved and for all of your constant help and great ideas! I had SO much fun!

To see the full fashion spread, and all the other fascinating things that this wonderful publication has to offer, you can pick up Sophisticated Living Magazine at Barnes & Noble in the following cities: Louisville KY, Lexington KY, Cincinnati OH, and Indianapolis IN. Or check out for the digital versions.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Churchill Downs Derby 2012 National Ad Campaign

It was a frigid morning in December that the sunny, faux-spring Derby ad photoshoot was scheduled at the historic Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville KY. I arrived before the sun had risen between the twin spires and frost was still covering the rooftops. I was concerned as I got my first look at the cute little silk dress that I would be wearing throughout the entire day in different sets throughout the park. I knew that I was going to freeze for hours and that there was absolutely nothing I could do to get around it. And most importantly, I had to look HAPPY about it. (One of those moments when you would just about punch anyone who makes fun of modeling as an occupation! Haha)

We shot the first scene in the paddock just as the sun was rising above the rooftops. I was able to work with the beautiful racehorse "Terror Me Slew" (get it? Say it all together!) who was in love with my Derby hat and kept nuzzling it the whole time as I held on tight to her reigns. It was adorable. She was breathtaking, and surprisingly... cooperative! Oh, how I love the unpredictability of working with
animals! Andrew Kung Photography and crew knocked those shots out of the park despite numb toes and fingertips.

The second scene was shot out on the racetrack in a similar style. Unfortunately for me, I had no idea that the cold I had experienced in the paddock was only amplified by wind gusts out on the track! The wind hit my bare skin like needles. My hat kept flying off of my head and the new racehorse used for that set was ready to RUN! I can't blame him!

The fantastic ladies at Churchill Downs were awesome and kept throwing blankets on me between takes. Their entire staff was so wonderful and thoughtful. I am incredibly indebted to them for my survival without getting pneumonia! Even despite the temperatures, I had a blast! I am realizing that I enjoy challenges. :)

Andrew Kung Photography did an impeccable job. Working with them is an outstanding experience. I wish everyone could be so professional!

The ad has recently appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition 2012 as well as the back cover of
Bloodhorse Magazine and will appear in People Magazine in April, so keep an eye out for it!

It was an honor to be part of such a beautiful, national ad campaign which embodied the spirit of Derby and the pride of Kentucky. I feel so lucky and
very blessed!
Thank you to Churchill Downs, Andrew Kung Photography and Creative Alliance for making it a great experience! I can't wait to see even more exciting things that get released from that day's production.

Stay tuned for more news soon!

Happy moment: Enjoying a sucker during a break while awaiting my second frigid set out on the track