I believe that everything starts by paying attention. Life is imperfect and any magical light we can bring into our day is worthy of our gratitude. Laughter and love, joy and celebrations slip into our lives with ease but learning to cope with the deep pain life brings to us is also necessary. I do this best with my camera, chasing down light, zooming in and out and pairing it all with truth. 

I live in Western Washington with my husband of 40+ years, in the home where we raised our three sons. We share that home now with our sweet beagle named Basil. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. 


 ©Cathy Sly 2017 


we sat in the lobby for almost two hours
the shutters clicking on our phones
and our cameras
each of us doing our own thing
and yet so together
later, back at the house, there was talk around
the table outside until it got too dark
and so we moved inside
talking until it was way too late
each of us holding on to the moment
not wanting to let go