Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge has an ‘amazing eye for photos’ and helps point others in the 'right direction', photographer claims

Duchess Catherine is a keen photographer and often posts family snaps

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Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reportedly knows exactly how to get the best out of her photographs and has an "incredible eye for style", photographer claims. 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is well known for her love of photography and regularly takes adorable family portraits. From heartfelt pictures of her three children, to those of her husband Prince William, every time one of the Duchess’ snaps are shared on the official Kensington Royal Instagram account, they delight royal fans. 

Whilst almost a year ago, she launched Hold Still - a photography competition which appealed to budding photographers to help document everyone’s experience of the devastating global pandemic. And it seems that the Duchess still gets to showcase her picture-taking skills even when she’s not the one behind the camera. 

Just last month Duchess Catherine shared a deeply personal unseen photograph of herself holding her camera, believed by some to have been taken at her and Prince William’s country home, Anmer Hall

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Now the photographer behind this iconic picture, Matt Porteous, has revealed to Hello! magazine that Duchess Catherine herself always helps to capture the perfect shot.

"Catherine's style very much suits the country setting we were in and the light was perfect for a few minutes before the sun set behind the trees," Matt revealed.

He then explained: "Catherine has an incredible eye for style, she knows what will look best in these scenes which makes my life easy.”

And it seems Catherine’s photography skills are also admired by the experts, as Matt went on to add: “Catherine is an amazing photographer, we have both shared tips on location and talked about light, settings and styles.”

"Catherine has an amazing eye for photos so will always point us in the right direction for light and backdrops," he continued. "I'm always looking for the best light and will work with this in every scene."

The light in Duchess Catherine’s recently shared picture is certainly stunning, with a wonderful warmth to it that illuminates her smiling face. 

"It was taken as the last sunlight was shining over the treetops,” Matt revealed to the publication. “[I]t allows photographers to make use of direct sunlight without the model squinting, also giving a beautiful warm tone to the photograph."

In recent years, Duchess Catherine has shared her particularly heart-warming photographs of her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, often in tribute to special occasions.

And with April 23rd marking Duchess Catherine’s youngest child Prince Louis’ 3rd birthday, royal fans could perhaps get to see another beautiful picture this year.

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!