Meet Cat & Mike
These two people below are married… they also run a full time business together and somehow no one’s been hurt. Someone send them a cookie!
About the Biz
Cat began her photography journey back in 1999 with a film Canon AE1 and is the creator of the Cat Lemus brand (still Canon loyal to this day). Mike began honing his talents in 2010 when he met Cat and now creates exceptional art both with photography & videography, he shoots with a mixture of Canon, Sony & DJI drone, boys and their toys.
What Others Say About Us
The Little Things
We love cycling, plane rides to anywhere and friends with no filters. We’re total dog people and major foodies, in fact our date nights are typically homemade charcuterie boards and cuddling with our two rescue dogs Kona & Aspen.
Cat is energetic, changes her hair color by season & loves 50s style. She has a degree in biochemistry from FSU. Pearls, MAC matte lipstick and Kate Spade are required in her life.
Mike is laid back, has a massive music library & runs purely on Cuban espresso. He has a masters in accounting from UF. Banana Republic, legos and good whiskey are required in his life.
We always like to be teaching or learning, whether that means creating an internship program or watching simply watching a movie to admire the cinematography. Having both a gay sister and a bisexual brother we love anyone and everyone on the color wheel. Volunteering is a big deal to us and we spend time every month at the animal shelter helping promote adoptions.
What do you mean “you people”
I’ve been asked by others in our industry who our ideal client is and of the over 100 weddings we’ve been a part of every couple is different. Buuuut we do seem to attract (and luckily so) a somewhat similar awesome kind of crew that check one or all the categories below! So who are you…
You’re probably foodies. You’re probably animal people. You’re most likely a giver, whether that’s time to a charity or just being a really great friend. You care a lot about family. You’re most likely well groomed and stay pretty active. You’re quite possibly a mixture of fun, honest and intelligent. You like to be trendy sometimes but have a unique or timeless taste that doesn’t just follow the herd. You most likely have some passport stamps.
ABOUT OUR SERVICES & PRICING
WE OFFER FULL DAY COVERAGE, ELOPEMENT & DESTINATION PACKAGES. WE GENERALLY DO NOT WORK HOURLY AS WE LIKE TO SPEND ALL DAY WITH A COUPLE, THEIR FAMILY & FRIENDS SO WE CAN TELL A BEAUTIFUL FULL STORY.
WE ONLY TAKE 35 WEDDINGS PER YEAR IN ORDER TO PERSONALIZE EACH COUPLE’S EXPERIENCE AND PRODUCT.
Where are you located?
We split time between Florida and Colorado making us available coast to coast.
What’s your style?
Creative fine art photojournalism is what the industry terms our style. What we describe it as is emotional, fun, and meaningful. It’s personal and an evolution where our couples story unfolds and together we document how they got to this day, where they’re going and who’s coming with them.
We style and direct where needed and step back for creative candids where it’s not. We rarely stand still and won’t settle for the average shot. We’re likely to be found standing calf deep in gator infested water, laying in dirt or climbing railings (these have all actually happened) to get something incredible, bold and unique.
How about your philosophy?
The Lemus brand is all about quality not quantity. We only accept 35 weddings per years so we can focus on our couples and provide the absolute best service. A lot of times when you are -ogropher shopping for your wedding you look at so many sites that they all start to look the same and you can’t even remember who is who. We always strive to produce those images that stand out, that win awards, that end up as huge canvases on the wall and that break the heart button on your social media.
“We’re leaving on a jet plane… Saying I Do before we come back again.” Do you travel?
Having been a destination couple ourselves we have a soft spot for clients who decide to jet set for the big day so that’s a big fat YES. We offer some pretty awesome packages for destinations and elopements.
After our wedding when will we receive our images?
We post a few images within 48 hours of the wedding day. Our deep love for superior retouching and editing has us completing full galleries and films in about 3 to 6 weeks. While you’re away on honeymoon we’ll be making sure to fine tune every image and piece of footage from your big day.
How do we hire you?
Use the contact page to inquire about your date. If we’re a match we’ll send you all the proper information to ensure we’re there to capture one of the best days of your life!
Whats the payment schedule?
A 30% retainer is required to hold a date with the remainder being due 2 weeks prior to wedding day.
Where can I find you and your work?
As seen in PRINT:
Tampa Bay Times
Orange Appeal Magazine
Tampa Bay Metro Magazine
Tampa Bay Style
Orlando Business Journal
OM Yoga Magazine
As seen ONLINE:
New Whey Nutrition
Every Last Detail
Pet Rescue by Judy
Wish Upon a Wedding
Pawsitive Shelter Photography