Castlemaine Artists Market
600 + Couples
300 + Families
My photography style is mostly candid, a photojournalistic approach to recording the event, the details and style, the moments of intimacy, real personalities... with a bit of art direction when suitable to maximise the impact of the images, lighting and scene. I’m adept at structured portraiture, but with a natural feel, a sense of candid, by way of connection with my clients. My approach is warm and encouraging, I'm outgoing and a strong communicator when I need to wrangle a bunch of people for you at your wedding or event, but I do so with grace and charm and never offend.
I love shooting scenery and details, products and places, so talk to me about your business imagery needs and we can incorporate plenty of your personality into it. It's important to have a good connection to enable a relaxed atmosphere in which to collaborate. Anyone can learn the technical skill of photography, but the creative instincts and people skills are not to be overlooked when photographing people.
Speed and accuracy… Having been a professional photographer for 2 decades, I know how to read the light quickly and make the most of any situation, so I can rely on my skills, guarantee my results. I also do all my own editing and album design, no outsourcing.
What others say…
“Sheena & I wanted to send you a special thank you for the supurb photos you took of the family, during Sheena’s 70th birthday celebration at Daylesford. There are a lot of special photos we will treasure forever.”
— Joost & Sheena
“DEAR KATE, YOU’VE DONE IT AGAIN! ANOTHER BEAUTIFULLY PHOTOGRAPHED WEDDING! WE WERE SO PLEASED TO HAVE YOU INVOLVED IN YET ANOTHER FAMILY WEDDING WITH US - IT’S BEEN A BUSY 4 YEARS! WE LOVE THE PHOTOS, SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM! THANKS AGAIN!”
— Louise & Josh
“Thank you, thank you, thank you for making our wedding day so so special. Even though it rained all day, we were so relaxed with you directing us through the day. You especially handled our over sized bridal party so well and they all loved working with you. We would and will recommend you 1000 times over. THANKS AGAIN!”
— Elisa & Steve
“Thank you so much for your amazing talent and considerable efforts in capturing our special day so perfectly. We could not have asked for a better photographer to share our day with and really, the smiles in the photos speak for themselves. our best wishes always!”
— Mary & Darren
“THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL PHOTOGRAPHY OF OUR WEDDING. YOU ARE BEYOND AMAZING! WE LOVE EACH AND EVERY PHOTO, AND HAVE MANY COMPLIMENTS ON YOUR WORK.”
— Kylie & Andrew
“BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER!! KATE YOU MADE MY DAY SO EASY, FUN AND ENJOYABLE. FROM DAY ONE YOU WERE AMAZING- ALL OUR QUESTIONS WERE QUICKLY ANSWERED FROM THE START, YOU HAD WONDERFUL IDEAS ABOUT WHAT WOULD MAKE A GREAT PHOTO AND YOU PICKED UP SO MUCH DETAIL AND WE HAVE SO MANY WONDERFUL PHOTOS THAT WE WILL CHERISH FOREVER!! WE WERE ALSO AMAZED AND VERY GRATEFUL FOR HOW QUICKLY YOU HAD PHOTOS FOR US TO LOOK AT AFTER THE EVENT. WE COULDN’T ASK FOR A BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER THAN YOU. THANKS”
— Louise & Scott
““Kate is a super star. She is the best thing about the wedding apart from getting married. She does everything, from helping dress the bride, to putting on everyone’s corsages, to having anti-histamine eye drops and pins for our hair, to being a professional photographer and helping us to keep our cool. She is highly talented and skilled, not only in taking photos, but also at photo shop and graphics design. She has an excellent eye for good photos and knows how to work with the people involved. She is very flexible and on time and good value for money. She knows how to keep the flow of the wedding going on the day and is highly experienced. 10/10. Would not recommend anyone else.””
— Grace & Michael
“THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE BEAUTIFUL MEMORIES! WE ARE SO LUCKY TO HAVE HAD SOMEONE AS TALENTED AS YOU CAPTURING OUR SPECIAL DAY FOR US!”
— Candice & Angelo
“Perfect, insane crazy, amazing photos!!!!!! Honestly speechless when I first saw them, I showed some to people in the office after I got the call and everyone’s just as amazed, literally wide eyed and open mouthed at how good these are!!! Have so many brilliant compliments of your work, high recommendations to you are going everywhere, I honestly can’t put in words how perfect these are Kate, not just the photos but your kindness, how prepared and helpful you were, how fun and relaxed we were working with you, thank you so so so so so much!!!!!!!!!!”
— Christine & Jason
“I FEEL I NEED TO LET YOU KNOW HOW YOUR PRESENCE ON OUR BIG DAY WAS WELCOME! WHENEVER I TALK ABOUT YOU AND YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY, I AM REMINDED ABOUT YOUR AMAZING BEE HUNTING SKILLS (REMEMBER THE BEE THAT FLEW INTO THE HOUSE???? I DO!). WHENEVER I HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT WHERE I HAD TO BE OR WHAT I HAD TO DO, I ASKED YOU. NOT THE COORDINATOR OR MY HUSBAND, BUT YOU; BECAUSE YOU WERE THE MOST LEVEL HEADED, CALMING INFLUENCE PRESENT AT OUR WEDDING.
SO THANK YOU FOR PROVIDING ME WITH THE MOST AMAZING SERVICE- PHOTOGRAPHY AND PSYCHOLOGICALLY- ON MY DAY. I COULDN’T HAVE MADE IT THROUGH WITHOUT YOU!”
— Felicty & Tim