Hello, I am Kate and I am a Melbourne family photographer who specialises in forest adventures and outdoor nature sessions.
Growing up I dreamt of living in Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges and now I do. It is a magical and inspiring place with forests of ferns and soaring gums, gorgeous formal parks and gardens, and miles of walking tracks and and I look forward to sharing it with you and your family.
Whether you live in the suburbs of Melbourne, the inner city or further afield a photoshoot with me provides a chance to step away from technology and outdoors into nature. It is an opportunity to embrace fun and adventure, and to spend quality time together as a family without the distractions and pressure of the bustle of daily life. As a photographer my goal is not only for your photos to show great memories but for the session itself to be an enriching and memorable family experience that you will look back on fondly.
My sessions are lowkey and relaxed and full of play and movement. I won't be asking you to look at the camera and say cheese. I'm more likely to have you tickling, climbing logs or doing ring-a-rosie or piggybacks as we explore the forests, bushland, gardens and walking trails that the Dandenongs are famous for.
My photography specialises in capturing not just an image but the emotions, spirit and connections between people and the place they are in. If this sounds like what you are seeking I may be the family photographer for you.
It would be an honor to capture special moments and memories f0r your family.
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"Your creativity was evident in your ideas for photos that resonated with us, that we would not have been able to think of on our own. It was clear that your knowledge of the location was not just from the perspective of a photographer, but from the heart of someone who loves where they live. You capture beauty in these environments that I'm certain not just anybody could do. It was fantastic how you captured everything we had hoped for in our session, without ever feeling rushed or forced."
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"From our very first contact over the phone Kate was so professional. It's obvious she wants to truly capture what our family was all about, taking the time to talk to me about our circumstance. We were instantly at ease when we met Kate at the location agreed on. Kate is thoughtful, easygoing and brilliant engaging the kids. Our photos are perfect, we couldn't decide which ones to order so bought the whole gallery. Moments captured in time forever!!!"
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"Kate truly captured the essence and magic of each member of my family and guided us through such an enriching family experience. We have a special needs son who has sensory and communication issues, and Kate was so prepared and patient with him, and through her lens and expertise she translated and expressed his unique personality and energy in these stunning photos. Thank you Kate for treasuring and seeing my family in the same way I do – I will keep these memories and photos forever."
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"We were blown away with the amazing photos Kate captured of our gorgeous newborn son. The outdoor location was perfect and Kate made everything so relaxed and easy on the day. The whole process was flawless and overall a fantastic experience."
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"Being an older couple we wondered how the shoot would go BUT Kate read our personalities right from the start and this was reflected in our very natural but professional photos. Kate made the experience from start to finish very relaxed, comfortable and full of laughter. She is a very talented photographer and we whole heartedly recommend Kate."
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"Kate was amazing with my 2.5 year old daughter and my newborn son. Her photographs of my family are absolutely beautiful and she captured my children’s personalities perfectly. I highly recommend Kate to everyone. I also received my photography very quickly, which I was amazed at. Thanks again Kate, I can’t wait for you to capture more photos of my family in the future."
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"Wow . What a fabulous experience we had with Kate. She was just amazing so flexible to our needs and desires , especially for a family of 8 and having grandparents join. She even made photos with our tired and upset little ones look amazing. Who would have known."
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Melbourne Family Photographer Specialising in Outdoor Nature Sessions and Forest Adventures photographing families from all Melbourne suburbs including; Abbotsford, Aberfeldie, Airport West, Albanvale, Albert Park, Albion, Alphington, Altona Meadows. Altona North, Altona, Ardeer, Armadale, Arthurs Seat, Ascot Vale, Ashburton, Ashwood, Aspendale, Aspendale Gardens, Attwood, Auburn, Aurora, Avondale Heights, Avonsleigh. Balaclava, Balwyn, Balwyn North, Bangholme, Baxter, Bayswater, Bayswater North, Beaconsfield, Beaumaris, Belgrave, Belgrave Heights, Belgrave South. Bellfield, Bennettswood, Bentleigh, Bentleigh East, Berwick, Bittern, Black Rock, Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Blairgowrie, Bonbeach, Boronia, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Braeside, Braybrook, Briar Hill, Brighton, Brighton East, Broadmeadows, Brookfield, Brooklyn, Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Bulla, Bulleen, Bundoora, Burnley, Burnside, Burnside Heights, Burwood, Burwood East. Cairnlea, Calder Park, Camberwell, Campbellfield, Canterbury, Carlton North, Carlton, Carnegie, Caroline Springs, Carrum. Carrum Downs, Caulfield, Caulfield East, Caulfield North, Caulfield South, Chadstone, Chelsea, Chelsea Heights, Cheltenham, Chirnside Park. Clarinda, Clayton, Clayton South, Clematis, Clifton Hill, Coburg, Coburg North, Cocoroc, Coldstream, Collingwood, Coolaroo, Craigieburn, Cranbourne, Cranbourne East, Cranbourne North, Cranbourne South, Cranbourne West, Cremorne, Crib Point, Croydon, Croydon Hills, Croydon North, Croydon South. Dallas, Dandenong, Dandenong North, Dandenong South, Deer Park, Delahey, Derrimut. Diamond Creek, Dingley Village, Docklands, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Doreen. Doveton, Dromana. Eaglemont, East Melbourne, Edithvale, Elsternwick, Eltham, Eltham North, Elwood, Emerald. Endeavour Hills, Epping, Essendon Fields, Essendon North, Essendon West, Essendon, Eumemmerring. Fairfield, Fawkner, Ferntree Gully, Ferny Creek, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Flemington, Footscray, Forest Hill. Frankston, Frankston North, Frankston South. Gardenvale, Gladstone Park, Glen Huntly, Glen Iris, Glen Waverley. Glenroy, Gowanbrae, Greensborough, Greenvale Lakes, Greenvale, Guys Hill. Hadfield, Hallam, Hampton, Hampton East, Hampton Park, Harkaway, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Heatherdale, Heatherton, Heathmont, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights. Heidelberg West, Highett, Hillside, Hoppers Crossing, Houston, Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Hurstbridge. Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East. Jacana, Junction Village. Kallista, Kalorama, Karingal, Kealba, Keilor, Keilor Downs. Keilor East, Keilor Lodge, Keilor North, Keilor Park, Kensington, Kerrimuir, Kew, Kew East, Keysborough. Kilsyth, Kilsyth South, Kings Park, Kingsbury, Kingsville, Knoxfield, Kooyong, Kurunjang. Laburnum, Lalor, Langwarrin, Langwarrin South, Laverton, Laverton North, Lilydale, Lower Plenty, Lynbrook, Lyndhurst, Lysterfield, Lysterfield South. Macclesfield, McCrae, McKinnon, Macleod, Maidstone, Malvern, Malvern East, Maribyrnong, Meadow Heights. Melbourne Airport, Melton (suburb), Melton South, Melton West, Mentone, Menzies Creek, Mernda, Mickleham, Middle Park, Milgate Park Estate, Mill Park, Mitcham. Monbulk, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Montmorency, Montrose, Moonee Ponds, Moorabbin Airport, Moorabbin, Moorooduc, Mooroolbark, Mordialloc, Mornington, Mount Dandenong, Mount Eliza. Mount Evelyn, Mount Martha, Mount Waverley, Mulgrave. Narre Warren East, Narre Warren North, Narre Warren South, Narre Warren, Newport, Niddrie, Noble Park. Noble Park North, North Melbourne, North Richmond, North Warrandyte, Northcote. Norwood, Notting Hill, Nunawading. Oak Park, Oaklands Junction, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East, Oakleigh South, Olinda, Olivers Hill, Ormond. Pakenham, Panton Hill, Park Orchards, Parkdale, Parkville, Pascoe Vale South, Pascoe Vale, The Patch. Patterson Lakes, Pennydale, Plenty, Point Cook, Port Melbourne, Portsea. Prahran, Preston, Princes Hill. Ravenhall, Research, Reservoir, Richmond, Ringwood, Ringwood East, Ringwood North, Ripponlea. Rockbank, Rosanna, Rosebud, Rosebud West, Rowville, Roxburgh Park, Rye. Safety Beach, St Albans, St Helena, St Kilda, St Kilda East, St Kilda West, Sandhurst, Sandringham. Sassafras, Scoresby, Seabrook, Seaford, Seaholme, Seddon, Selby, Seville, Sherbrooke, Skye, Somerton, Sorrento, South Kingsville, South Melbourne, South Morang, South Wharf. South Yarra, Southbank, Spotswood, Springvale, Springvale South, Strathmore, Strathmore Heights, Sunbury, Sunshine, Sunshine North, Sunshine West, Surrey Hills, Sydenham, Syndal. Tally Ho, Tarneit, Taylors Hill, Taylors Lakes, Tecoma, Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, The Basin, Thomastown. Thornbury, Toorak, Tootgarook, Tottenham, Travancore, Tremont, Truganina, Tullamarine. Upfield, Upper Ferntree Gully, Upwey. Vermont, Vermont South, Viewbank. Wantirna, Wantirna South, Warrandyte, Warrandyte South. Warranwood, Waterways, Watsonia, Watsonia North, Wattle Glen, Waverley Park, Werribee, Werribee South, West Footscray. West Melbourne, Westgarth, Westmeadows, Wheelers Hill, Wildwood, Williams Landing, Williamstown, Williamstown North, Windsor, Wonga Park, Wyndham Vale. Yallambie, Yarrambat, Yarraville, Yuroke.