I'm both a coffee and a tea drinker who also loves a smooth gin and tonic. I love candles, cozy blankets, good books and open fires. In winter I live in either uggs or gumboots and am constantly shoving my hair back in a topknot. My favourite food is a creamy gnocchi but I also love sushi and good Thai curry. Indoor shopping centres are my worst nightmare and I adore travelling.


Prior to becoming a photographer I served with Victoria Police for almost 15 years, first in uniform then later as a specialist detective working with vulnerable and child victims. It turns out this was a good training ground for photographing families as I learnt to quickly develop rapport, to take in the scene before me, to take charge of chaos and to make quick decisions. Therefore emotional toddlers, stroppy teens and large and loud extended families do not scare me in the slightest.


My style of photography has been shaped by my parenting journey. I didn't set out to be one but my daughter's temperament saw me become an attachment parent. I always knew being in nature was good for little children but my appreciation of this has grown with each passing year. I used to worry about stains on clothes but these days my kids are often barefoot and grubby. I have learnt to sit back and let their play be child-led and I now love nothing more than watching them exploring and assessing and taking risks. It never fails to amaze me how much entertainment and joy they can get from playing with sticks and stones and hunting for bugs.


Like many, growing up I dreamt of living in Melbourne's Dandenong Ranges. In 2015, at 35, my dream came true and I feel blessed everyday to call this place home. I feel so privileged that I get to share the beautiful forests and gardens of the Dandenongs with my clients. Whether local or from the suburbs, I love taking families on an outdoor adventure, even if only for an hour.


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Melbourne outdoor family photographer Kate Cashin Photography published in Color Shot magazine
Melbourne outdoor family photographer Kate Cashin Photography published in Star Mail
Melbourne outdoor family photographer Kate Cashin Photography published in Stellar Exposure magazine
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Melbourne outdoor family photographer Kate Cashin Photography published in Moments Of Hysteria
Melbourne outdoor family photographer Kate Cashin Photography published in Golden Exposure magazine
Melbourne outdoor family photographer Kate Cashin Photography published Pakenham Berwick Gazette
Melbourne outdoor family photographer Kate Cashin Photography broadcast on Ten news
Melbourne outdoor family photographer Kate Cashin Photography published in The Photograp.her magazine
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Young girl with plaits in blue dress taken by Melbourne Outdoor Family Photographer Kate Cashin

"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."