Kathy is a born and bred Novocastrian who lives locally with her husband and fur baby. In her previous life Kathy was a dancer and choreographer who broke her leg (literally), and as a result found she had more time to explore her passion for photography.
She is a foodie, music festival goer and loves all things French, including her adorable french bulldog, Louis. (Kathy & Louis pictured below). Happiness for Kathy is “laughter, red wine and good conversation.”
ABOUT K3 PHOTOGRAPHY
Kathy is fairly new to the wedding industry, but after shooting several other genres she started to develop a love for the intimate, emotional nature of weddings.
“A lot of people will tell you that shooting weddings is stressful, but I find it very zen. There’s a thrill that comes with capturing unrepeatable moments. I love creating visions and weddings are the perfect match for me.” Weddings are Kathy’s main jam, but she loves photographing lifestyle family sessions. To keep her creative juices flowing she also photographs model portfolios and the live music scene. “I have three instagram pages – hence the name K3.”
Kathy says she has been in training as a photographer since she was a teenager, when she purchased her first camera. “I saw the power that photography had in making you feel things. Since then, a camera has never left my hands, and with time I started to get serious about creating for others.
Kathy’s photography style is part documentary, part editorial, “I like to replicate the mood of the day with dashes of rawness, romance, soft focus and colour.”
Kathy loves what weddings stand for – glamming up, being surrounded by all your loved ones, the seriousness and the joy of the wedding ceremony and the party afterwards. “Being able to capture this is an unreal feeling. The couple’s reaction when they see their photos for the first time is the ultimate reward.”
Kathy’s photography style is romantic, candid and intimate. One of the current trends that she is loving is the “Meghan Markle effect” – minimalist style dresses with clean lines, sleek shapes, and great tailoring.
TIPS FOR COUPLES
Kathy’s advice for couples planning their special day is to make it personal based on you as a couple. Create an intimate aesthetic with your styling, food, drinks and entertainment that represent you as a couple. Don’t be too tied down by tradition.
When it comes to your photographs she says not to get too caught up in the perfect pose. “It’s the moments in-between that often create the best photo.” Also try to plan your schedule around the best light of the day. Late afternoon weddings are best, as the light is soft and very flattering.
What was your first job?
If you weren’t doing this what would you do (or like to do) instead?
Yoga instructor and/or foster dog mum.
Do you have any pets?
My fur baby Louis, who is king of the house.
What is your favourite piece of camera gear?
My Sony Alpha 7iii camera – a dream to hold and work with.
What is your favourite movie / music genre?
Romance and Dramas for movies.
I’ve also made the pilgrimage to Splendour in the Grass for the last ten years, so that’s always a special time for me.
Do you have a favourite season to shoot in and why?
Autumn and Spring…the light is more diffuse and creamy.
What is your favourite drink?
A Barossa Shiraz…oh and a Margan’s Shiraz….do I have to choose one?
Best way to spend the weekend?
Feeding the senses – whether its a walk on the beach, discovering a great new coffee shop, a visit to an art gallery, or dinner with friends.
Favourite holiday destination?
My month in France was just magical, with Paris being the pinnacle.
Closer to home, Kakadu is next on the bucket list for me.
What do you love about the Hunter?
The spoils for choice!
In the space of one day, you could be at the beach for a morning coffee, travel to the vineyards for a nice boozy lunch (driver included lol), followed by a nice afternoon walk by the lake.
“Thank you so much for our absolutely beautiful wedding photos. You made us feel so relaxed and gave great direction. We highly recommend Kathy for your photographer for any event.”
Tash & Paul
“We have the most beautiful wedding photos. Kathy’s professionalism was beyond compare. She captured so many wonderful shots without us even feeling like there was a photographer in the room.”
Tracy & Rob