Hiya, IT'S SO great TO MEET YOU

MY NAME IS katie

I am a completely self taught elopement & family photographer, with a passion for documenting real life, playful & intimate moments between lovers & families.

I’m based in Ipswich but a total sucker for travel, especially for true love!

My passion for photography started when I was just 13, when I was gifted my fathers old camera. I grew up in a house where I was taught, through actions, that anything is possible, no dream too big. My Father has been a photographer & journalist since I can remember & has inspired me creatively, my whole life. My Mother; a driven business owner, full of passion & never afraid to try something new, has always inspired me to take every bold step.

When I’m not taking photos, I’m making perfumes & blending potions for my second love- Wilde Blou Essentials. I’m a Mama to one sweet & adventurous boy & we love travelling Aus, hiking mountains & swimming in freezing cold, fresh water creeks! My favourite place in Aus is Tasmania, it would be a total dream come true to shoot there, she’s definitely on my bucket list!

Not just a photographer, a visual, storyteller for lovers & families.

A little about me

portraits by Against the grain photography

Five years ago I found the love of my life; an artist, photographer & total weirdo. We fell madly in love & he further inspired my creative drive & taught me so much more about the world of photography, taking me on dreamy escapes & capturing Australia through our lens.

Together we made our most wonderful creation; our son & so my passion for capturing sweet moments between families & lovers began. Two years & a lot of creative shoots with family & friends later, I finally made my dreams come true! I quit my job & focused all my energy on making this beautiful thing my career!

I love adding your unique personalities into our sessions! My work is all about YOU, with a focus on creating images where you & your loved ones are at your most genuine & authentic. I love creating a comfortable space for you to really express your love for one another.

Are you a family that loves to be at home, baking cookies or doing craft? Maybe you’re snugglers or perhaps you love hiking with your honey or you visit the bakery every Sunday morning with your babies!? Whatever it may be let’s document it! Let’s capture those moments that really tell the story of you & your love; let’s bottle them up for you to look back on, for years to come & feel that overwhelming love & connection with one another.

"Let’s capture those moments that really tell the story of you & your love; let’s bottle them up for you to look back on, for years to come & feel that overwhelming love & connection."

WHAT INSPIRES ME


I’m a naturopathy nerd, I love learning about how the earths gifts can make life easier for us all. 

I love being outdoors! I’m a gentle empath that 100% requires time outdoors & swims in fresh water or the beach.. 

I love a good hike, especially with my baby, he’s 3 years old & opens up a whole new way of seeing the world, he’s my best friend. 

We travel Aus a fair bit & love a good bnb breakfast by the fire in the winters. Would be a total dream to photograph families & elopements all over beautiful Australia! 

There is not much I love more than some good sarcastic banter with my love, but not many people see this side of me. I’m a deep thinker & a quiet soul. I'm an observer & completely obsessed with love & hearing about other people’s stories, I can't wait to hear yours.



I love a good hike, especially with my baby, he’s 3 years old & opens up a whole new way of seeing the world, he’s my best friend. 

MY FAVOURITE THINGS

This is my honey: baby Frankie Blue

From our very first email right down to the day I deliver your final gallery, I’ll be there with bells on, always excited to celebrate you, whatever faze in life we are capturing! Life is filled with so much good & so much love & I can’t wait to capture these special moments & share with you, all the amazing little details from your day, perhaps even ones you didn’t notice, I’ll be that fly on the wall!

Leading up to the big day, I’m always there to lend an ear, or a shoulder, whatever you need! I’m always keen to hear your ideas, help adjust timelines, ease any woes & lend a helping hand. I’m only an email or phone call away!

On the day you can guarantee I’ll be there early, excited & ready to document your special day. I’m there ready to make sure I not only capture all the moments, big & small; but to help ensure your day runs smoothly & you both have the best time ever! 

When my day is done & you lot continue to party the night away, I’m headed straight home to back up all your precious memories to my computer. I don’t sleep until I know that they are all safe & sound, no matter what the time. 

Rain, hail or shine, I won’t miss a beat

BEHIND THE LENS

my philosophy

Let’s strip away all the elements that really won’t matter 12 months from now, and instead, immerse you in the real, honest meaning of the day - your deep love for one another, your unique personalities & those heart felt moments together.

I hang back & take more of a documentary style approach to my photoshoots, with gentle guidance & prompts when needed. I love to capture your real, warm & gentle connection & my goal is to capture the sweet essence that is totally you. No fakery, no stiff & awkward poses, just true love.

I spend a lot of time getting to know you before our shoot & take a more gentle & relaxed approach, to really make sure you & your loves feel comfortable allowing me into these special moments.

Together, let’s organise your idea of the perfect day with your honeys & I’ll capture it all for you to keep forever.

I love providing a space where you can really forget about the world for a while & completely focus on what’s truely important to you.

- Lauren

"Our photos and our experience was nothing short of amazing. She made us feel comfortable and my kids loved her! Absolutely love the photos. Thankyou!"

Serentity

"I just got my photos back and all I have to say is wow. These exceed my expectations by a long shot. Would definitely recommend Kaitlin for making your photo dreams a reality"

Emily

"Thank you, thank you, thank you, Kaitlin! Our photos are absolutely beautiful, you have captured every once of love that there is. I adore your work & I am a huge fan. You made the shoot easy & effortless. You have captured our hearts in every picture taken. I am so grateful to you & highly recommend you to absolutely everyone."

Belinda

I honestly can’t recommend Katie enough for family photographs! We’ve used her twice now and been extremely happy with the photos both times. I don’t normally enjoy having my photo taken and neither does my partner but Katie made it all seem so natural and the photos came out perfect! No forced poses or fake smiles. She finds the most beautiful backdrops for pics too so they look stunning on our walls. Thanks so much Katie for making something we find really awkward, so easy for us! You’re amazing!

HEART WARMING WORDS FROM MY Clients

Whether it be hiking a mountian, hangin' in your favourite cafe, bathing with you babies- whatever it is you decide for your day... I cant wait to adventure together, make memories that will last a lifetime & capture the real magic of your unique bond.

Two souls, one story

My work is all about YOU, with a focus on creating images where you & your loved ones are at your most genuine & authentic. Let's make some magic together! 

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