• 6 Great Reasons to Buy Local

    We hear a lot about buying local. We hear that it’s important but do you know the many reasons why? For a small business like mine, buying local means everything. Every time you buy one of my products, the money goes towards providing for my family. It goes towards my dream of being able to do Photography by Kate full…

  • Ode to a Note Card

    I love seeing photographs in print. Yes, they look impressive on the computer but when they’re printed you stop and take a good look. You see details that you miss when you’re quickly scrolling online. Note cards are a compact way getting beautiful photographs printed. They have so many uses. If you’re wanting to write a message that is too…

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    When you have as much to offer as Photography by Kate does, there tends to be lots of questions. This blog post is to answer some of the questions you might have. Where are Photography by Kate products printed? There are 3 different printers that I use. Black and White Photographics do a fantastic job of printing and mounting the…

  • Behind the Scenes: Tennyson Dunes

    It had been a while since I’d done a sunset photo shoot. Between being nauseous while pregnant and then having a newborn, it didn’t leave much energy for shooting even though I really wanted too. One night though Chloe was asleep and Jeff was putting Sam down for the night. I quickly grabbed my gear and made my escape. On…

  • 5 Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas

    Gift wrapping is the final touch to the perfect gift. Here are 5 simple ways to take your gift wrapping to the next level. 1 Double RibbonRibbon adds texture and colour to a gift so more ribbon is better. Go for completely different colours or same colours of different shades. 2 FlowersYou can use fresh or dried flowers. I used…

  • 2020 in Review

    2020 is a year everyone will remember. It changed everyone’s lives. For me 2020 was changed by two c’s: corona virus and Chloe. The year had started with me being 3 months pregnant and constantly nauseous. I was chasing after a 2 year old (often literally as he did run down the street once chasing the rubbish truck!). Business took…

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    We live in a crazy world. We are always doing something and going somewhere. We love celebrating the special people in our lives and the festive seasons. When life is busy though, we often forget to get cards to complete our gift. It’s not because we don’t care, it’s just that it slips our mind. This is why I have…

  • Peace in time of Panic

    There is something about a crisis that brings clarity. I’ve recently been thinking about what I want my business to be. I thought a lot about what I want to achieve and what Photography by Kate brings. One thing that stood out was that I want to bring peace into people’s lives. I want people to look at my photographs…

  • The Value of Phone Photography

    Before having Sam, my phone camera wasn’t used that much. It was something I used sparingly as I preferred to use my SLR. That has changed. When Sam was born, I wanted to capture his life in photographs and I thought I’d do that with my SLR but reality was different. At first, I used my phone because Sam was…

  • Photography Changes Everything

    It was recently World Photography Day. This day and reading a book called ‘Photography Changes Everything’ made me reflect on how photography has changed things for me. Photography has been something I’ve grown up with. Dad’s a talented photographer so there are fond memories of waiting for Dad to finish taking photographs and having photographs of our family taken. When…