I grew up in the theatre so I know the magic that occurs when the set, costumes and characters come together to create a special moment.
I'm currently working across Australia creating images of fun, relaxed weddings and all kinds of families. I also keep my eye sharp working as a documentary and editorial photographer specialising in making images of creative folk and artists across all disciplines, capturing the spark of inspiration in the midst of their creative practice.
You can see my documentary work at katepardey.com
I'm also a strong supporter of marriage equality, I believe that love is love no matter who you are or who you love.
Outside of photography I love Roo (my tiny rescue cat), spending time with my nieces and nephew, making friends with animals and travelling the world to visit old friends and make new ones.
Since I saved my pocket money to buy my very first film camera at the age of six I haven't been more than a day without camera close by. Photography is and always has been a major part of my life. I've been lucky enough to have photographed over 150 weddings over the last seven years and I'm looking forward to doubling that in the near future!
I’ve been working as a professional photographer full time since 2010 and I am an accredited & award winning member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers, I also volunteer my time and skills for a very special organisation, Heartfelt. I'm the creative director of Presence, a gift store in Adelaide which has a curated selection of gifts to give people you love. If you're in Adelaide feel free to pop into Presence (12 Adelaide Arcade in the Adelaide CBD) anytime to check out some of my albums and prints (say 'Hi' if you do!).
What is your wedding photography philosophy?
Whether you’re in a city warehouse, a vineyard in Autumn, in the old shed on your friends' farm or in your own backyard, I want to capture your authentic story so that you can share it with your loved ones in the years to come.
I especially love to capture secret smiles and all the little moments in between the big events.
I have a contemporary, photo-journalistic style and a desire to help to make your day everything you dream it to be. I will use all my magical wedding powers before and during the day to make sure everyone has the most awesome day possible. Relaxed folks make for gorgeous images.
And if you'd like to have your entire wedding photographed on Instax film (like the film to the left!) - get in touch ASAP, I'm always up for a creative challenge!