Family photos & wedding photography

Childhood Summers

photo of kids on a backyard waterslide

This summer gone was my first exposure to the return of the slip-n-slide. It had well and truly disappeared for a decade, at least in Victoria, with years of drought and water restrictions. This Summer though, I found myself at a 6th birthday party on another 39 degree day and, as in the days of […]

An AFL Grand Final day wedding

Wedding photos in Richmond, Melbourne by Kate Griffin

Bec & Ben were living and Darwin and had planned a May wedding in Melbourne before Ben’s overseas Army tour was unexpectedly brought forward nine months. So, with eight weeks to plan, what is the one Saturday that’s sure to be free in Melbourne for wedding related shenanigans at such short notice? AFL Grand Final […]

A Summer wedding on the Mornington Peninsula

Photo of a Rosebud Beach wedding

I’m lucky enough to count Ben & Jen as good friends. And it’s pretty hard to beat the good endorphins you get from photographing blissed-up couples on their wedding day but this day did, only because I’ve known Ben since I was 16, and was there the fateful New Years Eve night when he met […]

Kids in the studio

Photo of a mini junior photographer in the studio

I love working in the studio with kids. It makes for clean, minimalist photos that don’t distract from the child’s emotions and expressions. But it’s a challenge – you can only light for a particular space and there’s no telling to 3-year-old to have fun but stay within the lit area. Props help, but can […]

A Spring wedding at Lyrebird Falls

Spring wedding photos at Lyrebird Falls

Melissa & John had been together for ten years before tying the knot (or locking the locks together as they chose to do in their ceremony!) in September at Lyrebird Falls reception venue in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges. The couple chose to hold their ceremony at the intimate chapel onsite before wandering forest paths for photographs and returning […]

Family photos in the studio

Childrens photo in studio by melbourne photographer Kate Griffin

This is my last post a little while – I’m off on tour with one of my favourite bands The Peep Tempel who are vacating Australia for a six week European promo tour. I’l be following the lads for the first four weeks and you can keep up to date with shenanigans and photos via The […]

Father & Son photos

Father & son photo in Melbourne gardens

This is a long photo series but it illustrates the kind of thing I look for when photographing humans, particularly family portraits. It’s the interaction, the connection that most humans can’t fake, particularly with children. It’s this moment when a photo stops being a portrait and starts being a true story of the person and […]

Family photos at Merri Creek

How good are swings? They’re awesome when you’re a kid, a never-ending source of glee and begs to minders of ‘just one more!’. I’d argue that even once you’re an adult and your adult butt no longer fits into the swing, you still have that longing when you wander by them. And then, if you’re […]

An April wedding on St Kilda Marina

Photo of a wedding on St Kilda Marina by Kate Griffin

I have been privileged to work for many fantastic couples, each with a unique story about how they got to this moment in their lives. Krista and Mark were married in April with both the ceremony and the reception hosted at The Great Provider on St Kilda Marina (amazing food and service!). This day had been […]

A Spring wedding in Brighton’s Kamesburgh Gardens

Photo of a bride getting ready for her wedding by photographer Kate Griffin

Amy and Leigh were gorgeous. So ridiculously happy, and they came complete with an equally happy army for a bridal party. Seriously, an Army. There was five bridesmaids and five groomsmen. Large bridal parties are always a challenge, when documenting humans, the risk of capturing someone with their eyes half shut grows exponentially the more […]

I’ll never get tired of kids birthday parties

Photos of a rainbow-themed kids birthday party

Cake, streamers, dress-ups, balloons, smiles – how can you not love days like this? Happy Birthday, Alice!