I am a mother.
I smile big and love hard.
I am a snowboarder. We have recently moved to the coast and I am learning to surf. Slowly learning.
I speak Swedish (spent a year in Sweden and this is where I met my husband).
I was a social worker before coming back to my passion of Photography.
We have 2 dogs a cat and some chickens.
I have been with my husband for 18.5 years! (that's crazy to even type)... very much still in love.
I love love.
My love of all things photography has been fuelled by the gorgeousness of my children (not that I’m biased at all). I am the lucky mother of two adorable kiddies, Olivia (10) and Wesley (8), who happily indulge me with their natural smiles (well, most of the time!).
My photography journey started 18 years ago, in a dark room at high school, and took a slight detour to a degree and career in social work, before culminating in my decision to begin ‘Katie Wheeler Photography’ in 2014.
I would describe my photography style as being very relaxed, with nothing forced, manufactured or too posed. I aim to capture people’s unique expressions, the funny moments and the quiet times.
I have had people comment that my face must hurt after shooting a wedding, because I don’t stop cheesy grinning behind my lens all day. It’s true, but isn’t that the best possible workplace injury? … Jaw pain from smiling and sharing in the joy. I just really love weddings!
I work with natural light as much as possible and while I am based in Geelong, Victoria, I am happy to travel for weddings upon request.
I feel very blessed to be in a business involving something I enjoy doing so much, where I can share such special moments with those I photograph.
Please take the time to have a look at my work, and if my style and approach interests you, feel free to get in touch with me.
These three right here are my world. My inspiration, my comedic relief and my biggest supporters. I love this job as it allows me so much quality time with my loved ones, but it also lets me enter my couple's world, their famillies and to see what is most important to them.