Kate captures stories of everyday people living their everyday lives through her powerful and empowering imagery.


Her stunning portrait photography has the ability to reconnect us to ourselves, to our history and to each other.


If you were to ask Kate what she does, she would tell you that whichever medium she is using, she helps people to tell and share their stories in the most authentic way possible. This simplistic and humble explanation neglects to mention that as she weaves her extensive interpersonal and teaching skills with her artistic talent and passion for storytelling, Kate creates a safe place for people to be themselves. It is Kate’s ability to quickly build a respectful, collaborative and nurturing environment where individuals are celebrated and valued that makes her work so powerful and empowering. You can see the respect and connection between the photographer and her subject in every image. Photography that deeply connects the viewer with the subject. As a professional photographer, Kate’s ability to capture the essence of a family, an individual or a whole community through carefully crafted images is unique. Kate has published three books of her photographic images. About Face a Photographic Celebration of People Living in the Southern Highlands (2011) won a gold medal in the 2013 IPPY awards, The WAIS Fliers A Photo Documentary (2009) and The Way of the Carrot (2005). Photographs are taken with great care and attention to detail in a relaxed and enjoyable manner. Kate's style of natural portraiture creates beautiful and authentic imagery. Photography that tells the stories of the people she has in her focus and imagery that reflects the connections that she has made with them. All photographic sessions begin with a preliminary meeting with Kate where the shape of the portraiture session is created. Kate has a wealth of knowledge of the creative industries that comes from decades of experience and commitment to all things arty. She teaches writing and design at the tertiary level, in schools, and runs creative workshops with businesses, community groups, schools and the general public. Kate also speaks about the importance of storytelling in the corporate sector, with community groups, schools and at creative forums. M.Design, B.Design, GradDipEd(EC) If you are interested in investing in Kate's photographic storytelling for your family or business, please contact us and we will arrange for you to speak directly with Kate about her boutique and customized services.

Photo courtesy of Claire Parker

 Margaret River Readers and Writers Festival, Margaret River, Western Australia, 2014

Opening night, No Fixed Address Exhibition, Bunbury Regional Galleries, 2017


Photo courtesy of Janette Dunn

Book Launch, About Face with Peter Holmes a Court, Bowral, NSW, Australia, 2011

Artery, Perth, western Australia, November, 2017

Photo courtesy of Jason Matz

Way of the Carrot Book Launch, Swan Yacht Club, Perth, 2005

Photo courtesy of Bill Heaslip

The WAIS Fliers, Launched November, Perth, western Australia, 2009

Photo Kate Heaslip

Photo courtesy of Kiri  Wicks

 Zonta, Bunbury, Western Australia, 2015



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