Sometimes the love story of a couple or the way that a family shoot makes me feel needs to be expressed in more than pictures.  Sometimes it is important to explain certain aspects of a shoot to potential clients in more than a simple FAQ post.  For such times these blog articles will fill the gap.

THE PURPOSEFUL PHOTOGRAPHER In 2018 I hosted my first photography workshop for professional wedding photographers. Everyone who attended had a good sense of how to use [...]

WEDDING QUESTIONS Let's answer some common questions couples have when planning their weddings. My twin sister is getting married [...]

ME AND MY FAMILY A little glimpse into my life and my family. When I shoot a wedding, I get to spend the entire [...]

MY BRANDING EXPERIENCE They say that change is as good as a holiday, and a change for my brand has given me renewed energy and excitement [...]

LEARNING FROM LUKE One of the most memorable families that I have photographed this year is most definitely The Roberts family. I cried a bit when [...]


  • It’s so SO easy to put off having your photos taken - I can give you a gazillion possible reasons of my own! • But time doesn’t stand still for us •

The kids will keep growing, someone will need braces, someone else will get pimples, you might get a bad hair cut or be stressed out at work.

If you wait for things to be ‘just right’, you may never get professional photos of your family. And this time - this time RIGHT NOW - deserves to be remembered. ❄️ I’m offering a winter promo and I encourage you to get your family together - even if things aren’t perfect - and let’s get some pics of this precious time in your lives.
- R2850 (usually R3500)
- 1 hour portrait session
- 60 high-res edited images
- Locations in Ballito (beach or forest)
- ‘At home’ shoots outside of Ballito available at an additional cost
* Valid until end August
* 50% deposit due to secure booking 
The full details are in the the link in my bio. If you’re ready to book right now, pop me a DM and we can get chatting.
  • Just a Mom and her child, walking one another through life. As much as we love, teach and protect our children, so do they love, teach and protect us.
  • ❄️❄️❄️ brrrrr - let the winter weddings begin!!
  • Quick question for the Moms... Do you get INTO the photos with your kids or are you the ones always behind the camera? ⠀⠀
Next week I’ll be launching a winter special on family shoots. Tag a friend who might need a little nudge to get in front the camera ;)
  • Prepping Cath & Miles wedding photos for my blog. Haven’t posted on my website for so long! Can’t wait to update my pics and get some fresh content up. Hope you are all having a wonderful long weekend. ❤️ @cathkilburn1
📸 It’s happening again and I’d love you to join me.
Is this you?
• I’m a photographer
• I shoot (or want to shoot) weddings
• I am looking to create a business around my lifestyle and not the other way around
• I believe that there is no ONE way of doing things and am interested in exploring myself, my needs and my strengths more so that I can develop MY WAY of running my business.
• My lack of confidence is holding me back
• I know in my heart of hearts that I have what it takes to become a successful wedding photographer
• I don’t feel like I know enough about the wedding industry to start taking wedding bookings and charging for my service
• I have no cooking clue what to charge or how to calculate that figure
• Id like to create images that are more striking and understand how to use natural light as well as my flash.
I have a few different ideas for how this workshop is going to be presented. If you’re interested at all, I’d LOVE to hear from you - please send me a DM and we can begin getting to know one another. Follow along at @thepurposefulphotographer
  • Whose having a fun Saturday night? Cheers to you, and you, and you!
  • That soft afternoon light gently falling on the surface of the water - magic.
  • When the kids steal the show 🥰🥰🥰