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Heartstory is based in Canberra, ACT, Australia, and specialises in portrait photography, including family photography, maternity & newborn photography, baby & child photography and couple photography. Heartstory also takes a limited number of wedding photography commissions each year. Katie and Jeremy work in studio or on-location, with natural light, shoot regularly in Sydney, and are available for Australia-wide and international portrait and wedding photography commissions. Katie and Jeremy are both national, multi-award winning photographers and fully accredited members of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP).

Katie Kolenberg, Master of Photography (M. Photog)
2014 AIPP ACT FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2012 AIPP ACT RUNNER-UP, FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Jeremy Byrnes, Associate (AAIPP)
2014 AIPP NSW FINALIST, WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2013 AIPP NSW FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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Canberra family photography

Your place // ACT & NSW rural family portraits

My childhood was divided into three sections; three places, three homes, three very different experiences. The first IView full post »

Natural, outdoors, family portrait photography, Canberra, ACT

Getting more out of your family portrait session // Professional family photography, Canberra

This family came to me with some very specific ideas and wishes for their session. This is a wonderful thing becauseView full post »

Williamsburg Portrait Photography by Katie Kolenberg & Jeremy Byrnes

Katie & Rob, Williamsburg, New York City // Couples portrait photography

Jeremy and I had a very special trip to New York City in July. The purpose of our trip was entirely for pleasure,View full post »

Katie Kolenberg, AIPP APPA photography awards 2014

APPA // Australian Professional Photography Awards 2014

Back in June, I blogged about our achievements at the 2014 AIPP ACT/NSW Professional Photography Awards. I’mView full post »

Canberra baby photography by Heartstory

Perfect baby // Canberra baby portrait photography

I really am lost for words when it comes to describing why I love babies so much. Just, this. [Also, there's a specialView full post »

Heartstory family portrait photography, Canberra, ACT

Family fun // Canberra family portrait photography

If I had a dollar for every time someone has given me the ‘never work with children and animals’ line at aView full post »

Heartstory wedding photography by Katie Kolenberg & Jeremy Byrnes, Canberra

Emma & Pete get married // Canberra wedding photographer

Emma and Pete got married at Emma’s family’s property just outside Canberra (where she and her three sistersView full post »

Professional baby portrait photography, Canberra

A Photography Guide for Parents // Canberra baby studio portrait photography

Well I think I’ve found a new favourite age for babies to be photographed. We’ve had a lot of this age inView full post »

Family portrait photography by Katie Kolenberg & Jeremy Byrnes

Last season // Canberra family portrait photography

I first met this family at a Love Autumn mini session three years ago. I photographed them for the second time whenView full post »

Studio newborn photography by Heartstory, Canberra

Studio sessions for new families // Canberra newborn & baby photography

A few months ago, Jeremy and I moved into a new residence/place of business, and we now have a beautiful, natural lightView full post »

Katie Kolenberg AIPP ACT Family Photographer of the Year

AIPP ACT Family Photographer of the Year

It’s been a week since the most exciting event of my working life, and it still feels a little bit unreal! I alsoView full post »

Canberra and Sydney wedding photographer

Vilma & Haddon get married // Canberra wedding photographer

I adored this pair from the moment I met them, and was looking forward to their wedding for a long time. They’reView full post »