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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)
2015 AIPP ACT FINALIST, FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2015 AIPP ACT FINALIST, WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

2014 AIPP ACT FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2012 AIPP ACT RUNNER-UP, FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2010 AIPP ACT EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
Jeremy Byrnes, Associate (A.A.I.P.P)
2015 AIPP ACT FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2014 AIPP NSW FINALIST, WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2013 AIPP NSW FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

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Canberra maternity photography

Today is my new favourite day // Canberra maternity and family photography

“Sometimes,” said Pooh, “the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” I’mView full post »

Award winning wedding photographer, Canberra

Martine & Travis get married // Canberra wedding photography

Travis and Martine’s wedding day was anything but ordinary. Some adjectives that spring to mind are hilarious,View full post »

Canberra children

Welcome to the family // Canberra newborn portrait photography

It’s been a while since we posted a newborn session on our website, but this family’s studio shoot is aView full post »

Heartstory Portrait Photography Canberra 2014

Highlights of 2014 // Canberra and Sydney portrait & wedding photography

2014 was a massive year for us. We merged two businesses, moved into a house where we could open a studio space forView full post »

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 »