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Hello and welcome!

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, 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 and Jeremy are known for how they connect with babies and children, their fun approach to families, their use of the natural environment and their creative vision. They have a huge focus on customer service and offer completely unique products, designed to suit your home.

Katie is the current AIPP Australian Family Photographer of the Year (awarded in October 2015) , and Jeremy was a finalist in the same category. They also won 2014, 2015 and most recently 2016 AIPP ACT Family Photographer of the Year. There is no other studio in Australia like Heartstory!!!

BOOKINGS & ENQUIRIES

Call us on 0402 091 949 or 0412 097 981 or use the contact form in the menu above. Please include your phone number: we like talking more than typing!

Please select an image below to view the most recent Heartstory portraits, weddings, the latest news and special offers.

AIPP Australian Family Portrait Photographer of the Year

Family Portrait Session of the Year! // Award winning Australian family photography

[A couple of nights ago, over a gin & soda on the back deck] Me: Do you think we should finish off the year with aView full post »

Katie Kolenberg, 2015 AIPP Australian Family Photographer of the Year

2015 AIPP Australian Family Photographer of the Year

In Melbourne on Monday October 19th, something absolutely incredible happened to us. Something that we’ve dreamtView full post »

Canberra, Sydney, Blue Mountains wedding photographer

Sarah & Nick get married // Blue Mountains autumn wedding photography at the Hydro Majestic

Nick and Sarah were amongst the first 6 or so lucky couples who had their wedding reception at the newly opened HydroView full post »

Family portrait photography by Heartstory, Canberra

The power of your family photographic story // Canberra family portrait photography

Heartstory will be 6 years old in a couple of months, and one of the things I’m most proud of is the number ofView full post »

Family portraits by Katie Kolenberg and Jeremy Byrnes

A review of Heartstory // Canberra family portrait photography

We photographed the McGilvrays in Canberra in autumn last year (better late than never when it comes to sharing, rightView full post »

Canberra wedding photography by Heartstory

Jess & Matt get married: a little teaser // Canberra & NSW wedding photography

We couldn’t resist a quick little share from the most incredibly beautiful winter wedding, held last weekend inView full post »

AIPP ACT Family Photographer of the Year, Jeremy Byrnes

2015 AIPP ACT Family Photographer of the Year

Last week was huge. It started with a busy weekend shooting, followed by a mad dash to Sydney on Sunday afternoon for aView full post »

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 »

Katie Kolenberg, Master of Photography (M. Photog)
2016 AIPP ACT PORTRAIT/FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2016 AIPP ACT FINALIST, TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2015 AIPP AUSTRALIAN PROFESSIONAL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
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)
2016 AIPP ACT TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
2015 AIPP AUSTRALIAN FINALIST, PROFESSIONAL FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR
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