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Kate Southall Photography

9 Pembroke Road, Melksham, United Kingdom



Capturing the magic of the moment. Weddings, family portraits, special events and more. Melksham, Wiltshire. Weddings:
On your special day I aim to capture images that you will look back on with a huge amount of joy and emotion. I will be there to document your day capturing all of the tiny details and special moments that make your day unique. I will step in to direct any group photos you may have requested but for most of the day I will discretely merge into the background to capture images of you and your guests enjoying proceedings.

Engagement & Family Photoshoots:
I undertake photoshoots with the aim of providing beautiful images for you to treasure whilst also having fun! Stunning portraits are easy to capture when you are feeling relaxed and at ease which is why I suggest that family and engagement photoshoots are undertaken in an outdoor location of your choice.

Newborn Photoshoots:
For newborn shoots I will work alongside you and your little one to ensure they are kept warm and comfortable, working around feeds or nappy changes! For this reason, I will visit you at home to undertake the photoshoot.

Environmental Business Portraits:
Portraits taken in your every day work environment which show you doing what you do! Utilising your environment to its best ability, incorporating props and even adding other visual effects (be it dramatic lighting or fancy camera techniques) help to set a scene which elevates an environmental portrait beyond that of a generic studio portrait. In my view it is vitally important for anyone involved in the running of a business to have a photograph of themselves displayed somewhere for potential clients to see! Not only does it add a personal touch, it also gives potential clients a face to link to the business which automatically instills trust as they are reassured that they will be dealing with a friendly face rather than an impersonal business.

Event Photography:
I have been commissioned to cover a range of events from intimate family celebrations right up to large music festivals. Working on such diverse events has provided me with a wealth of experience. Ultimately, however, I approach all events with the same aim - to document events and capture as many details as possible. I work closely with event organisers to ensure that I am aware of schedules and determine the most important elements that need to be captured.



Music + photography = one very happy photographer! Check out my latest blog post about the time I got to spend the day photographing Midge Ure in the studio.

I was completely overwhelmed with the response to my request for help yesterday. You all did such a great job that I'm going to ask you for help again today! This time it's landscapes - which is your favourite?

I need your help! I'm just looking through my photos and trying decide which ones to print and frame to sell at local events. First up... black and white cityscapes. Which is your favourite?

What keeps you motivated? For the last few weeks I have been keeping a journal of my business ups and downs. The plan is to keep a record, not just of my achievements but also the struggles and how I am working through them. Writing the posts on a Sunday evening has been a great motivator to get my brain in gear for the week ahead. The first few entries are here if you'd like to read them but I'd really love to hear what motivates you first thing on a Monday morning?!

What a cutie! She's grown so much since I last saw her. I'm glad we managed to get some photos with the pumpkins - they won't be around much longer!

Slowly managing to get through the mountain of blog posts that have built up over the summer. The latest post is of a very intimate wedding celebration in Chippenham. Why not grab a cuppa and take a look?

I am currently looking at getting a few physical products created that I can start to sell at events. I'm interested to hear what you would be most interested in purchasing. So far I have come up with... - Desk Calendar - Wall Calendar - Keyrings - Magnets - Birthday Cards - Christmas Cards - Thank-you Cards - Photographic Prints Let me know if you can think of anything else.

...and today in the office, a soggy doggy!!!

Set up ready for today's wedding fayre. Come along and say hi!

How very exciting - I have secured a place to display at this amazing wedding show and guess what? It's TODAY!!! If you fancy popping in to have a chat about your wedding photography then it would be great to see you.