About Red Eclectic
Oh hey, I’m Kat! The lady behind the lens at Red Eclectic.
I wear two photography hats. I’m an elopement photographer who helps no-fuss couples plan and document their wedding adventure. And I empower creative freelancers to embody their brand essence. I take photos that ooze personality and offbeat vibes, because everyone needs killer content, right?
One of my favourite quotes:
“A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” - Roald Dahl.
I love this quote because I want to capture the good thoughts that come out of your face like sunbeams! And it's my mission to make you think only of lovely things.
I express your personality with photos that connect with your soul. Warm and engaging images that are just the right level of off-beat.
Mosey on over to my Instagram account and you’ll see bush adventures, textural heritage buildings and earthy tones. All the feel-good people, places and experiences I’ve encountered along the way.
Think we’re a good fit?
Behind the lens
Why did I choose the word ‘eclectic’ for my biz name? Because it means, “made up of various sources or styles.” And I’m a multi-passionate kind of gal who’s forever inspired.
All my interests have one thing in common: stories. When I was younger, I wanted to be a documentary filmmaker, and later, a writer.
I’m also a bookworm and love a good movie. So it’s no surprise I became a photographer who loves documenting people’s stories!
I’m pretty laid-back, down-to-earth and a little quirky. I'm by no means a traditional person. I'm all about doing things differently and being true to you. I live my life by this rule.
When I’m not photographing elopements or hanging out with creatives (I know, hard life!), you’ll find me, my partner and two kids embarking on little adventures.
We love exploring nature and hanging out with our dog, Edie; making boat beds (two couches pushed together), and dancing around the house (they’re little groovers).
We’re an eco-conscious family who makes a big effort to take care of the Earth. We raise chickens, go op-shopping, compost our food and reduce our plastic use – you know, urban hippy stuff!
Some of my favourite things…
Hiking in WA bushland. big trees, the sound of magpies and cockatoos, mixtapes with ’60s and ’70s music, lemon meringue pie, food made with love, Wes Anderson and Quentin Tarantino movies, Mid-century architecture, board games, big dogs, wombats, echidnas and red-tail cockatoos, eerie abandoned spaces, and going on adventures.
I love connecting with like-minded people who share the same values. So if you relate to the following, we’re going to get along!
Imperfections should be embraced and celebrated
No person is perfect, much like no experience is perfect. Imperfections are what make things unique, after all. The best photography not only captures the imperfections but celebrates them.
Practicality encourages spontaneity
I'm creative but also practical. I'm kind of a unicorn! I help you plan eclectic experiences that will allow you to relax and feel truly yourself. This is when spontaneity happens and I get the best photos.
Weddings don't have to cost the Earth
Weddings are rarely sustainable. The invitations, decorations, flowers and clothes are a one-time thing, and the carbon footprint is up there. This is why I prefer small weddings and elopements – less harm to the planet. You can read more about my eco values here.
Make the experience and photography yours alone
No wedding should be the same and no brand photos should look like someone else's. I celebrate your lifestyle, personality and values. I help you define your personal style so your photographs represent who you really are.
Photography shouldn't create moments, it should capture them
I don't believe in posed photos. I have a documentary-style of photography, centred around play. I want you to enjoy the experience of being you. My job is to help you have fun and capture reality as honestly as I can.