the über photography story
We wanted to reach out and tell you a bit more about the über photography story
I am Kate, mum of 3 kids, Felix, Max and Millie and wife to Chris for 25 years.
über photography began in 2004, when Chris and I decided to start our photography business photographing weddings.
Chris had loved photography since we first met, and I having grown up in a family business, I liked the idea of running the business from home, while looking after our kids. We had both had corporate careers that we loved, but we realized it was time for a change. Our boys were 5 and 3 and I was pregnant with Millie. We both wanted a different lifestyle so that we could spend more time together as a family, and so über photography was born.
The name über came from Chris's German background (we had it well before uber cars existed lol). We wanted a business name that was simple and easy to remember, and it just so happened to mean the best of the best, and seemed like the perfect name...
We started out photographing some friends weddings, then before we knew it the business took off. For 5 years we photographed 50 weddings a year. We were fortunate to get hired to photograph in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Noosa, Fiji and Bali; and we loved being able to capture the stories of our couples. We felt privileged to be chosen to capture the story of our couples special day.
I had originally trained as a primary teacher, so when our brides started contacting us for family portraits, as they started having babies, I naturally offered to do this. I loved being able to capture the next stage of their lives. And I felt like I had discovered what my purpose was, to tell the story of families as they grow and change and to create a legacy to pass down through the generations.
Around 2009 , when all our kids had started school, I began to realize that things were changing. Photographing weddings meant spending at least one whole day every weekend away from them, and I was missing out on seeing them play sport, and spending the time together as a family on the weekend. So I made a decision to stop photographing weddings and to focus on what I knew in my heart made me happiest... capturing families.
Then on August 8th, 2011 my world was changed forever...