Kathy McMillan Photography » Brisbane-based lifestyle and documentary animal photographer, specialising in capturing connections between precious creatures and their kind-hearted people.

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  • Hello, my name is Kathy McMillan and I am a professional animal photographer based in Brisbane. My specialty is documenting connections between precious creatures and their kind-hearted people. I am an animal rights advocate and proudly vegan. Kindness is the guiding principle in everything that I do. x

Yearly Archives: 2014

Newborn photography… preparation, patience, and poo! / Brisbane Newborn Photographer

I had my first newborn photo shoot this week with the scrumptious Baby J, and wow did I underestimate how much hard work they are (the shoot, not the baby… well, maybe both!). All the amazing photographers who earn a living from this genre, IRead more »

Head shots with personality / Brisbane Portrait Photographer

The purpose of head shots or modelling portfolio shots is of course to show what the person looks like. However, in the case of head shots for an actor or other entertainer, the images must also let their personality and the type of actor orRead more »

Photo book design – keeping it simple

I am working on an assignment which requires design of a photo book. I chose images from the Roberts family photo shoot, and my aim was to convey a sense of fun and connection. The design is really clean and simple and I have used a lot of whiteRead more »

Never work with children or animals! / Brisbane Children Photographer

Never work with children or animals they say. After doing six children’s photo shoots in one weekend (am I completely mad?!) I cannot say I agree. Whilst there were challenges at times (impending tantrums, face-pulling, yawns) it was actually…Read more »

Portrait session at Boondall Wetlands / Brisbane Portrait Photographer

My shoot with Kelly at Boondall Wetlands was a breeze! It probably helps that Kelly is a Photographer herself. Whilst she hadn’t ever had a portrait session for herself, she has taken plenty! Kelly enjoys riding her bike on the tracks atRead more »

Family session at Thompsons Beach, Victoria Point / Brisbane Family Photographer

A few days after this shoot, I asked Jane why Thompson’s Beach so special to her family. Jane explained: Thompsons Beach is a small bay tucked away in Victoria Point that has become a favourite spot for the Roberts family. We found the coveRead more »

Family session at Scarborough / Brisbane Family Photographer

When I asked why the Humphreys family chose the Scarborough foreshore as their shoot location, Michelle told me: We’ve lived on the Redcliffe Pennisula for over 7 years and the Scarborough foreshore is a special spot for us. The outlook acrossRead more »

Portrait session at Buderim Waterfall / Brisbane Portrait Photographer

A few weeks ago, I crammed four photo shoots into one weekend, two families and two individual sessions. Each shoot was very different, and I learnt something new during each of them. I will share what I learnt over my next few posts, and a some ofRead more »

Where it all began…

Thanks for stopping by, and welcome! I’ll be up-front with you, I am just starting out in my career as a professional photographer. I invite you to share my journey as I continue to learn and develop my skills. I am currently studying a Diploma ofRead more »