I have been working as a professional photographer in the UK and overseas for 25 years – since the days of film – way before digital cameras and smartphones – and I use this knowledge and experience to produce beautiful images of you that I guarantee you will love!
Previously known as Ocean Eyes Photography, Katherine Neale Photography evolved from my Ocean Eyes Images website, which I set up in 2000 as a stock library for landscape and underwater images acquired during several years living and diving in exotic places! When I returned to the UK in 2004 I set up home in Worcestershire, opened a Studio and started my family.
I have had Studio’s over the years but currently prefer to work on Location around our diverse countryside.
Alongside the Family Portraits , I also run a Professional Portrait Service for Dancers, Actors and other Performers requiring Headshots, and a Corporate Photography Division for Businesses who require Branding Images, Business Portraits and Product Photography. I have a Mobile Studio so can come to your place of work or play with minimal disruption to your working day, or you can visit me.
I began my professional career in 1998 on successful completion of a BBC sponsored Honours Degree in Broadcasting from the University of Leeds. I then travelled overseas for several years working as a wildlife and landscape photographer and videographer, living in incredible locations such as Australia, Malaysia, the Maldives, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. I am a qualified PADI Scuba Diving Instructor and RYA Licenced Boat Captain, so much of this time was spent on and under the water, filming our incredible marine life. In 2004 I returned home and spent some time travelling the length of the UK working in the TV industry as a camera operator and editor.
I am a Pro Member of the Baby and Newborn Photography Association (BANPAS), a Registered member of the Guild of Photographers and a Licentiate Member of the Society of Wedding and Portrait Photographers (SWPP), and regularly attend seminars and workshops run by these organisations and other esteemed photographers to further refine my skills. I truly believe you can never stop learning! I am also registered with Star Now and Spotlight for my Dance and Performing Artist Portrait work.For further details and to check availability, please email me.
We had a fantastic experience with Katherine at my daughter’s newborn photo shoot. Katherine captured some truly beautiful moments. I would highly recommend Katherine. She takes care of your newborn like they were her own, so mummy can relax and enjoy.
We had a relaxed and calm family shoot with Katherine, it was stress free with no expectation placed upon us. And the results speak for themselves. Superb images. Could not be happier. Excellent, thank you so much.
"Katherine is a pleasure to work with, her idea's, attention to detail and creative flair really enables her business to stand out from the crowd."
Katherine was great with our newborn daughter, her relaxed nature puts everyone at ease and she really takes great time and care over the shoot so it's not a rushed experience. She really knows her stuff and of course the photos were amazing - the only hard bit is trying to decide which ones to pick from the shoot so we just got them all!
Katherine was great with my daughter at her newborn shoot, I had an idea of the sort of photos I wanted, which Katherine did but with her own artistic flair, which meant we had lots of gorgeous photos to cherish from such a special time.
I felt like a model at my maternity shoot and the pictures were amazing. Katherine is a brilliant photographer - I spent a while deciding where to go and have seen photos from friends of other shoots and they don’t compare to this. I would highly recommend Katherine.
Katherine made our photo shoot so relaxed and fun that the pictures reflect the great atmosphere. Thank you!
I would highly recommend Katherine, she was professional at all times and was so gentle and loving towards our newborn son while posing him. She was also fantastic with my older children when they arrived to have photos taken with their little brother.
What an amazing experience! Katherine did a fantastic job photographing my daughter. She was very patient and professional throughout, showing a great talent with photography as well as putting my daughter at ease.
If you'd seen the crying, sicky, pooping baby we had at the shoot and the resulting super cute photos of what looks like a peaceful little angel you'd realise what a miracle worker Katherine is with the camera... I can't recommend her strongly enough
My husband and I would highly recommend Katherine. It was amazing to watch her work her magic with our newborn baby.
Absolutely overwhelmed with happiness at the stunning pic I picked up on Saturday! Thankyou so so much. We will see you again soon.
Katherine, thank you for beautiful photographs of our daughter. She has changed so much since last time you photographed her for us and your photographs always capture her spirit. From one proud mommy.
With a 6 month old baby and a 9 year old we were a little nervous about our photo shoot, but Katherine presented us with absolutely superb photo’s which now take pride of place in our house and our family’s. Highly recommended."