"Although I am extremely happy with my photos, I knew I had made the right choice with Kate from the moment I met her with her loving, friendly and easy going nature which made me feel at ease straight away. No matter what I asked of her she was so accommodating and her suggestions and ideas were always on the mark. Her quality of work showed me her professionalism and her keen eye for detail and I couldn’t be more happier with the end results. I would (and do) highly recommend Kate to everyone. "
"I’m sure any photographer could take a nice photo. But Katie, honestly, she’s got this incredible ability to capture the unrehearsed life, a face and everything behind it, the perfectly composed, yet completely relaxed portrait. Katie is more of an artist than any artist I’ve met. She knows how to photograph beauty even when her subject isn’t so idealistically beautiful. Photography is so clearly Katie’s passion. One of my favourite pictures taken by Katie is of my family sprinting home between the mango trees in the rain. It wasn’t planned and that’s what made it perfect. The thing with Katie is that she captures a story; a memory in real life instead of the ever-popular formation of 2D grins. And that’s just her talent. Katie is one of the most hilarious people I’ve met. When Katie wakes up the sun flees from behind the clouds. She brings out the best in people, and that in combination with her immense talent makes her a brand like no other."
"I'd like to thank you so much for the photo shoot and album you made for us. You really do have a great skill in making us all feel at ease and making the whole process easy and fun! I don't know how you managed to get 5 energetic kids aged between 6-11 smiling at the same time with not one "how much longer" during the shoot itself. The photos themselves are great. You've really captured some real magic and you did it effortlessly (and made narrowing them down incredibly difficult!). Thanks again Katie and we'll be singing your praises far and wide. All the best."
"As my brother and his children live in New Zealand, we decided to take the opportunity to have some family photos taken during their recent trip to Townsville. Our parents are in ill health and it was important to us that we capture some beautiful memories to gift to them for Christmas. We had photos taken of the children elsewhere, a few years ago, and it had been a difficult and uncomfortable process, that resulted in only one photo we wished to purchase. The experience with Katie Zamykal, could not have been more different. Katie immediately made us feel at ease and took the time to get to know the kids in a light hearted and genuine way. We all quickly felt comfortable and never felt overly posed or directed. The afternoon passed quickly and even the teenage boy remarked at how enjoyable the whole time had been! As well as group shots, she was constantly looking for authentic candid moments to photograph. We were overjoyed with the images Katie was able to capture. They truly reflect the personalities of the children and the bond we share as a family. As opposed to struggling to find one good photograph for my parents, as we did last time, we had the opposite dilemma of having to sort through so many beautiful images, that we ended up getting a number of prints. I could not recommend Katie more highly. Her attention to detail and innate ability to capture special moments is second to none. What you get from her is more than just a photograph. You get a enjoyable experience and a precious memory."
"This “mature “woman has never felt particularly comfortable in front of the camera, but this had escalated into something that could’ve been labelled as childish/phobic, as I frequently squirmed out of photo situations! But, recently I asked Katie to see if she could manage to take some nice shots of me to send to family….... with trepidation, I might. The experience was wonderful and surprising, as Katie had me relaxing very quickly into several different poses which felt natural and connected to who I was as an individual. The resulting shots really made me feel warm inside, and I felt a real shift in my attitude to the camera for the long term. I am eternally grateful for this gift of growth and lovely pictures to share with my loved ones."