A bit about me…

Hi, I'm Kate!

An adventurous creative who loves meeting new people, seeing new places and documenting life's fleeting moments.

"The body says what words cannot.."

I grew up in South Africa between a little beach community and my Grandad's pineapple farm. A farm girl at heart turned city dweller in Perth, I go back to Africa at every possible moment - it is by far my most favourite place in the world. The people, culture and landscapes are all so incredible.  

I am an outdoorsy person and feel like there is so much beauty in the world, it would be a waste to not go out and see it. To capture it. Document it and its people. So that's what I do.

From rafting down Victoria falls, Running with the bulls in Spain and sitting on the edge of Trolltunga in Norway, my thrill for adventure spills over into my work and I'm always wanting to hang off a cliff somewhere to get an epic shot.

Some say I'm a bit all over the place, a bit like my internet browser with a million tabs open. I love imperfections and awkwardness almost as much as red wine and tacos. I'm a bit awkward and try to be unobtrusive whilst shooting. I like to think these help my couples feel at ease around me?!

If you don't particularly like having your photo taken, you're not alone! I get awkward as heck.
Enough about me, I want to hear about you!

Go on, tell me your story...

Perth Wedding Photographer Cape Town, South Africa Wedding Photographer Perth Wedding Photographer Perth Kate Drennan Photography   

Kate Drennan Photography supports the following movements:


I didn't always dream of being a wedding photographer. Since growing up in Africa I have always had a passion for serving people and whilst I can't be in Africa right now I try to use what i have been given to serve people by capturing memories of some of the best days of their lives, documents that will form part of their own legacy and be stories for future generations.  Being blessed with the ability to do this means I can now donate a portion of that income in supporting enterprises which I believe are doing great things in serving broader communities in need. 

Statistics show that 1 billion people live in extreme poverty. It may seem small but as Mandela quoted this passage from Marianne Williamson in the movie Invictus it struck a cord..

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. ....As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

ThankYou is the kind of enterprise I wish I had the guts and determination to build. They commit 100% of profits to ending global poverty. They now not only fund water projects but sanitation and food products worldwide. One of my favourite parts is they let you 'Track Your Impact' so you can see exactly which project the product you purchase is going towards. 

Compassion is a Child Sponsorship project with the aim to release children from poverty, give them an education and enrich them to be employed and become leaders in their communities. I sponsor a little hillside community of Fetra in Ethiopia via a little boy named Abraham. I picked Abraham many years ago not because he as the cutest, but because he was the most bad-ass looking kid out. Yes, I know some people think sponsorship doesn't make much of a difference but I live life by the thought of what if it does? If I put money into investing in a few children's future and there is a chance of it making a difference then wouldn't you want to give it a go. 

This is a rare photo of me that isn’t of the back of my head…

Photo: Alex Cohen

I got married recently and I feel like it was the most insightful adventure into knowing how the other side feels!

Photo: James Simmons