We are starting 2017 ‘Photography in Focus’ with New Zealand Photographer Kate Robinson. I actually discovered Kate’s work via her fantastic monthly podcast called Planted With Light which focuses on inspiring women who run their own businesses. I then began following her on social media and checked out her photography and knew she would be a great person to share with you all.

If you have not read this series of blog posts before, I ask photographers to share their top ‘dos and don’t’ tips in short twitter like answer. Photographers have seen a lot of weddings and so are a great source of information, and picking the one for you is important. Kate shares her top tips to help you plan your wedding.

What are your top 2 ‘Do and Don’t’ tips for couples on their wedding day? 

1. Do organise a quiet moment between just you and your husband where it’s just the two of you.

2. Don’t (or try not to) worry about things when the day arrives, you’ve done all the planning and it’s time to just relax and enjoy yourself!

What is your advice when a couple is looking for a photographer?

I actually wrote a blog post all about this, read about it here!  I think the most important thing is to be able to fully trust your photographer. Your photographer will be around you for most of your wedding day, so it’s really important to feel comfortable around them.

Kate Robinson bride being carried by groom

Your top tip for Styling your day?

Stay true to who you are, make it a reflection of what you both love and enjoy, and try not to take too much notice of trends.

Engagement shoots seem to be very fashionable at the moment. What are the advantages of having one?

The advantages are knowing what to expect from your photographer. It’s a great chance to warm up in front of the camera before the big day!

What has surprised you the most about wedding photography?

The amount of time spent behind a computer!

How do you describe your style of photography?

Light, bright and joyful.

What can a couple do for you on the big day?

Relax, enjoy themselves, and trust that I’ve got their back 🙂

Kate Robinson couple walking along cliff

Indoor or outdoor wedding?

I love both 🙂

Themed or none theme?

Hmm I would say do whatever feels best for you. I was tend to stay away from themes as they will probably look a bit dated in years to come.

Local or Destination?


Big or small?


When not doing photography what do you love doing?

I love listening to podcasts. So much so I created my own! It’s called Planted With Light. Each month, I chat to inspiring female entrepreneurs about their life and business. I get so excited to share these conversations, knowing that it will encourage and motivate hundreds of people!

A big thanks to Kate.  To follow her check out these links below.

Planted With Light, Education for Creative Entrepreneurs 
Kate Robinson Photography