I’m a Melbourne photographer, videographer & writer and I’m often found in nature, amongst good food, people, people in love, festivals, music, behind-the-scenes and off the beaten track.

Above snaps taken by local honey - Miranda Stokkel. 📸🍑💘



I shoot and edit video content for clients like BONDS (behind-the-scenes) and Mushroom Group (band/musician interviews). I write and photograph for Broadsheet, Concrete Playground and am working on a special new project, Beauty Within Medicine. I shoot a handful of weddings a year - mostly through word-of-mouth - and generally-speaking I love to collaborate with local businesses, musicians and other creatives too.


My original plan was I think to be an architect/designer? I’m not even sure now, but I have two degrees: the first is a Bachelor of Environments at Melbourne Uni and the second, a Master of Creative Media at RMIT. I’ve worked at Pacific Magazines, Free Is Better and We Make Online Videos and then in 2015, I became a freelancer.


To take a break from the computer, I love to bake sourdough. And tragic puns accompany my buns… so if you knead a good loaf, rye not slice into my warm bread this insta… @cometobreadwithme… ;)


Please do get in touch and say g’day. Much loaf, Kate. x


+61 418 394 364


@kateshanasy // @cometobreadwithme

C L I E N T S   (P A S T   +  P R E S E N T)

BONDS . Intimately BONDS . Broadsheet Media . Mushroom Group . The Urban List . Adidas . Concrete Playground . BLSTR.co . LNWY . St David Dairy . Cumulus Inc . ST. ALi Group . ANZ . Just Group . Brick Lane Brewing Co . Frankie Press . Lune . Beat Magazine . Zomato . UBER . 5 & Dime . Wheels in Motion . Tigerair . Smudge Publishing . Redbull Australia . WLKR Digital . Leo Burnett . Deliveroo . Breast Cancer Network Australia . Soothsayer . Coburg Velodrome . Pod & Parcel . Cheek . Dexter . Takeaway Pizza . Ability Fest . Clemenger . Beyond Blue . Maggie Beer . Illka Designs . Beyond Osteo . Bluebonnet BBQ . Angus & Bon . Piccolina Gelateria . The Food Repository . LOPE Home . Paola Bacchia . McCann . Tokyo Tina . Serotonin Kitchen . Paradise Music Festival . The Hero Agency . PDR Melbourne . HARVEY PR . The 5TH . Genius Childcare . Pearson Publishing . PLGRM . Netball Australia . BYO BAG . Dreamweaver . Universal Practice . Grace Papers . PIEDS . The White Tree . 25 Laps . 1 Giant Mind . Mukka . Flōs . Archie Greens . Village Belle Hotel . Flarestreet . Wild Rhino . Chai Boy . Tailors Mark . St Cloud Eating House . Green Hands . Hella Good . Three Cats in Limbo Productions . Future Foundations . My Size

K I N D 🙌  W O R D S

“Appreciate all your help over the time and love your work. Your business ethics are amazing.”

- Mancel Hickey, CEO at Saint David Dairy.

“Kate is a gifted writer and beautiful photographer. She is so much fun to work with, and delivers an intelligent, authentic, inspiring and relatable product. I met Kate when she wrote the Broadsheet article to Universal Practice, and now we have a piece of her photography in our Fitzroy Studio. I couldn’t recommend her more.”

- Sammy Prowse, Owner of Universal Practice.

“Kate is a gun, her food and cocktail photography is amazing and she made our space look incredible. Photography aside, Kate is amazingly personable, was great with our customers whilst in our space and her work is first class. Highly recommend, we will be back.”

- Sam Peasnell, owner of Dexter, Takeaway Pizza, Cheek and Peaches.

“Kate is a consummate professional with an outstanding eye and grace when directing both professional talent or the general public as subjects. It’s a pleasure to have her covering our events at the Coburg Velodrome.”

- Chris Mitchell, Director of Coburg Velodrome Events.

“Words cannot describe how lucky my husband and I were to have the beautiful Kate Shanasy capturing our wedding day. Not only is she a pleasure to have around with her joyous and relaxed nature, but she makes you feel comfortable in your own skin. She has a unique gift which gives her the ability to capture special moments as you remember them. She is a special woman who is going to go far and I look forward to seeing what her future looks like.”

- Lucy and Luke Piccolo.

“Wherever you go, you leave a trail of confetti behind you.”

- Angie Stavros, General Manager at Pacific Magazines.

“Kate is an amazing and talented woman who is incredibly creative. Nothing is too much and you can completely rely on her for anything you ask her for. She is honest, fair and very clear about everything that she does. I have used her numerous occasions and her work is fantastic. I trusted her so much that I used her for our wedding and the photos were incredible, with absolutely no input from me. Thank you Kate.”

- Angela Prasad, Chair at Employee Ownership Australia, Director of Future Foundations and Three Cats in Limbo.

“Kate has worked on a number of projects for Breast Cancer Network Australia and we are extremely happy with the quality of her work, speedy turnaround and creative vision. Wonderful to work with, and will continue to get our custom.”

- Penny Rowe, Media Manager at BCNA.

“Kate was the photographer during a 2 day event for the Maggie Beer Foundation. Working with her was an absolute pleasure. She was professional and hardworking; but also made the few days she spent with us really great fun. By the end of the event, guests were actually sad to see Kate go! Kate produced some incredible photos that really captured exactly what we needed. Looking forward to working with you again Kate!”

- Steph Busch, Marketing Coordinator at Maggie Beer