October 19th, 2013
Having attended numerous weddings lately that felt lost in meaning in the endless focus for the perfect photo, we were determined to enjoy the day for what it was and be happy if we had a few photo memories, even if the 'big moments' were missed. Finding a photographer that genuinely understood this was proving surprisingly difficult - until we talked to Katherina. She totally got how important this was to us, listened to what we were looking for and was excited by our ideas rather than trying to convince us otherwise. We know Katherina went significantly above and beyond for our wedding - she genuinely sees photographing weddings as a privilege and you feel that the whole way through the day. In hindsight, we put her under ridiculous pressure timewise, but, forever keeping things light and fun, she gave no hint of that at any time and you certainly wouldn't have thought that from the amazing results in her photos. We told Katherina that we're not 'photos around the house' people and were going to be happy with one or two good shots from the day - she provided SO many great shots that we've run out of shelf and wall space to display them all!! We could not have found a better person to support us and have no hesitation in recommending Katherina to anyone seeking a professional photographer with your interests 100% at heart.
I have assisted Katherina with makeup for her family portrait shoots. Katherina has a beautiful, relaxed nature which makes her clients feel at ease and brings out the best in people. The result being natural, happy and stunning photos. Katherina is a pleasure to work with and in my opinion her rates are very reasonable.
August 14th, 2013
Last October my daughter's husband was about to have spinal surgery for an aggressive tumour. He was already in a wheelchair so I engaged Katharina to do a family photo shoot. He never did come out of hospital so these photos are very precious. We are indebted to Katharina for her wonderfully vibrant photos showing so much of the loving relationships between the parents, grandparents and the little girls aged 5 and 6. She also engaged the girls and got some amazing shots of them. Katharina gave great energy, enthusiasm and showed great empathy for people. She found wonderfully diverse backdrops at the Collaroy site, beach, sea,rocks, a bank of flowers, pool, grass at the golf club etc. She is very creative and well able to deal with difficult light conditions. Katharina gave us over 100 beautiful shots all in high definition so we could reproduce them in whatever way we liked. That enabled me to make beautiful digital photo books as enduring memories. Thank you Katharina.
August 11th, 2013
Katherina is a true professional, very talented, takes beautiful photos in carefully selected surroundings to show off the subject.AND best of all, she makes the shoot a fun, connecting with her clients, creating an uplifting experience, even keeping the kids entertained. Her ethical pricing can't be beaten.Would unreservedly recommend Katherina for all your photography needs.
August 10th, 2013
What a wonderful product and service Katherina offers. Not only did we get all our beautiful photographs, she was a delight to be around and we had FUN. Highly recommend her for portraiture. She'd have to be the best and friendliest on the north shore. LOVE that she didn't hold back on photos. Absolutely love her work!
August 10th, 2013
Kath is a very experienced photographer who has a natural gift in creativity, design and of course, photography. She produces the finest quality work and on many occasions I find her work to be nothing short of breathtaking. She is highly professional and has a fun, warm and disarming manner which is the perfect combination. Her work is exceptional in both large events and intimate one on one shoots.
I recommend her to anyone and I look forward to having the honour of working with the lovely Kath Bilko again.
John and Elizabeth,
Katherina has a stellar product. Her sessions are competitively priced, our photographs are nothing less than outstanding, her delivery is on time, our album is beautiful and her personality delightful. We were particularly impressed with her ethical and fair pricing structure and were delighted to receive our high resolution files plus much more for a really good price. We have no hesitation in recommending her to others and publicly thank her for a wonderful session in West Pymble recently.
Fiona and Blake Beattie,
With the arrival of our baby boy Xavier, we were understandably very keen to capture this precious time for posterity so we called Katherina having seen her wonderful work on the net. Xavier, being only ten days old at the time, was tiny and delicate and brand new. Katherina was able to capture this special moment in time from his beautiful face to his tiny little pudgy toes with care and taste. Prior to the shoot, she happily consulted with us on many aspects of the session (such as venue, lighting, attire, etc) in order to get the best results from the day. During the shoot, she conducted herself with professionalism, friendliness, confidence and good humour, and we all had a terrific time in the process. I cannot recommend highly enough the quality of photos that Katherina produces, having seen the amazing range of photos she takes and now having seen her expertise first hand. Xavier is our pride and joy and thanks to Katherina, we now have an exquisite collection of photos capturing these magical early days which we can enjoy forever.
The Marketing Team @ Springfree™ Trampoline Australia,
Katherina’s love for creating beautiful images is obvious from her collection of portraits and photographs. Her natural and beautiful art form captures positive energy and that perfect moment in time. Katherina has taken some amazing shots of one of our media events in 2011. Due to her professionalism and dedication to her work, we would not hesitate in recommending her for professional photography.