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Having your family photographed is a celebration of you—your story, the love you share and your ‘right now’.

Jeremy Byrnes and Katie Kolenberg (the owners and principle photographers at Heartstory, est. 2009) are award winning family photography specialists and two of the most experienced family photographers in the region. The Heartstory team is made up of 3 photographers and 2 customer service staff. 

Heartstory photographers shoot on location around Canberra, in their beautiful Belconnen studio or at your home. Heartstory photographers are known for how they connect with children and babies, their fun approach to families, their use of the natural environment and their creative vision. The Heartstory team provides personal, customised service and unique heirloom products, for every taste and budget.

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The Heartstory team: Jeremy, Katie, Mel, Heather & Ayu

The Heartstory portrait experience is made up of 3 parts:

1. The consultation

Over the phone. We get to know you, find out your hopes and wishes for your photos, and discuss things like location and styling.

2. The session

On location, in studio or at your home/property. You have an absolute blast being photographed by us and we capture all the magic.

3. The purchasing appointment

At our studio in Belconnen. You come for a personal appointment. Your decision-making game is strong. We create beautiful artwork for you to keep forever.

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    Kind words

    Heartstory took our family portraits last year and I can't explain in words how amazing they were. For starters, the shoot was fun and relaxing for us all, the process pain free, and the finished product has all visitors to our home gobsmacked at the quality. There's a reason these guys win so many awards! Thank you Katie & Jeremy!

    - Kate
    Katie and Jeremy do a phenomenal job. Not only in the final product, but also in making you feel comfortable and supported throughout every part of the process (including when babies won't cooperate and when you're feeling overwhelmed for choice in the purchasing appointment!) We couldn't recommend them more highly and look forward to as many more sessions as we have children in the future.

    - Lauren & James
    Katie and Jeremy were wonderful to deal with from our very first contact. Our session location was very important to us and they were able to suggest the perfect place. The photo shoot was a wonderful experience, trying lots of creative ways to take natural looking photos. The photos hanging on the walls of our house are complimented by everyone who sees them! They are hanging pieces of art. We love looking at them too!

    - Dave & Anne
    We are addicted to Heartstory's love, passion and immense talent in family photography! Katie and Jeremy are creative, patient (great at portraying our kids' personalities), and always take time to understand our family and needs. Their numerous awards speak of their knack for displaying the beauty in every person and environment. We can't wait for another session!

    - Monika, Andrew, Sara, Ella & Noah
    We had FUN! It's a real gift as a photographer to be part of these moment/s - to be intimately involved in capturing the "magic" - without impacting the dynamic of those being photographed. This photo shoot marked a special milestone for me as a single Mum, too, so I'll always treasure the experience and these fabulous photos! Thank you.

    - Jackie

    Our studio & our products

    The quickest way to get in touch with us is to call or SMS us on 0418 863 488.

    However, if you’re here outside of regular business hours, or if you can’t get through to us straightaway, please fill out the contact form and you’ll hear from us shortly. 

    We are open 7 days a week, however please note, the office is attended business hours Monday to Friday only.

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