My heart is connected to remembering presence. For me choosing the camera was to remember, to belong, for stories to live on. A proof of presence preserved.
Photographs are a love born from my heart. You cant erase anything from a photograph and find yourself getting lost in admiring the finer details and the emotion. You are remembering moments you swore you would never forget. Oh, the joy, the love, sadness, the wonder, the beauty, the mess, the dancing, it's all there to pull on those hearts strings and for you to pause, feel and remember.
The impulse to choose the camera was strong and intrinsic for me after I miscarried a little girl we named Buttons. My journey began slowly always wanting to remember the magic in my life after this loss. I was constantly being pulled to spy through my looking glass, the camera lens. There was a yearning to press pause on the season I was in, the chapter I walked and without realising, I was creating art my own heart needed through the art of photography. I was creating tangible moments for my family, our walls at home, for our hands to hold.
The unscripted joy and heart anchored memories had me paused and yearning to capture more and more. I leapt in whole heartedly and wanted to gift others the gift of seeing themselves, their story, their connections with each other and the invisible thread of love weaved in their lives. I continue to follow this art of storytelling, this love of mine. I am self taught and have mentored with some beautiful photographers to create Kate Weier Photography. A creative business for me, to see you.
Home for me, is being married to a beautiful soul and creative himself, Craig. We fell in love at first sight, a story I love to tell my children. When we decided to get married it happened within weeks, bought a van, travelled and lived all over Australia. Craig was born and grew up in Papua New Guinea and myself in Atherton, FNQ. I love that the stars aligned and our paths crossed. For the moment we call Toowoomba home and is where we have planted our feet. Together we raise our 4 beautiful children, Bridie, Balun, Narah and Ryah. Loving their hearts and holding their hands is the most important thing in my world, I love being their mother. We slowly fix and renovate an old cottage we live in today. I help behind the scenes with my husbands building business. I am a bit of a sensitive soul. I lean towards simplicity, bare feet and slow walks. I love to wear dresses. Natural light is a love of mine. I have chosen to stay home with my children as they grow. I was an early education teacher before having my own children. We get messy and creative at home, we have moments that bring tears and joy, some nights the dishes stay in the sink until morning. Growing flowers and gardening is my new found love.