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A little bit about me

Heyyy! Thanks for stopping by.

I'm Kirrilly and I’m the face behind Wild Wattle Photography.


I'm a Newcastle Wedding Photographer with a passion for real moments, raw emotions, and creative storytelling. Based in beautiful Port Stephens, I take photos of relaxed weddings and fun family photoshoots across Port Stephens, Newcastle, and the Hunter Valley.

For as long as I can remember, I've always had a love for photography and capturing memories. From making embarrassing home movies with my friends as a kid, to documenting family holidays with my dad's old camera. I even created a remake of 'The Titanic' while onboard the Spirit of Tasmania with my friends. Somehow all copies have been mysteriously erased.

Even though many of those old photos and videos are trully terrible, I love being able to relive those moments and emotions with my family. Since I became a mother, I’m even more aware of how quickly time passes - blink and you really will miss how fast your kids grow! That’s why I have a special love for family photoshoots - trust me, they really can be lots of fun!

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Video by the talented White Maple Videography

I love to make people smile & feel happy

Here's a few fun facts about me:


I can perform a very realistic Elaine dance (Seinfeld) and will pull it out on request


I'm a bit of a dork, and not afraid to make an idiot of myself. Especially if it makes someone smile.

I love a good cuppa, Monty Python, and caramel tarts. 

My family are my everything, and my constant cheerleaders.

I have an amazing son, who loves to climb in and out of the dishwasher.

I'm passionate about people and capturing beautiful and honest moments.

There’s nothing better than starting a session with hesitant or nervous clients and helping them feel comfortable and relaxed enough to show their true personalities and relationships.


To be able to capture the essence of who they are on film is THE best feeling - especially when it comes to recording the story of their special day.

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Working with Wild Wattle Photography is...



I’m flexible and can come to you, whether you’re in Newcastle, the Hunter Valley, or Port Stephens.



I’m a cool, calm, and collected gal plus I know what I’m doing so you’re in safe, stress-free hands with me.



While I take some loosely posed shots, I try to make you feel relaxed and comfortable to get the best results.



I’m a dork at heart and can find fun in any environment. I want to help you enjoy yourself so the real you shines through.


Let's Chat

Looking for relaxed photography for your wedding? Wanting to organise a fun family photoshoot?

Look no further as I’m your gal.

Get in touch and let’s chat!

Client Love

"Kirrilly is extremely talented and has a special ability to make you feel comfortable and relaxed. She is brilliant with kids and capturing family moments and her warm and bubbly personality comes in handy when trying to get toddlers to co-operate in photos.


Cannot recommend her enough she is a beautiful person who takes beautiful photos."


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