Guided Photography Walks
A Little Bit About Kate
After 20 years of working in the tourist industry as a letting agent, including taking photos for the business in Padstow, Cornwall, I felt it was time to follow my passion and set up Kate Whis Photography.
I am never without a camera in my hand and always happiest when I’m out on the cliffs or the beach with the dogs enjoying the beautiful area I live in, making landscape and dog photography a natural choice for me to focus on.
Padstow is my family home, my Grandfather would tell me tales while we were out at sea fishing on his boat the Girl Maureen an old Padstow lifeboat, imparting his knowledge and love of the area on to me.
The Padstow area is bursting with history and interesting facts like, there have been over 600 beachings, capsizes and wrecks since records began in the turn of the nineteen century! My Great Grandfather was saved from a capsized boat in 1827 at the age of 11 by 4 of the Prideaux-Brune's daughters who received a RNLI silver medal for their bravery.
I know the area like the back of my hand, whether it’s the narrow streets of Padstow, those hidden coves, that rocky outcrop, or the never ending cliff paths and beaches - making me your perfect guide for a photography walk.
My trusty companions Red (my live wire) and Brego (my big old bear) have helped me develop my skills with action (or not so action in Brego’s case) dog photography and my love for dogs helps me to make your dog feel at ease and be themselves in a natural setting for the beach location dog shoots.
Guided Photography Walk - Review
"I went out with Kate on Tuesday and had a fantastic walk. She was very kind and moved our scheduled walk from Monday to Tuesday because of the weather, despite the fact we did start the walk on Monday. The drizzle was setting in and the fabulous scenery was disappearing into a grey mist. Kate wanted to be sure I got the most from my walk. As Kate is a Cornish girl through and through, she knows the area like the back of her hand. The walk alone would have been thoroughly enjoyable, but with her passion and knowledge of photography thrown in, I learnt a huge amount about landscape photography and how to make the most of my camera in the prevailing conditions. But you don’t need bagfuls of expensive kit to enjoy the experience. Kate will take you to the best spot to compose the shot and get great results. Book in with Kate, grab your camera phone, or whatever you have, and go and enjoy! I’ll definitely be booking in with Kate again next time we’re in Cornwall." - Carolyn Gordon
Beach Location Dog Photoshoot - Review
"Had a fabulous morning on a long dog walk with Kate taking photos of our two hounds and us! We had none of the whole pack, getting two naughty dogs and two adults to all look at the camera is no mean feat! We've just seen the photos and are so impressed. Kate has captured each of us and our personalities perfectly. Pugs our oldest dog is very nervous but with patience Kate gained his trust and got some cracking shots of him looking straight at her. The whole experience was fun and a great way to spend a morning having a fab beach walk with our dogs with Kate snapping away, the results are so natural and just make me smile!" - Kaye Lay
Family Photoshoot - Review
"We commissioned Kate to take a family sunset session and a days shoot photographing our holiday home in st merryn and I can’t rate her highly enough. As my husband put it ‘we have had a lot of photos taken over the years but by far Kate’s are the very best’
If you want to take home a very personal and unique memory !! Have some family photos taken at sunset on the beach , just brilliant and very special, thank you for all your time and efforts on our behalf xx" Bryony Sadler
Landscape Photography - Review
"Kate's work is technically excellent; however, what sets her apart and above others is that she loves and understands Padstow and Cornwall so her photos show wonderful empathy and depth. What a talent!" - Rob England
"Many thanks for my calendars today, for the swift service and amazing pictures. Great start to the Christmas gifts..." - Karen Coutsoubos Trevarton
Wedding Photography - Review
"We’d been following Kate’s adventures via her photos and stories on Instagram and loved what we saw, so we made contact with her to see if she would photograph our wedding in Devon. Kate kindly obliged and was fantastic in the build up to the big day, carrying out research on the venue beforehand and speaking over the phone several times to gauge our requirements. Kate and her husband Andrew arrived at the venue in plenty of time to scope it out for the best shots and the results were fantastic! They managed to capture all aspects of the day from the beautiful scenery, to the standard family pictures and natural relaxed photos of all the guests.We couldn’t recommend Kate highly enough and it was a privilege to have Kate and Andrew there on our big day." - Amy & Jack