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About me ... and a few reviews too!

Kate Mallender York Photographer

Creative, experienced female photographer

Hello, thank you for visiting my website, I hope you like what you see!

A little bit about me ... I'm a very proud mother of a son who is an artist based in Liverpool and a daughter who is a graphic designer and artistic director in Berlin. I've been married to my lovely husband David, who also helps me with wedding photography, since the mid 80's and we have a bonkers Border Terrier called Chester.

In my spare time I sing with the Stamford Bridge Community Choir helping to raise money for good causes, tap dance with the York School of Dance & Drama, I love Pilates and how strong that has made me for carrying heavy photographic gear and I also enjoy cycling.

I have been working as a freelance photographer for almost 30 years. I love photography, I love working with people (and animals!) and I'd love to put the fun back into photography for you.

I would be delighted to take some fabulous, unique images that capture the emotion, the beauty of your engagement, wedding or family life and make amazing memories for you to treasure.

My journalistic style and creative eye, combined with over 29 years of experience as a freelance photographer all make for fresh, exciting images. Many of my clients have commented on my sense of fun and relaxed, informal approach as a wedding, portrait and PR photographer.

Here's what just a few of my customers have had to say about me...

Perfect Wedding Photographer

"Kate is the perfect wedding photographer. She made us laugh, she put up with reluctant relatives and soon got everyone grinning away like loons. She also really does have a great eye for a picture and will make sure she gets the most out of your venue and all it has to offer - including a lot you probably wouldn't even notice yourself. I cannot express fully just how thankful we are that we chose Kate. She even managed to make me look alright which isn't easy! If you're having a wedding, don't even hesitate about it - just go for Kate - the photos are such an important part of the day and the memories and Kate is THE photographer you want. Thank you Kate - we absolutely adore ya x" Steve & Katie


"Kate is an absolutely amazing wedding photographer!! Kate made the day even more amazing. I really hate photos being taken of me and was dreading the photographs, but 5 minutes into Kate starting I totally forget all my worries and really enjoyed it!! Everyone who attended the wedding commented on how lucky we were to have Kate and said that she made them feel really comfortable. Kate made the whole experience fun and enjoyable and I cannot believe how much my husband and I love the photos. I want to say a big thank you to Kate for being amazing and cannot write enough to praise her. If you are looking for a photographer, I urge you to choose Kate. Best decision we have ever made!!" Sarah & Nick

Highly Recommended

"We have used Kate twice now, for our wedding photographs in July last year and more recently for some family shots as we welcomed baby James . Kate has been wonderful to work with, making us feel very comfortable and relaxed. The final product showing that Kate is a true professional. The pictures are amazing. An outstanding service from the initial consultation to the final pictures. Highly recommended! Thank You Kate." Dan, Danielle & James


"A massive thank you for all your help, emails, professionalism and kindness before, during and after the wedding. You really made the whole process enjoyable and hassle-free. We would happily recommend you without hesitation." Michael & Alison


"Thank you so much for everything on our wedding day, you were fantastic and I couldn't have asked for anything more! Everyone said how professional you were and the photographs have come out beautifully!" Hayley & Steve

Absolutely Fabulous

"Kate made everything a pleasure and I never knew it could be so easy! We love the photos, the album, everything and on the day she was fantastic. All the guests have commented on how lovely she was and how she put them all at ease! Thank you so much for everything Kate! Absolutely Fabulous!" Aimee & Drew

Professional, approachable and friendly

"I would happily recommend Kate of Kate Mallender Photography. Kate photographed my sister's wedding, completely putting everyone at ease and producing the most fabulous pictures. Alongside some interesting poses with the bride and groom, and the more traditional groupings, Kate made sure to be around as people were posing for each other’s cameras and managed to capture the mood of the day beautifully. Having recently got married myself, I was perhaps more critical than other guests might have been. We chose our photographer very carefully, and were mostly happy with his style and the resulting photographs, but having seen first-hand how professional, approachable and friendly Kate is, and having looked through the pictures of my sister’s wedding, I would have no hesitation in choosing Kate for future events." Eleanor Ferris

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