Hey there, I’m Natalie, the photographer behind Natalie Ground’s Photography (formerly NKD’s Photography). With over 25 years of capturing life’s beautiful moments.

Based in Sutherland Shire and the picturesque Port Stephens, I photograph all areas including Newcastle, Hunter Valley, Sydney and my specialty and home town, Port Stephens.

My style and genre

I am a natural light photographer, where I often shoot on location at your favourite spots. If your not sure where that perfect spot is? No worries, I’ve got you covered.

While weddings stole my heart for the first part of my career, becoming a mum opened up a whole new chapter in my photography journey. I now adore capturing the magic of maternity, the chaos of childhood, and the warmth of family moments. But fear not, lovebirds—my passion for weddings still burns bright.

Profile photo by Sophie B Photography

What photography means to me

I’m right there with you, juggling life as a wife and a proud mum of three. I know firsthand how we mums tend to be the invisible superheroes behind the camera. That’s why I’m a big advocate for getting in front of it too.

For me, photography isn’t just about capturing smiles—it’s about preserving memories that’ll live on in your family’s story long after we’ve all gone for your children and future generations, knowing that their roots are steeped in love, laughter, and maybe a few perfectly timed giggles.

So, whether you’re planning a wedding, growing your family, or simply want to capture a slice of life against a stunning backdrop, let’s chat. I’m here to make your moments unforgettable, one click at a time.

Natalie xo

My family photo taken by Twig & Olive

Top 100 Photography Business of the Year 2023 Transparent  


Photography Session Options






Cake smash and sitter


Family Photography



Jigsaw Photos

Early Learning photography

Early Learning

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How it Rolls


Thank you for stopping by! Take a look around at the image galleries.
Like what you see and want to book? That’s Great!
Reach out to me via the contact form or phone.


A form will be sent to you, so you can create your own personalised package!
A retainer invoice and contract will be emailed to secure your session.


In the follow-up to your wedding/session date, we will talk further about your ideas. Here, I get to know you a bit better to understand the type of imagery you are after…..Candid, posed, playful?

Start thinking about how you want your images in their completed form, wall art, album, or hero pieces. This will dictate how your session will run.

Clothing – Don’t know what to wear? I’ve got you covered with a handy “What to wear guide” or you can select gowns and children’s dresses from my large client wardrobe. All you’ll need to do is dress the boys!


It’s your session day!
Let’s have some fun! Relax and enjoy this time with your family as I capture the joy, love and togetherness, along with playful storytelling for memories you will cherish forever!


I’m busting to see my photos – how long will they take?
Within 72 hours, one sneak peek image will appear on our socials.
Portraits: 14 days later, you will be sent a link to view your images in the comfort of your own home.
Weddings: In 30 days, you will be sent a link to view your images. Any products purchased, proof books, videography, albums or wall art can take up to 8 weeks.

Your family photos hanging on the walls in your family home. In prime positions for you to look upon for many years to come.
Preparation in the lead up to your photo session is talks of where you wish to display your photographs. Take a photo of your empty space to send to me and I will prep a “example look” for you to view before making your final decisions. If you are a visual person, this is a great bonus for you!

Living in this digital age, many families also want the digital copies of their family photos. This of course is available for you as either individual images or, if you simply can not live without all your images, you can also purchase the entire gallery via a direct download.

Ask us about photographing your special occasion!

Contact us to make a booking or with any enquiries