About Us

Welcome to Sage Photography...

At Sage, we believe photos have a wonderful ability to ‘tell stories from our past’, hence our name was born.

Sage (noun): a mentor who is renowned for profound wisdom, having the ability to re-tell stories from the past.

Sage images are easily recognised by their soulful, candid essence that is contemporary yet timeless.

Using both natural light as well as studio lighting, our style is fresh and natural, creating beautiful images that are distinctive and unforgettable.

The sage experience is relaxing and engaging, with an uncompromising commitment to quality.

We would love the opportunity to capture your baby’s first memories together.

Cate and Holly xx

Meet our team

Cate McDonald

Owner, Professional Photographer and Artist (Bachelor of Design/Photography)

I have been photographing beautiful newborn babies, children and families for over nine years. I have three gorgeous girls of my own and an adorable husband of 20 years (you may see him around the hospital) I joke “Tim catches new bubs and I capture them”.

I am a fully-qualified, award-winning photographer and an accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers (AIPP). Oh, and a bit of a perfectionist – you only get one chance when it comes to newborns!


2016 Australian Institute of Professional Photography ACT Illustrative Photographer of the Year
• Finalist

2016 NSW/ACT Australian Institute of Professional Photography Awards
• Silver Award
• Silver Award

Australian Professional Photography Awards 2016
Very excited and honoured that all of my bubble photographs entered into the APPAs were given Awards.
• Silver with Distinction Award
• Silver Award
• Silver Award
• Silver Award

Holly Treadway

Senior Professional Newborn and Family Photographer (Bachelor of Design/Photography)

I have dedicated the past three years to the art of newborn baby photography. Despite 12 years of photography experience it was having my own two babies that inspired me to work with newborns. The two roles of mother & newborn photographer complement each other perfectly. I delight in capturing the ever changing features of your newborns, as I appreciate how quickly they can grow.