Kathy Steinhardt ... capturing school memories

May 2, 2012

South Burnett photographer Kathy Steinhardt has been a familiar sight around some of the region’s smaller schools for many years, snapping the iconic school photos that every parent loves.

She regularly visits schools such as Crawford, Tingoora, Moffatdale, Windera and Wheatlands, however the bigger schools usually bring in specialised school photographers from outside the region.

But now one of the South Burnett’s larger schools has called on her skills …

Kathy has just completed photographing close to 600 students from Prep to Year 7 at Taabinga State School.

She came to the school’s attention after her photos from Cloyna State School – where her family went – were spotted.

Her previous largest school job was Goomeri P-10 which has about 140 students.

For the Taabinga assignment – which included both individual and group shots – she needed an assistant so she called on Kingaroy resident Martin Kirsch to lend a hand.

She  was at the school for two days, but it all worked smoothly.

“The children were fantastic,” she said.

Kathy has proof books of the photos for families to inspect at her Kingaroy Photo Lab shop in Kingaroy Street, but they are also available online with each class having its own gallery.  For privacy reasons, families have each been given a password so they can only view one particular class.

UPDATE May 3: Kathy’s work is also featured this month in a display at the Wondai Art Gallery. The opening night is this Friday 4th May – read more about in on our Daily Calendar.


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