About Us

Catch A Star provides professional event and portrait photography services Australia wide, while locally servicing the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Tweed and Northern NSW. Formed by Chris Harding in 2011, Catch A Star offers photographic imaging of the highest quality for both personal and professional applications.

With more than 20 years experience clients can take advantage of our expertise and focused customer service to ensure the highest possible quality outcomes within a specified budget.

Whatever your project, Chris at Catch A Star has the knowledge and experience to bring your vision to life.

Chris Harding

Photographer – Photo Finisher

Chris stepped into the world of photography, film and television at the age of 16 as an actor regularly appearing in television commercials, television drama and film. In 1990 he furthered his studies through the highly acclaimed Advanced Certificate of Film Production at TAFE North Sydney before gaining full time employment at ABC Television in Sydney. After then moving to the North Coast of NSW in 2000, Chris provided tuition in various areas of photography and video production before upgrading his qualifications to include Certificate IV in Screen and Media and focusing on photography wth the inception of Catch A Star in 2011.


For my 21st birthday, I was lucky enough to be able to work with Chris on a photoshoot for both professional headshots and for a possible album cover. Being able to have my own creative freedom at every point before, during and after the shoot was something I have never experienced before during a photoshoot. At every point of the experience - from the conception of ideas, to the taking of the photos, to the editing - Chris was not only extremely enthusiastic and accommodating; but also incredibly caring, patient and reassuring . I felt 150% comfortable and at ease during the shoot. I highly recommend Chris as he is highly skilled, yet extremely kind and passionate about helping ideas come to life! Thank you Chris 🙂

Isabel Y

Chris gets the tech and the artistry of photography! He's professional, kind and reliable. For my corporate photos, he created a vibe that got the best out of me, communicated clearly and went out of his way to help me prepare for the shoot. I couldn't imagine going to anyone else.

Silvia L

"We used Catch A Star to photograph our Annual National Conference and had a very positive experience. Chris was prompt in getting back to us, professional in his communication, affordable and produced fantastic photos. Chris really captured the heart of the event. We would not hesitate to use him again for future events."

Beth SainsburyAllianz

"In 2015, we were so fortunate to engage Chris Harding from Catch A Star to undertake the photography of our National Conference and inaugural awards dinner on the Gold Coast. A true professional and talented photographer, we once again engaged Chris for our 2016 Conference and Awards dinner in Wollongong in 2016. Where we go – Chris goes!"

Pauline WebbPresident, National Local Government Customer Service Network

“Due to the fabulous customer service and intuitiveness of owner Chris Harding, his business was immediately engaged to manage the photography of the 2016 Conference and Awards dinner in Wollongong, NSW. Catcha Star is now embedded within the association as the go to for all things visual and for the 2017 Conference and Awards, the Network has already engaged Catcha Star for both the photography and videography.”

Kate WoodbridgeEvent Organiser National Local Government Customer Service Network

"I just wanted to thank you again for all of the hard work on the photos and videos at the end of last year. It was great working with you as usual and I know put you under some pressure to meet the deadlines, but you came up with the goods."

James AGriffith University

"It is a breath of fresh air to work with someone who is professional and clear. Thanks for all the hard work you’ve done in such a short time!!!"

Katrina GEverybody Sun and Swimwear

Absolutely love the photos, exactly what we were hoping for!

Kylie. R

Oh Chris I am so overwhelmed by your generosity and brilliant work. You have captured so many amazing moments that took place at our event. I can't thankyou enough. So blessed to have you on board. Thankyou again.

Elaine J.Night Of Abilities

"We had a great experience. Everything was so organised and professionally done. We knew exactly what was happening at all times and the photos turned out amazing. Very happy with everything. Thanks"

Gina and Josh H.

Holy wow! I am absolutely speechless. The photos are incredible! Thank you so much! I cannot believe how beautiful these photos are Chris! I can't thank you enough! The retouched images are all there in the folder and are absolutely stunning. I’m so happy with them. All the photos are absolutely perfect!

Autumn and Loch

“We received our photos yesterday and they are awesome!!! SPECTACULAR job with the photos! You really captured the best moments in your shots – you have a great eye! There was a nice variety of shots too in such a short time. Nick and I are both really happy with them.”

Sarah and Nick D.

“Many thanks Chris. Words cannot explain how happy we are with the photos”

Bek and Kris K.

“Chris was fabulous and took beautiful photos. Easy to work with and I highly recommend him.”

Melissa G.

“Thanks for all the work you’ve done so far the shots are really awesome! It is a breath of fresh air to work with someone who is professional and clear.”

Katrina G.

We received the photo's on Monday! WOW just amazing. Thank you.

Rachel and Brenton

Thank you so much for your services yesterday, the kids were very happy with your work. They said your presence helped them to cope with all the attention a lot better than without. We're looking forward to the end product!!! I'm sure they will be great.

Amanda H.

We LOVE them all!! You did such an amazing job Chris we can't thank you enough!

Catherine and Tane

Chris was phenomenal for our wedding shots! From the get go we had told him we want mostly candid and relaxed photos and he definitely fit the bill! We felt so comfortable with him (and Danni doing videography) and our photos came through so natural and exactly what we wanted. We had such a fun afternoon shooting and he knew exactly what to do to get the most of the phenomenal landscape as well as help us relax and make us laugh.

Acacia and James R.

The photos are incredible! Thank you so much for your hard work. Life time memories there!

Sylvia and Merrick T.

Thank you for everything you have done for us, so glad you were our photographer! The book is amazing, I just love it!! Thank you so much I love it!

Jessica and Gerard

Past clients