Hey there!

First of all - you're all asking the question. It's pronounced 'Platz.' And that's my maiden name. I married a Swiss boy so it got even more complex!

​When I asked my husband to help me proof read this - he described me as a living oxymoron. Relaxed but full of energy, a tad bossy but always accommodating to the needs of all my individual clients. A mixed bag of lollies (mostly red ones). I have passions for the environment, sport, barefoot investing & singing 80's/90's hits in my car. I LOVE a chat but also can sit and binge watch soppy, heartfelt Netflix shows for hours while I edit. I'm generally busting a move on the dance floor when I go to weddings.

Since becoming a mother, I'm borderline obsessed with birth, the pre & post-natal experience & advocate for breastfeeding mothers and in 2023 I've started teaching 'Positive Birth Classes' as a Hypnobirthing Australia practitioner.

I was raised in rural QLD on a farm with my parents & two younger sisters (all of whom I adore). Married my high school sweetheart & welcomed an epic, full of energy kiddo in 2018.

Photography was supposed to be my 'gap year' until I figured out my 'direction'. I worked full time as a teacher aide for a few years but when I became a mum I finally launched myself full time into photography :)

Thanks for checking out my website, have an explore while you are here and you can find me on social media too!

@graceploetzphotography & @graceschoenauerhypnobirthing

I'd love to meet you and tell your story.

Photos on this page taken by my beautiful friend

Kristy Staatz Photography <3