Hey! Thanks for clicking on my listing. I’m Konrad, the sole photographer and owner of K Thorpe Photography. I’m half Australian, half Fiji Indian, and was born in Fiji I love travelling, and meeting new people, hence why I’m doing what I do! I’m all about authentic, candid images. I know how awkward having photos can be when you’re told to just stand there and smile. My style is all about very neutral, filmic colour tones. You’ll get all this and more, should you decide to choose me to capture your big day!
Q&A WITH KONRAD OF KTHORPE PHOTOGRAPHY
Tell us a little about your background?
I was born in Fiji to an Aussie dad and Fiji Indian mum. I was also educated in Fiji. I studied Film and TV at university but majored in acting and sound production. After realising that being an actor in Fiji just isn’t sustainable, and how difficult it is to make a break overseas, I basically gave up on that and did several other things before finally taking up photography as a career in January 2014.
How did you begin your business?
It was a pretty weird situation to be honest. I was working at a big department store in Fiji (Tappoo’s) as a DJ/bartender. I had always liked taking photos before this, so when my first camera (Olympus mirrorless camera) went on special, I asked my boss if I could pay it off over several months by deducting it from my wages. They approved that, so I was the proud owner of a brand new camera! I was on a temporary contract with
I was on a temporary contract with them, so when that expired I didn’t have much else to do. I then decided that I may as well take photography seriously, considering I had bought myself a relatively good camera, and didn’t have a job. Through a friend, I was able to shoot a wedding at Blue Lagoon Beach resort in the Yasawas. I haven’t looked back since then, and am still on the pursuit to constantly improve what I do.
What do you enjoy the most about what you do?
Travelling for sure! I do eventually want to travel the world, and photography would be the perfect job to sustain myself once I do. Meeting new people is also another thing that is tied with travelling. I’ve become good friends with a lot of the couples that I’ve shot, so it’s a pretty rewarding job!
Favourite location for a Fiji Wedding?
Hard to say. I reckon it would have to be places that you wouldn’t associate with Fiji, like the rolling Natadola hills, or anything that isn’t a beach. My favourite resort so far would have to be the Remote Resort!
Your favourite wedding you have worked on so far and why?
This is pretty tough to decide. I don’t really think any has really stood out so far in all honesty. Every wedding/elopement I’ve shot has been fun/amazing for their own reasons. I reckon if I had to pick one, it would be Hoc and Lizzy’s wedding, as I had the opportunity to meet them and catch up with them several times in Brisbane, so when they came over to get married, it was basically like shooting a close friend’s wedding.
Favourite place to visit in Fiji?
Yasawas! Haven’t been out there for a while, but it’s everything you can picture Fiji to be.
Favourite Love Song?
Something else that’s hard to pick! I do like cute songs more than I’d like to admit. My favourite right now would be Forever Begins Tonight by The McClymonts.
3 things you can’t live without?
Computer, music and gym!
Top tip for Bride & Groom on their day?
No matter how much you try to avoid it, things will run on Fiji time. Don’t stress about it! At the end of the day, the only thing matters is you and your partner being married. The time, place or weather conditions are irrelevant.