Ange Coote - Photographer & Director
Ange has always been a creative storyteller. She fell in love with art and photography at a young age and graduated from Curtin with top marks in design in 2009. Everything fell into place when she started shooting weddings and portraiture. Capturing love and people is her greatest passion, whether it’s in a studio or in a beautiful location.
Ange grew up on a family farm outside of Perth. When she isn’t shooting she’s riding horses and exploring the beauty of the Kimberly. Her family is made up of her artist husband Jacob and a small army of animals; including a french bulldog named Banjo, a kelpie and a horse named Mambo.
Chasing light and creating stunning portraits is Ange’s forté. She’s a calm force in the fast pace of wedding days and wholly dedicated to not just capturing precious moments but connecting to those in front of her lens.
Jacob Butler - Live Artist
Jacob Butler, or Shakey, is a young artist based in Fremantle. He works with acrylics, oils, aerosol and pastels to create incredible murals, portraits and paintings. His work can be seen across Perth and Fremantle.
Jacob was born with an essential tremor, but instead of holding him back from creating it has become a vital influence on his free-flowing, unique style of painting. It also led to the name Shakey. He was raised in the Goldfields of WA but spent much of his youth in Italy sketching the portraits of the characters he met along his path. He is still inspired by people, by painting them in ways that show not only how they look but who they are. He is currently working on a solo exhibition.
Jacob and Ange were married in 2017 on the farm where Ange grew up. Jacob is often Ange’s second shooter on weddings and they combine their immense love of art and photography in creative collaborations.
For information about Shakey’s events, check out the Live Art section.