I am Keeta Williams, a freelance writer and photographer in South Australia.
I am a freelance journalist, writer and photographer living in Goolwa Beach, on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula. I have worked in media and communications for over twenty-five years, and have industry experience in early childhood education, music, photography, small business and digital marketing.
My career started in radio, as an announcer and producer for Triple J and Australian Broadcasting Corporation. I studied at Australian Film, Television and Radio School, made guest appearances on radio in Holland and New Zealand, and hosted internet radio programs in the USA (many years before podcasts became a thing).
I worked as a freelance music journalist for magazines and digital publications, and as a copywriter for Australian record labels. And after a decade in radio and music, I entered a completely new field - early childhood education.
I retrained as a teacher, became a children's service director, and later a trainer and assessor. I was involved in policy development, internal communications, and technical writing for health and safety documentation. I worked with highly respected and progressive organisations, including KU Children's Services, SDN Children's Services, local governments and Gowrie Australia.
Simultaneously, I maintained my work in freelance writing. My clients were small businesses, corporations, non-profit organisations, and various Fairfax publications including Sydney Morning Herald and Good Food Guides.
Teaching and writing allowed me to live the digital nomad lifestyle, working and travelling across Australia, Asia and Russia. While on the road I returned to university, studying internet communications and fine arts through Curtin University.
Travelling through Adelaide, I met my husband. We started a family and settled in quiet, pristine Goolwa Beach. While on maternity leave I studied professional photography. My intention was to create images for writing projects, but as a new mother with a camera I took more photos of big smiles and tiny feet. I discovered side-project success in family photography.
I am currently available as a freelance writer, providing a flexible blend of journalism, copywriting and content marketing. I can provide photography if required. My best photos are of people and animals.
I am open to ad hoc assignments and ongoing collaborations on a part-time basis. I welcome enquiries about my work. Say hello, please contact me.
A story about living long-term in a van, a lifestyle choice that is more common than many people realise.
A news story with interviews and a case study, about Facebook rolling out their online dating service around the world.
Early Childhood Australia
A blog published in Early Childhood Australia's The Spoke and WebWatch. I question how photographs taken in early childhood education settings can be improved, to accurately document children's learning.
A personal story about starting motherhood and getting everyone in my family sleep - my husband, myself and our newborn baby.
Sydney Morning Herald
Freelance journalism about small business, startups and personal finance. I interviewed business owners and a web designer, about the realities of operating an e-commerce store.
A profile of Katie Skinner, following her journey competing in the Olympic sport of amateur boxing. Katie attained an Australian title in the female 48kg division.
A Little Feedback
Branded website content, written with personality and humour. My client was an Adelaide startup, providing a unique service in qualitative market research.
Portraits of professional model, Matt Howard. These photographs were created to update his agency's website, and were taken outdoors in natural light.
Heather Jean Boutique
Portraits of one-year-old model, Archer wearing items from the hand-crafted fashion brand, Heather Jean Boutique. These photographs were taken for general promotion and advertising purposes.
As a parent of a two-year-old, I share my experience of giving away half of her toys. I discuss how owning fewer toys improves children's imaginative play.
Thanks for your interest in my work. I live in South Australia and am available most days between 8am and 8pm ACST. Please reach out, and we can chat about a potential collaboration.