Hi friend, thanks for being here! I want to paint your family's picture through my lens. I want you to see how beautiful and special your family is! How adorable and quirky your little ones are, the love and connection between you and your partner, that may get lost in the everyday stresses of life. That is what I'm here for, to be not only your Family photographer Perth but your newborn photography Perth gal too...
But you already knew that, right?! That's why you are here.
So, welcome to my little labour of love, my cozy living room, my classroom, my boardroom, and my shop front.
Now grab yourself a cuppa or a glass of wine and let’s get to work
Quick sidenote did you know I service not only Perth but Fremantle, Wandi, Cockburn, Aubin Grove and many other suburbs around the city!
Also, side note! if you are a "Friends" fan - we will be best friends, in-fact we love "Friends" so much that we have literally a "friends" line for almost every scenario in life...haha!
LEARN MORE ABOUT YOUR FAMIY PHOTOGRAPHER PERTH PORTRAIT JOURNEY HERE
I'm Karin, your local Perth lifestyle, newborn, baby and family photographer, based in a tranquil suburb just south of Fremantle.
Your family is amazing and to be part of your journey is so special. I truly feel privileged to be your photographer, so let's go on a little journey together and let me tell your story.
You carry your little one for nine (maybe ten!) months. You find yourself dreaming of what your babe will look like, their hair, their eyes, their squishy cheeks, that new baby smell. Just as you are getting used to carrying your bub, they appear Earthside and your life is forever changed. You realise, not only have you just become a mama, but you are also a whole new you. You freeze and want to stay in your newborn bubble for as long as possible, taking a million photos on your phone, watching them breath and sleep, listening to the little squeaks.
Ten days have passed and it's time for your newborn session with me, your newborn photographer. Perhaps it's your first time out of your home with your new little love. You feel nervous, but have managed to wash your hair and put some eye pencil on, chosen a neutral outfit that you feel comfortable in and made your way to the car. Your partner drives and you sit in the back keeping a watchful eye over your precious cargo. You've made your way to my little home studio and you are greeted by my loving, warm and inviting home. I hand you a flat white and a croissant. Your shoulders instantly relax and you feel at home.
We talk about your session, we connect and chat like old friends.
It is your moment to be photographed with your little love, so safe and snug in your arms. You breathe them in and never want this moment to pass, as you close your eyes and take a mental image. Meanwhile I photograph you and encapsulate this moment in time. I ask you to think about the last couple of weeks and to just play these moments in your mind. Tears roll down your face as you snuggle your little lovebug. But you don't cry because you are sad, you cry because you are happy, overwhelmed, perhaps not having had time to think about the last two weeks. You realise in this moment, you are crying because you are exactly where you want to be right now. The moment is perfect.
It's your partner's turn to be photographed. You sit down to observe and warm smile touches your face. You watch your partner sway from side to side, holding and snuggling your little one, their perfectly imperfect hand so big and rugged against your beautiful, fragile newborn.
In this moment you found yourself again overcome with happiness and contentment. You have not touched ground for the last two weeks, the days blurring and melding together. But here in this moment I ask you to stop, and to just... be. Be with your new little one, and be with each other.
Your little family here, all together, capturing this milestone perfectly. Perhaps this little new love is your second, and we photograph your first born holding and doting on their brother or sister. Your legacy to the world is right here before you, making you proud. This is also when I suggest to photograph you and your partner together - as a couple. You embrace each other and realise this is the first time in weeks that you've had a moment, a moment just for the two of you, a moment where you can just stand still in each other's arms and take it all in, or let it all out.
Soon it's time for the newborn images! Carefully, slowly, gently like they're one of my own, moving them from pose to pose. I invite you to sit down and just watch your little love, maybe watch them from afar and really take in how small and scrumptious they are. You watch along. Maybe you nod off, but only for a moment. I assure you, you are in a safe, comfortable space and if you need a moment, to please drift off, I've got this. The room is once more quiet, filled with warmth and gentle white noise.
A newborn is a blank page, but we are here, writing the very first words, capturing their little folds, their flakey skin, their little milk spots. I place a soft cream mohair little wrap over your little love, and gently coax them in to a sleepy pose. I spend time perfecting the simple and timeless moment, freezing your beautiful little one's presence perfectly in time. You leave the studio perhaps exhausted, but with a full heart and filled with the anticipation for your images.
Your perfect little love is twelve weeks or perhaps a little older. You stop and realise that they have changed so quickly, and find yourself mourning this moment in time, but so excited to watch your little one grow. You head to my comfortable and inviting home studio. As I greet you, it feels once again like meeting an old friend.
You come into my studio and sit down with a coffee and a pastry, whilst staring at your babe from afar, as I work my magic. You watch as your little one attempts to roll, and do a little bit of tummy time. They're awake this time, alert, brimming with curiosity. Their eyes lock with my lens for the first time, lively and bright.
Our session is quick, but we've captured this milestone.
The next few months are blurry, as this fleeting time just runs away with you, but bub is sitting and it's time to document it.
What an achievement for your little one. You come to my oh so familiar home studio, and we warmly embrace. I take bub and give you a little respite. You watch me as I make silly noises and pull faces, gently posing bub in the sitting position, then lying on their back, where they perhaps grab those squishy feet and babble away, staring up at me with those beautiful big eyes.
They smile and so curiously touch my camera strap, trying to mouth it, dribble runs down their chin on to their little baby belly. We sit up, and pose them so I can photograph those scrumptious beautiful baby. We all laugh and sing bub's favourite song. The session is over and you go home with a full heart.
Your little love bug's first birthday is coming up! What???!!!!!
You ask yourself, how this is possible? This feels so unfair. Time has passed too quickly, but you find yourself curious and excited to see where bub is going from here, who they will become, what their voice will sound like. You have perhaps already celebrated their first word, or their first steps, or maybe your baby is doing a bum shuffle or crawling. All these moments need to be captured, perfectly.
Once more you head to my home, and I am so happy to see you, and hug your bub who has grown so much! We talk about the last few months, you show me all the firsts that you've recorded on your phone. You share the little milestones and tell me what you want to capture.
I get to work, and I tell you that secretly this is my "favourite" age. We laugh and play, sing and dance with bub.
Perhaps we are doing a cake smash, and we have a little piece of cake before we hand it over! Maybe they're tentative, confused, maybe they pick the whole thing up and take a bite! No matter, we capture them just as they are.
No matter the mood, I assure you that this is normal, and this makes for the best images, because after all - we are documenting bub as they are and who they are at this point in time. We wrap the session up with you snuggling your bub as I photograph these moments without you even realising, because mama, not only has your baby reached this milestone, but wow, what a milestone for you too.
You leave my home until we meet again at your family lifestyle photography session.
You scroll through your phone and look at all the pics you've captured of your little ones. You get the warm and fuzzies as you relive each moment and you smile to yourself. Then it dawns on you, all these photos are of your little one and their siblings, your family pet doting on your children and your partner loving them. All these moments that you don't want to forget.
There are one or two pics of you. Not many. Not enough. Perhaps your four year old or partner has taken one, but it's blurry, unflattering and out of focus.
You realise its time to have some professional images taken, this is where I come in, your Perth lifestyle photographer.
If you've been with me a while, you know that I become part of your journey as I document your legacy. We work so well together! Your family's quirks and foibles are like , we celebrate you all in this moment, who you are right now.
I warmly greet you so as you get out of your car. You have read my prep guide and dressed your family in a comfortable yet beautiful way that compliments our surroundings and that you will adore in your images, for years to come. Be it on amazing art work on the wall that wows everyone that walks through your home, or cotton rag prints sitting beautifully on your coffee table.
You start off by feeling a touch nervous, you're only human. But you want this to go perfectly. Your partner is perhaps not so keen on the experience, but I've coached you in our consultation on how to help your partner feel more comfortable with the idea and help them realise how important this moment is.
In our consultation, I have perhaps told you about my personal experiences, where I have no images of my own mother, as she was never one to get in images, and as an adult I have very few images of her to pass on to my little ones, which hit you right in the heart and helped you realise that this is so important.
We walk together to our destination, and I spend the next ten minutes talking to your family and telling them all about the fun we are about to have, I put your partner's mind at ease and promise him that once he walks away from the session he will be so happy he has done this.
We get to work- if your babe is still little, we focus on cuddles and laughter, their curiosity in birds, the trees, the sights and sounds.
If your children are toddlers, we bring along their favourite stuffed toy/security blanket. We put their favourite song on, and we dance! We chase each other, your partner picks them up and makes that face or plays the game that only they can play just right.
We play peekaboo, you pick your little ones up and twirl with them, I document the laughter and games. And without you even realising, we've preserved those moments where you and your little ones snuggle together, where you steal a little kiss or snuggle their neck.
If your babes are older - we talk about funny things they do, their likes and dislikes, we make jokes and run and play. I spend a lot of time getting to know your family, your children's experiences are just as, if not more important than yours. I really give them the time they deserve. Your bigger child might not want to be in the image, but I soon twist their arm, and before you know it, they are belly laughing. Or they may be the opposite and pull out all the poses from teen vogue, which I assure you, is equally as entertaining.
I gently suggest to capture a few couple images of just you and your partner. You embrace and perhaps share a kiss, whispering sweet nothings into each other's ear, just loud enough that only you both can hear.
I assure you mama and dada, that we are not trying to capture perfectly posed children or parents, but more so your family as they are now.
It's so important that we relax and let go of the stress of what we feel a family photography Perth session should look like.
Let go of the expectations, and you will see this as an amazing experience.
Before you know it, the golden Perth sun shimmers on your skin, the shadows of the trees dance on your face, it might be a bit chilly as you wrap your little ones up. That golden honey hue glimmers through the trees and through your fingers as you touch the long grass, or take that last lingering look at the ocean. We all pause for a moment, as we watch the sunset with a full and happy heart.
You are forever grateful that you and your family have had these images taken and cannot wait to see the end result.
Ive got you mama, the images will be treasured forever.
And off you go to enjoy your beautifully crafted grazing box for dinner or you go to have dinner at your favourite restaurant or perhaps pick up your yummy fish and chips take away, you leave exhausted and happy.
Over the years I’ve discovered how important it is to keep things simple. To focus on the little joys, connections and moments. I don’t over complicate my images with props, colours or fancy ‘things’, although I do enjoy little trinkets every now and then!
Why this style you might wonder? As a Perth lifestyle photographer, well, because quite simply, whether it’s you, your newborn, your baby, or your whole family, you are absolutely perfect – just the way you are.
For years I’ve been obsessed with simplicity and minimalism. I am driven to create images which capture the connection, simplicity, love, curiosity, chaos and occasional calm that is children and family life, without any unnecessary props or posing.
I strive to create a beautiful experience where my families can relax, away from the distractions of everyday life, and take time to celebrate their small people, and this amazing thing called family.
Do You have any questions?
“At one point i removed myself to look in on my daughter, husband and Karin enjoying the photoshoot and i thought wow this experience in itself in a memory to cherish. My family smiled naturally from start to finish - no fake poses required.
Karin is amazing. We had such a beautiful and fun experience in her welcoming studio. Her personality and warmth is a credit to her and the results speak volumes of her work. We were completely blown away- I shed tears- the attention to detail was just priceless. Our daughter completely in the moment singing happy birthday to herself, she was super comfortable in this space!”
“Our son was just 10 days of age when we had a newborn photoshoot with Karin. Her warmth, gentleness and confidence with our son made us feel so comfortable and safe with our infant in her hands. As a new mum the exhaustion had hit and I felt comfortable to lay down while she took care of him during the session.
Not only was she fantastic to work with during the session but her follow up service was just as great! I highly recommend Karin to all my friends and family for snaps of their little ones!!!”
“Being able to be there with my bub and the warm presence Karin had, watching her soothe my bub and put me at ease.
As well as being able to debrief about my baby and the birth and all the wonderful and not so wonderful aspect ts of the first few days of motherhood.
I cried when I saw my photos, they are wonderful!
I would say to others that are consider a session like this, to go for it, it was wonderfull”
I've come home and everyone was asleep so I ended up watching it myself. I cried like 3 times.
You have done an amazing job to capture the most beautiful thing that has happened to us!"
I AM SO EXCITED TO CONNECT WITH YOU AND DREAM UP YOUR PERFECT SESSION