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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.
Perfectly imperfect.

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. 




Your babies are running around, they are full of mischief and you haven't found yourself in an image other than selfies for so long ...

the nitty gritty of your family session 

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.

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“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!”

- SHAUNA

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“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!!!”


- BETHANY

“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”


- MELISSA

"Hi Karin,
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!"

Thank you!!!!”

- MEG

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