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.
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!”
“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