About my Professional Photography

 karin2-200x300My Journey to Professional Photography

I call myself a Global citizen. I was born in Germany, married an Englishman, lived on 3 continents and 7 different countries.  In the end, we chose to make our home in  Australia.

For the last 15 years, we have live in Perth, Australia. I have operated my business in professional photography under the name of KS PHOTOGRAPHY for over 12 years. I was an Accredited Professional Photographer of the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) since 2013, but have stopped subscribing to this organisation, as I didn’t agree with their inflexibility during the pandemic. In 2020, during Covid, our lives changed and I relocated to Karratha to be with my husband during his FIFO tours.

In my earlier career, I studied History & Art in the UK with the aim of becoming a teacher once we moved to Australia. After teacher’s training and obtaining my Diploma in Education, I worked at a high school for 6 months. After this very short time, I already questioned myself: why did I do that? My passion has always been photography. It’s the one thing I wanted to do. At the age of 13, I saved up my pocket money, birthday and Christmas presents and bought myself my first SLR. In those days of course, it was a film camera and together with my brother we developed our own films and photos in his lab. Photography has always been my outlet in creativity and I never looked back.

In the beginning, my business focused on dance & ballet photography under the name & website of DANCE PHOTOGRAPHY. Once our children were old enough for me to do weekend work, I moved into wedding photography for several years.  The natural progression from wedding clients to young parents brought newborn photography to my attention.  I participated in a number of actual and online professional courses specifically for newborns. I was taught by some leading photographers in this field from Australia and the United States, such as Kelley Ryden, Ainslie Bernoth & Kelly Brown.  From my first newborn session onwards, I was hooked. I simply love newborn babies.  To be able to record this precious gift of life, the little fingers & toes, their gorgeous lips and wisps of hair, and capturing your newfound love to your baby, is one of the most joyful part in my professional photography.

Move to Nelson

A couple of hundred babies later, my husband’s company moved us to Nelson, a beautiful town on the South Island of New Zealand. As a small business owner, the transition to new country and clientele proved challenging, however, the business of Pink Fern Photography was soon established and I had quite a number of Kiwi babies in my studio.

Only to be moved back again …

18 months later, we were on the move again and moved back to Australia. A new challenge, re-connecting with clients and finding new ones. My google ranking had slipped and I barely made it on Page 3, let along Page 1 for a newborn photographer.

I missed Perth, it’s diversity, vibrancy & acceptance. Perth has so much to offer and believe me when I say that Perth people take it for granted sometimes.

Last year, Covid has brought new challenges and changes to my life. At present, I am residing in Karratha and I am offering newborn and family photography services as of April/May 2021. For more information, please contact me here.

Thanks for visiting my website

I hope you will enjoy browsing through my website pages. If you are interested in booking me for a newborn photography session, maternity or any other family or children shoot, please contact me for further information. I would love to hear from you and meet you. The most reliable form to contact me is through the Contact Form, as then I can respond as soon as I am free.

Thank you very much and I would love to meet you soon personally.


APP, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Diploma in Education




AAPP WA Open Photographer of the Year 2009 – Runner-Up

AAPP WA Commercial Photographer of the Year 2011

AIPP Member from 2013-2020



Google Reviews

Vikki Mair
Vikki Mair
04:22 29 Nov 16
We were so lucky to have Karin take pictures of my pregnancy and of our beautiful baby girl. We have received lots of wonderful comments on the images and will cherish the pictures. The whole experience was wonderful, she made us feel at ease throughout both sessions. I would highly recommend her!
Tiffany Ochs
Tiffany Ochs
09:37 01 Dec 16
We couldn't have asked for more! Karin did such an amazing job with our baby. Our little one didn't want to settle, but Karin was patient and calming and we ended up with incredible results. Karin also accommodated our special requests and incorporated a quilt that was made for us in the shoot and also photographed our baby with my mother who was over visiting from the states. Could not recommend her highly enough. Looking forward to booking our one year cake smash session with her when the time comes!
Sara Duncalf
Sara Duncalf
06:08 29 Nov 16
Karin was so fantastic, gentle and patient during our little buns newborn photo shoot and the pictures she took and edited were beautiful. We have received a lot of very positive comments on the photos from friends and family. We were very impressed! Thanks Karin!
Kasey Magro
Kasey Magro
11:29 28 Nov 16
Karin was so wonderful with our girl and captured her perfectly. She matched what we wanted so well and we couldn't be happier! Thank you so much for your beautiful work
Aliza Magalong
Aliza Magalong
02:31 17 Sep 16
Would definitely recommend KS Photography to all our family and friends without hesitation. Karin is not only an amazing and talented photographer, she is also a wonderful person to work with. She also has a gift with babies, our little Kiana was so at peace with her which made the experience that much better. We were beyond impressed with our maternity and newborn photos which we will treasure forever. Thank you again Karin, it was an absolute pleasure with you and look forward to working with you again in the near future.
Nicole Jessop
Nicole Jessop
01:18 22 Dec 16
I absolutely love KS Photography! If you are looking around for a photographer I highly recommend that you use Karin - you will not be disappointed! I have used Karin for both my kids newborns photos and will definitely be using her again when baby #3 arrives next year. We also just recently had a family photoshoot done and have just loved every single photo she has taken! We have her photos hanging up in pretty much every room in our house! I can't wait to look back at all the photos when the kids have grown up ???? perfect memory keepsakes ????
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