Hello, I'm Karen Kimmins and I'm a specialist newborn portrait photographer located in Wellington, Somerset.
I'm a mother to four beautiful daughters, 23, 20,16 and 6 years old and nan to 2 adorable granddaughters. I love looking back at photos of my children when they were small, the time has passed so quickly. Two have flown the nest, so my husband is a little less outnumbered now (at least we have two male cats!)
I have always loved photography, always taking snaps of my family and drooling over other photographers work. It wasn't until after the birth of my fourth daughter that my passion for photography really took hold and the compulsive learning began. It was in 2014 that I began my journey in newborn photography.
I am mostly self-taught, but I have had 2 lots of one-to-one full training days with 2 leading, international multi award-winning newborn photographers, learning all about safely posing, lighting and the art of newborn photography. I have also attended several day courses in general photography and I've lost count of how many online courses I have completed in all aspects of newborn photography, lighting and photoshop.
From the first newborn session I did, I was totally hooked. I am absolutely passionate about photographing babies and gorgeous blooming mums to be, to create beautiful pieces of art to be treasured for generations to come.
The birth of a child marks a defining moment in your life. The newborn stage passes so quickly and in just a few weeks your tiny little one will no longer fit so snuggly in your arms. They are only this small for such a short time. I remember only too well how quickly those first few weeks pass by, often in a blur from recovering from birth, sleepless nights and endless visitors. I believe it's so important to have these photographs.
So put a little time aside, let me help you preserve those memories for you and your family to cherish forever.
I hope that you enjoy looking at my images as much as I have in creating them, and please get in touch if I can help you with your newborn baby photographs any further.
Below are some of the lovely reviews I have received from my happy clients
An amazing photographer who was simply born to be behind the lens. She has a real eye for detail. A true perfectionist. Karen is friendly and professional and in her capable hands you will have truly superb photos of your newborn to treasure forever.
~ Claire Trott
Absolutely stunning photos, I can't stop looking at them!! Cannot recommend Karen highly enough. She was so friendly and welcoming and patient. Nothing was rushed, all at our little man's pace and she was so gentle and calming with him... a truly and memorable experience, with some perfect pictures we will be able to look back on when our baby boy is all grown up.
~ Emma Lee
Karen is amazing, there are no other words. A friendly, professional woman who, as a mother herself, is great with children and babies. The session was so relaxing and fun, we even took our dog with us for the family shoot. The photos Karen took were more than we could have hoped.
~ Laura Hill Miller
We had the most amazing time at Karen’s. She is so friendly and down to earth. We were made to feel so welcome and she was incredible with Freddie. Having the time to relax and feed Freddie when he needed it made all the difference. We didn’t feel rushed at all and Karen made sure we were happy with all the settings she put Freddie in. An all round wonderful experience that we would recommend to anyone wanting photos of their newborn/very young baby. Thank you Karen.
~ Julie Dunne-Clarke
I could not rate Karen highly enough. She was fantastic, the photos are beautiful, and she was so gentle with Roxy. We were made to feel completely at home and had a wonderful day.
~ Emily Sayers
We had a really great experience, felt so welcome and Karen is very friendly. Before the photo shoot I was anxious about whether our little boy would settle well or not but Karen knew exactly what to do to keep him calm, we all felt so relaxed and comfortable. We now have beautiful photos that will be treasured for a lifetime, can’t recommend enough.
~ Katie Louise Lant
Absolutely amazing, couldn't have asked for a better shoot for my girl. Stunning photos and was such a lovely atmosphere couldn't be more pleased, thank you so much.
~ Michaela Jarman
Karen is a lovely lady with a great eye for achieving amazing shots.
~ Leesa Anne
So professional yet made us feel right at home. Was amazing and gentle with our daughter getting her into positions and kept her calm. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to have photos done with their newborn. Was a lovely experience.
~ Nicole Laurence
We had the most amazing morning with Karen. She is confident, calm and professional. We are utterly delighted with the photos of our sweet baby girl and can't wait to share the photos with our friends and family. Thank you so much Karen - the photos are simply perfect!
~ Rosie Stephens
Absolutely chuffed with our photos. She made me and my partner feel so at home and relaxed during the shoot.
~ Melissa Squibb
I had my daughters photos done at just over 3 weeks old so she already had a mind of her own when it came to poses and sleeping shots. Karen had so much patience with her and even managed to get her to sleep to do the sleeping shots when I had failed. Lovely calm atmosphere so many wraps head bands and accessories to choose from would cater for any look you were going for. Fantastic value for money. I could not recommend enough. Can't wait to have another shoot done when she is a little older. Thank you.
~ Shireen Marie Trim
We had such a lovely morning with Karen. I would recommend her to anyone with a little one. Much more personal and enjoyable than other high street photographers.
~ Hannah Kennard
Wow! An amazing photographer with the patience of a saint! You arrive and instantly feel welcome and made to feel like you're at home!
Karen is fantastic with babies and nothing is too much trouble. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you.
~ Rachel Condick
The best money I've ever spent!! I received the USB today and the photos are more perfect than I ever could have wished for. Karen was professional yet so friendly and made us feel totally comfortable. I really can't thank her enough.
We have just received our images from Karen and the photos are beautiful. We are very pleased with them. I cannot recommend Karen enough, she was very welcoming, calm and very patient with our little boy. A very enjoyable experience.
~ Stephanie Udall
Had our newborn shoot today with Karen, brilliant experience and such a lovely lady. So kind and very gentle with our 9 day old little girl.
~ Hannah Walls
Amazing photographer, so brilliant with children! My daughter won't normally go to anyone she doesn't know but within moments she had an instant connection with Karen enabling her to be happy and confident and full of smiles in the photo shoot. A relaxed and friendly environment, would highly recommend to anyone.
~ Mollie James
Had a photo shoot of our 10 day old boy this morning, really pleased with how it went, it was so relaxed and calm throughout the whole shoot, would highly recommend to anyone. Karen instantly made us feel welcome as soon as we walked through the door. She is an amazing photographer and puts so much effort into each photo she takes. She is fantastic with babies, has a lot of patience and managed to settle my baby boy with soothing sounds and a gentle touch. Thank you so much looking forward to seeing the photos!
~ Megan Newberry