Hello, I'm Karen Kimmins and I am an award winning photographer, specialising in newborn portraits, located in Wellington, Somerset.
I am a blessed mother to four beautiful daughters, 25, 21,18 and 7 years old and nan to 2 adorable granddaughters.
Other than my love of photography, I love to spend weekend days out walking and exploring with my family and friends. I adore my 3 cats. Losing myself in music. Chocolate. Sunny days and gardening. Dahlias and David Austin roses. Deep belly laughs. Tattoos. Music festivals. Cream teas in a quaint seaside cafe. A good book you can't put down. Crafting. Floral teacups and spending a little too much time on Pinterest!
I have always loved photography, always taking snaps of my family and drooling over other photographers work. I love looking back at photos of my children when they were small, the time has passed so quickly.
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 creating 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.
I would absolutely love to be your baby's first photographer, so put a little time aside and let me help you preserve those fleeting moments 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.
Professional Newborn / Baby photographer based in Wellington, Somerset / Devon border, serving Taunton, Bridgwater, Tiverton, Chard & the surrounding areas.