Hello, I'm Karin Janssen
I am a newborn, maternity and family photographer. I am also a mum and live together with my husband Mark, 3 children and our dog Joey in Bray. I love living in county Wicklow, there is so much natural beauty on our doorstep.
My photography journey started around 2010 when I took the step to set up my own photography business. I went from wedding to family to newborn photography. I loved all these different types of photography; It allowed me to get to know each story and to capture it in images. Every family has its own unique story and I love to hear it. Tell me yours.
Newborn photography is one of my favourite types of photography.. I have three children and after having them it never felt as if I really had the time to enjoy their tininess, until I discovered baby photography … Photographing babies, brings me back to my own children when they were that age.
Babies are so pure and beautiful to photograph. I provide baby photography at home. That means that I capture your baby/ babies in the comfort of your own home. No worries, I will bring the props. There is no need to pack up and go to a studio when you have a 1000 other things to do. I want you to be as comfortable as possible.
During a session it’s the baby that leads. I always plan in extra time in case the baby decides not to settle. The best time to photograph babies is between birth and 10 days. That’s when they still really enjoy their sleep. After this time they are more alert and they might have issues with digestion or the infamous growth spurt (I had a few 11-day olds who were taking a stretch) which is not great for settling the baby.
After this time, I am still more than happy to take photos of your baby. Bear in mind though that the ‘sleep baby’ photos might not be straightforward. We might have more photos of your baby awake. It is nice to capture the curiosity of a baby at that age and it’s even nicer if we can get a real smile… For package information, check the Newborn Packages.
I ask that clients put me on their birth call list so they remember to give me a call as soon as possible after the baby is born (email is fine too!). Some parents will even message me as they are going into labour or heading for the hospital. This allows me to do any...
As soon as possible. If you are pregnant and know that you want a newborn photo session, please schedule your session as soon as you can. Although I make every effort to fit in last minute newborn session request, once the schedule is full, it can sometimes be...
In Dutch there are 3 values for newborns to live by: Rust, Regelmaat, Reinheid - the three R's. They translate as 'rest', 'routine' and 'cleanliness' (unfortunately I was unable to find a word starting with an 'r' for 'cleanliness'). It all makes sense; for a newborn...
The best photographs of your family happen during the moments of true connection. I’m a big believer in letting your children be themselves. When it comes to family photography, the magic happens when nobody is posing. Let me capture the real soul of your family.
I come to your house or we can meet at another location. One of my favourite places are the gardens in Killruddery in Bray. I run family sessions there most weekends. I will spend some time beforehand to get to know your family, which will make it easier for the children to get used to me and you can let me know what kind of photos you would like me to take.
The session can last from 30 minutes to an hour (depending on the package) which should allow for enough time to get your favourite images captured.
I also cover events such as holy communions or other celebrations.
Kilruddery SessionsHave your family portraits sorted, Spend 45 minutes in the beautiful gardens of Killruddery to have your photos taken, The gardens will provide an amazing backdrop for your photos and allow your kids to run around to be themselves and to get natural portraits.
The Perfect Gift
I also have vouchers available….
This would be a great idea as a push present or birthing gift for a father-to-be to give to mum-to-be.s
Being pregnant is such a precious time. It is a rollercoaster of emotions but it is very special as well. The time will fly and before you know it you have your little baby.
Before your life will be upside down with that little new person getting all your attention, take some time out to capture these moments ….
I offer maternity sessions on location, either in the Gardens of Killruddery or anywhere else that will make a nice backdrop for your bump.