Vanilla Images Photography Melbourne - with Karen Pike

Our families grow and change so quickly, you can’t stop time or slow it down. But you can keep the memories alive forever.

Capturing the emotional anticipation of parenthood, the pure and fleeting moments of a newborn and the golden milestones of childhood is truly priceless.

Creating heartfelt images that reflect your unique family story is what Vanilla Images’ photographer Karen Pike does best.

The desire to stop time, as you glimpse your child’s pure delight in life is something that never fades.

Karen will personally guide you through your photographic process so she captures those moments authentically and candidly, resulting in beautiful, natural images.

From the initial design consultation right through to your personalised viewing session, Karen will ensure your memories are preserved your way.

There’s no cheesy poses or awkward moments here. Our print and digital portraits are unique pieces of art — created today, for your family of tomorrow.

"Our family photos are priceless to us and our 3 kids. They are absolutely breathtaking! You have captured each personality of our kids to a tee! Such treasured faces captured in print for generations to come."

Jodie McCormack

All the information you need to start your portrait experience in 4 easy steps

View our work to make sure you love our signature natural style and then choose the session that is right for you! 

Viewed our work and love what you see? Great! Have a look at what to expect from your portrait experience.

View all of the beautiful ways to display your images. You really can keep those memories alive forever! 

The Vanilla Images Experience - See a Newborn Session in action

Why Choose Vanilla Images?

Unique Natural Style

Our signature natural style is timeless. 

This is important for imagery that you plan to keep for a lifetime! 

Using a unique mix of relaxed posing and lifestyle storytelling our portrait sessions have a fresh yet classic feel. 

The Portrait Experience Made Easy

During your Vanilla Images portrait session, you have an experienced photographer and designer working with you for your pre-shoot design, shoot and in the creation of your artwork. 

Every step of your experience has been refined so that it is easy and fun – just the way photography should be! 

Quality Guaranteed

All of the work that you see at Vanilla Images is created by the one photographer, Karen Pike.

This means that firstly, you are guaranteed work of the same quality and style in every session.

But secondly, working with your photographer the whole way through means they can get to know you and your family’s personal tastes. 

This results in artwork that is uniquely crafted to you, so that you will love it forever. 

Experience Matters

Experience matters when working with people – especially children and babies. 

Your photographer Karen knows how to work with little and big people of all temprements.  

With 20 year experience photographing people, Karen captures just the right moments and expressions with ease. 

Creating heartfelt imagery that you will LOVE is what Vanilla Images is all about! 

Newborn / Baby Studio

Our studio in Kew is fully equipped with all of the props, outfits, wraps and backdrops needed for your baby for your newborn photography session.

A studio experience for your baby means that you can sit back and relax and enjoy everything being taken care of for you. 

Both Digital & Printed Products

Having images physically printed so that you have photographs to pass on to your children (and your children’s children) is really what portrait photography is all about.

Our specialist range of archival Wall Art, Prints and Albums are designed to last for generations, so your most loved memories can live on. 

As the years go by, these pieces will not only become priceless to you, but also to your children and grandchildren.

However, we live in a digital world, and think digital is totally awesome and want you to have that too!! 

So no matter how big or small your budget is, at all price points you receive a mix of both digital and printed products. 


Australian Made Products

All of our Wall Art and Prints are manufactured in Australia.

By choosing a Vanilla Images session you are not only support the arts and a local small business,  you are also supporting Australian Manufacturing. 


Want us to create something beautiful for your walls but don’t know how you would hang it? 

Have no fear, your artwork can be delivered and installed for you! 

We are here for you the whole step of the way. 

"Karen is a magician! Not only did she manage to put us completely at ease despite our extreme awkwardness, but the photos turned out so beautiful and natural looking! We can't wait to put them up around our home!".

Misty Farquar

Karen Pike, Vanilla Images Photography Melbourne

Speak directly with your photographer Karen

Your FREE (no obligation, no pressure) design consultation ensures we capture your genuine story. 

Our sessions aren’t full of gimmicks, just your family as it is naturally.

Your phone call includes, colour consultation, clothing guidance and location recommendations if applicable. It’s also a way for us to get to know a little bit about you and to answer any questions you might have.

And did we mention that it is 100% obligation-free?