Family portrait photography & baby photography Melbourne

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Hi There!

My name is Karen, I am the owner and photographer at Vanilla Images, and I just wanted to say thank you for stopping by.

I know that the search for Family Portrait Photography and Baby Photography in Melbourne can be a little daunting.

The moments that we have in this life are so fleeting, and photography is such an important part of keeping those moments alive, so finding a photographer whose work you love isn’t always easy.

That newborn baby of yours will only be so very tiny and curl up on your chest for a heartbeat; 

those chubby baby legs will soon be gone once first steps turn into running feet;

you will be your child’s whole world for only a blink of an eye; and 

we also, even though we don’t like to think about it, won’t be there forever for the ones that we love.

With a child of my own, I know how easy it is for memories to fade…. If I didn’t have images to look back upon, I think it would be all be a bit of a blur.

Being a mother is beautiful and rewarding, but it is also exhausting, and before you know it your little ones are all grown.

Photography is one of the few things that transports you back to your moments, and becomes a legacy for your children in the future. It truly is the most beautiful gift that you can give to yourself and your family.

It is the reason why photos are the priority for people to save during a fire, and it is also the reason that you are here looking for a photographer right now.

You know you need it, but wouldn’t it be nice, if the process of getting beautiful photos that you love, was just easy?!?

Vanilla Images, was born out of this desire – To give you the ultimate portrait photography experience, of beautiful natural photos, that future proof your memories but that is also easy and straight forward, so you know everything upfront and what to expect every step of the way. 

The baby photography Melbourne studio

Baby Photography Melbourne Studio

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A bit about the people that make your family portraits & baby photography in Melbourne happen.

Melbourne Baby Photography - Karen Pike

Karen Pike - Baby photography Melbourne specialist

With over 20 years of experience as a professional photographer, Karen is an expert in making people feel comfortable in front of the camera.

After completing both degrees and diplomas in Visual Arts and Photography, Karen spent many years working as a photographer in some of the most regarded wedding and portrait studios in Australia, before starting Vanilla Images in 2012.  

When she is not working in the studio, she is usually spending her time with her son, two furry babies and her husband Kris, who is also an integral part of the Vanilla Images team.

Kris Pike - The person behind the scenes

Meet Kris. You don’t always get to see him but he does a bunch of stuff behind the scenes.

He is pretty handy all round and is a furniture maker and installer by trade.

Kris puts a lot of your products together.

He also is the one that installs your wall art. There is no one more careful and precise to hang artwork that you will keep for a lifetime!

Kris sees everything that we are working on at some point in the process so be sure to say hello if you see him around the studio as he usually feels like he knows you by seeing the artwork that is created from your sessions.

Melbourne Baby Photography team Member Kris Pike

& heatfelt

Are you ready for beautiful, natural and heartfelt family portraits and baby photography in Melbourne?