A Melbourne Newborn & Family Photo studio, located in Kew

Vanilla. Adj: Clean, natural, pure, fresh, bright, graceful, uncluttered

& timeless

Vanilla Images embraces the simple beauty of the most important relationships in our world, the ones with our family.

Our style is fresh and natural, allowing you and your family members’ connections and  personalities to be the central focus of each session.  

Our children and the relationships we have with them change so quickly.  It’s so easy to forget when you are in the thick of it that your tiny baby won’t be tiny for long, or that one day the little human that clings to you won’t need cuddles like that from you anymore.

Our mission is to create heartfelt and authentic imagery that allows you to not only remember these moments, but to feel them everyday as you see them throughout your home.

We know that as time passes and your children grow, the images we create for you today will become the most valuable art that you will ever own.

Photography is one of the few things in life that really does appreciate in value as time goes on. Because of this we take the time before your session to create a customised experience for your unique family.

Want to get started? Book your complimentary design consultation now!


A bit about the people that make your Newborn Photography, Maternity Photography and Family Photography happen!

Karen Pike – The person who makes the imagery

Hello. My name is Karen. I am the co-owner and photographer behind Vanilla Images.

I have worked as a Melbourne wedding and portrait photographer for nearly two decades, and started Vanilla Images in 2012, after many years of working as a photographer in some of the most regarded wedding and portrait studios in Australia.

Vanilla Images was started with the desire to create an easy, enjoyable and stress free, one on one photographic experience, where you get to work directly with your photographer every step of the way, so that your portraiture isn’t just beautiful, but unique to you.

I am happily married to the other half of Vanilla Images, Kris. We have a very active toddler Jeremy – who you will hear me referring to him as Jem – and two very cute furry babies, Chloe and Henry. The four of them make up my world, and are with whom I spend all of my time when I am not in the studio.

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.

& heatfelt