Hi there, future friend! I’m Karin. My photography is driven by connections and emotions—that’s why I focus on people, babies & pets (yes you read right! ;-)) and not landscapes. Remember how awkward you felt during school photos when the photographer would pose you? Yeah,-nah we’re not going to do that.
We’re going to focus on the real stuff—how you feel and who you are right now—so you can hold onto those feelings no matter what life throws at you. I photograph real people with real emotions—smiles, laughter and sentimental moments. I promise that you’re going to look beautiful, my job is to see You in a way that you don't see yourself, and those who surround you, every-single-day! Celebrating your and their enough-ness and feel less alone-ness.
I see the true beauty, that Im so very privileged to see, through my lens.
I capture raw authentic emotions, with minimal posing, that’s the foundation of every successful and sought-after photographer. (unless your bangs look like mine did in junior high, in which case, I take back my promise - insert image of a poodle spiral perm!!).
Here’s How it Works
Newborn & Baby Sessions
Bringing your child into this world is one of the greatest joys in life and should be celebrated! You’ll want to remember your baby’s tiny fingers, sleepy eyes and squishy cheeks, as those moments pass much too quickly. The first couple of weeks after a baby is born can be rough, which is why I don’t want you to have the added stress of me coming to your home (where you undoublty want to tidy up), you come to my studio here at the beautiful Stackwood. This is such a calm and beauteous; space - so much so that you can take that much needed nap! (Ive got you mama!)
Couple & Family Sessions
I’ll use a series of prompts and movements to get you interacting in a natural way so your photos won’t look stiff and awkward. Rather than posing your every move, I’ll use small “games & silly-ness”- i.e my fart app!, (some with words, and some where words aren’t allowed) that are guaranteed to get you smiling, laughing, having a sweet moments together and not feeling akward, and often forgetting that you’re having your photos taken.
My favourite prompt works so well that 90% of my couples end up getting so caught up in it that they forget to stop until I remind them that I’ve gotten all the goods that I need and we can head on to the next location or prompt.
I have another prompt that usually goes one of two ways—it either creates a really sweet moment, or one person ends up poking the other in the face. I always try to guess who will fall into which category
I never discriminate ;-)
Press + Accolades
My photography work has been published in The Natural Parent Magazine. I am also an award winning photographer in the family & newborn category. WA AIPP State Awards, National APPA Awards, International RISE awards.
Who I Am
When I’m not behind my camera, you’ll find me enjoying life in Fremanlte & it’s cafe life, walking to the farmers market or the beach with my family on a warm summer day, traveling as much as possible and eating dessert on a daily basis. Gardening & sustainability 8s also a big interest in our home. You can follow my adventures on Instagram.
My husband, Pete, is the sweetest man (contrary to his grump reputation), he supports me and help me grow this little business and are always willing to lend a hand. Together we have a crazy labrador called Maverick, when people see him, they always comment on how he still looks and acts like a puppy….(I wonder if its a reflection on us?? - bear in mind that he is eight years old!)
We moved to Australia in 2015. And have been married for nine years now.
I adore the creativity and challenges I encounter with photography—it’s truly a blend of art and science.
I’d love to hear from you. Find me on Instagram, send me a line through my contact page or give me a call 0401 646 616 to set up an appointment.
Where are you based?
My gorgeous little studio is based in Fremantle, Western Australia. Its called Peas in a Pod by Karin Nagel, Within Stackwood, 10 Stack Street, Fremantle, 6160.
What are your specialties?
I’m a newborn, baby & family photographer.
Who do you work best with?
I love working with people who really want to do something with their photos, whether you’re planning to print them yourself or have me help you. All of my clients get access to an online tool to visualise what photos will look like in different sizes and styles on their own walls, and I have a printed style guide that will inspire ideas to display photos in a way that will adapt to your changing family and lifestyle.
My clients are looking for timeless images that hey can proudly display and pass on.
What if it rains on the day of my outdoor session?
If it rains on your session day, we can make it work, alternatively - If the forecast looks like rain the day before a scheduled session, be prepared to reschedule for another day.