time passes so quickly that first year!
Long after you pass the big newborn milestones, like sleeping through the night and that first smile, come some important ones you also don't want to miss. Don't forget to book a Sitter session when baby can sit unassisted and a One Year session around baby's first birthday! You'll be so glad you captured those milestones too. Check out my Baby 1st Year Membership if you don't want to miss a thing!
customized One Year memberships available
baby only milestone sessions from $450
LUXURY FAMILY SESSIONS FROM $600
KWP is a luxury boutique photography studio located in Arlington, TN, specializing in maternity, newborn and family photography. All sessions include access to my personally curated client closet and an online styling service. You are in amazing hands with me. I have photographed over 1000 families. I am experienced in planning every aspect of your session. I will hold your hand through it all. All you need to do is show up!
family and one year milestone
I love when the rest of the family wants to jump in on baby's milestone session. This session occurred in the dead heat of summer so having my cozy studio was a great option. Ashton is wearing an adorable brown romper from my client closet. I have so many options for sizes 6-12 months that are curated to look amazing with my studio and editing style.
baby's 1st year
Asher's contagious smile makes his one year session one of my all time fave's. His mom came to me for her maternity session and his newborn session too. Seeing them again at this session just felt like seeing old friends again. It warms my heart to be included in your family's most important times!
outdoor cake smash
I really appreciate my repeat clients who come to me for multiple pregnancies. Stella's brother went through my Baby's 1st Year Membership (maternity, newborn, sitter and one year) and so did Stella! This session was a glorious sunset-y ending to her membership. I recommend getting naked cakes for the cake smash and putting live florals or greenery around the edge. So perfect and timeless!
meaningful • organic • effortless
Those tiny toes and goofy giggles only keep for so long and that time passes much too quickly. The ability to sit down and page through an heirloom album to reminisce about those sweet times is priceless. To feel that rounded belly, smell that sweet newborn head and hear those laughs again while paging through the photos from your KWP session.
Professional photography is a worthwhile investment and one you and your family reap the benefits of for a lifetime. It's capturing lightning in a bottle, moments in time that grow and change so fast!
I'm so glad you're here! Take a look around and be sure to check out the portfolio and featured gallery of the type of session you are interested in booking.
Be sure to follow me on social media for more beautiful sessions, KWP news, tips and tricks for first time moms and other related content. Submit my contact form letting me a know a little more about you and I will email you a Welcome Guide with all the information that you'll want to know.
1. Say Hello
I love creating warm and moody images that capture the essence of a family's personality. My images showcase warm, creamy skin tones, deep, rich colors and depth of light and shadows. This style invokes intimate connections and pulls at your heartstrings.
My personally curated client closet helps bring in the most beautiful colors and tones that match my style perfectly. I am always drawn to creams, tans, browns and fall tones. These colors enrich and compliment my editing in the most perfect way!
2. my style
3. preparing for your Session
Once you have booked your session, I will send you a Wardrobe email that has access to my online styling service and links to everything available in my client closet. You'll also get a personalized style guide to help get you started. A few days before your session you will also get a prep guide to help you have a successful session and a questionnaire to help me provide you with a successful session.
I am here to help every step of the way. I am easily reached via email and usually reply the same day.
You've read through your prep guide and you have an idea of what you'd like to borrow from my client closet (or you took advantage of my complimentary 20 minute try on appointment).
Once you arrive at the studio, we will look at some outfits I've pulled that I think will look amazing for your session based on location and season. Once you're dressed, you will snuggle, cuddle and just generally have a sweet time with your family while we have a blast shooting your session. It's totally normal to feel awkward and comfortable in front of the camera. I will be there to help guide you through the session and help you feel at ease. Dads are often surprised at what a good experience they have and your kids often invite me to come home with them!
4. the day of your session
Your gallery will be delivered to you via email usually in the week following your session. It is so important to me to get your images delivered quickly while also maintaining a high standard of work.
Your online gallery will also provide you with the opportunity to order high quality prints and products, like canvases and albums.
5. your photographs
To say that I love EVERY SINGLE PHOTO is a major understatement!!!!!! My photos are so good!! I’ve longed for family photos that I love for so long and I finally have them! I have cheaped out in the past and never loved the outcome! The whole experience was stress free and seamless! The husband even enjoyed it. Karen definitely has a gift and an eye! So happy we did this! Can’t wait to do more with Karen in the future. She is now our go to photographer!!
Karen Waits photography not only goes above and beyond to always meet the client’s needs, but also in providing a professional atmosphere that most photographers do not uphold. You will find she is honest about her work and what she has to offer, while also seeing she strives to build an individual relationship during her sessions to meet everyone’s needs - including her newborns! There isn’t enough I can say about this talented photographer. If you’re looking for someone to capture those once in a life time memories as a mother, family, or child; this is your next investment! You won’t regret it!
I had both my maternity and new born photos taken with Karen. I didn't even know I needed maternity photos till I got mine back...truly such an amazing gift to mark a special time in our lives. It was the new born photos that really got me, however. She was confident and sweet with my 10 day old baby. She knew what to do, how to get him to sleep, and how to calm my tired, anxious mama heart, ALL WHILE TAKING AMAZING PHOTOS. Total package deal.
I’ve had the pleasure to know Karen for several years, and she has photographed my family multiple times. Her work is exceptional, especially her newborn sessions. She helps mamas feel prepared and at ease. She takes care of it all, and I’m so thankful for the moments she captures that will be treasured forever. Not to mention, her turn around time is impeccable. I highly recommend KWP!
We have used Karen for our 2 year old son’s milestone photos since birth and each time her work takes our breath away. Each session she is organized and efficient which is so helpful when photographing babies and busy toddlers. She has a passion for her work and always does an excellent job of capturing our son’s personality. We are so pleased with the photos and will treasure them for a lifetime!
Karen Waits Photography is the best there is. I have used her for maternity, newborn and family pictures for the past 7 years. She is excellent with kids and adults! Her photo editing is the best around and I am so thankful she’s our photographer!!!
Karen is one of the best photographers that I have ever worked with. I tell everyone about her. I have used her for multiple pictures at this point with more than one child. She is professional and prompt. I will use her again and love working with her!
You have catalogued my journey in motherhood, from my first born photos to now. Every treasured moment has been captured by you. I have your work hanging in my office, my home and in my relatives' homes. You are a part of my life and I thank you!
Karen is such a pleasure to work with!! We've worked with Karen for our maternity and family/milestone photos and LOVE every one. Cannot wait to have our newborn photos with her too! She's highly professional, but also so personable and bubbly. She has such talent to capture all the perfect photos, even with wiggly toddlers! Her previews and gallery are always ready shortly after your shoot and always amaze. Her photos are worth every penny, the hardest decision is which ones to hang on your wall. Thank you Karen, we cherish the moments you've captured forever.
Let's create some memories for you and your family, in the most effortless and enjoyable way! Click the session you're interested in below to inquire. You will automatically be emailed more information about my sessions. Be sure to check your Junk folder!