About my Professional Photography in Perth
My Journey to Professional Photography
I call myself a Global citizen – born in Germany, married to an Englishman, having lived in 3 continents and 7 different countries. In the end, we chose to make our home in Perth, Australia.
Having lived in Perth for the last 15 years, I have operated my business in professional photography under the name of KS PHOTOGRAPHY for over 12 years. I am an Accredited Professional Photographer of the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography) since 2013.
In my earlier career I had studied History & Art in the UK with the aim of becoming a teacher once we moved to Australia. After teacher’s training and obtaining my Diploma in Education, I worked at a high school for 6 months – only to question myself: why did I do that? My passion has always been photography – it’s the one thing I wanted to do! I was 13 when I saved up and bought myself my first SLR. So I went for it and never looked back.
At the beginning, my business focused on dance & ballet photography under the name & website of DANCE PHOTOGRAPHY. Once my children were old enough for me to do weekend work, I moved into wedding photography for several years. The natural progression from wedding clients to young parents brought newborn photography to my attention. I participated in a number of actual and online professional courses specifically for newborns and was taught by some leading photographers in this field from Australia and the United States, such as Kelley Ryden, Ainslie Bernoth & Kelly Brown. After that I was hooked – I simply love newborn babies!! To be able to record this precious gift of life, the little fingers & toes, their gorgeous lips and wisps of hair, and capturing your newfound love to your baby, is one of the most joyful part in my professional photography.
Move to Nelson
A couple of hundred babies later, my husband’s company moved us to Nelson, a beautiful town on the Southern Island of New Zealand. As a small business owner, the transition to new country and clientele proved challenging, however the business of Pink Fern Photography was soon established and I had quite a number of Kiwi babies in by studio.
Only to be moved back again …
18 months later, we are on the move again – back to Perth. A new challenge, re-connecting with clients and finding new ones, but I am ready. I have missed Perth, it’s diversity, vibrancy & acceptance – Perth has so much to offer and believe me when I say that Perth people take it for granted sometimes.
Thanks for visiting my website
I hope you will enjoy browsing through my website pages. If you are interested in booking me for a newborn photography session, maternity or any other family or children shoot, please contact me for further information – I would love to hear from you and meet you. The most reliable form to contact me is through the Contact Form, as then I can respond as soon as I am free.
Thank you very much and I would love to meet you personally.
APP, Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Diploma in Education
AAPP WA Open Photographer of the Year 2009 – Runner-Up
AAPP WA Commercial Photographer of the Year 2011