Hello, I'm Karen Kahn. Welcome to the Looking Up Photography blog, showcasing highlights of  client sessions, and useful information for your next session. Stay a while and enjoy!

Expecting mom and dad relaxing in the grass with beautiful yellow fall colors for outdoor posed maternity session

Parenthood is a wonderful thing. I love to witness the budding joy in the hearts of a new mom and dad, especially when their little one has yet to see the big and beautiful world they’re going to grow up in. This lovely couple has this same joy growing inside of them, and you can […]

Girl with long hair and big eyes and festive red dress blowing glitter in the air in whimsical Joyful Gatherings gold set design for fall holiday portrait session

There is a special beauty to fall and the winter holidays. You can see it in the wonderful colors appearing on the trees, the brisker air in the mornings, and the pumpkin-everything all around us. It’s hard to pin the wonders of the season down, and bottle up its essence, until you strip away everything […]

Sleepy baby girl posed reclining on arms with lovely hair and flower headband and pouty lips on white blanket for newborn portrait session

With time comes some of the most wonderful blessings. If you’ve been following the blog for a little while, you’ll remember my lovely friend’s maternity session, and her amazing story. Since then, she’s given birth, and her child is every bit as beautiful as we expected, and more so. The many blessings that my gorgeous […]

Pouty cuteness in gold and pink themes themed cake smash session for one year old milestone baby girl looking adorable in onesie with gray polka dots for 12 month portrait

There are very few things as precious as your baby. As I’m sure you well know by now, their first months go by so quickly, so much so that the thought of getting professional pictures taken was stuck at the back of your mind. Now that they’re nearing the one-year milestone, it’s time to celebrate […]

Black and white back-lit expecting mommy draped in lovely lace fabric cradling belly for posed maternity portrait session

There’s an infectious joy that a new mother has, and it’s a beautiful thing to witness. This maternity session with my close friend was a joyful and wonderful time, and I’m so glad we were able to capture her happiness in her session! We both have a passion for creativity and love to put our […]

Sleeping beauty baby girl wearing flower crown and wrapped in neural tones of lace with gray fur for newborn session baby portrait

There’s a unique beauty in new life. In this session, that beauty was this gorgeous newborn and her loving parents, and the special bond that they have with each other. We had such a wonderful time in this creative newborn session, and I enjoyed getting to know the parents. Mom said, “My husband and I […]

Cozy baby boy swaddled in neural tones of blue with gray fur for newborn session baby portrait

Family is one of the most important things in life, and so are the values that we hold dear. This wonderful family from Darien, CT knows this well, and can’t wait to teach their firstborn son all about it! Their little one was so peaceful in his newborn session, napping almost the whole way through. […]

Sleepy summer beach baby girl nestled in soft whites and cool blue hydrangeas and shells for Connecticut newborn session baby portrait

If you’re a parent, then you know how hard it can be to get good photos of your family. It’s an even greater task getting everyone to smile and look at the camera, and getting yourself in there with them? Nearly impossible.   I get the challenge! I’ve always had a passion for getting the […]

There is a certain kind of joy that you never see anywhere else: the joy that comes from meeting your child for the first time. The excitement that new parents have for their newborn produces such an amazing joy in them that both Mom and Dad just can’t stop smiling, and it was such a […]

A family is a powerful thing. There’s a bond between them that gives comfort and security, warming the heart when it gets cold. This handsome newborn’s family has this bond, and it was a wonderful thing to witness! Their beautiful baby boy was a dream, and I loved capturing his new and unique personality. Mom […]