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

Baby's First Year and Beyond

family of four sitting in the sand and grass on a Connecticut beach

Okay, I’m just going to say it – I don’t think I could live anywhere that’s completely landlocked. I can’t imagine not having the ocean nearby! • Some of my best memories revolve around the beach. Collecting shells … splashing in the water … shallow pools of water to explore. Even making sandcastles you know […]

smiling mom wearing a white dress playing with her twins at Greenwich Beach

I’m in love with the beach. If you’re a beach family, there is no better location for your family portraits than Greenwich Beach! And what’s better than getting together with one of your favorite client families for a birthday celebration on the beach (times two)?! The twins turned two, and mom wanted a family beach […]

Family is a beautiful thing. Whether it’s a new family with an expectant mother, or a family of ten, the many special memories that you make together deserve to be captured in a beautiful way. Part of what makes a session beautiful is the setting. While my studio is one of the best places for […]

book with confidence

Book your session with confidence! For existing bookings and new bookings made now through July 30 2020, postpone up to 72 hours prior to your session and receive a full credit of any deposits already paid towards any session through December 31, 2020. I know you don’t want to miss out on capturing all the […]

Happiness looks good on Sandra and Andrew. This lovely couple recently welcomed their gorgeous little girl, Taylor, into the world, so it’s no wonder that they can’t help but smile! Sandra and Andrew’s love story started 9 years ago, when they met through mutual friends, and you can see that that love has only grown […]

Words can’t express how full of joy I was watching my dear friend Michal on her journey of motherhood. Thanks to this blog, you also were able to see her first maternity session with me, her first daughter as a newborn, and now her maternity and newborn sessions with her second daughter. I love looking […]

The journey from maternity to birth is one that usually isn’t walked alone. There is often the loving spouse walking alongside the whole way, supportive friends cheering us on every day, and family that will drop everything to help at a moment’s notice. This is especially true for Jennifer, and I had the wonderful opportunity […]

Not all photographers have the pleasure of following the journey a woman takes through motherhood, but I had the wonderful privilege of capturing a part of Armida’s journey. She and her husband Erik chose one of my Belly to Baby Packages, which includes a maternity session and a newborn session. We had a wonderful time in […]

Newborn sessions are my passion. So when this wonderful family from Stamford, CT got a hold of me to book their session, I was very excited to capture their special joy in my Greenwich, CT studio! Talking with parents Sandy and Julio made it clear how much they loved their new daughter, and how much […]

Over the moon dad and mom with firstborn, a baby boy, swaddled in delicate baby blue fabric for newborn portrait session

 There’s nothing like watching a friend you’ve known for years finally get something they’ve always wanted. That’s what I was able to experience when Peter married Natalia, and when they had their first child together. Peter has been my personal trainer for 8 years (I met him when my daughter was only 1!). I remember […]