Pretty Mama to Be – Baton Rouge Maternity Photographer

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This was a lovely outdoor maternity session. Mama to be was glowing and enjoying her last weeks of maternity.

glowing expecting mama to be, pregnancy photographer

We chose to do the session outdoors and it was a perfect fit for a maternity session. It was relaxed and outdoors and the couple received many beautiful portraits to document this special time in their life.

kissing maternity couple

If you are expecting a new little baby and would like beautiful maternity portraits of this time in your life, then contact Anna-Karin’s Photography to setup a time for your session. The best way to do so is by calling (225) 284-6354 or by filling out the contact form here on my blog/website.

I look forward to work with you and capture this time beautifully!



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Joyful Baby and Family Outdoor Portrait – Family Photographer Baton Rouge

Sweet and silly little girl, outdoor baby girl portrait

I had fun photographing this sweet little girl and her parents. Little  L had just learned how to sit up. She loved being outside and this plantation photo session at Rural Life Museum was absolutely perfect.

bw portrait of happy smiling baby girl

I was able to capture some beautiful family portraits and some many gorgeous photographs of little L by her self.

Sweet baby girl in bubble smocked outfit, outdoor farm portrait of little baby

Little L was so smiley and happy and especially when either her mom or dad would talk to her. I love it when the parents get involved with the photo session and helps me get their children to smile and relax infront of the camera.

baby girl in pink romper
baby girl by fall flowers

As the season of spring is now here, it is just a short amount of time until we have the hot summer weather here. If you would like beautiful portraits like these of your child and family. Then contact Anna-Karin’s Photography to setup a time for your family photo session. The best way to do so is by either calling (225) 284-6354 or by filling out the contact form here on my website/blog.My schedule is starting to fill up for April, but there still is some session spots available. If you have a certain time in mind for your professional photo session in Baton Rouge, then contact Anna-Karin’s Photography asap and I will block it off on my calendar for your photo session. I look forward to work with you and capture your family beautifully!

baby girl sitting infront of rustic wood door

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Sweden, a dream trip come true! – Part 2- International Travel Photographer

Country side in Sweden, first frost of the winter, ice and frost covered trees,

It is time for part two of my recent “dream trip” blog post. A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to travel throughout Scandinavia on a commercial shoot to capture some beautiful photographs.

I love to travel and when I heard about this opportunity, I was all over the chance to go and photograph there. This blog post, I am going to feature Sweden and what we did while visiting there.

first freeze on a lake, frost covered winter trees,

Sweden is very close to my heart, as it is my home country. I grew up there and lived there until my early 20’s. This was a very special trip for me. I had the chance to go home to Sweden and enjoy this trip as a “tourist”. It was also a commercial traveling photo shoot with the goal of capturing beautiful photographs.
I traveled ahead of my group for about a week, this to have a chance to go to my home city and visit my child hood best friends and family.

It is very easy to travel in Sweden with public transportation. Everything is very safe and the trains are pretty timely. I traveled by train from Arlanda , the main airport in the Stockholm area up to Dalarna where my family still lives. I grew up in a small town about 2.5 hours north of Stockholm, called Säter.

Ice covered trees from the first frost of season


This is located in the southern landscape and region of Dalarna. It was great fun to actually visit there during the autumn when their schools and day to day business is in full swing. It reminded me off how it was growing up in that town. Usually I visit in the summer months, when most are enjoying the relaxed summer. Dalarna is a very traditional area, and is well known in Sweden from where the famous little red Dala horses are made and is a great place to visit to celebrate the traditional Swedish midsummer festivities.

This time I was visiting Dalarna during the time of the first snow fall of the season. Since I now live in South Louisiana, I was happy to have the chance to see some snow and enjoy the beautiful white winter weather. The snow did not last long, but was a beautiful experience for the few days it lasted. I was able to capture some beautiful nature landscape photographs from the first frost of the autumn season. I particularly love the photographs that shows the frost and ice still on the trees in the middle of the day.

I have a friend who is a sheep farmer and lives and works in that area where I grew up. It so happened that I was there visiting, at the same time as she was having some baby lambs born. I was certainly very happy to have a chance to go and visit her and photograph those adorable newborn lambs. I don’t get the chance to see these adorable kinds of newborns very often!

newborn lamb

These lambs were so sweet and playful and real fun to photograph!

Swedish newborn lambs
lamb licking a salt stoneSwedish newborn lambssheep eatingsheeps eating hay

Once the rest of my travel companions arrived to Sweden, I met them in Stockholm. We first went to the Vasa museum. Which is a maritime museum featuring the 17th century war ship Vasa, that sank on her maiden voyage on August 10, 1628. It is a wooden ship and was almost intact when found in the late 1950’s. The ship has been restored and is on display at this museum. The ship it self is actually quite large.  It is amazing how many artifacts they found on that ship from jewelery and canons to coins from that time, that is still in original shape.


There was also some time for us walking around Gamla Stan = Old Town Stockholm in the evening. This is a beautiful part of Stockholm that still has cobble stone streets and old buildings and architecture from the early 18th century. Some of the streets are so narrow, only about a meter wide in certain places. It is a beautiful place and very close to the working Royal Castle and many other historic spots. One is Stortorget. Which is a square that is the center of Gamla Stan- Old Town. This place has been there and has been known by its name from as early as year 1420. Today it is still a very busy place full of restaurants and cafe’s. Many tourist visit Stortorget while visiting Stockholm.

Stockholm is a city with long lasting history. It is a very picturesque city, with beautiful photo opportunities almost around every corner. The photo below is from Stortorget located in Gamla Stan, and the different colored buildings are a well known Stockholm landmark.

Gamla Stan, Stortorget, long exposure capture of Stortorget-Gamla Stan

We also had fun visiting the recently opened Abba museum. It was filled with anything related to Abba during the height of their popularity. I really enjoyed visiting this museum. This especially as I grew up listening to their music.

Abba Museum, Original clothes worn when winning European schlager song festival, with the song Waterloo,
Abba Museum

During our time in Stockholm we also took a boat ride to see the Drottningholm Palace. This is where Sweden’s king and queen reside. It was a beautiful autumn day with perfect weather for a boat ride there. This castle is not to be confused with Royal Palace in Stockholm, where the kings office is located.

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As a matter of fact the day we rode the boat Carl Philip to Drottningholm, it was the last day for the season that this boat was running that route. It was beautiful to see the gorgeous leaves changing colors on the trees. It was a very nice Swedish autumn day.

On the way back to Stockholm , the boat arrived right by City Hall , Stadshuset. Which is a beautiful building at the center of Stockholm, and is where the Nobel Prize banquet is held every year.

Stadshuset, Stockholm City Hall

Stadshuset vid solned gång, Stockholm City Hall at sunset
Stadshus tornet, Stockholm City Hall tower

As someone who grew up in Sweden , it is always lovely to go home and visit. It was very special this time to have the chance to document some beautiful photographs from our trip and use my knowledge of growing up there to know what to showcase and make Sweden look its best to those planning a future trip to Scandinavia.

As a matter of fact the reason for trip  was to plan and organize and put together an up coming tour through Scandinavia. This is tour will go through the LSU Academic Program Abroad office, where you can travel with them to learn more about Scandinavia without having to be an enrolled LSU student. This is a tour that will be open to the public.  There will be an LSU professor going along on the trip as a tour guide. The professor will be teaching about all the beautiful and great things to see and do in Scandinavia. If you are interested in going on this tour of Scandinavia and traveling with the LSU APA office. Please contact them by following this link.

Thank you LSU APA for making this  great trip possible!

Gamla Stan and Riksdagen at night time

This is Riksdagen, Sweden’s parliament. It is located right next to Gamla Stan.

If you are interested in any of my photographs for any travel or other needs , please contact me at the contact form here at the top of my website or by calling (225) 284-6354

Please check back here on my blog in a few weeks, to see photographs from our visit to Norway and Denmark as well!

If you want to see the blog post featuring the part of us visiting Iceland, please click this link:

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New Little Brother with Proud Big Sisters – Newborn Baby Photographer Baton Rouge

alert newborn baby boy,timeless bw newborn baby boy

Meet newborn and alert little S. This was from his newborn session.

sleepy newborn baby boy, wrapped up baby boy

Also at the session was his older sisters, that was so excited and proud of their new little brother. They were very involved and helpful throughout the whole session.

blue eyed baby boy, alert newborn baby boy

I have worked with this family a couple of times before and it is so fun to have the chance to do it again and see how much they have changed over the years. The first time I photographed them was for their parents first anniversary years ago. Now they have three beautiful children and their family has grown by leaps and bounds.

We did this photo session when little brother S was just about a week old. While he was so young, he was remarkably alert. I was able to capture his beautiful eyes open. Which is not an easy task with a newborn baby.

wrapped baby boy, sleeping baby
sister with newborn brothersibling love

These are just a few of the many beautiful newborn photographs captured during their portrait session. If you are expecting a new little one and would like timeless beautiful portraits like this of your child, then contact Anna-Karin’s Photography to setup a time for your session. The best way to do so is by calling (225) 284-6354 or by filling out the contact form here at the top of my website/blog.

I look forward to work with you and capture your family beautifully!

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Giggly Girl – Child & Family Photographer Baton Rouge

giggly little baby girl

This is beautiful and adorable baby P. She is a very happy and giggly baby girl. This session was when she was around 9 months old.

sweet little girl outdoors, beautiful eyes on baby girl

Little P is a member of Anna-Karin’s Photography baby plan. This time around we choose to do her session outdoors as little P was getting more mobile and could get around a little bit more. It turned out to be a great choice. The session was great and I was able to capture many beautiful portraits of sweet happy adorable little P. She had to most adorable smile!

Little baby girl standing up

These are just a few of the many beautiful portraits captured of little P and her parents during our session.

The weather is getting warmer and spring is just around the corner. As we all know the spring weather does not last long down here. If you would like to have a professional photo session for your family during this time of the year before the hot summer sets in. Then contact Anna-Karin’s Photography to setup a time for your family. The best way to do so is by calling (225) 284-6354 or by filling out the contact form here on my blog/website. My schedule is filling up quickly and if you have a date in mind contact Anna-Karin’s Photography asap to block that date off on our calendar. I look forward to work with you and capture your family beautifully!

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Mardi Gras Baby – Laissez les bons temps rouler! – Baby & Family Photographer Baton Rouge

Mardi Gras Baby, Laissez les bons temps rouler

In honor of Mardi Gras I thought now is a great time to share these photographs. This is adorable baby L. Her family really likes Mardi Gras!

Festive littl Mardi Gras goer

They had this adorable hat fit for a Mardi Gras celebration, that little L wore for a couple of photographs during our photo session. She really got into it as well and seemed to enjoy the colorful Mardi Gras beads, both to play with and to taste!

Baby with Mardi Gras Beads

I first photographed little L when she was newborn sweet very little baby girl. Now she has grown a bit and was able to sit up on her own. Little L had changed so much from her newborn session.

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I thought I would include a couple of photos from her newborn session as well so you can see how much she has changed. It is always fun to work with a family, especially when I get the chance to capture their children in different stages of their life and work with them for several sessions.

sleepy newborn baby girl with pink background
newborn baby girl in pink hat boxnewborn baby outside in a wooden box

For their newborn session , L’s mom had a beautiful hat and hat box that she had received as a baby gift. We used that for her newborn session and it was fun to see how much bigger she was now when we used it again for her sitting up session. It is always extra fun when my clients have something that is special to them to include in the session. It makes the photographs even more personal and important to my clients.

little girl sitting in a hat box
baby girl playing with white pearls

At one point of the session, little L’s dad took her to one of their rooms to listen to an old record player. It was really neat and it calmed down little L right away. It was one of those old fashioned hand cranked record players. It was a unique experience to get to both see it and hear it play beautiful music!

old fashion hand cranked record player

These are just a few of the many beautiful captures from this professional photo session. If you have a child and would like timeless beautiful portraits like these of your family then contact Anna-Karin’s Photography to setup a time for your session. As a matter of fact this family loved all the portraits,  and wanted to make sure they could have all photographs from their session and chose to order my digital collection which includes all images from their session. This option is available for any of my clients. Just contact me to ask for more information about my collections/packages from your professional photo session with Anna-Karin’s photography.

The best way to contact Anna-Karin’s Photography is by either calling (225) 284-6354 or by filling out the contact form here on my website. You can find that at the top of the blog/website.

I look forward to work with you and your family and document your family’s growing stages beautifully!


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