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McKinney DFW Texas Newborn Photographer

McKinney Portrait Studio and Dallas Area Location Photography

Celebrate ~ Connect ~ Empower ~ Inspire


to help you discover and connect with the best parts of your life, and empower you to be your very best so that you can inspire others to do the same. We are making our communities stronger, one portrait at a time.

What if a portrait was more than just a portrait? What if it was more than a statement of who you are and what you look like? What if it was a declaration of who you are becoming - inspiration of who you can be - a celebration of all you've done and will do? What if seeing it could not only cheer you on to be your best, but cheer others on, as well? What if it could celebrate you (and your loved ones), connect you with what is great and most important in your life, empower you to be your very best, and inspire you to live beyond yourself and make a difference? We believe your portraits can be all of that and more.

Our entire experience from inquiry to delivery of your beautiful portraits is designed to celebrate, connect, empower, and inspire you and those you care most about.

We Believe

Every life is precious and deserves to be celebrated

A person should be celebrated from the very start of their lives

The printed portrait has the power to instill and inspire confidence

Confident People = Strong Families = Strong Communities

Our homes should always make us feel safe, connected, loved, and valued; Portraits remind us of this

The most valuable art in your home are your portraits

Something this powerful should never be left on a disk in a drawer

Creating something this important for you requires a personalized approach to get to know the real you on a deeper level

room view of maternity framed wall art collection

Five Steps to Your Very Best Portrait Experience Ever

Inquiry Call. Our session experience starts before the session when you contact us for booking details. We will spend time with you on the phone, getting to know each other and creating a vision for your session and for how you will want to enjoy your finished portraits in your home. (That's when the real celebration happens! When you have your beautiful artwork to view and bring you joy everyday on the walls and desktops of your home.)

Wardrobe and Planning Consultation. Once you are booked, we expand on that call with an in person session planning and wardrobe consultation. You'll be able to view the available gowns, outfits, and props and finalize colors and set ups, and talk about any wardrobe items from home you may want to include, so that we have a variety of looks. While we are together, we will also review the presentation options for your portraits, such as custom wall art finishes, albums, and treasure boxes.

Session Day. On the day of your session, you will feel like royalty as you are pampered with available hair and make up services as our gift, up to an hour and a half shooting time including at least three looks, access to our wardrobe of gowns, fabrics, and accessories, and the attentive care of our cheerful staff. As always, you are free to include loved ones in your session at no additional cost! (Just let us know on our planning call who you would like to include in your session.)

The Big Reveal. The next step is our exciting cinema style design and ordering appointment, where we will present the portraits we've captured and guide you through the process of creating beautiful artwork from our wide variety of styles and finishes to find just the right fit for your home, lifestyle, and decor. Let's decorate your home with love!

Art Day! The day your art arrives is the best part! We will beautifully wrap up your art for pick up in our studio and we include home delivery on large art pieces within Collin County! For out of town clients, we offer direct to home shipping service with a small fee.


From this moment on, everything is new. There will be a thousand firsts and they will come and go at break-neck speeds. From the first time you hold your baby to the first time you and your beloved look into each other’s eyes as parents in this new family you’ve created together; this is the beginning of your beautiful new life. I want to help you fully connect to each little detail of those fleeting first days and cherish them forever through an amazing newborn portrait experience. With more than ten years experience photographing newborns, I have developed a unique style that encompasses both rustic elements along with the clean and modern. The results are timeless, organic, and emotionally evocative photographs to bring you joy and complement any decor.I use light to set the mood of each image and to skillfully craft each photograph to showcase your newborn’s distinct features. Along with my experience with newborns in the studio, I proudly hold a certification in newborn portraiture from the Accredited Professional Newborn Photographers International and have received extensive training in newborn safety and posing, and I'm CPR certified. I’m also the mom of 7 and Grammy to 10. WE LOVE BABIES!

Learn more about Newborn and Maternity Sessions

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Pregnancy is the culmination of the power, strength, and beauty of womanhood and the love that you and your partner share, and most women will only experience it a handful of times. Wouldn’t it be amazing to celebrate this in portraits you will cherish forever? Our studio maternity session is an all-out pampering experience. We will start with a phone conversation to get to know each other a bit. Then we will schedule an in-person wardrobe and session planning consultation. Your session will start with professional hair styling and make up while you sip a cappuccino or tea. We will spend about an hour making elegant photos that you will love. Within a week or so, we will have you and your love in to view the photos in a cinematic slideshow and help you design the art you love. You deserve to be celebrated!

View our maternity work

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Karen Laine Photography is a full service studio specializing in newborn portraiture, and offering in studio and on location services for most session types. No need to bring or buy anything for your session! Our downtown McKinney, Texas studio is conveniently located to serve the greater North Texas area and fully stocked with beautiful maternity and newborn props and state of the art portrait equipment for the best professional portrait experience. As a full service studio, we are your photographer for life!