Kimberly Irish, Owner/Photographer, Wee Irish Photography
Hey there! I am a birth and newborn photographer from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. I love meeting new parents families while they are in the midst of the most influential events in their lives, and inspiring them to soak up the beauty and joy that life has for them. Meeting inspiring new people in the Lake Country area is so important to me because it gives me and my family an even greater sense of community.
I became passionate about photography when my youngest child was born. I became obsessed with capturing every "first" moment: first bath, first smile, first time he found his feet, first time he rolled over. As I learned and developed my skills as a photographer, I discovered my love for birth and newborn photography. There is something so deep and meaningful about being there to witness and capture some of life's most pivotal events. I believe in new couples and new parents. Your love can withstand many storms, and it is my privilege to be there to encourage you and give you a bit of seasoned empathy while capturing the moments that matter most.
I am a compassionate and caring photographer, inspired by deep love and hope for a bright future. I love photographing newborns, children, and their families because I am thrilled by witnessing genuine interactions between unique individuals who function as one. Newborns are incredible; they are delicious bundles of personality all swaddled up and warm.
Please explore my site and enjoy all the fun, love, laughter, and meaningful moments presented here. If you would like to get in touch, please use the contact form at the top or the bottom of this page. I can't wait to hear from you!
Why do I Love Birth and Newborn Photography?
Becoming a parent changes everything about your life forever. Instantly your world revolves around someone tiny, someone helpless, someone utterly dependent on you for everything. You would give anything to make life perfect for this new little person. As the years go by, you will draw strength and comfort from remembering every detail of your first few moments with this precious life you brought into this world.
I have four children of my own, and I can still remember everything about the first time each of them were placed in my arms: the way the light played across the room, the smell of freshly birthed child, the weight of their warm bodies heavy on top of my newly-hollowed belly. I remember thinking that nothing in the entire world has ever been so beautiful, and that no moment has ever mattered more than that exact moment- the moment I beheld my child for the first time.
As time went on and I inspected each tiny finger and each bubble toe, I memorized every detail. The way my firstborn sounded like a pterodactyl when she was hungry, and the way my second child had expressive eyebrows and I could read his mind from the first moment. The way my third child soothed my spirit and had a calm and unshakable demeanor from the second she was born to the triumph I felt when my fourth child finally gained an ounce after losing weight for several days on end.
You will memorize every detail of your child’s life. It is your right, your privilege, and your duty.
You will memorize. I will memorialize.
You see, I don’t have any photographs of me nursing my firstborn and offering her comfort for hours on end while she felt hungry during a growth spurt. I don’t have any photographs of my second child making the same quizzical expression he makes today, years later. I don’t have photographs of me holding my third child and snuggling her because she calmed me down. I don't have photographs of me lavishing in the love of four unique human beings that I nourished and brought into this world when my fourth child was brand new. I didn’t have anyone to memorialize those moments for me. My children only have my words to know how unique my love for them could be.
That is why I want to give you and your children this gift. I want to give you photographic evidence to display the depth and complexities of the relationship between you and your child. Whether this is your first, eleventh, or somewhere in between, your relationship with this child is unique and special and deserves to be preserved. Every child deserves to have this legacy, and every mother deserves to have those precious first few moments displayed with pride for all the world to see how deep and far-reaching her love for her child can be.
I memorialize moments and relationships through birth and newborn photography in Wisconsin’s Lake Country. I shape your family’s legacy by capturing the moments that change your life forever.