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Kara Joy Photography is a Newborn & Family Photographer in Maple Grove, MN who provides lifestyle & documentary-style photography for the Minneapolis area.

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HELLO FROM YOUR MINNEAPOLIS NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER!

Hi! I'm your Minneapolis Newborn & Family Photographer. Based in Maple Grove, MN and servicing the Twin Cities area, I'm primarily a natural light lifestyle & documentary photographer who specializes in newborns & families with young kids. I'm known for capturing raw emotion & authentic expressions through a laid back approach. My unforced images have a glaze that is natural yet polished. The cherry on top? A quick turnaround time.

 

We'll be a great match if:

» You want to FEEL something when you look at your photos

» You want a laid back photographer whose EASE rubs off on you

» You care about the details that often get overlooked, the bits that tell a STORY

Want to learn more about Minneapolis Newborn Photographer Kara Joy?

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VOTED AMONG THE BEST NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHERS IN MINNEAPOLIS

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love what you see?

YOUR BABY IS PERFECT. REMEMBER HER EXACTLY AS SHE WAS.

My biggest piece of advice when deciding on a Newborn Photographer? Know what type of photos you want.⁣ It sounds simple, but it matters big-time. Do you want your baby in a basket? Swaddled to perfection? Or do you want to remember her in her crib, in a simple onesie, beautifully confused by her limbs, just being her in all her perfection? Do want to remember holding your baby or watching her from a distance?

When photographing a new baby, I will follow both his lead and yours.​ If baby or you aren't having it, we switch gears. I will never place your baby in an unnatural or unsafe position. For the majority of the session, he'll remain in your arms.

 

You'll be encouraged to do the same things you'd do with your newborn if I wasn't there, whether that's rocking him to sleep, changing a diaper, or pausing for a milk break. Having your newborn photographed should be completely stress-free for you and your baby. I'll be there to document and direct with gentle touch.

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LET ME HELP YOU

Feel Prepared & Relaxed

So that you can focus on breathing in and enjoying your sweet, new baby.

Because the days are long, but the years are short.

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"Kara is great to work with, she is very quick to respond and makes the session a breeze with her pre-session tips. Kara is so easy going and friendly during the session that it doesn’t feel overwhelming, which, as a new mom was very appreciated. The photos are amazing and just what we were looking for. I would definitely recommend Kara Joy!" - Annalise A.

Tips to Prepare for Your In-Home Photo Shoot

If you've never had a photographer in your home, the idea of it can be a bit daunting. You might be asking: Will it be awkward? And does my house have to be magazine worthy? Click the link below to learn how you can prepare for your in-home family lifestyle photo shoot.

The Best Age to Take Newborn Photos

Some photographers have strict rules for when they'll photograph newborns. Some will even photograph the birth or come to your hospital as soon as your baby arrives. So what are newborn photos exactly, when should you schedule them, and when's the ideal time to take them?

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