Pregnant husband and wife in a field for pictures in Maple Grove with mom holding her belly
Dad holding newborn baby girl (Newborn Photographer in Maple Grove)
Kids running in a field during family photos in maple grove

Candid captures for the wild, playful, and dangerously adorable


You'll know exactly what to expect heading into your session. You can go about baby business as normal. And as you snuggle your new baby, nurse her, change a diaper you'll start to forget all about the camera and enjoy the little person you created.


husband and wife laughing and sitting on a bench in Minneapolis for Maternity Photos
mom feeding newborn baby a bottle of milk during newborn photos in elk river
maple grove newborn photographer
mom holding sleeping newborn baby in a white onesie during photos in Maple Grove

"Kara was professional, timely, and very relaxed which helped this new mom chill out a bit. She reassured us and didn’t rush us while we went about caring for our daughter like we would any other day. The final photos were incredible. You wouldn’t even know that baby had spit up on us several times, would not let her pacifier go, and refused to sleep for two hours. She found the moments in between and captured them beautifully. She also got our photos back to us in a matter of days. I’m so thankful we have these photos to remember this season of life just as it was."



We'll be a great match if:

» You want to FEEL something when you look back on your photos.

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

» You appreciate the STORY: The in-between, the details, and the movement that tell it.


Maple Grove Minneapolis Elk River Newborn Photographer holding a camera and posing for a photo


Get in Touch with Kara

Fill out my contact form, and I'll get back to you pretty quick! We'll chat via email or a phone call about what you're looking for and go over your questions. If we're a match we'll set aside a date!


Book Your Session

A signed contract and $49 booking fee is required to reserve your session date or newborn session time window. We can go over the contract and other details on the phone. I travel up to 45 miles from Maple Grove!


Prepare for the Session

You'll fill out a simple form or two so that I can get to know your family a bit! It also gives you a chance to let me know your preferences. Then I'll send along style advice, and we'll work together to choose a location.


Receive Your Stunning Images

Your photos will be ready in just two weeks! You'll make your selections. You can purchase additional images, prints, & canvases through your gallery store.


"Kara is so easy going and friendly during the session that it doesn’t feel overwhelming."


You Don't Have to Stress about Heading to a Studio

I'll photograph your newborn in the comfort of your own home. But this doesn't mean we have to stay inside the whole time. The crib, the changing table, your couch, your front porch—it all works!

Newborn Sessions Are Uber Relaxed

We'll have plenty of time and can move at a slow pace. I won't place your baby in unnatural positions or force anything. You don't have to make sure baby is fed or squeeze in a nap before the session. If she's hungry during the session, go ahead and

nurse! It won't matter if she's awake or asleep when I get there. I will adapt to whatever your baby needs. Every newborn session looks a little different, and that's totally fine.

We'll Highlight Your Sweetest Moments

Here are some things you might want to consider having photographed during your newborn session: Changing an outfit, nursing, rocking her to sleep, her in her crib, bath time. You may want some shots of her swaddled. I have some swaddle blankets you can borrow!


mom holding naked baby over her shoulder after nursing while photographer takes pictures in Maple Grove

I was truly impressed with Kara’s sense of calm. She was able to stay patient with our newborn and keep our older kids engaged throughout the session. The photos she took are incredible and forever will be a wonderful reminder of our special family moments. Everything was captured so naturally and beautifully. I highly recommend Kara. She is responsive, professional and goes above and beyond.