Kara Joy Photography Brand

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for the wild & wonderful

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

SIGNATURE WORK

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IN-HOME NEWBORN
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IN-HOME NEWBORN

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

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VOTED AMONG THE BEST NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHERS IN MINNEAPOLIS

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MINNEAPOLIS NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY

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MOTHERHOOD PHOTO FAVORITES
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WHAT TO PACK IN YOUR BIRTH BAG
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LET ME HELP YOU

feel prepared & at ease

You'll know what to expect heading into your session. I encourage you to go about baby business as normal so that you can relax and focus on breathing in your sweet, new baby. Call it cliche but the days are long and the years are short, and I want you to remember every detail. Click here for more on what to expect!

Maple Grove Newborn Photographer

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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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 moments, details, and movement that tell it.

"She is responsive, professional and goes above and beyond."

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.

Minneapolis Newborn Photographer