"Kara did a fantastic job of helping all of us feel at ease."

"Kara did such a fantastic job of helping all of us feel at ease. She worked with our baby and helped her to feel comfortable, which isn't easy for a quarantine baby who really isn't around other people. She took the ebbs and flows of baby's mood in stride and never skipped a beat. Prior to our time together, Kara invested time to find out what our family was interested in and suggested an outdoor ski shoot...Kara went above and beyond to create not just great pictures but great memories as a family."

MN family photography


This collection includes photos that were captured both inside the home and on location at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove, MN.

This photo here is one of my all-time favorites. It was taken during my very first family photo session! I love this photo because it screams "joy," and it represents the birth of Kara Joy Photography. This capture gave me so much clarity around my vision as a family photographer early on! These kids had so much fun during our time together, and I knew I wanted to help families enjoy the experience and create memories together.