Kara Joy Photography Brand


in Maple Grove

You asked for them, so mini sessions are back! Easy peasy, no pressure sessions for folks who need a creative eye for a few updated photos. These are small collections designed for people who "just need a couple good ones" of the family.

Maple Grove Family Photographer


Why Book a Mini Session?

I hear you, mama. Your two-year-old never sits still. Your five-year-old thinks its funny to let loose some arm pit farts (and real ones) during photos. Maybe you have a baby too and the idea of even keeping track of everyone for an hour stresses you out. During a mini session, all you have to do is show up and let everyone in your family be their unfiltered self.

Mini Sessions Are:




MAY 6, 2022
in the evening

Due to limited availability, mini session slots fill up FAST.

For standard session bookings please fill out the contact form.


01. But what if it rains?

I set aside a backup date in case it rains. If for some reason the backup date doesn't work for you, no worries. We'll figure something else out!

02. Will you come to my house for a mini session?

Mini sessions are super short (only 15 minutes) and most are done back-to-back in the same evening. Because of this, I choose the location ahead of time and you meet me there! It's how I get to offer you such a sweet discount on photos.

03. Who can come to the session?

You can bring whoever you'd like! Your dog too! However, since time is limited, I recommend no more than 5-6 people at a time. It's hard to capture more than that in 15 minutes.

04. Do I get to pick the photos?

Yes! You'll receive a link to an online gallery where you can choose your 10 favorite images. If you'd like to have more than 10, additional images are $20/ea.

Looking for Something a Little More in Depth?

Mini sessions are quick and nice for a few updated photos, but maybe you're looking for a set of photos that tell a story. If you love candid captures, movement in photos, and unforced emotion, a full family session is where it's at.

Got a Baby on the Way?

Good news. I specialize in newborn and motherhood photography! Most newborn sessions are done right in the comfort of your own home. No packing a diaper bag. No worrying about when to nurse or feed. No stressing about being on time. Just a laid-back photo taking experience where you don't have to think too hard.

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