Kara Joy Photography Brand

PARTY TONIGHT

Meet ya at my crib.

Maple Grove, MN maternity, newborn, & baby photographer. From babies throwing midnight parties to super hero preschoolers, babies and young kids are my jam. I apologize in advance for saying, "Oh my goodness" a gazillion times during your session. And my voice might take on a soprano squeakiness. Trust me, I'm fine. Just excited!

SIGNATURE WORK

Minneapolis Newborn Photographer
NEWBORN IN-HOME
Maple Grove Newborn Photographer
SUNSET MATERNITY
Minneapolis Newborn Photographer

AWARDED BEST NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS

best minneapolis newborn photography.webp
Maple Grove Lifestyle Photographer.jpg

REMEMBER THE JOY & RELIVE THE MOMENT.

This is my daughter with her bath time shark fin. We'd been in our new house about two years. I'd recently quit my corporate desk job. I had a preschooler asking me 687 questions a day. It was quite the feat to remember to bathe her, to be honest. Oh, and then everything shut down and we started staying home. All day. All the time.

 

Needless to say, it was...a lot. And it's all kind of a blur. I can't say I'd remember the details of that time if it weren't for this photo. But as I look at it

now, I can hear the squeals of laughter and the "doo doo" from my baby shark.

 

Adding a newborn to the family is also a lot. Your hormones are raging. You're crazy tired. It's hard to take it all in. How are you supposed to remember anything?

 

My hope for our time together is that you'll slow down for a minute. Enjoy. Breathe. And let me help you remember. Let me help you hold onto your most precious memories. Because the days are long, but the years are so, so short. And mama I hate to say it, but there are many more tired days ahead of you.

My favorite photos are the unprompted captures of spontaneous, authentic, real-life moments that have emotional significance. Changing your newborn's outfit. Your child's ear next to your growing belly. Years from now, these unscripted bits are the moments you'll want to remember.

PROFESSIONAL, TIMELY, & VERY RELAXED

Newborn Photographer Maple Grove, MN.jpg.jpg.jpg

"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." - Steph K.

Maple Grove Newborn Photographer

INVESTMENT

01

A TASTE (ESSENTIALS)

In-home or outdoors
12 edited images
Option to purchase additional images
Option to upgrade collection
Limited print release

02

A TIME TO REMEMBER

A TALE (MOST POPULAR)

In-home or outdoors
25 edited images
Access to VIP fine art print pricing
Option to purchase additional images
Mobile app & print release

03

In-home or outdoors
Entire gallery download (50+ images)
Access to
 VIP fine art print & heirloom album pricing
Mobile app & print release

SINGLE STANDARD SESSION STARTING AT $300

AVERAGE INVESTMENT $400

In-home newborn & Fresh 48 sessions can last up to two hours.

A non-refundable $49 session fee applies to all sessions.

For availability and current pricing fill out the contact form.

ALL COLLECTIONS INCLUDE:

 

Full access to an online gallery

Professionally edited digital images (no. depends on collection)

Option to upgrade your collection &/or purchase additional images

RESPONSIVE, PROFESSIONAL, GOES ABOVE & BEYOND

Maple Grove Newborn Photographer

"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."

- Aneta M.

IN-HOSPITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

minneapolis birth photographer
ON-CALL COVERAGE

Documentary-style photos taken during labor & delivery. Coverage includes active labor through at least one hour postpartum. On call and ready to go starting at 37 weeks. A portion of the photos delivered within 24 hours.

STARTING AT $950

fresh 48 maple grove
NEWBORN PHOTOS

Documentary & lifestyle photos of your newborn & family at the birth location within the first two days of life. Remember those first cuddles, footprints, baby's first bath. Portion of photos delivered within 24 hours!

STARTING AT $400

A NOTE ABOUT BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY:

 

Due to my commitment to providing your with a top notch experience and unexpected nature of photographing the birth of a baby, birth photography bookings are extremely limited. If you're looking for a birth photographer, let's meet up in person to talk about your birth plan and make sure we'd be a good fit!

MULTIPLE SESSIONS

Minneapolis Newborn Photographer.jpeg
SESSION BUNDLES

A bundle of 3-4 sessions at a discounted rate, typically including maternity, Fresh 48 or in-home newborn, and one year. Bundles can be customized to suit your needs.

AVERAGE INVESTMENT $1,200

LET'S

do

THIS!

INFORMATIVE, ON TIME, FRIENDLY & SWEET

"We hired Kara to photograph our newborn photos! Having a BUSY toddler, we loved how natural, relaxed and active she was with him made it easier on me as a new mom again! We bounced around and she adapted well in a home she was never in before. I was nervous at what photos she took of us but when we received them, back in a week, I was so, so happy! We LOVE them! We could recommend Kara more! She was informative, on time, friendly and sweet! We will be hiring Kara again!" - Monica N.

Maple Grove Newborn Photographer.jpg

THE BOOKING PROCESS

minneapolis birth photographer

Reserve a Time Window & Choose Your Location

For birth photography, fresh 48 sessions, and newborn photos, a time window is reserved upon booking based on baby's estimated arrival date. Newborn sessions are typically in the home but don't have to be!

Your Agreement & Session Fee

You'll read and sign a basic working contract that spells out copyright info, payment & return policies, rescheduling and collection information, and all that jazz. A $49 session fee is required in order to reserve your session date and time. Photos and products are sold separately. When you're ready to book, I'll send over an invoice.

Fill Out a Little

Questionnaire

This is a super simple form that helps me get to know you and your family so I can better serve you. It also gives you a chance to let me know your preferences.