unscripted

REAL LIFE IS

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

SIGNATURE WORK

NEWBORN IN-HOME
SUNSET MATERNITY
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PARTY TONIGHT

Meet ya at my crib.

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, but trust me, I'm fine. Just excited!

REMEMBER THE JOY & RELIVE THE MOMENT.

This is a picture of my daughter when she was nine months old. We'd just moved into a new house. I was working full time at a desk job. I had a two-year-old tugging on my arm around the clock. It's all kind of a blur, but I do remember pumping in the car on the way to our closing appointment and setting up a toddler bed at 10 p.m. Needless to say, it was...a lot.

But this photo helps me remember the joy I experienced in the middle of a difficult season. In fact, if it weren't for this photo, I can't say I'd remember how my little girl looked in that dress or the awe in her eyes as she crawled up our new set of stairs for the very first time.

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. My hope for our time together is that you'll slow down for a minute. Enjoy. Breathe. And let me help you remember.

AWARDED BEST NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS

PROFESSIONAL, TIMELY, & VERY RELAXED

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"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.

INVESTMENT

MATERNITY

A 60-minute, in-home or outdoor lifestyle session around 4-6 weeks before expected delivery. Your entire family can be part of your maternity session! We'll still get those individual portraits.

HELLO WORLD

An in-home lifestyle session when baby is usually between ten days and three weeks old. Newborn sessions can last up to two hours. This is so baby can nurse and we can go at a slower pace.

CAKE CRAZINESS

A 60-minute session usually in the home, primarily documentary-style photography capturing all the frosting smears and silliness. Perfect for Baby's first birthday party!

SINGLE SESSION STARTS AT $300

AVERAGE INVESTMENT $350

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

For availability and detailed pricing information fill out the contact form.

ALL COLLECTIONS INCLUDE:

 

Full access to an online gallery

A set of 15 or 30 professionally edited digital images (depending on the collection, does not apply to birth photography)

Option to upgrade your collection & purchase additional images

Print product(s)

Print release

BABY'S MILESTONES

A bundle of 3-4 sessions at a discounted rate, typically including maternity, newborn, six months, and one year. You are welcome to choose other times throughout baby's first year.

STARTING AT $1,000

BIRTH NARRATIVE

Documentary photos taken during labor & delivery. On call starting at 38 weeks. Coverage includes active labor through at least one hour postpartum. Option to add additional hours a la carte.

STARTING AT $850

TINY TWENTY-FOUR STORY

Relaxed documentary & lifestyle photos taken in the hospital or at your birthing center. Typical session takes place within the first 24 hours following birth.

STARTING AT $325

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

For availability and detailed pricing information fill out the contact form.

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!

LET'S

do

THIS!

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PHOTO ALBUMS

Keep the Memory Alive

Technology is great, but not always reliable. When you have a tangible product you can touch, feel, and breathe in, You'll get to relive your photos. And not only are you allowing those memories to sink in all the more, you're choosing to create something you can pass onto your beautiful children.

THE BOOKING PROCESS

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SET A DATE & DETERMINE A LOCATION!

Chat with me over email or the phone. We'll find the perfect date, time, and shoot location for your family.

SIGN YOUR AGREEMENT

You'll read a basic working agreement that spells out copyright info, payment policies, and all that jazz. You'll provide a signature at the bottom.

PAY YOUR

SESSION FEE

A $49 session fee applies to all sessions. Payment is required to reserve your date & time.

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.