Meet ya at my crib.
Kara Joy Photography is a Minneapolis Maternity, Newborn, & Birth Photographer based in Maple Grove, MN. 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!
"I was truly impressed with Kara’s sense of calm."
AWARDED BEST NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHER IN MINNEAPOLIS
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.
"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."
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EVERYTHING YOU NEED
In-home or outdoors
24 high res edited images
Mobile app & print release
Option to purchase additional images
Option to upgrade collection
Booking fee applies
a time to remember
ALL OUT, BABY!!!
VIn-home or outdoors
Entire gallery download
Minimum 60 images
Mobile app & print release
$75 album voucher & Slideshow
50% off booking fee
STARTING AT $395
AVERAGE INVESTMENT $450
In-home newborn & Fresh 48 sessions can last up to two hours.
A non-refundable, separate $49 booking fee applies to all sessions.
For availability and current pricing fill out the contact form.
ALL COLLECTIONS INCLUDE:
Full access to an online gallery
Up to 30 miles travel from Maple Grove, MN
Professionally edited digital images (no. depends on collection)
Option to upgrade your collection &/or purchase additional images
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.
"We'd hire her just to put our baby to sleep!"
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 $1500
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!
AVERAGE INVESTMENT $425
A NOTE ABOUT BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY:
I offer birth photography for moms within 35 miles of Minneapolis. 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!
A bundle of three 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 $1,100
"She reassured us and didn't rush us."
THE BOOKING PROCESS
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.
Your Agreement & Booking 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 booking fee is required in order to reserve your session date and time. Photos and products are sold separately.
Fill Out a Little
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. I'll send you a link during the booking process!