Fall Family Photos in Elm Creek

These family photos were taken at Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove, MN during the fall. Most of the photos are front-lit, giving that soft golden hour glow.

Sister kissing brother on the cheek with mom and dad in the background.
This is my favorite photo from the session. It was taken during golden hour in Elm Creek. The image is front-lit, and it's the perfect amount of softness! I also love how genuine and natural it feels.

A challenge I overcame during the shoot: I did my first head swap in Photoshop with one of these photos! Sometimes you'll take 40 pictures of people in the same position and there isn't one where everyone's eyes are open and their facial expressions mesh. Learning to combine two images is the perfect solution.

What I loved most about this shoot: Interacting with these kiddos and taking shots of them hanging out in the field. I really loved watching them loosen up with me. I also loved the pop of the bright red!

This is one of the kindest comments I've received. Here's what Olga had to say after our session:

I can't recommend Kara enough! She is brilliant and a total natural with the camera and the kids.

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