Adventurous Family Photos in Minneapolis: The Robbins

I was super stoked to head to South Minneapolis for this shoot! (I lived there for over ten years, and I still miss it.) We got to combine a relaxed in-home shoot with some time outside at Lake Nokomis. I love finding ways to capture what a family loves to do. So we got Mom and Dad up on some skis, and they showed me their baby on board setup. Talk about learning how to do life with your baby instead of around her.

An obstacle I overcame during this shoot: Shooting a fast crawling baby was difficult! To overcome this, I followed her lead and let her crawl when she wanted to crawl. I had to be fast! I will never force a baby into a pose or activity that she isn't comfortable with. If she didn't like it, we didn't do it. And we still got some amazing shots.

Hi there! I'm your Maple Grove Newborn Photographer. Fun fact: I was a writer before I became a family photographer! I've got a couple of books under my belt. Stories are my JAM.



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Based in Maple Grove, MN and servicing the Twin Cities metro, Kara Joy Photography is a natural light lifestyle & documentary style photographer who specializes in newborn & family photography. Kara Joy Photography is known for capturing raw emotion & authentic expressions through a laid back approach. Her unforced images have a glaze that is natural yet polished. The cherry on top? A quick turnaround time.

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