Though we specialize in wedding photography, we are also modern and creative Minneapolis family photographers. From maternity and newborn photographs to child and family photographs, we love to work with our clients to capture the photos of their dreams. Whether taken in the studio, your home or a natural setting, our family photography aims to capture your personality and preserve your precious moments. 

We are full-service, customized family photographers. We’ll guide you every step of the way, from the initial consultation, through location and wardrobe planning, and through your photoshoot. We don't stop there! We continue our portrait service through final photo selection, custom heirloom design, and beyond.

Our family photography options include:

FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY: I love family photography! Many of my clients came to me needing wedding photography services, and we continue documenting their growing family over the years. I offer both in-studio and on-location options depending upon your needs.

NEWBORN PHOTOGRAPHY: My Minneapolis newborn photography is perfect for documenting your first days with your new little one. I primarily focus on lifestyle newborn photography, so I would work with you in your home and capture baby alone as well as with family members (and even pets!)

MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHY: It's so great working with clients for their Minneapolis maternity photography. Whether a past wedding photography client or someone new, it's awesome to document such an exciting time in a new family's life.


We make our family photography process easy for you. Here is a bit of what you can expect when working with us:

STEP 1: After we connect over an email or phone call, we’ll talk about your portrait vision as I walk you through my process and artwork options. Once you decide to book, I’ll send a contract and portrait session invoice, and we will lock in your session date my calendar.

STEP 2: Now that you are officially a Carina Photographics client, I'll provide guidance on what to wear and what to expect during your session.

STEP 3: Now comes the big day: your portrait session. We'll meet up for your portraits, whether in-studio or on-location, and work together until we get a wide variety of portraits to choose from.

STEP 4: After your portrait session, I’ll professionally edit your images before presenting them to you at my St. Paul studio. We’ll choose and order your favorite images and your final portrait options at this time.

STEP 5: Your final imagery and/or heirlooms will be delivered anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending upon your order.


Make sure to visit our blog to see the variety of photographs each client sees when they work with us for their family photography.

Contact me soon to discuss working together as your Minneapolis family photographers!