Small Business Saturday Sale

It’s that time of year again where during my Small Business Saturday Sale, you can save BIG on next year’s session! Excluding newborns and minis, you can purchase your session at a discount and schedule it for any time in 2021! You will receive a unique code to use during booking when it comes time.

SAVE THE DATE!
Saturday, November 28th (one day only)

HS SENIOR SESSIONS (normally $499) are 20% off
FAMILY SESSIONS (normally $399) are 25% off
CAKE SMASH SESSIONS (normally $399) are 20% off
MATERNITY SESSIONS (normally $349) are 40% off
BABY + CHILDREN’S MILESTONES (normally $275) are 20% off

Act fast though, I will only be offering a limited number of each session at a discounted price.

Santa & Me

2020 has been quite the year and I think we can all agree that our children could use a little bit of magic in their lives right now. With that being said, I have decided to offer these adorable “Santa & Me” digital images where you send me a photo of your child or children and I will put it into Santa’s picture frame! You can choose either the vertical or horizontal style.

NOTE: My logo will NOT appear on the final images. Please allow up to one week to receive your final image(s) via email. The better the quality of the photo(s) that you send will make a difference. If wanting more than one image, please order the correct number then send the appropriate number of photos to kcalgarophotography@gmail.com

*If you choose to send a professional photo that was taken by a different photographer, please make sure to get their permission.

Click Here to Order Your Images

Tips for taking photos with little ones

Now that the busy season is upon us, I’ve been hearing more and more from parents of little ones saying “taking family photos is so stressful!” but you know what… it doesn’t have to be! Here are a few of my favorite tips to give parents ahead of time to prepare for their sessions. It’s part of my job to make sure the session goes smoothly and I promise, if you follow these 6 simple tips, it will!

1. COME READY TO HAVE FUN! 
I will make sure to capture your little one(s) as who they are in this moment, but never forcing them to take a photo that they don’t want to.  We will keep your session fun and relaxed and just follow your child’s lead!

2. GET THEM EXCITED ABOUT THE SESSION IN ADVANCE.
Kids and adults alike want to know what is coming. An idea could be to plan a surprise, such as a trip to the ice cream shop or a night out at a favorite restaurant.

3. FEED THEM.
Full tummies (or at least not hungry tummies) make for happy kids. If you are planning a family dinner out afterwards, give your children a snack before dressing or pack some (non-messy) snacks for the road. Children are more likely to be restless and easily upset when they are hungry.

4. BRING ALONG THEIR FAVORITE TOY OR COMFORT.
If your child needs a break from pictures to snuggle up, it’s nice to have that comfort on hand. In fact, including that “snuggy” in some pictures speaks to what your family life is truly like at this time and someday you may look back on those pictures warmly remembering when your little one just couldn’t bear to be without that object.

5. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT.
Try a mock shoot prior to your session or have your family practice posing and smiling or saying “cheese”. This can help get them ready to be in front of the camera (if they’re not already).

6. GO WITH THE FLOW.
From crying hungry babies to impatient toddlers it is easy to get frustrated or apologetic. Don’t! I (and most other family photographers) know all too well that these sessions are dictated by the kiddos. This is okay. Remember to breathe and try to laugh and remind your family to do the same.

The R Family | Hastings MN Family Photographer

It was so fun meeting and working with this sweet family of 3, soon to be 4! We had a gorgeous evening and got some beautiful images – here are a few of my favorites!

The H Family | Hastings area family photography

It’s always a pleasure to see this sweet family! Enjoy a few of my favorites from their most recent session!

Eli | styled newborn session | hastings minnesota newborn photography

This sweet little guy made his debut a week earlier than expected but I don’t think his parents minded very much. It was so wonderful to meet and photograph little Eli and I hope you enjoy a few of my favorites from his newborn session.

Emily | MATERNITY SESSION | HASTINGS AREA MATERNITY PHOTOGRAPHER

I just love photographing this special time in the lives of expecting parents! A baby girl is coming soon to this sweet family and I am so honored that they chose me to document it for them. Enjoy a few of my favorites from this gorgeous evening when we took Emily’s maternity photos!

Chloe | seniors 2021

This lovely young lady is so photogenic and I had so much taking her senior photos this summer! Enjoy a few of my favorites from her session!

Fall Mini Sessions 2020

NOW BOOKING
September 11, 2020 – October 31st 2020
Hastings, MN

These mini sessions are extremely popular and will fill up fast! They are perfect for updating your family photo, milestone ages for the kiddos, mini maternity session… the possibilities are endless!

Price: $200 – $225 (weekday/weekend)
Location: Hastings MN – please reference your booking email.
*Limited dates and times available. 

 INCLUDES:
– 20 minute session
– 10+ artistically edited images (available as high resolution instant download)
– Printing rights

Book now!

The A Family | Hastings MN Family Photography

Another gorgeous evening for another gorgeous family! I seriously love everything about these photos. Enjoy my favorites from this golden hour session!