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Your choice of a 60 or 30 minute session
Specific Dates Available
Edited Hi-Resolution Image Files
30 Day Online Gallery
25-75 Images in your gallery to choose from
*Gallery Download NOT included

30% down to hold Date. Remaining balance due 1 day before session.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Yes but it'll be most cost effective if you add it when you book. Gallery downloads for 30 minute sessions are a $175 add on. for 60 Minutes it's a $250 Add on. When you receive your gallery it will be available for $300. You can make your decision based on when you want to pay.

How do I access all of my session information?

Each session has it's own information located in the client portal. Whomever scheduled the session will have the login and password. The client portal can be found on my website under "Other".

How long do I have to access my gallery after the session?

What happens if someone in our group is late?

Each gallery and it's complimentary downloads are available for 30 days after it is delivered. If you do not purchase or use said downloads before that date then you will no longer have access. No exceptions so don't wait!

Make sure everyone in your party is early and ready to go by your time slot. You'll have only the 30-60 minutes booked so if anyone is late it will take over some of your capture time. However I am always able to begin capturing individuals first if needed.

Will we only get 25 images in our gallery?

In short, the answer is "no" However you will receive however many photos we can take in our time together.

Have other questions? No problem, send me an email and I'd be happy to get the answers for you!

Our session is outdoors. What happens if it rains?

We live in Michigan, we all know this means the weather is not dependable. If the weather is not looking good I will email the afternoon of the sessions. Please note that if it's a light drizzle and there is no lightning then the sessions will still take place. If postponed an alternative date will be given. If that date doesn't work then your retainer can be used towards a future session with Kara Hanes Photography.

I loved working with Kara! She took beautiful pictures of my entire family! She was so helpful, kind, fun and professional...all in one!


Holiday Mini Session 2021

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

I was impressed on how beautiful the pictures were in our 15 min mini session and the fast time of response, these details make the complete difference between a professional and an amateur. Also the bonus to have neutral pictures not just The Christmas ones that we paid for, It was totally worth it!!!!


Holiday Mini Session 2021

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

After my Christmas mini session with Kara, I shared with her that she made me feel like I had booked a wedding with her. This was just a 15 minute time slot, and I initially had doubts about whether She’d be able to execute in that time. Let me tell you… SHE DID. The pictures exceeded every single expectation that I had. The customer service was amazing. She was always incredibly responsive with any and all questions. Even after getting my pictures back, I had questions about holiday cards; she gladly shared all the wisdom she had regarding the matter.

-Marleca Lane

Holiday Mini Session 2021

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

Working with Kara is the BEST! you might go in nervous or uncomfortable but when you get going its such a great time - She makes you feel so comfortable and at ease to make those happy memories pop out of her pictures. She picks the best locations for the thought you have in mind. For our mini session it was the beautiful glass house - for when we did a Golden Girl photo shoot with my mom she knew the best location at the beach. I will always be contacting her for any photo needs.

-Holly Pendergast

Fall 2021 Mini Session

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

We loved working with Kara! Such a professional and she captured such joyous moments of our kids! Highly recommend!

-Kaila DiNallo

Spring 2021 Mini Sessions

Kind Words From Lovely Folks

Kara is so great to work with! She is professional, efficient and fun. We were in and out in 20 minutes which fits great into our crazy schedule! She is focused on small details asking us to “smooth your hair” or “straighten out your shirt” and knew exactly how to position us. Somehow she captured smiles and laughs from my two teenage boys! She listening to what we needed and we received our photos in record time. I’d recommend her to anyone who needs family pictures, we love our pictures and so does everyone else!

-Becca Lehman

Holiday Mini Session 2020

Kind Words From Lovely Folks


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