Here are the current sessions that are available. It's easy to book a session. Just give me a call (218-289-1320) or send me an email (nicole@joyfulheartphoto.com) to set up a session. We'll discuss the best options for you and get you on my calendar. All sessions must be pre-paid to reserve the time. 

Please show up 5-10 minutes before your appointment time. If you will be late, a phone call or text message informing of the delay is appreciated. If you will be more than 15 minutes late to your appointment, you may be required to reschedule. Please give me a call to see if it's best to reschedule or see if I can still fit you in that day. People who do not show up or call will forfeit their session fee. Cancellations or reschedules with less than 24 hour notice will incur a $50 reschedule charge, regardless of the type of session. (Some exceptions may be made, and will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

​Unless otherwise indicated, after the photos we will set up a time for you to come back (usually within a week) to the studio for your Viewing and Order Session. It's a fun time to see the images from your photo session and place your order. Because of this, I request that we make the Viewing and Order Session at a time when all decision-makers will be able to be present. One Viewing and Order Session is included in the price of the photo session. Additional ones may be set up later for $15. Online galleries are an option and we can discuss this at the time of your photo session.

Please do not hesitate to call and reschedule your appointment if you experience the following: feeling unwell or running a temperature; have tested positive for Coronavirus; have been tested, but are still waiting on the results; have been in contact with someone with any of these conditions. Rescheduled appointments will be at least three weeks out for safety reasons.


Just The Basics

A great place to start, especially for the Seniors who don't want very many photos.
1 outfit.
2 backgrounds.
Indoor OR Outdoor.
No props.
Order right after the session.

Good Things

Looking for a little more than the basics? This might work for you!
3 outfits.
4 backgrounds.
Indoor OR Outdoor.
Props Allowed.
Custom Order Session.

Great Things

Have a little bit extra planned? Want to have Indoor and Outdoor photos? This upgrade has it!
3 outfits.
4 backgrounds.
Indoor and Outdoor (1 location - city limits)
1 Session Effect (Low-Key / High-Key / Colored Smoke / Powder / etc)
Custom Order Session

The Works!

For those who have a lot of ideas and want sessions in different seasons, this is the option to choose!
6 outfits
7 backgrounds
Indoor and Outdoor (multiple locations - up to 30 miles included)
Multi-Season options
3 Session Effects (Low-Key / High-Key / Colored Smoke / Powder / etc)
Custom Order Session


Family Minis

Family Minis are perfect if you're looking for something quick so you can update the photo on your wall or something simple for Holiday Cards. Indoor OR On Location (within Crookston city limits). Includes up to 4 people, though you can add additional people for $10 per person. 30 minute session.

Standard Family Session

The Standard Family Session is a great choice because of all the options it offers! Are the Grandparents in town and want a large family photo? Are you having a family reunion where you want multiple group photos taken? Perhaps you want to visit the State Park for the beautiful scenery? No limit on number of people or different set ups that we'll do. In studio or On Location (up to 60 miles) and a 60 minute session will give you plenty of time for us to capture all of the photos you need!

Maternity Session

Your family is just beginning! Save this moment with a one hour maternity session. Indoor OR On Location (Crookston city limits).



Newborns are so amazing. They only have that "newborn look" for a few short weeks! Newborn sessions are scheduled for up to 3 hours because I like to take my time with them to get the best images I can. No worries about needing to take a break from photos for a feeding or diaper change. In order to concentrate on the baby, the session is limited to just the newborn and parents. If you would like to include an image or two with siblings, please contact me directly for details.

First Birthday!

Is there anything as fun as your child's first birthday? This 60 minute session includes the option for up to 3 clothing changes and a cake suitable for smashing and making a huge mess with! Limited to just the birthday child.

Kid's Minis

Want to update your child's yearly photo, but looking for something better than just the school photo quick snap? This is the perfect option. A quick 20 minute session that still allows time to capture your child's personality. Limited to one outfit and one background choice, but I still make sure to give you plenty of photos to choose from. In studio only. Limited to one child, ages 6 months to 16 years. No props. Preview and Order session follows directly after the photo session.

Standard Child Session

A great option for photographing multiple children (did someone say the cousins are in town?) or if you want to have photos On Location. 30 minute session. In studio includes two background choices or On Location within 30 miles.

Specialty Sessions

Each session is available as an add-on to almost any session, or as a stand-alone session.


The newest session I'm offering! Fun, dynamic, and unique images!


Choose from a variety of colors - white, red, blue, yellow, purple, and grey - these are just for starters! No two smoke sessions turn out the same - perfect for someone looking for something different!

Art Series

An artistic vision for your photos. With a variety of options and artistic styles, we work together to create a one-of-a-kind portrait.
$50 - $140 depending on style. Includes Session and Artwork.

Session Packages

Maternity and Newborn

From the moment you find out you're expecting to when you get to hold your little one in your arms for the first time - there's nothing like it. The maternity and newborn package includes two sessions to help you remember those times. Package includes the maternity and newborn sessions and a 10x10 custom collage. ($156 value)

Baby's First Year

That first year goes by so fast! Slow time down with the First Year Portrait Package. Sessions at 3, 6, 9 months, and 1 year. 3, 6, 9 month sessions are 30 minute sessions. 1 year session is one hour and includes a cake smash. Includes a 10x20 collage featuring a favorite image from each session. ($276 value.)

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