In 2014 I had my greatest number of mini-sessions yet – 4 days with 27 families!!
Every fall, my number of requests is so much greater than any other time of year, and these mini-sessions give me the opportunity to fit in more of my clients than I would be able to otherwise. They also fit the needs of those who are “just looking for one good picture for the holiday card.” 😉
And for that reason, I don’t post many of these before the holidays, so… now that we’re in rainy January, let’s take a look back!
I met with 5 beautiful families on this first mini-session day. This was in October in a small park in Smyrna. I’ve been going to this park for… 4 years now? Because I see many of the families that live in the neighborhood. Overtime, some of them have chosen to come on different days, while meanwhile some others have joined in the fun. Here’s a little overview of that day:
First up – M- family! I think this is the 3rd year in the row I’ve seen them.. hard to believe this little girl is only 3! (She had SO much hair even 2 years ago!) And she’s just so calm and mature and the SWEETEST thing ever. She laughed at all of my jokes – like, laughed hard! We genuinely had a lot of fun with their little 25 minute session. Great way to start the day.
Next up is the H-family. They were brand new to the neighborhood, so welcome to them! They had an 18-month old who ran and ran and ran the entire time – as 18-month-olds do. 🙂 She was bright and curious and funny – so glad to meet her and catch a bit of her personality at this stage in life.
The 3rd group is the D-family, and the ones I’ve known the longest! I know Mom from a ladies’ group from years ago (I miss that group so!) and she was the one who introduced me to the neighborhood, for which I am forever grateful. K, you’re the best. Since I’ve known her, she’s gotten married and had 2 gorgeous children. Thank you D-family for coming out to see me! Love seeing how much you grow each year!
My 4th group, the A family, was new to me this year. And my goodness, I could not imagine 3 sweeter, more polite, more handsome boys. They were fantastic. So glad they found me and I hope to see them again – enjoyed this entire sweet family so much!
And ending the day, the day, the S family. It’s always really special for me to see these guys because I first photographed them (when I was really just starting out) when they were expecting their first child. Since then I’ve done newborn photos for both children, as well as a few birthday parties, and annual fall photos. Again, amazing to see them each year, how the change, and how they stay the same. Big sister is growing so much from a spitfire toddler into a mature big girl, and little brother – cute as can be. He tried to take off for the creek every time we turned around, but we managed to to grab him for a shot or two. 😉