Are you ready to see all the beautiful families I photographed in November? Over two weekends, I met with eight families and I loved to see the dynamics of each one. Most of them had young children, and the parents and I had to get creative to get those smiles out, but we had a lot of fun.
Thank you everyone for a wonderful time in the most wonderful time of the year! And I’m already thinking of ideas for next year’s Christmas minis….
One of my favorite traditions is to take family photos for Christmas cards in the fall. It’s a quick and sure way to document everyone’s growth. This year, I’ve been eyeing Camp Milton Historic Preserve for its rustic barn and and grassy fields. It’s a hidden gem and a great place for timeless photos.
When is it?
I will shoot the first two Saturdays of November before sunset. The weather will be cooler and it will give me time to get you your pictures before Thanksgiving. Here are the time slots (I will update them as they fill up).
Each session is $100 due at the time of the photoshoot.
What is included?
I will deliver 10 or more hi-res edited images to you by digital link within one or two weeks of your session. When you see your images, you will have a chance to provide feedback–most notes I am able to apply!
What COVID-19 precautions will you be taking?
I have chosen an area of the park (the far side of the barn) that not many people go to, so we will have no contact with crowds. While you do not need to wear a mask, I will wear a mask throughout the whole shoot. I have a contactless payment option (Venmo) that you can do at the session.
How do I sign up?
I will email you back to confirm that the spot is available and you got it. Thank you so much! I’m excited to take photos of your family!
P.s. Once you book your session, you should get on clothes collecting right away. I had a lot of shipment delays with my clothes that I selected for this shoot, and it was a little stressful. Here is a layout of the clothing I chose–it’s a good example of choosing a theme of colors that compliment each other, much like a family: different but harmonious.
My husband did not like wearing a Henley. He said it was too hipster. I thought is was nonsense. Hope you have fun getting it all together, and see you there!
Every year, I choose a different location and experiment with different lighting for my Christmas Minis. Usually I do it outside, where the lush green of Florida winter does nothing to add to the Christmas/wintery feeling. This time, I did most of the mini sessions indoors against the bright bay window of my dining room. With enough decorations and overexposure of the window, you can just imagine cuddling by the sparkling tree on a cold, snowy day. However, the gem of each picture turned out to be the Christmas spirit brought by the families photographed. Their smiles were especially merry and bright this year!
And I did one mini-session outside this year. I love this tree at Treaty Oak Park in downtown Jacksonville. The branches seem to be a metaphor for this beautiful family and the closeness they share.
Thank you to everyone who made these sessions fun and meaningful. This is my favorite time of the year because it helps you remember what is important.