Why you should love your photographer...

On your wedding day you will be spending about 85-90% of your entire day with your photographer by your side. They will be guiding you through every step of the day! You want someone there you trust, who is organized, and who you can have fun with!

When you love your photographer and get along with them really well you can let your guard down around them. You can crack silly jokes and laugh and have fun! In doing so, you end up with not only amazing and genuine photos, but you'll have an even better experience!

When you've taken the time to get to know the person photographing you, they will know and understand your specific needs and wants. They will know the best way to capture you and bring out your best smiles, laughs, and natural emotions. Plus who doesn't love making new friends?!

Fall Family Minis at Willamette Mission State Park

November 18, 2022

It’s been a while since I’ve done a full mini session event! I have no idea why because these fall family mini sessions at Willamette Mission State Park were a blast!! I got to meet so many amazing new families, some returning families, and we had so much fun!! Mini sessions are PERFECT for kiddos with shorter attention spans and families that like their photos short and sweet.

This year we hosted the minis at Willamette Mission State Park in October and it was the perfect backdrop! Though it was really warm for mid-October. We ended up with an 80 degree weekend! These families that still showed up in their sweaters are real troopers! Fall family photos like this are perfect to use for Christmas cards. Of course, I also had to bring out a treat table!! Not only was it a special treat for my clients but a great incentive for the kiddos to go a great job during their session. We had apple cider donuts, various cookies, and some gluten free goodies! (Because I also needed a treat, too!)

We packed out two days of mini sessions and it was such a success! Almost all of my families loved their photos so much, they upgraded their galleries! There are usually a set small number of images included with their 15 minute session. You’d be surprised at how many different images we can get in that amount of time! There is the option to purchase more images or the full gallery if they love more than what’s included. Of course, that’s what most of them did! These families dressed to impress, came ready to go, and completely killed it!! I can’t wait for next year!!


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