FALL & HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS 2021
I can’t believe it’s time to discuss Fall and Holiday Mini Sessions! 2021 has flown by, and it’s time to book your annual mini sessions!
This year I’m offering fall minis in Brookdale Park on October 9th and 10th. These will be late afternoon/evening appointments. I love the way the sun adds a crisp autumn glow to the afternoon sessions, and I want to maximize that during your appointments.
Fall sessions are perfect for updated family photos. We all use our phones to capture the day-to-day, but these sessions are meant to capture candid moments of joy in a professional setting. I love seeing my families, year after year. As your kids grow and grow up, I get to capture the tiniest changes in them, creating an actual wall of memories. (That’s a pretty fantastic job isn’t it? I’m so very lucky!) I ask that you bring a blanket along that coordinates with your family’s outfits. We will use your blanket in a variety of ways, but it will likely get dirty so choose wisely!
We should be hitting peak foliage on our chosen date, so my suggestion for outfits is to stick with deep fall colors, golds, greens, reds, and orange look beautiful against the golden leaves. I prefer that your family does not wear all white, or all stripes. Patterns are good, and a hat or other fun accessories like, pocket squares or suspenders, can add some fun touches of color!
Some unsolicited advice: Moms, get yourself dressed first! If you look and feel great, you’ll love your photos more. That’s just a fact. Build everyone else’s outfits around yours, you can thank me later 🙂
*Bring snacks and water for your kids. These sessions are quick, but meltdowns happen. Be sure to bring a few items for little ones to choose from that are easy to eat and easy to hide. A favorite is always: Fruit Snacks or Gummies
( Those are great for bribing too 🙂
- Touch up lipstick or make-up right before we get started.
- Wipes are very helpful. Bring a few for last-minute sticky fingers or faces.
- Keep your cool. I know it’s so hard when small humans won’t listen but it’s not helpful to get grumpy with them ( even though I do with my little ones, every! darn! year!) don’t worry too much about the kids, that’s my job. We’ll get your shots, I promise.
- Keep eye contact with me. We all have a tendency to look at our kids while being photographed to make sure they are smiling- don’t do that. I need all adult’s eyes on me unless instructed otherwise.
- As always sessions will be 15 minutes long and I ask that you be on time as I will have clients booked back to back. If you are late that is the time taken from your session. It’s always best to arrive early.
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Last year the holiday sessions were a huge hit! I have to say in spite of covid, we made those images so beautiful and so perfect for maximum holiday happiness. Shooting on my driveway with a fake Xmas tree farm was lovely however this year….
WE’RE GOING TO A CHRISTMAS TREE FARM!!!!!
I wanted to offer a proper outdoor family session this year, for my families that aren’t comfortable with indoor sessions. This year we’re starting a new holiday tradition and heading to a Xmas Tree Farm in Mendham, NJ. I wanted to give all of my families a chance to get winter photos, that were holiday card-ready, but not necessarily only Christmas-related. Shooting at a tree farm has been a dream of mine for many years, and I am ready to welcome families there on the property for 15-minute sessions under the pine trees.
Due to high demand, I will open up 2 full days of sessions, Nov. 6th & 7th. I realize this date is early in the season but, I want to give everyone maximum time to select their images for holiday cards and prints, AND the weather should still be warm enough for your families to be bundled up without being freezing cold. This will give us the best of both worlds! We can be warm and cozy and kick off the holiday celebrations in style!
The setting will be pine trees, and I ask that you bring your own blanket to sit and enjoy some family snuggles with. I will have a few small props with me because I can’t resist twinkle lights or fake snow! PLEASE NOTE: The tree farm is located in Mendham NJ***
*Keep checking back here for photos of the farm, to give you a good idea of what to expect and what to wear! Remember, your photos will be as dressed up or dressed down as you are. So if you’re a ball gown type of family, wear your holiday best! And if you’re a jeans and sweater type of family, wear those with pride. Dress comfy and be ready to move as we will be walking within the trees!
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HOLIDAY MILK & COOKIE SESSIONS
This session will take place in my Glen Ridge studio on Nov. 13th & 14th. These holiday sessions will be KIDS ONLY. I’m asking that all adults (including myself) stay masked during the kid’s sessions. I want to provide a safe environment when we can create gorgeous in-studio images of your kids. The Milk & Cookie session will offer two sets.
One set will be my fake Xmas tree farm complete with lights and a little bench for cuddled shots, and the second set will feature a bed and background decorated for the holidays. I’m recommending that the kids wear their best holiday PJ’s for the Milk & Cookie Sessions- as these images will be a special celebration of “The Night Before Christmas” for my littlest clients.
I plan to have a little cookie decorating station outside of the office, we can use those cookies for their bed shots! ( Please bring your own cookies if allergies are a concern). I’ll have little cartoons of fake milk, and other props that will make these holiday photos glow. Unlike the outdoor sessions which are more candid images, these images will be polished studio images with specific posing. The goal is to get fun, curated images for your holiday cards and prints! It was very important to me to offer the in-studio sessions this year. There is something so wonderful about perfected holiday images that can later be turned into ornaments and mementos as time goes on.
Covid Protocols: I will require a covid release, this is standard for any event taking place indoors. Families will be seen one at a time. It will only be you, me, and the kids in the studio during their session. These are private sessions. I will keep the studio door and windows open. I will remain masked at all times and there will be a time in between sessions to wipe down any surfaces used. These sessions will be 15-minute sessions. Fast enough to welcome my smallest clients in, get them all excited with fake snow and cookies, and send them home with you 🙂
The milk and cookie session will NOT feature any family images.
Fall Family Photos are 15 minutes long, $275.00, and include a gallery to view and 3 final HD digital images.
Xmas Tree Farm Sessions & Milk & Cookie Sessions are 15 minutes long, $300.00, and include a gallery to view and 3 final HD digital images.
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Please contact Geeta at email@example.com for any additional questions.
*Final payment is due BEFORE your session.
*Sessions fill up QUICK no additional dates will be added, so please reserve your session appointment ASAP.
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As always I appreciate each and every one of you. You fill my life with so much joy and positive energy. It’s my pleasure and honor to be your family’s Memory Keeper. xo Stephanie