I’m very excited to announce our Holiday Minis for 2022!
OUTDOOR FAMILY TREE FARM MINIS
Saturday Nov.19th 2-4:30pm
Saturday NOV. 26th 2-4:30pm
Saturday DEC. 3rd 2-4:30pm
INDOOR KIDS WINTER MINIS
SUNDAY NOV. 20TH 9am-12pm
SUNDAY NOV.27TH 9am-12pm
This year we’re offering two options. We will have OUTDOOR FAMILY Tree Farm minis and INDOOR KIDS Winter minis!
Let me explain….
Last year we used a tree farm, and while it was beautiful, I missed being able to decorate the trees and use the snow machine that the kids get so excited for.
Though Covid was terrible in so many ways- one adjustment I made was creating a tree farm on my driveway.
When I review those images- I love the magic we were able to create, and so I’d like to bring that back for this years sessions.
The outdoor family tree farm sessions will take place in my backyard. This way I can create a full tree farm experience- adding in small touches that will give your images some sparkle.
For instance, I will be adding bistro lights above the trees, and the trees will be lit. ( as shown above)
We will also have our much anticipated snow machine! As I begin building the tree farm set in early November, I will update you with new photos, videos, and the plan for the backyard tree farm this year!
The images shown here are from the backyard tree farm in 2020, this will give you a good idea of our outdoor tree farm set!
I suggest warm clothes, because we’ll be outside in the deepest part of fall. You’ll want mittens, hats, and scarves that coordinate with your outfits.
The outdoor tree farm photos will be a bit darker- to allow the trees to shine behind you. So greens, maroons, reds, oranges, and grays will look beautiful against the tree farm backdrop.
I also love white ( in this instance only) which will add a touch of light to your faces! You’re welcome to bring a family blanket with you- I’ll have a few on hand!
We’re going to create cozy images and do our best to get some fun, candid family photos too.
INDOOR KIDS WINTER MINIS
The indoor/in studio winter kids minis are back again this year! I’m changing the set- as I do every year.
This year I’m really in love with white/bright in studio images! I think simplifying the decor of the kids session will lead to beautiful, bright images that feel like winter.
It’s important to me that my families that do not celebrate Christmas feel comfortable, and have an option that reminds them of winter- but not Christmas.
We will have one set with many activities and props to switch out for my families. Imagine an all white backdrop with snow softly hanging from the ceiling.
I’ll have sparkle pine cones and paper kind crowns too.
We’ll have a tiny white holiday village, stools, twinkle lights, a mini wooden ladder, and more, to create beautiful memories on our winter set.
The props will be interchangeable and I’d like the kids to choose what they’d like to be photographed with. ( We’ll give parents a chance to choose a few too 🙂
I’m borrowing some images from Studio By Mia to give you an idea and inspiration for the holiday minis kids set.
Once I have it built out I will show you our exact set- though this will come pretty darn close!
For the indoor minis you can dress the kids in PJ’s or “handsome” clothes, it’s really up to you! The dressier the clothes, the dressier the images.
I personally had my kids in Xmas PJ’s for YEARS- it’s only now that my oldest is rounding 13 that I’m letting go of photographing all three in PJ’s.
This year they’ll have coordinated outfits- likely what they’ll be wearing to holiday dinners with our family. I’m a big fan of using one outfit for multiple uses! As we get closer to the holiday minis I will share my families test shots to give you a better idea of both sets!
The simplicity of these in studio images can not be overstated. If you have worked with me year after year for holiday images- I always try to mix it up just enough that your tradition with me stays alive, but so you’ll be able to identify one year from the next.
I personally hate Christmas trees- but one way I’ve learned to love ours is to frame my children’s holiday photos in ornaments engraved with the year they were taken.
Our tree is more of a memory tree- and it’s important to me that what I capture for you, brings you back to this year gain and again.
Pricing this year will be the same as we’ve adopted for all of the mini sessions.
To reserve your holiday mini session, you’ll make a deposit of $100.00, and book your date and time using the links below!
Once your gallery is fully edited and ready to view – you’ll have the option to purchase:
3 HD digital images for $250
5 HD digital images for $350
ALL of the HD images in your gallery for $450.00
The indoor minis will have no rain date, as we are in the studio and shielded form any rain or poor weather. The outdoor holiday tree farm minis will have the following rains dates:
11/20th , 11/27, 12/4
These are each the Sunday following the Saturday of your session. You’ll be rebooked for the exact same time slot *IF the weather doesn’t cooperate. Please leave the full weekend open, just until we are certain we have clear skies for your scheduled mini session.
I plan on having treats for the kids! I always like to have a treat table. It’s the holidays so we absolutely should have marshmallows and cookies and hot chocolate too!
All images will be sent to you in a zip files, easy and convenient to download and load into Minted, Shutterfly, etc. for holiday cards.
I’m very excited to be able to offer these sessions year after year. Thank you for being here and bringing your best selves to our sets!
I promise we will have fun and get you the prettiest holiday card images!