I started my portrait business with a facebook post for mini sessions 10 years ago. I was working for a photography team here in RI and I thought maybe I would try to do some work on my own. My first mini event was a huge success! Everyone who came to my first event came back to do more sessions with me and some still come to this day. After the first couple attempts I swore to never do these kinds of sessions outside again! The weather was too unpredictable, where would I take a break?! I never thought the possibility of a pandemic make me think otherwise! Spring sessions are coming soon! Again I’m doing two options… Inside mini’s and outside. I thought I would take this opportunity to share a mini I did this fall. You can do so much in a little bit of time!
If you’ve been following me over the past 8 years you will recognize these cute faces! I thought this was a suitable session to post the day before Valentine’s Day! The first photos are of big sister. She is a sparkplug to say the least! I love taking her photos because of two reasons 1) she is comfortable around me and 2) she doesn’t like having me take her photos. As funny as it sounds these two things are the perfect recipe for photos! Since it’s all a big joke I get some great candids! Second we have her brother who was born with a congenital heart defect. He has had more surgeries in his first year than most adults will have in their entire lives. It is actually CHD awareness week! CHDs are the most common birth defect, affecting nearly 1% of all births in the U.S. Most people are unaware of this. I know I was! More discussion will hopefully result in more research funding. It has been a pleasure to see Silas and take his photos year after year. He is truly a heart warrior.
There are lots of photographers posting summer sessions during this cold spell with captions like “Can’t wait until it’s warm again!” I have been thinking “i’m not going to that”… But here I am!! I’m doing it! Oh well! I sat down to blog on this cold Saturday and I couldn’t help but to pick this session to share. I love these photos from Duxbury Beach in MA. I also love the people in them! I first met them at big brother’s first birthday photos. Here we are today with a little sister! I’ve done a lot of sessions for this wonderful family. I’m already looking forward to the next one!… Because Mom is cool AF! Am I right, Liz!? 😉
I always like to talk about how long I’ve been taking photos of certain families. I might sound like a broken record some times but it really means so much. I have a special place in my heart for my repeat clients. They trust me, believe in my abilities and that means so much. I have been doing photos of big sis since her first birthday. She always likes to bring a prop to her yearly photos. It started with dolls and her puppies but more recently it’s her little brother and now horses! Looks like we have upgraded! I can’t wait to see what they bring next year!
I wanted to share one of my favorite sessions from last year featuring some of my favorite people! I have known this family for almost 10 years now. The oldest is one of my daughter’s best friends ever. I can say the same for myself and their mom! Every year we do a portrait and every year the goal is top last year’s. It’s getting a little harder since we keep knocking it out of the park! This year we did the session at J.L.M. Equestrian where Ava takes horse riding lessons. I really don’t know how we are going to top this session, but I know we will! Stay tuned!