I had an absolute blast photographing all the wonderful families that came out for the tree farm mini sessions. It was a huge success and I can’t wait to do it again next year! Stay tuned for details on the spring mini session that I will be doing in late March or early April, just in time for Easter and Mother’s Day. : )
I was a little nervous to offer mini sessions because I worried that I wouldn’t be able to give each family enough time or attention with only a 20-30 minute time slot. My style is definitely focused on capturing candid moments and sometimes it takes a little time for everyone to get in the groove so that I can capture that perfect shot. During my first round of mini sessions in the fall, I found that I really enjoyed the challenge of the shorter session and the efficiency of banging out so many shoots in one day. My sweet mom is amazing at decorating and running around behind me doing goofy things to elicit smiles, and she was kind enough to help me out on both shoots. Thank you Mom! The folks at Pinetop Tree Farm were so generous to allow us to use their farm for the mini sessions. We got our Christmas tree from them, and it was reasonably priced, beautiful, smelled amazing and was good and fresh and barely lost any needles the whole time we had it. You can also pick blueberries at Pinetop Tree Farm in the summer. I can’t wait to do that with Heidi next summer! Here are a few of my favorites from the day at the tree farm.
Of course I had to do a few of my own family before the sun went down! That’s my daughter, husband, mom and me in the photos below.