Josh is on staff with Teen Challenge in Peoria & needed some updated head shots around the time I did the photos for the staff of First Assembly of God in Normal. It worked out well to do his at the same time! Very thankful for what Teen Challenge does!
Head shots are pictures that are basically what that word reads as 😉 Pictures of people from the shoulders up. Businesses usually want these types of pictures for websites, flyers, etc & I was THRILLED to be asked to do the head shots of the pastors & administrative staff at my church.
Some of you may remember this, but I actually worked as an admin at our church for 3 1/2 years right when Eric & I were getting married. To come “back” as the photographer & photograph everyone was a joy & an honor.
Two Mondays in a row I went & took pictures of everyone back to back. It was fun, fast & I loved what we got! The key to awesome head shots is great lighting & we had that for sure in our new church lobby! I personally also feel it’s very important if at all possible to take head shots in the environment that the individual is representing!
If you’re an owner of a small business, non for profit or even your own one man show business, feel free to reach out to me to get updated head shots!
Here it is friends! The list of Mini Sessions I will be offering in 2019!!! (Keep reading for more info about each individual mini session theme/date!)
2019 Mini Session Dates
Mom & Me – May 10
Summer Family Mini’s – June 8
Back-to-School Mini’s for Homeschoolers – August 16 & August 24
Sibling Mini Sessions – September 6
Fall Family Mini’s – October 19 & November 2
Christmas Mini’s – November 16
I consider those on my e-newsletter list to be “my people” & “my people” find out when I release signups for mini sessions first! Plus you get first dibs on signing up for a spot!😉 Click HERE to join in. Please note that all dates are subject to change (life happens!) but for the past few years I haven’t had to change one date! (If you’re not quite sure what a mini session is or if it fits your specific needs, I’ve written a blog post that’s HERE that you can read ALL the details about them 🙂)
Here’s some details about each mini session!
MOM & ME Momma’s are usually the ones taking the pictures so use the opportunity to be in FRONT of the camera for once! Cuddles with your babies & laughs with your teens, these mini sessions are one of my favorites, especially after becoming a mom! I’ve already got this years location chosen & let’s just say imagine fields, wild grass & Victorian furniture 😍 Mom & Me Mini’s are also PERFECT for expecting momma’s ie maternity pictures!!! So if you have a friend who’s expecting let them know 😉 I’ll be sending out signup info VERY soon! Photographing mom’s & their littles or bigs or both is a favorite of mine!!!
SUMMER FAMILY MINIS These will be in June & BELIEVE ME you’re going to love this year’s location! Already got it in my head 😉 These are the perfect mini’s if the fall is a bit busy for you or if you’ve got a kid going off to college- get some family photos before they’re gone!
BACK-TO-SCHOOL MINIS I’ve got two dates for these fun mini’s that are just for homeschooling families. They’re always a favorite highlight to wrap up the summer! These photography sessions will be as they’ve always been. I will still be offering the choice of individual portraits of the students and/or family pictures!
SIBLING MINIS These are the PERFECT opportunity for you to get individual pictures of your children. It’s the ONLY mini session that I now offer individual pictures. (You can read more about that in my 2019 New Policies blog post.) That’s why I’m offering in September the Sibling Mini Sessions. If you’re not wanting a regular session but want just a few single photos of your kids, Sibling Minis will be a perfect match! Feel free to email me with any questions!
FALL FAMILY MINIS As usual Fall Family Mini’s will be happening & on two different dates!
CHRISTMAS MINIS And last but not least CHRISTMAS MINIS!!! Yes! These WILL be happening & at an indoor location that I’ve already chosen! Can’t wait for those to happen!!!
Mini Sessions are offered on a first come, first serve basis. I only offer these at specific times of the year & they are typically between 20-30 minutes max. If you’re wanting individual portraits of your children or multiple wardrobe changes, a full session would be a better option for you!
For the past few years I have tried to still offer individual pictures of children at mini sessions. After evaluating my clients experiences & wanting the best for everyone, this year I will be standing firm on not offering individual photos of children at mini sessions. That’s why I’m offering in September the Sibling Mini Sessions. That is the ONLY mini session where I will offer individual portraits in a mini. Otherwise a regular session is best for your family if that’s what you’re needing!
So get these dates on your calendars, planners, iCal’s & watch your emails for when signups are available for each individual mini session as we get closer to their dates! Please, please, feel free to email me with any questions! I CAN’T WAIT!!!
Nomi Photography is turning FIVE in May! I’ve said several times I feel like my kid is going to Kindergarten! haha! Each year as my business grows & I meet new clients & reconnect with clients that have become friends, I’m just truly thankful that the Lord has made photography such a big part of my life!
For 2019, I have three policy changes that I’m making.
1) Deposits are required to reserve a session. Last year I started requiring nonrefundable deposits for mini sessions & now that requirement will be stretched to all my sessions. It’s super easy to do now with the online payment options I offer so it’ll be a piece of cake! The deposit will be subtracted from your overall session fee & the remainder will be paid the day of your session.
2) If you want individual pictures taken of your children, a regular session will need to be reserved instead of a mini session. After evaluating my clients experiences & wanting the best for everyone, this year I will be standing firm on not offering individual photos of children at mini sessions. That’s why I’m offering in September the Sibling Mini Sessions. That is the ONLY mini session where I will offer individual portraits in a mini. Otherwise a regular session is best for your family if that’s what you’re needing! (Please not that this new policy does not affect the Back-to-School Mini Sessions for homeschoolers.)
3) I only accept newborn sessions in December. This isn’t really a “new” policy because I’ve actually had the rule for several years now but I wanted to get it out there 😉
That’s it for this year! If you’re needing a refresher HERE is the post on my list of policy changes for 2018! Thank you for making Nomi Photography such a special thing for me! I wouldn’t be doing this without you 😉