Summer Family Mini Photography Sessions

Here’s the quick info list for my Summer 2019 Photo Mini Sessions!

Saturday, June 8 SAVE YOUR SPOT HERE. Rain Day if needed will be June 9.

  • 20-minute interactive & fun (!!!!!) mini photography session
  • Each session is $150.00 & covers 6 people. (After 6 individuals, there is a $10.00 cost per additional person.)
  • Photos taken at session will include various groupings of pictures of the entire family, mom & dad together, mom with all the children, dad with all the children, all the siblings together  
  • A $25.00 deposit is required to officially secure your spot. The remainder balance of $125.00 is due at the time of your session. Your deposit can be paid online through an invoice I’ll email you. If the deposit isn’t paid within a certain time, the spot will automatically become open for another client to take it.
  • After your session, you will receive a few images from your session via your email as a preview. The remaining images & a print release will be emailed to you later via an online gallery where you can download them & print them wherever you choose. You can also share this gallery with friends & family to download as well at no extra charge.
  • Location will be at the exact place the pictures in this post were taken in Bloomington! It’s the same location as last year! You can check out more pictures of LAST YEAR’S SUMMER MINI SESSIONS HERE.
  • (If you’re not exactly sure what a Mini Session with Nomi Photography consists of or want to check out the most frequently asked questions regarding my mini’s, read HERE.)
  • As we get closer to the Summer Mini Sessions date, you’ll receive an email from me with the location of our mini sessions & other details. Email me at naomi@nomi-photography.com with any questions you may have! I’m looking forward to hanging out with your family!!!

Behind the Name

Naming our two girls took prayer & time. It’s a big deal to bestow a name on someone who will have it for their lifetime! Naming anything like a pet, business, a book, you name it (pun intended 😉 ) takes thought,  prayer, time, & hopefully some soul searching of why the name works (or doesn’t).

Naming my business Nomi Photography when I launched the photography business in 2014 was a no brainer. My siblings when we were all young couldn’t say my name Naomi very clearly & instead “Nomi” came out. Nomi stuck & through the years some of my dear friends as well as my siblings still call me that to this day! Even the little ones I nanny called me Nomi! (I’ve actually met a few other Naomi’s in my life & have been told their loved ones called them Nomi too! How fun!)

A lot of things have changed in the past 5 years. I’ve got some gray hairs. I’ve become a mother of two girls. Learned that I can’t eat too much dairy in a day & that real plants aren’t my thing. Bought a house. Worked harder at actually finishing the books I buy 😉 I’m 33 & life looks a lot different for me now then it did 5 years ago. With photography, I’ve made some decisions on what I choose to shoot & what I don’t. I’m not a wedding photographer. I’m not a studio photographer. I am a birth & family photographer!

All of that took time & maturity. Later in the coming weeks I plan to share 5 specific things I’ve learned in 5 years of business. But the bottom line from what I’ve found, with owning a business is if you want to take care of your clients & treat them like your own family (which is what I strive for) you have to change. You have to prune & grow. And mature.

Changing from Nomi Photography to Naomi Elizabeth Photography is an outward sign of the inward pruning, growth & maturity I’ve had in the past 5 years of business. I’ve learned soooooo many things & have changed for the better as a photographer & business owner & I want to make an outward reflection of that.

It is always my prayer to keep getting better in how I service my clients & the quality of photos I give. That is not going to change. My word for Naomi Elizabeth Photography for 2019 is “connection”. I want to connect with my clients in a deeper & more helpful way. Thus the recent Facebook Lives, the announcement of Birth Photography. Some of my policy changes for this year. The name change.

What can you expect with this change? I’ve got a new beautiful logo, a new website address: www.naomielizabethphotography.com. You’ll all need to start getting used to seeing Naomi Elizabeth Photography instead Nomi Photography! I will have a new email address & will be sharing that soon. I am working to get my facebook page name changed as well. Hopefully that goes well because I’ve heard it can take quite a bit of time!

But I’m excited & SO ready for this! Nomi Photography has matured for the better & Naomi Elizabeth Photography is the perfect way to reflect & share that change!

Friends, thank you for being here. For taking the time to read this. For supporting me & my family. Naomi Elizabeth Photography wouldn’t be what is now without you 😊 May is a big month & I plan to celebrate 5 years in several different ways! Stay tuned!

PS If you’re wondering, yes! Naomi Elizabeth is my first & middle name! And we did name our eldest Elizabeth so we could share names! 😉

GIVEAWAY!!!! To celebrate all the changes that have come to Nomi Photography NOW Naomi Elizabeth Photography 😉 I am giving away a Mom & Me Mini Session! Click HERE for the details!

Mom & Me Mini Session GIVEAWAY!

To celebrate one of the many changes with now Naomi Elizabeth Photography, I am giving away a Mom & Me Mini Session that will happen at Friday, May 10 from 6:00PM-6:30PM. You can read all the details about the location & this fun experience on my blog post sharing the details HERE.

HOW TO ENTER:

Click THIS LINK announcing my new service of Birth Photography on my facebook page

SHARE IT on your facebook page!

Comment back on this link back on my facebook page (the one you just shared) & tell me you shared it!

That’s it! Contest ends at NOON Monday, May 6. I will randomly draw a winner & contact them on their comment on facebook by 8PM on Monday evening, May 6!

RULES:

If you’ve already signed up for a Mom & Me Mini you can still enter to get your spot free!

Mini Session MUST be claimed & used on May 10 at 6:00-6:30PM. This cannot be transferred to any other time, location or date.

Winner must abide by all the guidelines of what a Naomi Elizabeth Photography Mini Session consists of.

Happy entering!!!!!!

Blythe’s Birth Day!

This precious girl is turning one on Saturday, April 27, 2019.

She was born on a quiet spring day. I remember smelling fresh cut grass as I walked up to the Birth Center in Bloomington. Her mother, Amber, & I had been in contact for months now & it seemed too good to be true that TODAY a sister was going to be born to three adoring big brothers. It’s been a whole year since her birth but I remember many details about her birth.

I remember I was selfishly excited because I was pregnant myself & knew I was about to witness the birth of my next child’s either future bestie or wife 😉 (I gave birth to our Ruth exactly 10 days later so the bestie mode is in full swing with our girls!)

I remember how calm Amber was when I walked in.

I remember how the midwives at the Birth Center took SUCH great care of her, Kyle (Amber’s husband) & baby Blythe.

I remember the worship music playing in the room.

The sound of water filling the birth tub that Blythe was born in.

I remember the laughter.

I remember how safe, clean & prepared the room felt.

I remember the peace I felt.

The moments ticking by & the waiting that just drew us all closer to something wonderful.

I remember the excitement that came with pain.

I remember the unmistakable knowledge that life as it was for the LaBerge family was about to change & they were on the brink of that transformative moment.

I remember watching the soft, encouraging touches between a husband to his wife.

I remember the cries that “She’s coming!” filling the room.

I remember watching Amber catch her first daughter & how my own tears couldn’t help but fall at that powerful moment.

And now, friend I invite you to come remember…to have a visual view reminiscing on the birth story of Blythe Adele.

Happy One Year Birth Day sweet girl!


I am now offering Birth Photography as a service! Please read more HERE on this service & how I’m gifting for a limited time Fresh 48 Sessions to any Birth Session I book!

Why Birth Photography?

I’m getting emotional just thinking about all the reasons why I want to do birth photography.

I love people. I firmly believe that EACH person has a purpose. That’s why we’re here. We ALL have a purpose.

My first birth I photographed, I remember the excitement growing in my heart as I was waiting for the go-ahead to come photograph his birth from his mom. It was this tangible excitement. Adrenaline was flowing through me & I couldn’t think about anything else but his arrival or his mom. I remember asking myself WHY. Why was this SOOO different then anything else I had ever photographed. I’ve photographed some amazing things including two weddings. But let’s be honest, a birth is QUITE spectacular. There’s just NOTHING like it. I KNEW that this was unlike anything else, but I wanted to know WHY.

My answer hit my heart so quick, I knew it was from the Lord, & again, I’ve got tears threatening to brim over & down my face as I try to convey my heart! “HE HAS A PURPOSE. I’ve got something planned for him.” That’s what I heard in my heart. I knew it was from the Lord. I remember getting out of the car & running into the hospital. My heart pumping, my smile as big as it could get. You’d have thought this baby coming was my own! But the joy in my heart & the joy I felt in that hospital room as he made his arrival was knowing the reason he was here was that he had a purpose. And he had arrived to fulfill it.

After documenting his birth, I was hooked. The joy. The pain. The newness of a life all in one space, all in front of me. It was the honor of a lifetime to be there & save it forever for his mom, his dad to look back on & one day share with him.

Since then birth has become a big part of my life as I’ve had my own two baby girls & photographed more babies & another birth. I want to be that person. That person in the room when the baby arrives & documents it all. That person that is softly praying & encouraging the momma. Watching for the beautiful details to unfold & capturing them to be remembered forever. For the momma to look back on & see those moments when she wondered if she could keep going. And then to see the moment when she realizes it’s all worth it

I know this post is about birth photography, but let me take this moment to say, my friend, you have a purpose. It started the day you were conceived & continued on strong the moment you were born.

I have needed to wait for just the right timing to offer birth as a regular photography service, but thanks to a team of people & a couple small life changes, the time is NOW!!!

Will you do me a favor? Help me get the word out!!! If you have a friend, a cousin, a neighbor, a co-worker who’s expecting, will you connect us? Let them know I’m NOW OFFERING BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY as a service. I want to be their photographer for this incredible life experience. Have them email me at naomi@nomi-photography.com or just direct them to my page HERE. Or if you’re the one expecting, I’d love to take you out for tea/coffee & go over my Birth Experience package with you! (And for a limited time I am gifting FREE Fresh 48 Sessions along with Birth Sessions that are booked with me!)

I’d love to meet you or your friend. To celebrate this new life, this new little one that has a PURPOSE.

Here are two of my birth sessions from my portfolio to view – TOBIAS (hospital birth) & BLYTHE (Birth Center birth).

Mom & Me Mini Sessions in 2019

I get to be the one to hold your hand
I get to be the one.
Through birthdays & broken bones
I’ll be there to watch you grow
I get to be the one.


– JJ Heller

  • Location: small field in a park in Bloomington
  • I have a beautiful Victorian chair we’ll be using! in the photos!
  • Friday, May 10
  • 20 minute interactive mini photo session
  • 15-20 professionally edited photos
  • Examples of photos include: mom with each child, mom with all children, all children in one photo
  • Each session is $95.00 & covers 6 total people. (After 6 individuals, there is a $10.00 cost per additional person.)
  • If you’re pregnant, Mom & Me Mini’s can be used as a mini Maternity Session! (Any questions about that, just email me naomi@nomi-photography.com)
  • You will receive a few images from your session via your email as a preview. The full gallery & print release will be delivered via an online gallery where you can download them & print them wherever you choose within two weeks.
  • $25.00 non-refundable deposits are due at the time of signup. Once you receive an email from me after signing up, a deposit must be paid within 48 hrs to keep the spot.
  • Only 4 spots! Save your session for a Mom & Me Mini RIGHT HERE. Once you signup, you’ll receive an email from me with more details.

Here’s a few of my favorites from last year’s Mom & Me Mini’s. Email me at naomi@nomi-photography.com with any questions you may have!

I can’t wait to see you & your kiddos & laugh & cuddle & get awesome photos!

(If you’re not exactly sure what a Mini Session with Nomi Photography consists of or want to check out the most frequently asked questions regarding my mini’s, read HERE.

Head shots – First Assembly of God

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!

2019 Mini Sessions!

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!!!

New Policies for 2019

Hi friends!

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 😉