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Fall 2018 Mini Session Favorites!

Every year the fall season brings some of my favorite families & people in front of my camera! Fall of 2018 didn’t disappoint! I LOVE these people!!!

Fall 2019 Mini Sessions!

It’s that time of year AGAIN! Time to plan for the fall & choose a fall mini photography session date! I am offering two different dates for my Fall Mini’s- October 19 & November 2. (If neither of these dates work for your needs, I am offering Christmas Mini Sessions & you can read all about those HERE.) And please make sure you read THIS POST for a few changes I’ve made to my mini sessions in 2019.

If you’re not quite sure if a Mini Session fits your needs, THIS POST will help you decide that!

OK! On to the juicy details!

  • Location: Same as last years! (Click HERE to view some of my favorite images from last fall!)
  • Dates are October 19 & November 2 (Grab a spot HERE!)
  • 20 minute interactive mini photo session
  • 15-20 professionally edited photos
  • Examples of photos include: several family poses, several of the children together, pictures of parents/significant others together, pictures of each parent/guardian with all children.
  • Each session is $150.00 (After 6 members of an immediate family, there is a $15.00 cost per additional person.)
  • 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. The remainder fee has to be paid paid by the time of the mini session.
  • 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 three weeks. You can also share this gallery with friends & family to download as well at no extra charge.
  • As we get closer to the mini session date, you’ll receive an email from me with the location of our mini sessions & other details.
  • Email me at naomi@naomielizabethphotography.com with any questions you may have!

SAVE YOUR SESSION HERE!

Sibling 2019 Mini Sessions

“I just want a picture of all my kids smiling & looking at the camera!” says just about every momma to me 🙂 And now that I’m a mom of two, YES that can be a difficult thing to make happen! So let ME do that for you!

This year I am offering Sibling Mini Sessions!!! Here below are the details including pricing info & the link to sign up. I only have 4 spots! These are PERFECT for the family that just wants pictures of the kids this year & will be skipping family pictures & wants to get ahead of the busy fall schedule.

Friday, September 6 SAVE YOUR SPOT HERE. Rain Day if needed will be Sunday, September 8. 

If you’re not quite sure if a Mini Session fits your needs, THIS POST will help you decide that!

  • Location: TBA in Bloomington-Normal
  • 20 minute interactive mini photo session
  • 15-20 professionally edited photos
  • Examples of photos include: several poses of each child alone, several poses of all siblings together, several poses of groupings of siblings (ie sisters together, brothers together)
  • Each session is $100.00 & covers 4 total siblings. (After 4 children, there is a $15.00 cost per additional person.)
  • A $25.00 deposit is required to officially secure your spot. The remainder balance of $75.00 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. The remainder fee will be paid by the time of the mini session.
  • 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 three weeks. You can also share this gallery with friends & family to download as well at no extra charge.
  • As we get closer to the Siblings Mini Sessions date, you’ll receive an email from me with the location of our mini sessions & other details. Email me at naomi@naomielizabethphotography.com with any questions you may have!
  • Only 3 spots! Save your session HERE. Once you signup, you’ll receive an email confirmation from me within 48 hours.


Summer 2019 Mini’s Recap!

Summer Mini’s were SO fun this year! I’m a bit in love with our location & it’s the second time I’ve used it! The special couples & families I got to photograph are just favorites of mine. AND the weather had been SO crazy! We’d had SO MUCH rain the weeks leading up to the evening of the sessions & even! It literally started sprinkling rain a half hour before the first mini session & STOPPED raining like 8 minutes before the first. After that the weather was perfect & the show went on! Sometimes you never know what’s going to happen with the weather in IL!

It was very hard to choose but here are some favorites from Summer Mini’s this year! If you’re interested in getting a summer mini spot next year you’ll want to sign up to be on my enewsletter HERE so that you’re notified as soon as they open up!

Back-to-School Mini Sessions for 2019!

Well here we are again! For the FIFTH YEAR it’s time for Back-to-School pictures for local homeschooling families! (Please note this is a service I offer ONLY to those who are homeschooling at least one child in their family.) This year is very special for me because we are just one year away from our eldest starting Kindergarten & I’m beyond excited to officially “join” 😉 the local homeschool community as a homeschooling family ourselves!

So what are Back-to-School Mini Sessions? Well here’s two links where I share the past two year Back-to-School mini session recaps (2018 & 2017) & you can see what types of images we’ll get & the fun we have 🙂 And then below are the details of where to signup & date & pricing info.

I wanted to ask for your help. Each year I have gotten a wonderful response from local families & thus have been able to continue to offer these mini sessions for so many years now. Will you help me continue to offer this special service? If you could share this blog post with your homeschooling friends thru email & or facebook that would help me out so much! This helps ensure that each mini session spot is taken & that I am able to continue offering this year after year. Now that I’m a mom of two & I also nanny two days a week, I have to be wise with my time & what things I offer thru my photography business. As long as I can keep booking these mini sessions every year, I will continue to offer them. So please share away after you get your own spot of course 😉 Thank you friends! I can’t do this without you! 😀

I am offering two types of packages for the Back-to-School Mini Sessions:

Back2School Minis will be held on August 16 (rain day will be Aug 17) & August 24 (rain day is Aug 25). Choose your spot HERE! 

*Please Note* that if you’re signing your family up, please take TWO ten minute slots. If you’re signing up a student please take ONE ten minute slot per student. If you have any questions just email me at naomi@naomielizabethphotography.com. To reserve your session on August 16 (Rain Day will be Aug 17) & August 24 (Rain Day is Aug 25) CLICK HERE. If for some reason one of these dates doesn’t fit your family calendar, I will be doing my Fall Mini Sessions (those dates are HERE) & you can keep your eye out for when I announce those signups 🙂

NEW FOR 2019 Non-refundable deposits of $25.00 are required to officially hold the session. Once you signup for a spot, you’ll receive an email soon with an invoice to pay the deposit fee. That will be subtracted from your entire fee & the remainder fee will be due the day of your session.

INDIVIDUAL STUDENT SESSION:
– First Student – 5-7 Images | $35.00
– I will spend time with each student & take photos of them that truly capture their smile & personality!
– If you have more then one child-great! After your first child, it’s just $25.00 per additional child.
– Session is 10 minutes.

FAMILY SESSION:
– Family’s up to 6 members ($10.00 per additional family member after 6 members) 12-15 Images | $90.00
– Session will take 20 minutes. We’ll have a blast having your family interact together & capture your family as a whole along with individual pictures of each child in the family!

Every year of homeschooling is a milestone! And capturing your children & family at this time, is a joy of mine.

All images will be delivered within 3 weeks of the session via email with a link to an online gallery where they can be downloaded to your computer & then printed wherever you choose. Print Release is also included. Full payment is due at session. An online contract & more details about preparing for your session will be emailed ahead of time. No outfit changes are allowed. These sessions are in my opinion not suitable for seniors in high school. Feel free to ask me about my Senior Experience Package!

If you have any other questions about how a mini session with Naomi Elizabeth Photography is, please feel free to read THIS POST I wrote to answer questions.

Back-to-School 2018 Mini Sessions Recap!

It’s hard to believe that at the time these pictures were taken, SEVERAL of these families I’ve photographed for 5 years & some of the others 4! It was also having a few new homeschooling families!

Every year that I share a few favorite images from the Back-to-School Mini Sessions I like to share a bit of the story of why I even offer these. I was homeschooled all my life & so was my husband. It is our prayer & hope that we can homeschool our children as well. I’ve actually spent a bit of our summer researching & talking with other homeschool moms as we get closer & closer to when Elizabeth will be ready for Kindergarten!

I’m so thankful for the large homeschool community in Bloomington-Normal. I’ve lived in 7 different states & never experienced anything like the community that is here for homeschoolers. I love being to offer this service to the local homeschooling families & truly look forward to it every year! Here is a few of my favorites from our 2018 Back-to-School Mini Sessions!

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!!!

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!!!!!!

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.

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!!!