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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 22 (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!

Christmas Mini Sessions – Home for the Holidays!

I’m so excited about these! I know there are so many of you who truly love Christmas themed photos & I feel this idea I had marries both your love for Christmas pictures & my love for keeping things classic & authentic! I am not a studio photographer but this INDOOR location is very much me & I’m SUPER excited about it! If you have any questions about these mini sessions, always feel free to email me at naomi@naomielizabethphotography.com!

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

Last Christmas I had the idea in time (of this location/mini session) to snap a few pictures of Elizabeth at it & these pictures below will give you an idea of what our time together for Christmas Mini’s will be like!

The location is indoors (yay for being warm in November!) in a home in an historic neighborhood in Bloomington. If the weather is nice enough, I will also have us take a few pictures outside the house by some evergreens! I actually took a picture of some friends right by them years back & here’s an example to give you an idea what those pictures would look like!

So here are some more details for you!

DATE: Saturday, November 16 (IF for some reason we need to reschedule because of dark & dreary weather, our Rain Day will be November 17.)

Save your Christmas Mini Session HERE.

·  20 minute interactive mini photo session

·  15-20 professionally edited photos

·  Examples of photos include: several poses of the entire family together, several poses of all the children together, several poses of each guardian/parent with the children

·  $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. The remainder fee will be paid by the time of the mini session.

·  Each session is $130.00

· Because of the close & small area of the location where the pictures will be taken, it is highly recommended that families no more then of 5 people signup for these mini’s. If you have 6 or more in your family, a Fall Mini Session or Session would better fit your needs!

·  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.

·  Only 4 spots! Save your session HERE. Once you signup, you’ll receive an email confirmation from me.

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!

5 Resources for You!

YOU ARE NOT JUST A CLIENT! 

This morning in my head I was thinking about how to explain my heart on WHY I did what I did. And I realized the short answer is- because I care about you all. You’re not just clients to me. You’re my friends. My people. Special individuals that I get to watch as your family grows. I get to watch while you & your significant other go through new seasons & I get to celebrate with your senior as they take a new step into the world. And I get to cry & cheer as your brand new child is born into a room full of love.

I believe so much in what we get to do together- save THIS season of life, hold THESE moments in time- for the legacy that you will carry & pass on.

I “filmed” 5 Facebook Live videos that I am gifting to you to use as we draw closer to our photo session together. I called it my Christmas in July series & they’re all on my facebook HERE (or just click each topic below & you’ll go directly to each video).

Here are the 5 Topics I Hit:

How to Make Photos Happen on a Budget
Getting Your Loved One on Board for Photos
Tips for How to SCHEDULE Family & Group Family Photos
5 Tips for Saving Money when Buying Clothes for Photo Sessions
What to Wear for Photo Sessions? 5 Tips! 

I’ve had all of these topics clinking around in my brain for years now. I can only get so many words into a blog post & frankly the amount of information I shared would have been too much for a blog post. Plus it was easier to just share my heart verbally then take the time to think through the right words & write it all out!

All of these videos & the information I shared was from my heart & not from Pinterest posts somewhere. I thought through the things that have & have not worked in the last 5 years of business & am REALLY EXCITED to share these resources with you!!!

I care about you & I care about the money, the time & effort that YOU put into photo sessions. And I care about our time together & want it to be as special as possible! That’s why I took the time to film these & I’m REALLY excited about them. So please, check these out! Here’s THE LINK again so you can just click & play whatever one you’re most interested inAnd feel free to just put it on & “listen” to me as you make dinner, fold laundry or whatever! And the cool thing is, you can comment on ANY of the videos at anytime ask any specific questions you may have & I’ll get notified & can answer back right there!

Rumley | Family Session

As I’ve become a mother of two & my photography business has grown, I’ve needed to keep my blog posts a bit shorter then I used to since each one takes a lot of time actually. BUT this family is one family for sure that I could go on & on & on about! I’ve LOVED doing their family sessions through the years (just search Rumley on my blog & you’ll see them all!). They are in the process of moving & I pretty much think they need to invite me to visit every year so we can keep our tradition up 😉 From our last time together, here are a few of my favorites & I hope it really isn’t the last time we ever do pictures 🙂 Love you all Rumley Fam!

Struss | Family Session

I’ve already shared HERE on why this family means a lot to our family & although we are excited for what they are a part of in Indonesia, we miss them a lot! Here are some photos we got literally days before the left Illinois to go back to Indonesia! I loved how where we did their session was kind of jungle-y & how the photos of them walking together as a family made me think of how they’re literally walking into a new season of life.

Here’s the Struss Family!

Decker | Family Session

This is one of my favorite family sessions ever & I love that it’s of my sweet friend Megan & her precious family! Megan & I have been friends for several years- we met online in a photographers facebook group! Since then we’ve done each others photos for the years & I just love her heart & look up to her in SO many ways!

One of the things I LOVE to do for my family’s is to make their session as unique & as “THEM” as possible. I want them to look at their photos from our time together & say “Yes, this is us.” That’s why I strive hard & work to choose carefully the locations I do for photos & get to know each client even before we meet! Megan wanted photos at their family farm & I loved (she did too!) what we got!

Grace | College Graduate Session

Oh Grace! It doesn’t seem possible that it was time for Grace to have pictures commemorating the end of her season at ISU! I feel like we JUST did her high school senior photos (View those HERE). But she did graduate from ISU a year early so that made me feel a bit better about time passing so fast 😉

We always have so much fun together & I love how Grace always wants to be creative & do things a little bit different- like pictures in a greenhouse!!! But that’s just Grace 🙂 Creative & never letting herself be boxed in. Love you Grace!