Holiday Minis pt. 2!

It’s time for another four families from this past year’s Holiday Minis!  The colors from these sessions seriously POP and I couldn’t be happier with the way they turned out!

The Bostain Family

This family couldn’t get any more beautiful if they tried – inside and out.  The best part about getting to spend time with them is that these boys are such boys!  They are explorers and giggly and love to wrestle!  These two boys absolutely love each other too, you can tell by the way to play and look at each other – the way you look at your best friend.

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Kourtney don’t hate me for posting this one – I think it’s so fun!!

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These two boys absolutely LOVE each other!  They are so cute!

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The Bowdens

Best part about this session besides the beautiful family who are good friends of mine – the light! It was so light and airy and gorgeous!  Just look at the rainbow coming across in the bottom corner of the first picture!!  I also had the most amazing little cheerleaders!  After each picture Ryleigh or Parker would give me little doses of encouragement like “oh that’s so cute!” haha it was great!

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The McKays

I have known Cathy since I was 12 years old!  She is a fellow camp girl and also an Alpha Phi!  She was my program director while I was a camper and counselor and then at JMU was my sorority advisor!  Ryan used to be at camp with us too when they were married so I’ve known him forever as well!  Needless to say we know each other really well but this was the first time I got to meet her precious son Cap!  We spend the entire time together laughing and laughing over who knows what!  Honestly I’m still not sure but I think it was ninnies?  Whatever it was, it made Cap burst out laughing!  He is such a hoot!  These images are gorgeous – just check out these colors!

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The Davidsons

Lordy lordy – how cute is Cora!!?  We got to take these images on Thanksgiving and the light and colors were perfect!  The POP of color is gorgeous! Not only that but look how excited Cora is about her baby brother!  ::swooning:: 

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Holiday Minis pt. 1

Alexandra-Michelle-Photography- Holiday Mini - 2017 - Driskell-33This past October when I announced the dates for the Holiday Minis I was nervous.  Nervous because I had been absent from the blog for awhile and wasn’t sure I would get any response.  I also took a leap and decided to host minis on two dates so accommodate more people.  The response I got was amazing!  The November date sold out in 48 hours and with the October date I got to work with 16 families!

You’ve seen the glimpse of the minis from October a few blog posts ago and now it’s time to show off the other 9 families!  🙂  Since there are so many and each deserve their beautiful spotlight I’m sharing the rest of the minis in three parts!  Also who doesn’t love looking at these beautiful fall colors a little longer?

Today we have three amazing families each with a unique story which made these sessions really special.

The Putnams

This mini session was especially special.  Katie was my roomie in the Alpha Phi House and one of my best friends through college and now.  When she asked if we could add in her in laws to the mini session there was no hesitation in saying “of course!”.  You see her mother and father in law just moved back to Virginia from Houston Texas and were there during the hurricane.  They were safe but with all the flooding they lost some of their most treasured things – most devastatingly – all of their family photos.  When Katie told me this my heart broke.  I can’t image this and so I spent extra care to make sure I got great photos of many different family combos.  🙂

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The Driskells

Katie and Hagan are dear friends of mine and so getting to spend time with them and their little girl Ellie was sweet.  Katie and I have always loved swapping sessions and going on photography adventures together.  I got to take their engagement pictures years ago and then their maternity photos this past spring before baby Ellie was born.  🙂  Just look how cute she is!

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The Shait Family

This was the first time I’ve worked this sweet family and it was instantly comfortable and fun!  Their son Camden is precious and full of joy!  His giggle lights up everything and everyone around him – there were countless images of him giggling because I couldn’t get enough!  I loved getting to spend time with this family and hope we get to again!

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More Minis! 2016 Final Feature

I said this on Instagram but it is worth saying again, I am so overwhelmed with excitement and joy for these upcoming minis!!  I posted about the mini dates last Thursday and was honestly kind of worried that nobody would sign up.  Seriously.  I haven’t been present in months and it’s intimidating coming back full swing.  So I thought well I’ll post the discount for 24 hours and see what happens because I wasn’t sure people were even visiting this site anymore.  Well boy was I wrong – the holiday mini post jumped in viewer stats by 97% from other days in the month and I got a huge response!  11 of my 18 spots filled up within 24 hours!!  Fast forward to do today and I only have a handful of spots left for the Fall Mini day and the November Holiday Mini is 100% sold out!! Read More »

Big Announcement – Holiday Minis!!

I have to admit, doing minis has always really intimidated me.  Each year I push off doing them because it just always felt too overwhelming to plan and to execute.  So I always said “Next year, yeah definitely next year”.  The next year would come and weekends would book up and I’d realize, “oh shoot… I probably should have done minis”.  Well the time has officially come and I’m excited to announce that Holiday Minis are here!! Read More »

Driskell Christmas

I love these little impromptu shoots I get to do with Katie!  She is a photographer too and so we spend a lot of time together practicing, brainstorming and dreaming big and watching tons of workshop videos together.  When we get to do sessions together it’s awesome because neither of us are nervous to make suggestions because we’re both in the mentality of wanting to try new things.  Plus since we’re good friends and both growing as photographers it’s fun to practice together without judgement.Read More »