Yes…It’s THAT time of year again!

Time for CHRISTMAS MINIS! Yay!!!!!

Locations and details have been FINALIZED. I’m so happy to tell you that I have these dates book for these themes:

Oct. 21st at Shelby Farms Beaver Lake. Fall Themed.

Oct. 28th at Merry Christmas Tree Farm. Christmas Themed with Vintage Truck.

Nov. 11th at Shelby Forest. Christmas Themed with Vintage Airstream Camper.

Details below…


This session will be more “fall” themed. Not very Christmas-y, but PERFECT for families looking for general family portraits. There’s a dock, lake, and amazing fall foliage here that will guarantee amazing family photos. And in this area, your pups will have room to gallop! I recommend bringing any props you want. I will have a little fall blanket that y’all can use, but you will need to bring anything else. Keep in mind that this session will be less about the location and more about YOU! These are great all around photos to have that will last! Perfect for families who are looking for some annual family photos, but not wanting all that Christmas jazz. If you haven’t seen this lake, you’re really in for a treat. 🙂

So, I know the fashion photo is a tad random, but that’s JUST to show you how pretty this area is during the daytime.

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In all fairness, the photo below was shot at Heartwood Hall, but the lake would be very similar AND I love the use of the blanket here. So you can get the idea. 🙂

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This session will be pretty much the same as last year. The setting is at a Christmas tree farm with a vintage truck. There are a few other areas that I like to shoot, like a wooden bridge area, within a tree row, and simple greenery in the background. Last year, we had an AWESOME red truck. This year, I may do a super cool aqua color or keep on with the red. If you have a preference, message me. I have the farm booked from 8-12pm, but I’m willing to add slots depending on demand. 

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Ok, this one has been the one I’ve been working the hardest on with finding land, permits, and reservations. But I’m SO excited to offer this session! This year, we will have a VINTAGE AIRSTREAM!!! I have reserved a spot at the Shelby Forest campground, which is just beautiful. I will have the airstream set up, and a little Christmas Tree with some colored Christmas lights hanging. In my head, I see this as a little hipster, though we can go vintage or goofy pretty fast depending on your preferences or props. The possibilities with this are endless. I’m super excited for this session. If the airstream is not your jam, then we will still be at the forest, which has fire pits for a fire and gorgeous trees right in our little campsite area. Unfortunately, I don’t have an example of what this setup will look like, and even the photo below will not look like what we are trying to accomplish here. So, pretty much, you’re just going to have to trust me. 😉


If you’re not into my themes, keep in mind that I’ve chosen gorgeous properties for us to shoot at, so we always have other options to fit what you’re looking for! As always, pets are WELCOME!

Price: $150 for a 15 min session. 1 retouched photo and print ready images.
$210 for a 30 min session. 2 retouched photos and print ready images.

Past brides and past xmas mini clients will receive a 10% discount (YES, this includes Yen Studios brides as well). Email or message me to book your spot today. Spots are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

Once you have decided on a time slot, payment and a quick general contract is due at the time of booking with no refunds.

Rain….The little detail no one wants to talk about. I will finalize those details, but I’m going to shoot for the Sundays after for being backup dates OR Nov 4th. I will keep you posted on this information!

Email me with questions.

Here’s the link for signup. I’m trying to update this page as much as possible, so times *should* be up to date.

And remember to share with all of your friends! I can’t wait to make the BEST family photos with you this year! 





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