Katie + Seth Engaged // Downtown Spokane Engagement Session with Kids

Katie + Seth Engaged // Downtown Spokane Engagement Session with Kids

Good morning! Last summer, Katie and Seth booked me for their beautiful Palouse wedding. Besides being two of the sweetest, most giving people I’ve had the chance to meet, they’re also parents to a crew of kiddos who were champs at both their engagment/family session and the wedding. I really believe that family is family, no matter what the connection is. And because of that, I love doing these engagement sessions that are also family sessions. They aren’t going to be a romantic walk in the park the whole time, but they are a special glimpse at your family right before you get married.

For Katie and Seth, we decided to meet downtown and get some photos together in the park and then we finished it off with a bit of time for just the two of them as the sunset. Their littlest one decided to be my assistant, and made sure they both looked at the camera when I asked them too. ;)

Next up, I’ll blog their sweet wedding!!

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The Hannah Family // Spokane Family Photographer

The Hannah Family // Spokane Family Photographer

Rachel contacted me about doing a family session with their extended family while they were in town visiting, and we had such a wonderful time! Her little guy was a bit unsure at first, but once we figured out that he needed some snacks, he warmed right up. I’ve said it again and again, but family photos are so precious! What a beautiful thing for them to have these photos, in their family’s backyard.

While they won’t be in your backyard, I do still have some mini session slots available for this fall for Spokane family sessions. Snag your family – big or small – and hop in front of my camera for a few minutes. Want a longer session? Get in touch with me about booking two sessions back to back during my minis for more time – perfect for an extended family session!

Or, maybe you want photos with your love, your pets, or you need new head shots. These quick little sessions are perfect for that too!

Worried about what to wear? Rachel and her family nailed it, but here’s my guide on what to wear for a family session if you need it!

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2018 Fall Mini Sessions // Spokane Family Photographer

2018 Fall Mini Sessions // Spokane Family Photographer

Seattle Family Photographer // Fall Mini Session

It’s that time of year again – fall mini session time! The dates went out to my mailing list last week, and now they’re open for everyone. The September date filled up quickly, there are only a couple spots left in the morning.

Sessions will be similar to last year: $165, 20 minutes long with an online viewing gallery of 15-20 edited images for downloading.

You can book your spot right here. Once you’ve booked your session, I’ll get in touch to arrange payment. Got questions?

I can’t wait to see you!

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Mommy & Me Mini Session // Spokane Family Photographer

Mommy & Me Mini Session // Spokane Family Photographer

The second session from my fall mini sessions that I wanted to highlight is this super sweet mommy & me session I did. Here’s a great example of a shy kiddo who took some time to warm up. Mama wanted a few photos of just her little girl, but she wasn’t really ready to play along at the beginning. We got a couple at the end, and she was so silly, wrapping herself up in a blanket!!

Want more info on mini sessions? Sign up for my VIP list right here, and you’ll be the first to know about session dates, plus you’ll get exclusive discounts for sessions!

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The Heiberg Family — Fall Family Session // Seattle Family Photographer

The Heiberg Family — Fall Family Session // Seattle Family Photographer

I was chatting with someone last week about doing spring sessions, and I realized I never blogged any of my fall mini sessions from last year. Oops!

First up: the Heiberg Family!! Some of you might recognize Delta and Ricky from their Manito Park elopement a few years back. Since then, they’ve moved to Seattle and had the sweetest little girl. We had such a blast meeting up for this session. If you’re nervous about having enough time to get good photos at a mini session, don’t worry! Yes, sometimes kids can be total terrors, but as long as you relax (and don’t schedule your session at naptime) you can get great photos. This little lady was a bit cranky, but she warmed right up for me.

A lot of times, people want to know how many photos they’ll get. It depends! But for last fall’s sessions, I delivered around 20-25 images from each session. Want more info on mini sessions? Sign up for my VIP list right here, and you’ll be the first to know about session dates, plus you’ll get exclusive discounts for sessions!

PS – I always try to get a couple parents only photos when we do a family session. It’s important to get a good one of those too!! What do you think of Delta & Ricky’s couple mom & dad shots at the end?

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