I’ve been excited to do my first mini sessions for a long time now. I’ve done a similar format for a school fundraiser in the past, but these were my first official “minis”. The fact that they were Mother’s Day minis made them all the more special, because as a new mom, I have a special place in my heart for the under-photographed mama!
Motherhood is so special. It is a state of constant giving, sacrificing, soothing, comforting and assisting. And yet it is the most rewarding, enlightening, inspirational and wonderful experience. I wanted these minis to give mothers the opportunity to capture that treasured bond between them and their littles and document this chapter in their story. I also wanted to give them the chance to actually be in the photos with their children, because I know all too well how rarely that happens when you are usually the one behind the camera trying to document your family’s milestones and special moments. Finally, I wanted to make these sessions special. I wanted the participating families to feel welcomed, valued and just a little bit pampered during their 15 minutes with me. I found a beautiful clearing in a wooded park and set up a table fit for, well, moms! Lace table cloth, pretty banner, and homemade cake pops to boot! The colour of the day was pink and the theme of the day was love. It was such an absolute pleasure to meet so many new clients and to see some familiar faces, too! I hope you all enjoyed these sessions as much as I did. I plan on making them a yearly event!
Here are a few photos from the minis.