2018 Fall Mini Sessions {Save the Date}

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I love frolicking around in beautiful leaves and crisp weather (all while enjoying hot apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte). What I love even more is photographing my favorite families during this season.

Details:
September 30th
October 27th and 28th
November 10th and 11th

25 minutes || sessions in the morning and afternoon
25 Digital Prints with an online gallery
Print release
$125

The sessions will take place in Forest Park, St. Louis which boasts of a variety of views and beautiful autumn trees. If there is a potential for rain the sessions may be adjusted to the Jewel Box or rescheduled. A rain out date of November 17th is also set, please let me know if you are available on that date.

To book your session: Email sweetsarahmariephotography@gmail.com

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Save the Date : Spring Minis & Headshot Day {Forest Park}

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I’m so excited about these spring dates! Flowers will be blooming and hopefully the sun will be shining (but I will have indoor alternate locations if mother nature decides otherwise!).

Spring Mini Session
25 minutes || sessions in the morning and afternoon
20 Digital Prints with an online gallery
Print release
$125

Headshot Day
20 minutes || sessions in the morning and afternoon
15 Digital Prints with an online gallery
Print release
$75 ($40 for soon to be graduates)

Please contact me as soon as possible as these spots are very limited! To inquire on times or more information email sweetsarahmariephotography@gmail.com .

To see some samples of past headshots and mini sessions, see below.

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2017 Fall Mini Sessions {update}

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Wow! The response for mini sessions have been overwhelming… however, St. Louis weather has not been cooperating. I originally set dates for October 22 and November 18 and when both of those filled, I added November 5. But the weather had another idea and October 22 and November 5 both had to be adjusted. So to those who have been so super flexible… Thank YOU!

But due to the overwhelming response, the November 18th date is filled and I’ve added a November 26 date. I have gotten smarter though and it will be located in The Jewel Box.

Details:
November 26
25 minutes || sessions from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.
40 Digital Prints with an online downloadable gallery
Print release
$100

To book your session: Email sweetsarahmariephotography@gmail.com

Once again, thank you for being incredible clients, it is truly a joy to see your families grow each year!

 

Family Session vs Mini Session {Tips}

 

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The decision to specialize in families (and High School Seniors) is always made more apparent when I get into Mini Session season (aka get your lovely holiday photo taken!). I love seeing my returning clients families get bigger and older. It is a joy to hear their big accomplishments of the year.

Often, though, I get asked if a family should choose a mini session or an hour family session and perhaps this post will help guide you.


  • Are you looking for a photo just to put on your holiday card? Mini Session
  • Are you wanting to bring a pet? Family Session (sometimes I can accommodate pets in minis but it can make the session feel a bit more rushed.)
  • Do you have a larger family (6+)? Family Session
  • Do you have younger children that have a shorter attention span? Mini Session – that 25 minute time span is perfect for them!
  • Do you want a specialized and unique experience? Family Session
  • Do you want to pick your own location? Family Session
  • Do you want props that focus on Christmas? Mini Session
  • Do you want to change outfits? Family Session

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Mini Sessions are 25 minute sessions that are typically one after another for a few hours. Each family typically gets 20-25 edited photos on an online gallery. The session is in one location that typically doesn’t have much variety.

Family Sessions are an hour long and is focused just on your family. Each family can pick any location in a 15 mile radius of St. Louis. Families can bring props and an outfit changed if they want. Each Family gets 50-60 edited photos on an online gallery.

My goal is to serve every family with a fun photography experience!

2017 Fall Mini Sessions . Forest Park

2017 Fall mini save the date

I love frolicking around in beautiful leaves and crisp weather (all while enjoying hot apple cider or a pumpkin spice latte). What I love even more is photographing my favorite families during this season.

Details:
October 22 + November 18
25 minutes || sessions in the morning and afternoon
20 Digital Prints with an online gallery
Print release
$100

The sessions will take place in Forest Park, St. Louis which boasts of a variety of views and beautiful autumn trees. To view some of last year’s minis – 1 , 2 , 3 .

To book your session: Email sweetsarahmariephotography@gmail.com
The October date is almost completely booked and November is filling up quickly!

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2017 Fall Mini Session {Save The Date}

2017 Fall mini save the date

There are few things I enjoy more than back to back to back sessions of some of the cutest families ever- especially when they are returning clients that I have seen grow over the past three years.

I am so excited to announce the dates for my 2017 Fall Mini Sessions. I’m still working on location but inquire to reserve your date and time today!

To inquire : email sweetsarahmariephotography@gmail.com

Ashcraft Family {Mini Session}

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To say that I am partial to these two would be an understatement. Elizabeth has the deepest honor to work with me and she married a very kind man that loves her fiercely. A family doesn’t just begin when a third is added, instead it starts when a man decides to dedicate his life forever to a woman. And I adore when I get to photograph a couple before they decide to add to their family.

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I told you he loves her fiercely. And check out Elizabeth’s gorgeous eyes!!!!

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Remember to have grace and patience with one another and cherish your time as a young married couple – aka sleep in a lot!

Make sure to also check out their session from 2015.

 

The Guffey Families {Mini Session}

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Watching families grow each year is one of my greatest joys. Seeing pregnant moms one year bring their 7 month old the next is incredible. Then watching children grow up and become teenagers is the really cool part of my job. I love photographing both of the Guffey families and am honored that they choose me each year to document their families growth.

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Last year this little lady wasn’t here yet – however we got some lovely maternity photos. And isn’t she the cutest? The whole session she was incredibly inquisitive and wanted to get her hands on everything. And I didn’t mind one bit!

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These new parents have their hands full, but sometimes it nice to remember that they are husband and wife first.

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Enter our second Guffey family!

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These three have gotten so big since last year. Seriously, they have become little adults and that is exciting and terrifying all wrapped up in a bow.

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Each one of these sweet kiddos have wonderful personalities and they really showed through these photos.

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As you can see they have some of the prettiest blue eyes I have ever. Thank you Guffey’s I hope to see you this fall!

Emily + Patrick {Mini Session}

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I’m fairly certain this is what love looks like. You know, that sweet, silly, ardent love. The kind that happens and you can’t wipe that silly smile off of your face. Emily and Patrick were one of my favorite couples to work with and I think I laughed more than I actually photographed. Ok, perhaps it was equal parts shutter click and giggles.

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And then they pulled out the jerseys. These two are huge Blues fans. And every time I see a blues game I think about these two and how they might be celebrating a Blues victory.

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And to prove how they were cracking me up….

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Maxfield Family {Mini Session}

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This trio of dashing men are being raised by two of the most incredible parents I have ever met. Mark and Sarah are the epitome of sacrificial love in almost every way. They serve their church and are often never recognized – and I think they might prefer it that way. They lead by example and are such an encouragement to myself and all who interact with them.

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Each one of these sweet boys have a different personality and it has been a true honor to see each one grow up.

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