Are you one of those parents who scrolls Facebook every year, looking at everyone else's beautiful holiday photos and thinking, "Hmmm, we should totally do this next year!" Does seeing everyone decked out in their matching Fall sweaters and jeans inspire you to do the same? Or does that cute Christmas pajama family card you receive from your cousin each year have you running to Old Navy to choose a matching set for your family?  There's just something about family photos, right? And, lucky you! This is your year to finally make it happen! Here are 3 great reasons why you should book a mini photoshoot this year!

Reasons Why You Should Book a Mini Photoshoot This Year: To Create New Family Traditions

It goes without saying, that the cost of everything is on the rise this year. From food to gas, prices have skyrocketed and it's not looking as though things are going to change anytime soon. The holidays are quickly approaching and you may be considering ways to cut back on spending while still making the season merry and bright.

Well, that's the number one reason you should book a mini photoshoot this year, because it's a great way to do something new and fun, that won't cost an arm and a leg, and, you'll be creating a new family tradition that you can come back to year after year. Technically, that's three reasons in one. Right?

If you're like so many others, you're looking for ways to reduce your spending, especially during these upcoming expensive months. What if, you booked a mini family photo shoot that could double as your holiday card? That would take care of two things in one, plus you've created a fun activity you can all do together.

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What's the one thing that most moms have in common? Well, we're always taking photos of everyone else. Does the kid do something cute? You grab your phone. They're helping you crack eggs into a bowl for cookies? You're right behind them grabbing the shot to share with Grandma later. First day of school? Who's behind the camera setting up the obligatory BTS photos to post on social media? That would be you, mom. Dad and baby playing together on the living room floor? You're definitely getting a picture of that special moment!

But, who's taking your photo? You share so many many special moments with your child. Basic, everyday moments that would be such touching photos, but the moments are missed. You won't get those moments back. And, wouldn't it be nice to have a few photos of you and your children together?

Well, one thing you can and should do, is encourage the people in your life to take your photo. Who cares if you need to get to the salon, or you're in comfy, cozy clothes? It doesn't matter if you feel you need to lose a few extra pounds. Your children don't care. They see you, their mom. Honor that, and give them memories through photos, that show how much you cared and live on, well into their golden years. Get in the photo, mom! Encourage family members to take photos of you and your children together!

And, when you want to capture special moments, holidays, or seasons, you need to have someone else outside of your family take your photos. That's another of the reasons why you should book a mini photo shoot this year - you want the entire family (including yourself) in those photos! Get in the picture, mom!

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There's nothing worse than gearing up for something and having it fall short of your expectations. We all tend to do this, right? If you've ever prepped, and planned, scrimped, and saved for a big vacation, like Disney, you know this all too well.

You plan everything down to the minute, spend a small fortune, and expect that everyone is going to have the best time, be on their best behavior and all will be wonderful. Only to arrive and it's one stressful thing after another, everyone is cranky and hot, and you're sad and broke. 

Well, first off, Disney is amazing and you need to let go of your expectations a bit. Experts Disney-goers will tell you that and advise you to let someone else do all the planning and prepping, so all you have to do is show up, relaxed and ready to have fun. The same goes for your family photoshoot, believe it or not. If you're relaxed and someone else handles all the details, you're going to be better off, all the way around.

Putting it all in someone else's capable hands so you don't have to worry about the actual photoshoot. You may be hesitant because the thought of getting everyone to smile at the same time, and cooperate without being cranky can be overwhelming, right? That's why, when you book with a seasoned photographer who knows how to bring out the best in everyone, and you make it a mini photoshoot, it's easy, quick, fun, and painless. And you've created memories, and a photograph that will last a lifetime. It doesn't get much better than that!

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So, now that you know the three great reasons why you should book a mini photoshoot this year. What are you waiting for? This year I'm offering mini sessions so you, too can finally get your photos taken! And, if you've subscribed to my newsletter, I have great news! You'll have an opportunity to be the first to know about upcoming mini photoshoots and locations before I open it up to the public! So don't delay. Subscribe to the newsletter now! If you are ready to book your session, check out the available sessions below. I look forward to working with you.