Back to School Photography Mini Sessions

Back to School Photography Mini Sessions

The start of back to school minis

I am so excited to announce that I found a date for “Back to School Photography Mini Sessions”! This idea started 3 years ago when my daughter was entering her first year of preschool. I wanted to do a cute modern back to school picture of her. She was little, cute, tiny, and very nervous to start school! I wanted an image that would stand out and remind me just how precious that time was.

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1st grade 2016-2017


I had a ton of ideas in mind. I collected inspiration from other great photographers. My friend, Paige Kimball, of “Paige Kimball Photography” is a mini session mastermind! If you have not seen here work, make sure to check her out here. I thumbed through children’s magazines, Pinterest, Etsy, or anywhere else I could gather ideas and inspiration. I also wanted to make sure my style was incorporated in these minis. So I decided to really keep it simple, to me photography is always about the emotion. So together my daughter (who is no stranger to the camera. She’s such a little ham.) and I were able to create this image below. Just a simple red apple, a Webster’s dictionary, and a pair of pink plastic glasses, Voila! To our family it will always be priceless, even the look on her face. This remains one of my favorite pictures of her and even now that she is in first grade it still hangs in our stairwell, which leads to my home studio. This year, we decided we would to try to recreate this picture, and possibly from here on out.

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Back to school mini special flier

This Year’s Minis

With that said, I’d like to extend this fun session to other families. So, Saturday August 6th from 9-1pm I will be holding back to school mini sessions. They are $55 dollars per child, 15 minutes, and come with 5 digital images plus print release. Appointments are available back to back, so it is imperative that you arrive on time, being late will cut into your session time. Appointments are very limited, so book today!

Props such as the green desk, vintage books, apples, backdrops will be provided as shown in photographs below. Your only responsible to provide wardrobe for your children.

Please contact me as soon as possible should you wish to schedule your session!

Love and blessings,


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Hi there, I am Melissa. We moved to Arizona when I was five years old, so I consider myself a desert native. I am the mother of three wonderful children, a wife to an amazingly loving and extremely intelligent man, and a lover of animals. (We live on a small farm) I am the proud pet owner of a Chocolate Lab, miniature wiener dog, 26 chickens, 2 goats, a horse, and a miniature horse named Switch. Photography has always been a passion of mine, and 13 years ago I was able to form a successful small business doing what I love. I feel so blessed that God gave me this gift that I can pass along to others and bless them with.