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It’s become a tradition to take a group Halloween picture of our three with my niece and nephews every Halloween. I have to say, wrangling this group when they aren’t covered in makeup that smears is hard enough.  Add that, the wind factor, the fact that we were coming off a lonnnng weekend and they  were all starving…and I have to say it might have been the hardest yet. But these kids know how to work the camera, and I am glad we still got some fun pictures to keep this tradition alive. They enjoy it, and they are almost as excited as I am to see the finished pictures.

Our Superheroes.

Clark Kent, Superman, Captain America, Cat Woman, Wonder Woman & Bat Girl.

Fun fact: Jordan told me it was not right to shoot Superman and Clark Kent in the same picture because they are the same person. In fact, he said it would be like taking a picture of Jesus and God at the same time. He also thought it was inappropriate that his COUSIN was Wonder Woman- because that is Superman’s girlfriend. I love how his little mind works.

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Now for info on this year’s Halloween Mini Sessions for YOUR kids!

Please read ALL the way through the information before booking!

Cost: $125 for 10 minutes and 5 digitals (although I am known to throw in more if there are some really cute ones.All depends on what we can get in the short time we have!). You only need to book one spot for siblings but I do not allow cousins/friends to share a time for these. You may book back to back time slots if you want cousin pictures together, though!

Children MUST come in costume. No exceptions.

To book a mini session email amysalessi@gmail.com with the time of day you would like – MORNING or AFTERNOON on Sunday, October 26th.  I will email you back the time slots available and a link to pay to secure your time. Please be patient while I am responding to emails. PLEASE email me- when I get texts, facebook messages, comments on the blog/facebook/instagram and phone calls it can get really overwhelming. If I just have emails to respond to it is so much easier. I really appreciate your help with this!!

Due to the nature of these sessions I only allow babies that can sit on their own, held by a sibling or can be propped against a haystack.

Feel free to email with any questions. I can’t wait to see all the cute costumes this year!

xoxo
Amy

I have put it off long enough- time to announce mini sessions!

These stress me out a little, because there are never enough to accommodate the requests I get. This year there will be even less since I am taking on a few “big” projects this fall… (one being a WEDDING that I am super excited about!).

I don’t want to take on more than I can handle, because in the end that just means you, the client, suffers. I want to give every session this fall my very best, so that will mean balancing the sessions I take.  I will still have full sessions available, and I am still booking those and confirming with those of you that have inquired already.

So…here it is! All the details! A few things to keep in mind….

Locations are not set in stone yet, but I do try to keep mini sessions close by. They will be anywhere between Pasadena and Anaheim. If you have a question on one specifically email me please.

Immediate family only. There just isn’t enough time in a half hour to shoot more than that.

Deposit ($100) required to hold your spot. No exceptions. Please only hold your spot if you are serious. There are so many that I turn away, and when I get a cancellation and could have squeezed in another one it makes me feel bad. Also, if you have to cancel or reschedule the deposit of $100 will be credited towards a full session in the future but there will be no make up mini sessions.

Sign up HERE

or email amysalessi@gmail.com!

This is my favorite time of year because of YOU all! Thank you so much for the continued support!!

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I simply refuse to believe summer is almost over! Where did it go?? We have had a lot of fun, but I feel like there is still so much left on the list to do before the everyday routines start up again.

So…you guys wanted back to school mini sessions, but honestly I was feeling a little uninspired. So I changed it up a little. School bus minis. Lots of buses, tons of fun. The girls and I went over to check out the location with some friends this morning and it is just perfect! I am very excited to offer these!

One thing, though. It was hot. This heat is just killing me! And it really puts the kids in a bad mood when they have to stand around in it. So, I really want to try to schedule these as early as we can in the morning. Starting at 8:30 would be perfect for me! We only need about 15 minutes per session, so let’s see if we can cram these all in before I melt into a big puddle in the bus.

The details….

Friday, August 8th

$200 includes 15 minute session and 10 digitals.

I know these are last minute so IF I get enough interest to open up the next week it is possible I will offer them Friday, Aug 15th, too.

Email amysalessi@gmail.com to book!

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Jul 02, 2014

I had so much fun with these that I am adding another day! I am now booking for Saturday, July 19th between 11am and 7pm. The cost is $250 for a 20 minute session with 10 digitals included.

 I just loved watching all these cuties play! They had such a blast and truly enjoyed these.

I want to thank Suzy & Gilbert at Elements Natural Foods for supplying all the yummy fruit! Go check out their store & grab a smoothie while you are there- they are delicious!

Thank you to all those that came out! I am so excited to share them all with you!

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Mar 13, 2014

I love the beginning of the year. January 1st- you get a clean slate, a chance to make all these grand promises to yourself. My own included blogging more, updating my website to reflect my current work, and planning mini sessions farther out than I typically do. Then January 2nd comes and you put off something on the list, “just for today”. Before you know it, the sun is setting later, the fields are greener…and only a small handful of blog posts later, it is time to discuss spring.

I really will get to those goals of mine. Right now, I am letting myself off the hook, setting more realistic expectations of what life looks like running a small business and raising three children under the age of 7.

So, let’s talk spring! It’s most of your favorite time to get pictures, and I can see why. It is a gorgeous time of year for us spoiled Californians. We also gain those extra hours at the end of the night, making it easy to book several sessions the same day. I like to take advantage of this and offer mini sessions, and I have had so many requests for them this year that I am blown away!  This year is going to be way more limited than usual, because I am taking almost all of April off to travel out of the country with Bob (he earned another amazing trip from work this year!) and will also be out of town for my little brother’s wedding.

With all that said, I will be offering FIVE mini session time slots on Saturday, April 5th. There is a catch, though. My turn around time for proofs will be longer than usual (3-4 wks) due to my time off.

The cost is $350 and will include 20 digital files. Please email amysalessi@gmail.com to book.

I have also opened up the books to schedule sessions for the remainder of May and into summer. Just cut me a little slack if I take a few days to get back to you 😉

No blog post is complete without cute pictures, so here are some fun ones from a few weeks ago. This was actually on Hannah’s birthday, one of the rainiest days we have had. Keep our sweet Hannah in your thoughts and prayers over the next few weeks if you can. She goes in to get her tonsils/adenoids removed and possibly get ear tubes put in. This girl is sick ALL the time, so we are really hoping this will make a huge difference.

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I have a lot of fun surprises in store for this year’s Valentines sessions! They will be held outdoors, somewhere close to La Verne. They book up fast, so get on it!

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I am so excited to finally open up Halloween mini sessions to book! Please read ALL the way through the information before booking so you know what I will be offering this year!!

Cost: $125 for 10 minutes and 5 digitals (although I am known to throw in more if there are some really cute ones.All depends on what we can get in the short time we have!). You only need to book one spot for siblings but I do not allow cousins/friends to share a time for these. You may book back to back time slots if you want cousin pictures together, though!

Children MUST come in costume. No exceptions.

To book a mini session email amysalessi@gmail.com with the DATE you would like – Sunday, Oct 20th or Sunday, Oct 27th- and either MORNING or AFTERNOON.  I will email you back the time slots available and a link to pay to secure your time. Please be patient while I am responding to emails. PLEASE email me- when I get texts, facebook messages, comments on the blog/facebook/instagram and phone calls it can get really overwhelming. If I just have emails to respond to it is so much easier. I really appreciate your help with this!!

MORNING sessions will be held in a grassy area. There will be a haystack to pose the children on, similar to the last few years.

AFTERNOON sessions will be held at an outdoor location with a little more dirt (same location I took our own kids pictures shown below this year). Just be aware of that and know you will need to brush the kids off after pictures. It is worth it for this spot but might not be best for those that aren’t standing on their own yet.

Due to the nature of these sessions I only allow babies that can sit on their own, held by a sibling or can be propped against a haystack. If your booking a session for a baby that is not standing yet and will not be held by a sibling (but can be propped up against a haystack) I  recommend booking a morning session in the grassy location.

I think that is it! Feel free to email with any questions. I can’t wait to see all the cute costumes this year! These are just my absolute favorite mini sessions of the year!!

xoxo

Amy

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I don’t blog often enough, and I realized this even more when a good friend (who happens to be doing some work for me right now) pointed out that she didn’t realize I was so busy because she isn’t on Facebook. Those that DO follow me on Facebook see WAY more pictures than they probably should. Ha! So…it’s my goal to get caught up on here…and STAY caught up. And with my new girl, Monique’s help I think this just might happen!

So…first  up. The Ducky Mini’s. Seriously my most FAV ever. I love these kids!! I love these sessions. Oh, I could go on and on. I almost want to add another day. They were that much fun!

Thank you to my wonderful clients for keeping me busy, always!

 

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Aug 29, 2013

It’s time to announce FALL MINIS!!
A few things…
I will NOT honor this price outside of these two dates.
I choose the location – it will be beautiful, don’t worry!
Immediate family only, but if you book two sessions back to back I usually can get pictures of cousins together, like shown in the ad.
All other sessions for the fall will be full sessions. Pricing is located under the Details menu at the top of the page. Email amysalessi@gmail.com if you would like to view the Product Pricing page, as well.
Ready….Set…. BOOK!!!

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