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Spring Mini Sessions are in Bloom!

Waiting for Spring to Burst Into Bloom

Every year, I anticipate the blooming of the cherry blossoms here in beautiful RVA. It’s one of the first signs of spring after what is inevitably a long, dreary winter. But this year, with COVID still looming heavy in the chilly air, winter was particularly isolating. So I was uncommonly excited to witness the promise of new life frosting the trees of Maymont Park in shades of white, blush, and pink. Those petals filled me with hope and warmed my heart. It was exactly the inspiration I needed! What better way for to celebrate this season of new life than to capture nature’s stunning awakening in tandem with my stunning clients? Spring mini sessions were officially in bloom!

loving couple standing together and locking eyes as they embrace under a blooming cherry blossom in the spring during their mini session

Why I Love Mini Sessions

In the past few years, I’ve begun seizing any opportunity I can to provide mini sessions for my clients. I love that I can create special photo sessions for clients who are short on time at a fraction of my custom package investment. Essentially, mini sessions are a way to give my clients the EmmiClaire Photography experience in a mini format with the same basic outcome – confident, authentic, memorable images to cherish for a lifetime.

Choosing the Location – Maymont

I generally choose a single location for photographing mini sessions. This allows me to serve more clients, as I’m able to book sessions back to back. Plus capitalizing on the season and the natural beauty of a single location means I’m able to familiarize myself with a stunning backdrop and really focus on the special moments in each session.

Those of you who follow my work know that Maymont is one of my favorite locations. It makes the perfect backdrop for any type of photo session. When the weather warms, most of my clients are looking for a natural background, and Maymont has so many different natural scenes to offer in one location. You can read more about my favorite locations for spring photo sessions in this blog post.

A beautiful couple and their two daughters pose together in the sunlight among beautiful purple tulips that are bloom in the springtime in Richmond

Some of My Favorite Moments from 2021 Spring Mini Sessions

small child dressed in blue stares into the camera and holds onto his mom who has her back faced to the camera as they stand during springtime outdoors for their mini session
husband and wife stand side by side underneath the blooming cherry blossoms as they lock eyes and smile together enjoying their beautiful outdoor surroundings
Mom, two young daughters, and Dad all walk holding hands on a beautiful garden path as the two young girls show off their matching blue and white dresses

Short on time but looking for a relaxed, fun portrait session full of authentic images? Contact EmmiClaire Photography today to learn more about mini sessions!

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