Sept. 4th, 2021
It was one of that last super hot summer days. The sun was shining with barely a cloud in the sky. My Mom & I arrived to Dalton Farms in Swedesboro, NJ an hour and a half early to scope out the fields, the light, & see where the other photographers were set up. We found our spot and tried to hide from the sun in the ever receding shade while we waited for our first clients to arrive. And just like that, my first Sunflower Minis were off with a bang!
It was a busy session day with ever slot booked! I got to reconnect with some of my regular families & met a bunch of new families that I'm hoping will become forever clients. It's fun to look back at this fun day as I gear up for my Tree Farm Minis! Check out the photos below for a recap!
The Ferguson Family
The Fergusons were first up on this beautiful session day & this was their first session with me. Helene found me through a facebook post I did on our town's FB page. The Fergusons were a fun bunch who were so excited to take some updated portraits!
The Daly Family
This was the Daly Family's first session with me, too! This sweet trio signed up for minis to celebrate their daughter's first birthday. Mini sessions are great for celebrations, milestones, & updated family portraits. It was perfect for Sophia's first birthday!
The Cullen Family
Christina found out about my Sunflower Minis because her sister, Jessica (above), signed up for minis. I love sisters! Being one myself, I understand wanting to coordinate photos with each other. The Cullens were such a fun bunch to photograph & this was also their first session with me! I love a family who embraces my antics like making silly faces. The aftermath of those photos create some really genuine smiles. Their youngest, Bridget, was also celebrating her first birthday!!
The Spitalieri Family
The Spitalieri Family are my cousins & Julianne has booked a bunch of sessions with me this year! It's always great to see them & hang out with their little ones. It's incredible to see the growth of Sal, Mia, & Gabby. Looking back to our first session this spring it's crazy to see how fast they're growing. Gabby & Mia always bring their fierce selves & I love them for it. This time we incorporated marshmallows (I tip I found on IG) as treats for smiling at the camera. How cute are these babies? The answer is incredibly!
The Kovarovic Family
This was the Kovarovic Family's second session with me! They attended my Sunset Beach Minis this summer for RJ's 3rd birthday celebration. It was so great to see them again! RJ is so adventurous climbing over sunflower stalks & Mila is such a cutie. I can't wait to document more of this family as the years go on.
Fran, Shannon, & Lilly
Shannon & I grew up in the same town & went to the same school. I was reconnected with her during her nieces' 5th birthday session in August. I was over the MOON when Shannon expressed interest in coming to my sunflower minis. Lilly, Fran, & Shannon have so much fun together & I love capturing all of their laughs. It makes my heart so happy.
The Crowley Family
If you're new to my business you'll soon find out that the Crowley's are my sister & her family. Their first daughter Norah Grace is part of the reason that I now have my business! You'll notice that they will be on my Field Notes often because I'm always taking photographs of them. This mini session was for Norah's 5th birthday. I can't believe how big she is now & how much spunk she has. I'm so excited to take more photographs of this incredible family & see how they grow over the years.
Sunflower minis took place over Labor Day weekend 2021. We had an amazing time at Dalton Farms & will be back next year.
Interested in a mini session? They are my most affordable option to get updated family photographs & happen all over New Jersey. Keep an eye on my IG for the announcement of my Tree Farm Minis happening at the end of October.