Christmas Mini Sessions | Dayton Family Photographer

Last year, my Christmas mini sessions (HERE and HERE) were my most popular offering all year. As much as I wanted to do as many as I had done in 2016, I knew it wasn’t feasible this year. The fall season was busier than I’d ever been. Also, editing so many sessions caused me to miss out on the joy of the holidays last year, so I limited my Christmas minis this year to a handful of families.

Just like last year, I had a few faithful repeat clients and a few new clients. I’m so glad I limited the sessions because we had to reschedule all of the Christmas mini sessions (a few of them more than once) due to the extreme cold and unusual amount of rain in early November. Thankfully, my families were awesome and we were able to find dates that worked for each family’s schedule.

For the set, I went with very simple, neutral props and the backdrop of timeless pines. With some of the families, we also transitioned to a blanket with pillows for a cozier feel. As you’ll see, I took even more pictures outside of the Christmas set because I don’t want everyone’s pictures to look like a traditional Christmas picture. I’ve found I love those simpler, more candid photographs the best anyway.

Most of the sessions were done on the property of my amazing church, Restoration Park Church. The leadership team graciously let me use the grounds for my Christmas minis, even with rescheduled dates. Thank you RPC for blessing our family every Sunday and being so kind to my business! The only session that didn’t place at RPC was the DeLashmutt family session, which took place at Carriage Hill Metropark.

If you’re friends of one of the family’s I photographed, each of the sessions are listed in alphabetical order. I hope you enjoy these families as much as I did!

Beachy Family

DeLashmutt Family

Gaston Family

Giblin Family

Opicka Family

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