Fall Mini Sessions

Fall Mini Sessions | Indianapolis Family Photographer

It’s been a few years since I’ve blogged some mini sessions. My fall mini’s have become some of my most popular offerings - selling out fast the past couple years. I love mini days - fun, quick sessions at some of my fav locations. And even though the sessions are fast, I still am able to get a variety of shots and plenty of poses in a session. After doing this awhile, I have a typical flow for each session and it helps me rock them out to get great results in a short period of time.

The mini’s featured in this blog are from last November. It was a gorgeous fall day - in the 60’s and it was the last weekend of the beautiful fall foliage. The leaves literally all fell down 4 days later. All sessions were returning clients which truly makes for a fun day. I love meeting new clients but there is something about the feeling when a past kid client comes running up hugging me and calling me by name. That is where the important relationships are created.

I typically offer a couple dates of mini sessions in the spring and I have been offering three dates in the fall. If you are not a past client of mine and want to be notified first of mini offerings, reply with your info in the comments section of this post and I will add you to my newsletter. Newsletter recipients get first dibs on mini sessions before I open them up to the general public.

If you are looking for a family photographer in the Indianapolis area, please contact me at kellymartinphotos@gmail.com or 765-749-4388. 

Fall Mini Fun | Indianapolis Family Photographer

The dynamics of the fall mini - quick & dirty, fall colors, cooler weather, perfect timing for Christmas card pics. They are popular and my fall mini slate was full last year.  In late October and early November I had 20 fall mini's, held at a few different locations. I had a wonderful combination of past clients and new ones.  It's always great to see familiar faces and catch up (as much as you can in 20 minutes) and then connect with new families.  

Kudos and a huge thanks to all that participated in my mini sessions last fall.  They are marathon days for me but I love every minute.  Below are some of my favs. I hope to see everyone again next year!!  

If you want to get in on the fall mini fun next year, shoot me a note at kellymartinphotos@gmail.com and I'll add you to my newsletter so you'll be one of the first notified.  

If you are looking for a family photographer in the Indianapolis area, please contact me at kellymartinphotos@gmail.com or 765-749-4388. 

2016 Fall Mini Sessions | Indianapolis and Zionsville Family Photographer

They are back by popular demand - Fall Mini Sessions! It's a great opportunity to get some quick, updated pictures of the family, create some family memories, and cross "Christmas card photo" off your list. There is also special pricing for past clients! Details below:

Sunday, October 16th at West 86th St. Neighborhood, Indianapolis

located near 465 and 86th street on the west side - location features beautiful tree line, pond and white fence - unique location!

Times: SOLD OUT!

Saturday, October 22nd at Turkey Foot Nature Park, Zionsville

Times:  SOLD OUT!

Saturday, October 22nd at Daubenspeck Nature Park (91st & Ditch Rd.), Indianapolis

Times: 5:30

JUST ADDED: Saturday, November 5th at Daubenspeck Nature Park (91st & Ditch Rd.), Indianapolis

Times: SOLD OUT!

Details:

  • $99 for a 20 minute session ($89 for past KMP clients!)
  • Includes 8 edited images that you pick with print release (option to upgrade for $50 to receive all edited images)
  • Limited to 5 people per session
  • Payment is due upon booking and is non-refundable (exception noted below).  If you have to cancel, your payment will go towards another session with Kelly Martin Photography.
  • If inclement weather occurs, a backup date will be provided.  If that date does not work for you, we can work out an individual session time or I will refund your fee. 
  • To book your session, contact me at kellymartinphotos@gmail.com or 765-749-4388.  Please provide your preferred date and time.  Once a date/time is confirmed, I will send you a contract, questionnaire, and an invoice via Square. 

Boys on the Farm | Mini Session at Trader's Point Creamery | Zionsville Family Photographer

I've been itching to blog this session - it was one of my favorites from my day of mini's at Trader's Point Creamery, but like others, the Gindling's wanted to keep their photos a surprise for Christmas cards. And rightfully so - they are adorable.  (:  Melissa and PJ have two cutie young boys (Louis and Abbott).  With some bribes of cupcakes in their future, we were able to wrangle the boys for some fun photos.  (: 

Sometimes parents feel a little defeated when leaving a session, thinking there is no possible way I was able to capture any good shots - I know Melissa felt that way - but I think she was pleasantly surprised.  (:  I tell parents that I don't need 20 consecutive minutes of smiles and laughs and perfect poses - I just need a few seconds - sometimes just a split second.  I loved the way these photos turned out - shows the boys true personalities and a beautiful, loving family. 

Thank you to the Gindling's for taking part in my Trader's Point Creamery mini sessions!  Too much fun! 

Kelly Martin Photography offers custom on-location lifestyle and portrait professional photography services in Indianapolis and surrounding areas.  Session types include family, newborn, maternity, children, couples, engagement, seniors, lifestyle and more!  Real. Creative. Personalized.

If you are looking for a family or children's photographer, please contact me at kellymartinphotos@gmail.com or 765-749-4388.

 

Down on the Farm | Trader's Point Creamery Fall Mini Sessions | Indianapolis Family Photographer

I was super excited when I received permission to hold fall mini sessions at Trader's Point Creamery.  My family discovered this place maybe 5 years ago and we have enjoyed living so close to it.  For those of you that don't know, it's a working dairy farm where their cows are 100% grassfed and they are free to graze the pastures.  They produce and sell several YUMMY dairy products - milk, yogurt, cheese, and my personal favorite - ice cream.  There is a farm-to-table restaurant on location - The Loft - and my husband and I seem to end up there on special occasions.  And in addition to all of this, they have several fun events on the grounds throughout the year.  Some popular ones are Octoberfest and Christmas on the Farm.  Seriously, if you haven't been there - check it out!  

The mini's were held on a beautiful Sunday in the peak of fall.  The sun was shining, the leaves were gorgeous and the cows were entertaining to the young kids (and the adults).  I believe all of my clients enjoyed this location, especially since most went up to the Dairy Bar for some ice cream afterwards.  Fun quick photo shoot and ice cream - who could ask for more??!! 

The mini shoot marathon started out with the Bash sisters: Mara, Becka, and Greta.  The Bash family moved here from Idaho a couple years ago.  Yes, I said Idaho!  I know there are things they miss about living in the west but I hope they are enjoying the Midwestern hospitality here in Indy.  These girls were too much fun and they were a wonderful way to start out my sessions. 

My next session was with an old co-worker of mine - Patricia.  She brought along her daughter, Lexi and her mom.  I worked with Patricia almost 7 years ago so it was great to see her and also so wonderful to see how much Lexi had grown up.  They have a wonderful mother-daughter relationship and it was also sweet to capture the three generations photos. 

The King family was next.  Melissa and her husband, Jeremy, have two cutie and energetic girls, Raegan and Marlow.   Melissa is also my hairdresser and I owe her not only for doing an awesome job on my hair each time I visit her, but also allowing me to advertise on her workstation.  I'm grateful for her partnership in this and I have landed a couple sessions from her.  Totally grateful!!!  Seriously, if you are looking for a great hairdresser in the Zionsville area, message me and I'll get you her information.  It took me about 10 years in Indy before I found someone I like - so that says a lot about her skills and personality.  (: 

The Malenkos family pretty much mirrors my own.  Family of four with 2 young boys - and to top it off, their boys are almost the exact same ages as mine - maybe a few months off.  So I knew what I was going to get - a couple of rambunctious boys running around challenging me to snap some shots.  Well mission accomplished, William and Andrew - you can't run from me!  (:  Justin and Eugenia have a beautiful, busy family.  (: 

The nightcap consisted of the Bucken kids.  I met mom, Patty, at the Pike YMCA.  Their youngest Gwen turned three in November and they wanted to get some photos of her.  Then we let all of the kids join in the photo fun!  They have four kids in total: Madeline, Eli, Henry, and little Gwen.  I seriously love large families - the kids all have such different personalities and it's fun to see how the older ones kind of take care of the younger ones (and well, tease them sometimes).  Thanks to the Bucken's for participating in my mini's - it was a pleasure! 

There was one more session that I'll have to blog about after the holiday's as they wanted their photos to be a surprise for Christmas cards.  I can't blame them because they were super cute!  So stay tuned for that. 

I was so blessed to have a full schedule that day and I had so much fun meeting new friends and catching up with some old ones.  This photography business has been an incredible journey so far, mainly due to my amazing clients.  I hope to build on these relationships in the years to come as I continue to grow my business, creative skills and client-base.  A huge thanks to Trader's Point Creamery for providing such an awesome location and for being a great presence in the community. 

Kelly Martin Photography offers custom on-location lifestyle and portrait professional photography services in Indianapolis and surrounding areas.  Session types include family, newborn, maternity, children, couples, engagement, seniors, lifestyle and more!  Real. Creative. Personalized.

If you are looking for a family or children's photographer, please contact me at kellymartinphotos@gmail.com or 765-749-4388.