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New York Mini Sessions: Two Left! (Sneak Peak at Colorado’s Minis)

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A few weeks ago, I did five Mini Sessions in Denver, CO.  Oh my goodness, I had the most WONDERFUL time!!  (To the families: I LOVE your kids–LOVE them!!)

This special family drove seven hours for their mini session, all the way from Kansas to Colorado!

And I fell in LOVE with their little boy and his best friend named “Bear”.

To much sweetness for words!  This photo idea was Bear’s suggestion.  🙂

I had SO MUCH fun that we are TOTALLY going to do Mini Sessions in New York!!  We are coming to NY for our CONFIDENCE Workshop and a book signing/photo demo at the Park Slope Barnes and Noble!  But we’ve also carved out time for some Minis!


Date:  Friday, April 15th

Location:  Central Park

A couple former clients already called to make sure they could book a mini, so I’ve only got two spots left!

1. Friday, April 15th, 8:30am-9:00am

2. Friday, April 15th, 9:15am-9:45am

3. Friday, April 15th, 10:00am-10:30am SOLD OUT

4. Friday, April 15th, 10:45am-11:15am SOLD OUT

CLICK HERE if you’d like to book one of the two remaining sessions!

I’m going to post more of my favorite photos up soon, but here are two more for now!  This little sweetie is a busy 18 month old.  Boy-oh-boy, did she keep us on our toes!  So fun!

And this is little Ms. Ruby.  You’ll get to know her a lot more in the next few days!  Isn’t she darling?!

What is a Mini Session?  Keep reading!

If a Photo Shoot is something that tickles your fancy with Mother’s Day around the corner, here are the details!

Cost is $550.  Mini Photo Session MUST be prepaid to confirm your time.  You must be on time, preferably 10 minutes early, since sessions are booked back to back.

Benefits of a Mini Photo Session with Me Ra 🙂

1. Done in 30 minutes! Have you ever experienced a photo shoot where you find yourself standing around, wondering what to do for the photographer.  Not going to happen with me!  One of the BEST time frames for a photo shoot with kids is about 30 minutes long.  And I maximize that 30 minutes like you would not believe.  We are moving, trying different ideas, laughing, playing and DONE before the kids are frustrated and tired. (Some of you may be thinking, THIRTY minutes?  What can you shoot in thirty minutes?  Answer: a whole heck of A LOT–see below)

2. 30 Final Images Narrowed Down for YOU! Are you one of those parents who has thousands, I mean THOUSANDS, of images on your computer?  Do you feel lost in knowing how to choose certain ones to print?  I hear your pain.  This is why I narrow down our time to the top 30 moments of the shoot.  And I mix them up with both Color and BW toning.

3. High Res Files FOREVER! The 30 Final Images are YOURS!  (yep, you get to keep the images and print them wherever you’d like)

4. Show the Sweetness Off!  16×20 Metal Print of Your Favorite Image.  Our team is more than happy to help you pick the one photo for this Metal.  Moms have gone CRAZY over these Metal Prints since we spotlighted them on the Nate Berkus Show.  Nate LOVES these Metal prints–I LOVE these Metal Prints!  Watch the episode by clicking “Turn Your Portraits into Art.”

I have these metals all around our house, and I even have them hanging on my outside deck because they can handle rain and snow and add this wonderful design and color to our backyard.  Once you get yours, you’ll join the fan club of Metal Prints!  :)

The BIG question…What can I shoot in 30 minutes? Well, this is what I shot in 10 minutes at a recent CONFIDENCE Workshop in Seattle.

Mom had these amazing, long legs, so I walked the group through my thought process on how to set up a shot that tells this story along with the story of two generations.

Love all that JOY!!

(Within this 10 minutes, 20 plus women were watching me as I walked them through my camera settings and creative process–while trying to keep the kids entertained–mind you.  :) )

When we do your family shoot, we won’t have an audience.  :) And, I’m going to pull out the individual personalities of your kids so that you feel like the story of “who they are” is found in your photos.

When I’m doing a live shoot on The Nate Berkus Show, I get less than 7 minutes and ONE click for each photo–one shot, and it has to work because 2 million viewers see it.

Bottom line, a thirty minute Mini Session with your family feels like total LUXURY on my end!!  We can do ENDLESS things in thirty minutes!  Only two time slots left below!  Can’t wait to see you in Central Park!


1. Friday, April 15th, 8:30am-9:00am

2. Friday, April 15th, 9:15am-9:45am

3. Friday, April 15th, 10:00am-10:30am SOLD OUT

4. Friday, April 15th, 10:45am-11:15am SOLD OUT

CLICK HERE to pick your time slot and pre-pay!  Once you are signed up, Genie (my right hand woman) will email you with details, like what to wear, what to bring, how to prepare, etc.  Questions?  Don’t hesitate to email us at

Want more than 30 minutes?

My Portrait Packages start at $3K.  I come to your home and spend up to two hours with your family, documenting the many expressions of your family being in the place you love.  I’m not sure we can make this work for New York because of how tight my schedule is, but if this is something that would mean very much to you shoot us an email.  Let’s see what we can do.  email

I can’t wait to see all of your beautiful families in New York!!  If not the Mini Session, I hope to see you at the Park Slope Barnes and Noble event that evening (Friday, April 14th at 4pm).  CLICK HERE to RSVP for Park Slope!

Much love!


p.s.  Please keep in mind that you MUST be on time for your Mini Session.  If you are late, your time and payment will be forfeited.  Thanks for understanding and arriving early!

p.s.s.  We will be in Chicago in May for our CONFIDENCE Workshop and book event!   I’m thinking of adding a day that is dedicated to Mini Photo Sessions for Chicago, but let me know if that is something you’d like!

Where to Watch Me Ra this Week!

New Day with King 5 in Seattle, tomorrow (Thursday, 3/31), at 11am.

The Nate Berkus Show tomorrow (Thursday, 3/31), CLICK HERE for local listings.

If you missed it, here is the Good Morning Arizona interview that aired yesterday!  Enjoy!

  1. Cathy says:

    YIPPEE!!! We LOVE love love love love our portraits. If you are considering a mini session — absolutely, go for it! 🙂

  2. Me Ra says:

    Cathy!! I was so WONDERFUL to work with you three (or FOUR if we count Bear, we have to count bear!). Love you girl!! And seriously, did it really take 14 hours to get home?!


  3. Katie Gonzalez says:

    OOOO I so wish we were going to be in NY that weekend…someday…
    Love all the shots. cathy your pics are great. Such a nice thing and I totally wodul have driven 7 hours too; I see nothing crazy about that.

  4. 30 minutes is a great amount of time to shoot in! I love what you captured in Colorado. The little boy and ‘Bear’ are just about as cute as can be! LOVE that!

  5. Claudia Constantino says:

    Me Ra – You never cease to amaze and inspire! The picture of the little boy and his bear is PRICELESS!

  6. omg…these shots are AWESOME! the photo of the little boy laying on the stairs with Bear is the best! just classic 🙂

  7. Claudia Constantino says:

    Oh and please, please, please offer mini sessions in CHI if your schedule permits. Pretty please with sprinkles on top? 😉

  8. I am pinching myself daily for you!!! The inspiration you give is endless. The family mini’s are FABULOUS! Have Fun!

  9. Ugh! Trying to talk the hubby into taking a half a day so we can come up and have a mini session… 🙂 We’ll see.

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