Austin Fall Mini Sessions – book yours today.
Hello! It’s that time of year again, we’re all recovered from the emotional turmoil of sending our kids back to school and now we patiently wait for pleasant and crisp air. As I’ve done in years past, this is also the time I spend indoors planning my annual Austin Fall Mini Sessions. In case you’re wondering, these are great for anyone – families, children, animals, moms-to-be, yourself, or anyone who just wants “that one shot” for their annual holiday cards.
This year’s mini session will be offered outdoors in a location with glorious light and diverse options for backgrounds. The cost of each mini session is $225, due in full to secure your spot. Prices subject to sales tax. Please note terms indicated in PayPal agreement. See below for details.
What are the available times and locations?
SUN 10/16 – 5:40PM, 6:00PM, 6:20PM
SUN 10/23 –
5:00, 5:20PM, 5:40PM, 6:10PM SOLD OUT
SAT 11/5 –
5:00PM, 5:20PM, 5:40, 6:00PM
SUN 11/6 –
4:00, 4:20PM, 4:40PM, 5:00PM SOLD OUT
SUN 11/20 – 4:20PM,
Interested, but not available on any of the above dates? E-mail me for a list of unofficial mini session options. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org || 850.319.4591 || www.ziemphotography.com
How do Austin Fall Mini Sessions differ from a full session?
A regular photo session starts at $625 and runs sixty to ninety minutes in length at the location of your choice. A mini session is conducted at a specific location chosen by the photographer lasting fifteen minutes. Pricing is $225.
What is the cost of Austin Fall Mini Sessions and what does it include?
The early bird rate is $225 for one week. Pricing includes a phone consultation to discuss wardrobe, location, and meeting details, a twenty-minute session, an online gallery of 30+ images for proofing, sharing and ordering, and five downloadable high-resolution images of your choosing.
How do I sign up for an Austin Fall Mini Session?
Contact Ziem at 850.319.4591 or send a note to email@example.com with your preferred date and time slot (availability below), then submit a non-refundable deposit via PayPal.
What happens after the session?
Within two weeks of the session date, you will receive proofs for previewing and ordering. From there, you will have the opportunity to select five images for downloading and purchase additional digital negatives + prints at 20% off.
It takes a special kind of family to strike an even distribution between fun and business. I can’t think of anyone who does it better than the Interianos. Check out one of my favorites of their brown-eyed beauties from a recent Austin mini session. OK, so maybe a little heavy on the fun part. . .
Their brood of chicks are THE most entertaining, sociable, animated party you’ll ever meet. And I’m not just talking about on camera. We see them most weeks after our kids swim and dance and those kids and our Tuesday dinners give me life!
The girls were smartly dressed in their new school uniforms and coordinating knee-high socks. Mom even brought their family bible to complete the look. And, for posterity, we captured Isa reading the Lord’s Prayer and precious Sofia’s praying hands. I hope they will cherish these resulting images for years to come.
Seems like it wouldn’t be a family shoot if one little brother didn’t insist on wearing his UT football jersey or pajamas. Of course Anynsley brought both in addition to “nice clothes”. SBI slipped into the latter without a single fuss, surprising us all. Just look at that handsome face eating our prop 🙂
So much love and luck to these two sisters who start school this morning! And a special thanks to Gerardo for joining us on short notice and getting me a few extra giggles as a result. We almost have to credit him for our families’ friendship.
A little back story: I met this sweet crew years ago as my family and I were headed to Belize for a holiday family session. They were off to El Salvador for their annual NYE celebration with theirs. Because United slammed the door in faces of my party of four as we approached our connecting flight, Gerardo graciously offered his Presidential passes. Thankfully, we were able to “relax” and enjoy their lofty guest privileges for six hours. For the next few months following, we continued running into each other in all the usual Westlake hot spots before finally trading numbers.
What a fun little Austin Mini Session to help me count down the last days of summer!
“I want to teach my students how
To live this life on earth,
To fact its struggles and its strife
And to improve their worth.
Not just the lesson in a book
Or how the rivers flow,
But to choose the proper path
Wherever they may go.
To understand eternal truth
And know right from wrong,
And gather all the beauty of
A flower and a song.
For if I help the world to grow
In wisdom and grace,
Then I feel that I have on
And I have filled my place.
And so I ask your guidance, God
That I do my part,
For character and confidence
And happiness and heart.”
Back-to-School Lemonade Social is just one month away.
Time to start thinking about those back-to-school mini sessions.
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Here’s a little Throwback Thursday fun:
Back-to-School and Fall Mini Session Dates
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There’s little that makes Austin family photographer Ziem feel more at home than a Florida beach, a happy, fun-loving family, and her camera to capture it all on. This shoot with the Flake family, who travel from Austin to this gorgeous Alys Beach home each summer, was right in a certain photographer’s sweet spot.
Mama Lina and Ziem met years ago while their kids played with trains at a bookstore – hashtag #totalmommoment – and have chatted ever since about doing a shoot. No wonder that our photographer-in-chief, a Florida native herself, was thrilled their plan finally came to fruition this summer, when both her family & the Flakes were vacationing in Florida at that. You can just feel that comfortable, airy feel of the beach in these shots as the family happily roamed their sandy backyard.
While Lina had warned Ziem about the Flake boys’s fun-loving spirits, Ziem was delighted by their bubbly energy, infectious smiles, and the overall silliness that ensued. George would spontaneously bust out dance moves throughout the session, while big brother Henry looked for opportunities to show off his newly lost baby teeth.
Not only are the Flakes fortunate enough to enjoy the most charming beachfront home where they did their shoot, the kids’s grandparents were able to accompany them there.
Be it over a bookstore train table or a beautiful beach, Ziem adores working with this sweet family. Here’s to another beachfront session and more Florida trips!
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