One of Austin photographer Ziem’s greatest joys is working with repeat customers over the years, like the Smith family.
When our favorite Austin family and maternity photographer first worked with the Smiths two years ago, big brother G was just about eight months old. What fun it was this go-round to see him show off his new but not-so-little partner in crime.
Ziem carefully recreated shots she’d done with these doting parents and their charismatic son at their initial shoot, yet another fun advantage of working with the same photographer over time. Check out these side-by-side comparisons, a tangible reminder of how quickly time really does fly.
Ziem adores working with families like the Smiths throughout the years and sharing a relationship that allows her to capture these meaningful shots. How lucky is this little guy to have such fun-loving parents and a brother with a larger-than-life personality and love?
Want to create your own family memories, just in time for holiday card season? Contact Ziem at email@example.com today to schedule your fall mini-session.
It’s so easy when planning a family photography session to get caught up in coordinating outfits and perfectly polished children (#hahaha), but the best part of Austin family photographer Ziem’s job is capturing those real moments that become a part of a family’s story. To that end, it just doesn’t get any more real – or really, really fun – than these boisterous three siblings, a true party of three.
The different personalities of this party parade became evident as Ziem worked with them. First up was sweet, sporty big brother P, who had completed his first triathlon earlier in the day – at age five, no less!
E, the middle sister, brought her special brand of mischievous fun, posing as if she was breaking and entering into a barn. As one does on most Austin family photography shoots, right?
This family runs a party house, and it’s the kind everyone wants to be the part of. We won’t name names, but from the one sibling rolling around boudoir-style on a blanket to the next displaying her rule-breaking skills larceny style, Ziem just loved telling this family’s story – when she could stop laughing from all the fun she had, that is.
Time to book those holiday card shots! Mini-session spaces are filling up quickly, so get yours ASAP – contact Ziem at firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
- 4:45-5:05PM L. Larsen
- 5:35-5:55PM L. Aseron
4:10-4:30PML. Burnett 4:35-4:55PMM. Brandl 5:00-5:20PMC. Renteria 5:20-5:40PMB. Robles 4:10-4:30PMK. Krukewitt 4:35-4:55PMM. Agnese 5:10-5:20PMM. Kirsch
*** MINI SESSIONS IN AUSTIN – NEW DATES ADDED ***
Hello Austin! It’s that time of year to start thinking about our wardrobe and holiday card ideas.
My first round of mini sessions sold out in 24 hours. New times have been added.
I look forward to hearing from you, old and new!
How does a mini session differ from a full session?
A regular photo session with Ziem Photography runs sixty to ninety minutes in length at the location of your choice whereas mini sessions are conducted at a specific location chosen by the photographer lasting twenty minutes.
May I book multiple mini sessions together?
You may book two or more consecutive sessions.
What is the cost of a mini session and what does it include?
Each mini session is $195 and 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 + print release and a FB timeline cover. Additional images or prints are 20% off for four weeks.
How do I sign up for a 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) and submit a $75 non-refundable deposit.
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.
Saturday, November 7th
Sunday, November 8th
Saturday, November 21st (UT Bye week)
Please contact me to reserve your spot today!
When it comes to Austin family photographer Ziem, clients get the best of both worlds. Not only is Ziem an outstanding family photographer, she’s so personable that she can’t help but befriend her clients too. I know because, like ye olde Hair Club for Men of yore – anyone remember those commercials? – I’m not just a writer here, I’m also Ziem’s friend and client. My children adore Ziem as well, and that love and comfort level comes across on camera.
There are plenty of photographers here in Austin, but I’ve never met a photographer anywhere who makes her clients feel so comfortable on camera. Photography is so much more than a job for Ziem, and that passion as well as that love for her clients can’t help but make us lucky customers feel like our respective selves during a shoot. Admittedly this particular session, done in honor of my daughter’s second birthday, might have been a bit easier on the making-the-subject-feel-comfortable-front, as my ham of a daughter has yet to meet a camera she didn’t like, but Ziem captured that outgoing, bubbly energy all the same.
Alas, the camera loving gene entirely skipped the rest of this family, and that’s where Ziem’s gift of drawing out a client’s personality really shines. My son & I both never met a camera we didn’t try to avoid – an unhappy fate in this Selfie Era – but Ziem managed to sneak these wonderful, true-to-life candids of each of us.
As a friend and as a client, I can’t thank you enough, Z, for yet another session of family heirlooms we’ll keep forever.
Mini Session season is upon us! Dates will be announced soon. Send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to get on the waiting list.
For Austin photographer Ziem, no time reminds her of how quickly our little ones grow than back to school picture time. This particular shoot, at creatively brilliant kids art camp Wee Warhols (a favorite of Ziem’s kids and Ziem both), was no exception; though Wee Warhols owner Amber’s kids are young (and totally fun and adorable), it will feel like five minutes from kindergarten to when Ziem is snapping their senior photos.
Ziem was pleasantly surprised to arrive at this shoot & find Mom had arranged not one, not two, but three vintage prop stations. In retrospect, of course, the creative settings are no surprise coming from the Wee Warhols founder herself.
The highlights of the shoot were when little B momentarily got stuck writing the alphabet & asked Amber, “Is ‘W’ for ‘Wee Warhols‘?” and the pistachio ice cream that followed. Actually, that probably goes without saying – isn’t ice cream a highlight by its very existence? #science
Thanks again to Amber both for welcoming Ziem into her Wee Warhols world and for reminding us again just how quickly time passes with these little ones. And for the ice cream – did we mention there was ice cream?
Contact Ziem now to schedule senior portraits at email@example.com!