October 14, 2022

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Fall is crazy, I mean, no time to pause to think crazy, at the DeFrehn home. From October to November, we have three out of four kids’ birthdays. We have sports. We have dance. We have school events. We have family events. And, like so many families, we try to figure out how to squeeze family portraits into the crazy so that we have that laughing & loving shot for our holiday card.

For many years, I have set aside one or two marathon studio days for Just Portraits photo days to serve my amazing families. But finding even that one day in my calendar has become harder and harder. Last year, I stumbled upon a solution for my West U mini sessions – Just Portraits, Home Sessions.

These are quick, 15 minutes, pop our your front door, get that one shot (+ a few extras) and move on with your day. That adorable photo above, we quickly moved Halloween decor out of the frame and captured some laughter before both scurrying off to practices and making dinners. Yes, we squeezed it into a busy weekday & made it happen. And you know what, everyone was so relaxed and happy. No stress = real smiles.

Now, the hiccup, I can only offer these in West University Place. It’s just the only way for me to find the pockets of time to pop over and capture your family in my current season of life. Don’t live in West U? Well, the good news is, I know a few gems of locations we can meet at in the neighborhood.

But let me know quick if you want to book – the openings are very limited!



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