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Fall 2022 Family Mini Sessions!
*One mini session open 10/29 10:30am* $300 for 25 min. & 5 toned hi-res images.
A wonderful opportunity to get beautiful family pictures for your holiday cards & gifts! If you hover over the photos below, you'll notice they were taken in the same location during the same weekend/timeframe, to give you a sense of what your backgrounds might look like. I like to keep the mood fun and stress-free! Sessions are 25 minutes for immediate family members only. We will focus on getting an awesome family portrait and then capture playful shots of siblings together, etc. About four to eight dozen proofs will be posted from the shoot to an online gallery within a week of your session. You will then be able to choose your favorite five (or more) images, which I will tone nicely for color and exposure, do some light retouching, and then email you another link to a separate gallery with the toned hi-res images. Please allow two-four weeks for finished images after you make your selections. Additional toned hi-res images are $24 ea. Buy three additional images, get fourth image free.

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Choose from one of the time slots below and email me at [email protected] with your desired slot and an alternate time in case your first choice is taken. Also please include your cell phone # and family members' names and children's ages. I will email you the date/time I'm holding for your family and my mailing address to send the check, along with some additional info. Session fee is due upon booking and is non-refundable, unless we have to cancel due to inclement weather or you have a sick family member. Please email me if you're interested in a morning session on Sat. Oct. 15 or an afternoon session on Sun. Oct. 23 as I may open up additional sessions if there's enough interest. Any rain dates will be scheduled Sun. Oct. 23 pm afternoon (River Park, Hillsborough), Sun. Oct. 30 (River Park) or Nov. 5-6 (River Park or Coker Arboretum, Chapel Hill). Please inquire about a normal session for any of these reasons: the mini session dates don't work for you, you desire a more meticulous, detail-oriented approach, have a specific background in mind, have multiple different shots/settings in mind, or have a child who is very introverted and takes a long time to warm up. This is my 12th year doing Fall mini sessions. I love this format because for most children it's a perfect length of time, I'm able to accommodate almost all of my families, and it's become a tradition for so many! I'm looking forward to seeing your family next month! Jared


*Sat. Oct. 15AM, Forest Theatre, Chapel Hill

*If I get enough requests I'll open up morning sessions on this date - please email me at [email protected] if you're interested. This is my new favorite "early-Fall" location that I used during last Fall's minis! This is a great spot and weekend for families who want a different look from the usual Fall color backgrounds. Please note, due to the steep stone steps this location is not good for small children.
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Forest Theatre, Oct. 17, 8:53am

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Forest Theatre, Oct. 17, 9:53am

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Forest Theatre, Oct. 17, 10:23am


Sun. Oct. 16 AM, Forest Theatre, Chapel Hill

This is my new favorite "early-Fall" location that I used during last Fall's minis! This is a great spot and weekend for families who want a different look from the usual Fall color backgrounds. Please note, due to the steep stone steps this location is not good for small children.
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Forest Theater 10/17 9:36am

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Forest Theater 10/17 10:16am

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Forest Theater 10/17 9:15am


Sun. Oct. 16
Forest Theatre, Chapel Hill

9am BOOKED - NEELY

9:30am BOOKED - CLARKE

10am BOOKED - LEE-MCGOWAN

10:30am BOOKED - BERNARD

11am HOLDING - TSOTAKOS


Sat. Oct. 22 AM, River Park or West Point on Eno

Location will either be River Park in Hillsborough or West Point on Eno in Durham. Both are beautiful locations! I'll make the call that week after scouting the Fall color, water level on the river, etc.
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West Point on Eno 10/23 10:53am

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West Point on Eno 10/23 8:59am

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West Point on Eno 10/24 11:10am


Sat. Oct. 22
River Park, Hillsborough or West Point on Eno, Durham (depending on Fall color, will make call week of the shoot)

8:30am BOOKED - RHODES

9am BOOKED - COULSON

9:30am BOOKED - SITTON

10am HOLDING - ARNOLD

10:30am BOOKED - WOOD


Sat. Oct. 22 PM, River Park, Hillsborough

I really enjoy shooting in River Park! The views are beautiful, it's very open and bright with plenty of soft filtered light and room for the kids to run around. Many of the leaves are yellowish during this weekend.
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River Park 10/23 4:34pm

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River Park 10/23 5:51pm

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River Park 10/23 5:29pm


Sat. Oct. 22
River Park, Hillsborough

3:30pm BOOKED - MACK

4:00pm BOOKED - O'ROURKE

4:30pm BOOKED - BUTLER

5:00pm BOOKED - PFEIFFENBERGER

5:30pm BOOKED - MECKMAN



Sun. Oct. 23 AM, River Park or West Point on Eno

Location will either be River Park in Hillsborough or West Point on Eno in Durham. Both are beautiful locations! I'll make the call that week after scouting the Fall color, water level on the river, etc.
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West Point on Eno 10/23 9:22am

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West Point on Eno 10/24 10:53am

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West Point on Eno 10/23 10:22am


Sun. Oct. 23
River Park, Hillsborough or West Point on Eno, Durham (depending on Fall color, will make call week of the shoot)

8:30am - BOOKED - DUTKO

9am BOOKED - BRADNEY

9:30am BOOKED - GARDNER

10am BOOKED - MORELLI




*Sun. Oct. 23 PM, River Park, Hillsborough

*If I get enough requests I'll open up afternoon sessions on this date - please email me at [email protected] if you're interested. I really enjoy shooting in River Park! The views are beautiful and it's very open and bright with plenty of soft filtered light and room for the kids to run around. Many of the leaves are yellowish during this weekend. *If I get enough requests I'll open up additional afternoon sessions on this date.
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River Park 10/24 5:06pm

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River Park 10/23 4:54pm

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River Park 10/24 5:56pm


Sat. Oct. 29 AM, River Park, Hillsborough

I really enjoy shooting in River Park! The views are beautiful and it's very open and bright with plenty of soft filtered light and room for the kids to run around. The leaves are usually a pretty yellow and some orange during this weekend.
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River Park 10/29 8:56am

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River Park 10/30 9:08am

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River Park 10/30 10:55am


Sat. Oct. 29
River Park, Hillsborough

8:30am BOOKED - DOUTHITT

9am BOOKED - FINHOLT-DANIEL

9:30am BOOKED - SCHMEISER

10am BOOKED - PORTER

10:30am OPEN


Sat. Oct. 29 PM, River Park, Hillsborough

I really enjoy shooting in River Park! The views are beautiful and it's very open and bright with plenty of soft filtered light and room for the kids to run around. The leaves are usually a pretty yellow and some orange during this weekend.
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River Park 10/30 5:35pm

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River Park 10/30 4:31pm

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River Park 10/30 4:53pm


Sat. Oct. 29
River Park, Hillsborough

3:35pm BOOKED - LI-GOLDSTEIN

4:15pm BOOKED - ADAMS

4:45pm BOOKED - DANUS

5:15pm BOOKED - CANTOR


Chelsea - UNC campus
May 3, 2022
Chelsea, a graduating senior headed to Carolina, was so chill and easy-going - we had a great shoot! We started out in the Coker Arboretum on UNC's campus, headed over to the Bell Tower and then hit the historic South Building. This whole time I was using a softbox, which I really like for creating soft, beautiful light on the face and using the late evening sun as an accent light. The Old Well was packed in late April/early May with graduates waiting to take pictures, so we didn't use that spot on this shoot, but there are countless picturesque locations on UNC's campus! We finished up with some natural light portraits and a reflector back at Coker.

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Cherry Family - Durham
May 4, 2022
I've been photographing this loving family in Durham for four years and always have a great time! We started out with a fresh headshot of Bradley and then created some beautiful family portraits in their front yard. We then fired off shots of their boys running while holding hands together. I won't say how many times it took to nail this shot. ;) Their backyard sits on the Eno River, which makes for nice, scenic backdrops. We did a quick trip this time, so we wouldn't tire out the kids and wrapped up with another family photo on the front porch.

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Cater Family - Coker Arboretum
April 24, 2022
The Cater family from Chapel Hill is so sweet - this is my fourth shoot with them! Like most of my shoots, I did a scouting trip before the session to find pretty settings, current blossoms, and figure out the ideal timeframe for our session based on the date of our shoot. A week before our session the arch in the Arboretum had really pretty lavender flowers, but these had withered away and the arch was now filled with gorgeous orange blossoms. I love the Spring in NC! We moved to another shady spot with pretty flowers for some more casual and candid shots. And then we finished up with quick headshot sessions of Sarah & Reid (at their request), while my 16-yr. old daughter who served as my assistant on this shoot, played with their girls.

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Colin - UNC Campus & Downtown Hillsborough
April 20, 2022
Colin is an amazing young man headed to UNC on the prestigious Morehead-Cain scholarship. Colin lives in my neighborhood, Churton Grove, in Hillsborough, so it was important to him to do photos in both his hometown, as well as where he's going to college. I priced out an extended session that would allow us time to hit both areas in one late afternoon/evening, and of course, I scouted out locations ahead of time to map out our session.

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