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Fall 2018 Minis (Part I)

by Rachel Gaetz

A little over a week ago, I held my first round of fall mini sessions. I cannot say enough good things about my families who showed for these! I had eight slots filled with 7 families. These sessions were all back-to-back and the morning went incredibly smoothly! We got lots of fantastic shots during everyone's 20 minutes. Here are just a few pics from each family:

Pearl and Sessahly were my fabulous mother-daughter duo who kicked off the morning. The great thing about having repeat clients is that we are crazy efficient when it comes to mini sessions. I just love these girls (could they be more gorgeous??) I was thrilled when they signed up!

Next I met with the Masse family and ADORABLE 16-month-old Grace. I had taken photos for her last fall when she was four months old and one of the most smiley babies I had ever met. Turns out, she's still just as happy and smiley. (BUT NOW WITH PIGTAILS!) What a darling! Let's hang out again soon!

The Ross family came next with their little cuties. We did a bit of running around and goofing around to keep warm during their shoot. Fortunately, that worked to get some silly and candid shots which definitely captured those fun-loving personalities!

Next I got to shoot for my lovely friend Nora and her boys. I'm always so excited  when she signs up for sessions because I love an excuse to see her and her family! It's been so cool watching Henry and Hugh grow!

Next I met with the Potts family who have two-year-old Amelia and another baby on the way. I definitely appreciated the opportunity to document this special time for their family. I remember the excitement and anticipation of adding a second baby to the family and wondering what life would be like with 2 babies... so much fun to come!

Katie and Trevor then brought their crew of 5 kiddos and wisely booked 2 spots so we would have enough time for family shots plus individual pictures of each kid, It was definitely a lot of eyes to get looking in one direction, but we totally did it! I also loved having a variety of a baby, little kids, and teens to photograph. Thank you, thank you guys for signing up!

My last session of the day was with the Ruprechts. Their adorable family was pretty much any photographer's dream, so sweet and smiley! I loved the shots we got and I definitely hope I get to work with this awesome family in the future.

Thank you so much to all who came out to spend their Saturday morning with me! I hope you all love your photos as much as I do! Next round of minis are 10/27 at Willow River. Every slot is booked and I even added two more! All of this business is a tremendous blessing and I can't thank  you guys enough for picking me to take your families' pictures.

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I’m Rachel Gaetz
I’m Rachel Gaetz and I am a creative portrait photographer in the Twin Cities. I am also a busy mom of four and can often be spotted with a coffee in hand, a big messy bun on my head, and a baby on my hip. My goal is to create images that YOU will be obsessed with -- pictures you will be eager to post today as well as cherish decades from now. My business BelleAmiss Photography strives to take the stress out of photo sessions while capturing life's beautiful imperfections. You will leave feeling great about YOU and your photo experience.
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