Portrait Session for a Sitter

This portrait session has to be one of the most amazing sessions that I have had the pleasure of taking! Each time I look at these photos, I am taken back to this session and it brings a huge smile to my face. This little sweetheart was just a few days away from celebrating her first birthday. She had eyes only for her mama the entire time and was trying to crawl to her. At one point, she grabbed my fingers to stand up. I slowly let go of them and she took a few steps in my direction. Instantly mom was clapping and cheering for her little’s girls first steps! From that moment on, there was no more sitting. She was always up and, on the go, pushing a chair around my studio determined to walk unassisted again.

Details Behind a Successful Sitter Portrait Session

Prior to any portrait session, all of the details are planned out. We discuss everything that makes their child happy, pick out a few outfits and accessories to wear, and plan where their artwork will hang in their home, everything is done with intention at Nicki Joachim Photography.

During a sitter session such as this one, I like to give the kids freedom to explore. While I’m busy behind the camera, they are playing with their favorite stuffed animal and listening to songs that make them smile. This allows me to capture their genuine smiles and reactions to games such as peek-a-boo.

A special thank you to Cotton Baby Bonnets for creating this beautiful romper to be used in this session. More of their work can be viewed here: http://cottonbabybonnets.bigcartel.com

These portrait sessions are absolutely gorgeous to decorate your home with. To book a session with me, I am always available over email or on the phone.

Nicki Joachim Photography serves Owatonna, Waseca, Faribault, Dodge Center, Blooming Prairie, Austin, Albert Lea and other southern Minnesota cities.

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