On Saturday, September 9, I had the privilege of being Ashley’s assistant during Motherhood Mini Sessions. Casa Flora provided flower arrangements and floral crowns and oh my, was it a blast!

Ashley has such a great eye for natural light and making each person feel comfortable and at home. We took turns entertaining the kiddos with a chicken puppet that saved the day. Our other saving grace: bubbles.

The day started with adorable twin girls that were so cheerful and happy. A couple came in for a beautiful maternity shoot that took your breath away. I even got to sit in the chair and get my picture taken while we worked with the lighting between sessions. The beautiful thing about sessions, I discovered, is that we can be fully devoted to each person that comes in. I am not a natural in front of the camera, but the calming environment instantly puts you at ease.

I asked Ashley what her favorite part of the day was because I was having trouble articulating what I was feeling in my head and she sums it up perfectly.

“My favorite part was meeting new people/moms and the different personalities of all the kiddos!”

It was a busy day, but a glorious day. We thoroughly enjoyed each and every encounter and look forward to meeting more people. Fall Mini Sessions are coming and we would love for you to be a part of it!

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Sam takes pride in providing photography services to East Texas and beyond. Sam boasts over 30 years of photography experience and will make sure that you are thrilled with your images and that you are proud to display them, whether it's for use on your company's website, an annual report or hung on the wall of your lobby.   

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