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limited edition [ mothers day weekend ] mini sessions



(verb) to mark a notable occasion with gratitude and rejoicing

(synonyms: commemorate, observe, mark, keep, honor, memorialize)



i’m such a fan of the ‘underdog’ or lesser-known holidays…the ones that i’ll share with my 6 yr old nephew that make him scrunch his face and say ‘are you kidding me?”.

to which i reply, “i’d never kid about national macaroon day!!” (may 31st for anyone wondering).

with these sorts of holidays, there are zero expectations – it’s 100% FUN and it reflects a gratitude for everyday life…also, you can totally miss them and no one knows ;)

a few around the corner…

lawn and garden month (so getting in the yard is celebrating!!)
2 – national peanut butter and jelly day…you could make it on this bread audrey loves as a treat
7 – caramel popcorn day & no housework day
12 – grilled cheese sandwich day
15 – rubber eraser day (how easy to just add a cute eraser beside a dinner plate or bathroom counter so it’s seen in the morning)
16 – national librarian day
22 – national jelly bean day

national salad month
1 – may day (a favorite of ours)
2 – brothers and sisters day (i need to remember to text my brother!)
4 – ky derby…i love this ky holiday!!
10 – clean up your room day
25 – international jazz day…just play a good spotify playlist!



limited edition [ mothers day weekend ] mini sessions

our next mini session is on mothers day weekend!!  I’d love to photograph at least a couple moms with *their* moms! the backdrop is nothing short of divine – glenlary estate in paris, ky!!  it is SO beautiful there!

when: saturday, may 11th

where: glenlary estate (paris, ky)

kindly pick your preferred time (hurry, there are just 6 spots left!)…note: there will be a spot to pay as soon as you select a time. {SOLD OUT}

details: a 15-20 minute mini session, $175 session fee

1-3 people/children, for additional siblings/family members please add $25/person. since these will be outside in the morning, please plan for the possibility of cooler weather with clothing selections.

prints, digital files, etc are purchased a la carte after you’ve had a chance to see the images.

while the majority of these sessions are generally filled with kiddos, this particular location is a *dream* for family, pets, and occasionally we’ll have a headshot! your pick – we can’t wait to see you!

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    it’s getting close to swimsuit season and it’s good to have them on hand early before the cute ones are out of stock!

  • 02

    these napkins in blush pink seem surprisingly versatile – i immediately thought of birthdays or easter but saw them used on this thanksgiving tablescape, and was bowled over!  (i don’t like having lots of extra stuff so i want it to be useful for lots of meals throughout the year!)

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    such a good idea!

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    take a deep breath before you dive into this one. so grateful for brave mothers who allow us to stand on their shoulders and give us words to protect our children.  a modified version of this post is how i explained this difficult topic to audrey. “through preventative communication we can respect, honor and protect children. awareness leads to action, it enables positive response and support. a story like this can be a shield to violence.”

thinking of you often, -melanie-