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flourish [spring mini session announcement]



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flourish [spring mini session announcement]

Loving the birdsong outside my window and the cheery cluster of daffodils at the end of our sidewalk…especially with the heavy news amongst us.  

For the past few months (and particularly a couple days while on vacation recently) I’ve been engaged in some family photo projects and am so glad for every photo taken over the past few decades!  The sweet recollection of so much happiness has made me want to plead with everyone to make awesome photos of their entire family together as often as they can…so in that spirit, after so much snow and ice, it is with exuberance that I share our spring minis!  As a quick reminder, our photo season ends Nov 1st (except for newborns & sessions at home) and we’re already booking well into the summer.

with affection,
– melanie –

when: saturday, april 30

wherewaveland historic site, lexington, kentucky

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, please plan for the possibility of cooler weather with clothing selections.

5 images will be presented in an online gallery. prints, digital files, etc are purchased a la carte after you’ve had a chance to see the images.

we can’t wait to see you!

for sessions at a spot & date of your choosing, here’s our portrait calendar! if you don’t see a date that works,  jot us a quick note at  because we can likely find a fit!




kind words:

I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude for the wonderful work you do! The images you have taken of our family bring me so much joy! You are incredibly talented and such a warm + gracious person. And it is so clear that you have built a team of individuals with those same traits.

My grandmother passed away the day before our session this year and I just wasn’t feeling quite up for it. But I am so thankful we did it. You just exude a genuine delight in seeing my family - something my grandmother was known for as well.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Warmly, Kristin