Remove Holiday Stress w/ Short + Sweet Family Photo Sessions | Boone & Blowing Rock, NC Photographer

"You must have the patience of a saint!" Alyce proclaimed. "I promise you, it's not the first time I've had to deal with something like that! It happens pretty often." I assured her.

Boone & Blowing Rock, NC Family Photography

We both couldn't help but laugh as we recalled the full-body tantrums that their two-year-old toddler, Kelby, was having during our family photo session earlier this week at Bass Lake in Blowing Rock, NC.

I got to see the kid-free couple the next night at Speakeasy Tattoo's Annual Beard & Moustache Competition so we recounted the ups and downs with beers in-hand.

Boone & Blowing Rock, NC Family Photography | Bass Lake Blowing Rock, NC

In all honesty, I'm used to headstrong youngsters that have a mind of their own. It's rare for kids to cooperate without some (or a lot of) coaxing, which is why it's imperative to have some tricks up your sleeve.

You're doing good if you can get them to comply whether it's through bribes or turning it into a fun game. Even then you still might not be lucky enough to get them with a smile on their face!

Boone & Blowing Rock, NC Family Photography | Bass Lake Blowing Rock, NC

No matter how crazy the session might feel during our time together, I always manage to walk away with authentic images that will bring you happy memories regardless of how effortless the photoshoot was. It's the reason I have a system and why I like to spend time helping my clients plan and prepare for their family pictures beforehand.

Boone & Blowing Rock, NC Family Photography | Bass Lake Blowing Rock, NC

Of course, we ALL want the session to run smoothly without any hiccups but that's not the reality most of the time. Adventures don't work like that, but that's why they are fun!

Boone & Blowing Rock, NC Family Photography | Bass Lake Blowing Rock, NC

The family and maternity photography I did for the Miceli family (pictured below) on the Greenway Trail in Boone, NC was another session that presented some obstacles because the weather wasn't agreeing with us. 

Boone & Blowing Rock, NC Family Photography | Greenway Trail Boone, NC

You would never be able to tell by how graceful this mama looks but there was a whole lot of craziness going on while this maternity photo was being taken. We were enduring some super strong winds and frigid Boone weather. Fingers were frozen and tears were turning to icicles (pretty much). 

Boone & Blowing Rock, NC Maternity Photography | Greenway Trail Boone, NC

Just before we were getting ready to cut the session short by 15-minutes and retreat to the warmth of our vehicles, I urged her to let me take a couple more shots by herself since Dad and toddler weren't having any more of it. I'm happy to be the "just one more shot" person when I need to be because she looks so lovely!

Boone & Blowing Rock, NC Maternity Photography | Greenway Trail Boone, NC

It's true, your family pictures might not go according to plan because there are a ton of factors that could potentially affect the outcome, but I can guarantee that it will be an adventure and that afterward I will deliver images you will love even if they aren't "perfect!"

Boone & Blowing Rock, NC Family & Maternity Photography | Greenway Trail Boone, NC

Outdoor family photography sessions can be unpredictable when it comes to how your children might react or how the weather will affect the photoshoot, but I *am* incredibly patient and extremely flexible, and it's my job to do whatever I can to make the most of any challenging situation we're dealing with whether it's super high winds and bitter cold or temper tantrums.

Boone & Blowing Rock, NC Family & Maternity Photography | Greenway Trail Boone, NC
Short + Sweet Sessions are geared toward adventurous families that enjoy spending time together outdoors making new memories. I'm taking the fuss out of getting your pictures made, 30-minutes is just enough time to capture the family and keep things simple. And with my lightning fast 14-day turnaround, you'll have your family pictures in time to use for holiday cards and photo gifts.

Boone & Blowing Rock, NC Maternity Photography | Greenway Trail Boone, NCSHORT + SWEET SESSIONS are 299 + tax and you get a 30-minute session for up to four (4) immediate family members—$25 per person after four, minimum of 10 high-resolution digital downloads, & all images will be posted in an online PASS gallery within 14-business days of your session. This package is part of the portrait marathon that will run until December 7th, 2014.


» Location of your choice in Boone, Blowing Rock, or Valle Crucis, NC (depends on availability)

» Minimum of 10 high-resolution digital downloads

» A lightning fast 14-business day turnaround time

» Website to share with family and friends for viewing and ordering

» A mobile (iOS or Android) app so you have access to your photos on and offline

» Instant access to high-resolution digital downloads—no waiting for a DVD in the mail

» Online backup for 10-years so you can rest assured that your memories are safe for a decade

The dates I have available in Nov & Dec are extremely LIMITED and are on a first-come first-serve basis, so you must ACT FAST! Keep in mind, too, that the longer you wait, the colder it gets! You have until December 7th to book a family holiday photo session with me before I close down until January 2015.

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Boone NC Wedding Photographer | Wayfaring Wanderer | Jessica MacedaHi! My name is Jessica a.k.a. Wayfaring Wanderer and I reside in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains here in Boone, NC. I'm a free-spirited wedding, engagement, and lifestyle photographer who loves working with couples, families, and individuals who are committed to travel, adventure, and laid-back lifestyles. If you think we might be kindreds, I invite you to join the WW tribe by signing up [ HERE ] for weekly updates & get connected to the [ WW Facebook page ] to join the conversation! | Website

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