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Nikki & Stephen // Woodland Gardens Couples Portraits

Nikki & Stephen were my first session of the day for this round of mini sessions at Woodland Gardens in Decatur. Their reasoning for the session was a “Just Because!” with a dash of “Why the Hell Not?” which honestly is a perfect reason for a portrait session. We focused on capturing their love and some fall color, and there was plenty of both. They were adorable together and up for all the weirdness, I could throw at them, which I ALWAYS appreciate. They helped me find some of the most vibrant colors that day {and brought some of their own!}.

Why I Love Mini Sessions

This is one of the reasons mini sessions can be so great. They’re perfect if you’re in the market for a wedding photographer, to get to know them briefly and see if you jive well enough to choose them for your wedding {this is also a great reason for an engagement session!}. They’re perfect if you’re looking to find a family photographer to come back to again and again. And they’re perfect if you just want a little taste of a session just because!

Personally, I do a lot of research when it comes to where I want to have my mini session days. I want to find something less trafficked, less known, so we won’t be overwhelmed with either other shoots going on or onlookers. My goal is to keep the distractions to a minimum, especially for these shorter sessions where we have a lot to get done in a little amount of time, so the fewer people around the better!

I also always want versatility: Is there somewhere to sit, stand, crouch behind bushes or flowers or foliage {it’s a thing}? Are there places in the shade and in the sun? How will it look different at my first session of the day vs the final session of the day? For this round of mini sessions, I went with the Woodland Gardens because it fit the bill so perfectly!

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Raven is an Atlanta Wedding and portrait Photographer who captures real people. Her speciality is working with people who feel awkward in front of the camera. She travels throughout Georgia, including Athens, North Georgia, and beyond.

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