So if you’re following along on ‘Lynns Summer Session of 2016 Tour’ you know we left off on a beach in August. After taking a couple of weeks off for vacation I was ready to get back full force. Summer doesn’t last for ever around these parts, and I was looking forward to sunset sessions and taking some pictures! A few times a year, typically once each season, we offer mini sessions. These are shorter in length than our full sessions, which has pros and cons as you can read about HERE, but they are packed with fun! I had 4 families lined up one Sunday evening and would be finishing the night with a newly (as in the evening before) engaged couple! I am sure people would much rather see photos of these wonderful people, rather than just listen to me Blah Blah about it! I kicked off my evening with a family that I had met when Erin photographed them the prior fall. I was excited to meet up with them and take their LAST family photo of them being a family of 4! I learned they would be growing their family by one more the coming December. Watching our clients families grow up, and grow in size is one of my favorite things about being a photographer.Up next I met with a family of the sweetest sisters. Sometimes with siblings you have to coax them to be near each other, but these girls instantly (and happily 🙂 jumbled together when it was time to take photos. Dad was by far outnumbered by all his ladies, and he seemed perfectly content with that!This next trio I also met while working with Erin the prior fall. This Mom and her two gorgeous daughters drive three hours–EACH WAY– to have Mercy Street Studio photograph them. I don’t know that there is much more of an honor than that!We kept on trucking taking advantage of this gorgeous warm night. I was excited to meet up with my next family because I had photographed them the prior summer, and its always fun to see how big the kids have grown! I try to remember that *I* have not grown another year older. No, NOT ME. Just the children I’m seeing 🙂 These three little blonde cuties make my job fun and easy 🙂 On this night I had another family who drove from over an hour away upon recommendation from one of her friends whom we have photographed. These two kids were so much fun together! You know when you see two siblings who genuinely LIKE each other? Yeah…thats how these two are. You guys are doing it all right with these two kids, Mom and Dad! When Mom called a couple weeks after her session to ask us to make this family photo into a large canvas to hang on their wall I was so happy! Knowing our clients have photos that hang in their home and don’t just live on their hard drives thrills me to no end! Print your photos, friends!!!Last, but certainly not least, I met up with a newly (less than 48 hours!) engaged couple. Erin has worked with Steven a number of times and when he proposed to Bethany, he called us to photograph them. They wanted to use a photograph of them as their way to ‘announce’ their amazing news to all their friends and family! These two were such an amazing way to end a whirlwind evening of photography. They have since gotten married, and I wish them a long and happy marriage!Thank you too all these fantastic people for making a Sunday evening of mini sessions fun and easy. They are a whirlwind when we are doing them…15 minutes flies by so fast, but you can see we are able to get some beautiful photographs in short time. The countdown to summer and photo sessions on the beach is on!