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I can’t tell you how thrilled I am with this maternity session that I recently did at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville.  This is the second maternity session I’ve done for this lovely lady (the first one was in the wildflowers) and when she sent me a picture of the matching red dresses for her and her 2 year old daughter – I just couldn’t wait!  Of course being typical Gainesville – it was a very humid later afternoon but you would never know from this super star Mama-to-be!

Enjoying the last days of summer at the Kanapaha Botanical Gardens in Gainesville, Florida.   It is one of my favorite locations to photograph kids and families because there are so many unique little gardens all around the grounds.  My favorite is the hummingbird garden and the wedding oak.  Start thinking about scheduling your fall family session before the rush of school activities and the holidays are upon us.  Your session includes complimentary admission to these beautiful gardens.

This was a very special photo session that I honestly thought was still years away.  My beautiful daughter’s college graduation session.  She graduated Cum Laude from The University of Florida this past spring.  How did this happen so fast?  She’s off to great places and I couldn’t be prouder! Go Gators!!!

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2017 Mother’s Day Spring Wildflower Mini Sessions are now being scheduled!

Wildflower Location is 10 minutes North of the Waldo Flea Market – directions will be sent upon completion of signup

LIMITED AVAILABILITY!! 

Mini Session –  $395 (plus tax) includes:

  1.  25 minute session includes 15-20 plus High Resolution Digital Images available via Download.
  2. Images come in both Color and Black & White with a print release; printable to any size.  Download will be available 7 days after your session.
  3. Private password protected online gallery hosted for 30 days.  You will be able to view, share, download, and have the option to order additional professional prints directly from your gallery.
  4. Custom HD Session Slideshow set to music & A Digital Album – both created for your smart phone/tablet
  5. Stunning 11 x 14 mounted art print of your choice.  Ships directly to your home!
  6. A pdf of print instructions and recommendations will sent with your download.
  7. $75 non-refundable reservation fee due to secure date, remaining balance is due on the day of your session.
  8. For sign-up information please contact me here

Session Agreement and $75 non-refundable reservation fee  is required to secure your spot – remaining balance due at your session!

  NEW FOR 2017  Private up 90 minutes Sunset Sessions – $650 plus tax

which also includes video capture added to  your session slideshow (see sample video below). These are perfect if you want a more relaxed and slow-paced session since there is no pressure of a family  after yours.

Scheduling between April 26th through May 7th. Email for exact dates. All dates are FULL!

  1.  90 minute private session includes 30-50 plus High Resolution Digital Images available via Download.
  2. Video capture added to your slideshow
  3. Images come in both Color and Black & White with a print release; printable to any size.  Download will be available 7 days after your session.
  4. Private password protected online gallery hosted for 30 days.  You will be able to view, share, download, and have the option to order additional professional prints directly from your gallery.
  5. Custom HD Session Slideshow set to music & A Digital Album – both created for your smart phone/tablet
  6. Stunning 11 x 14 mounted art print of your choice.  Ships directly to your home!
  7. A pdf of print instructions and recommendations will sent with your download.
  8. $75 non-refundable reservation fee due to secure date, remaining balance is due on the day of your session.
  9. For sign-up information please contact me here

For sign-up information please contact me here

The Wildflower Sessions are by far my most popular sessions.  The field is just stunning and the images taken will surely be a family keepsake. Play the video below to see a sample of the type of images captured at the wildflower field.  Thank you to the McAfee Family for allowing me to share it!

The beautiful wildflower field from Laurel Housden on Vimeo

 

What a great way to enjoy a perfect spring evening but with a fun family session enjoying the longer evening and each other’s company.  Our session was in the community park where this family lives.  I can’t tell you how much more relaxed everyone was going to a place that is familiar.  When thinking of a location for capturing your family – think local! Younger children especially are much less nervous when they are at a place that is familiar to them.  I enjoyed watching these kiddos run free – and Mom and Dad enjoyed the easy short walk back home after everyone was exhausted from playing!

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