Commemorate the occasion with a mini portrait session. May 2013.

Last year my oldest daughter celebrated her first communion. She prepared for months, attended lots of family masses, went to the Eucharist festival, shopped for the perfect dress and even picked out her accessories. Needless to say, she was really excited. It happened to be on Cinco de Mayo, so I was equally excited about the taco truck and margaritas, but that’s another story.

Anyways, the ceremony was beautiful. Afterwards the kids got in line to have their “portrait” done. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I thought they would at least take more than two frames and maybe even strike up a conversation with my daughter. Nope. It was just pop em in, snap a couple frames, make sure her eyes were open, and move on to the next one. Being a photo junkie, I was feeling a little sad. I knew I needed to take some more images that captured her emotions that day. The sense of accomplishment and joy that she felt while spinning in her pretty little white dress. I couldn’t let that memory fade away.

As my daughter traded in her veil for a sombrero at the park, I celebrated with my margarita and wondered if I’d ever get her back in that dress. Well, I did get her back in that dress and I even had a few friends come over to play along.

I had such a positive response that I’ve decided to keep the tradition going. I will be offering First Communion Mini Sessions on select days this May. The cost is $195 and includes my time for a 20-30 minute studio session, retouching, an online gallery of 10-15 images from which to choose one 8×10 print. Additional prints and products may be purchased a la carte. To inquire about details or reserve you spot please contact me. 1.408.806.6766.

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