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Simplified Sessions Behind The Scenes

The first ever Simplified Session happened this August and it didn’t disappoint!

What is a Simplified Session, you ask? Simplified Sessions are 20 minute in-studio sessions held 8 times per year. A Simplified Session is perfect for an updated family photograph (Christmas cards anyone?), a mini maternity session, a 6 or 12 month milestone session or an updated headshot.

Ready to see what they’re really all about? Check out our Simplified Sessions behind the scenes…

Here’s how it all happened…

The day kicked off with this stunning mama, pregnant with her third little. Isn’t she gorgeous! Her little guy was one of the most adventurous I’ve seen and she handled it all with ease.

Anyone who’s had a session with me will recognize this next game….

Next to arrive was another lovely mama with her two littles.

I had bunny with me in the studio that day and all the littles took a shine to her.

I’ve had the pleasure of photographing one of her littles before but this mama isn’t often in the photo so it was great to get to photograph the three of them together.


Aren’t their outfits amazing? Simplified Sessions don’t include an in-home planning session but I’m always happy to help out with outfits by skype or email beforehand. Take me up on it!! Not only does it get you thinking about outfits well ahead of your session but I can help you with combining patterns in a way that will really take your photos up a notch!

Then things quieted down a bit with a mini maternity session for a first-time mama.

She was already 38-1/2 weeks which is later than I recommend for maternity photographs, but isn’t it nice to have a beautiful photograph of yourself at the end of your pregnancy?!


And then this happened….


Pets are welcome too at Simplified Sessions! Hmmm…. do you have an amazing photo of your two-legged little with your four-legged little? Or not so little, in this case.

I quickly realized having a Great Dane and a toddler together in the studio is equivalent to three or four littles but both the little guy and the big dog were super sweet.

As soon as we had one of them in place, the other would jump out of the shot. Good thing we laughed the whole time.

Next we had another sweet little girl I photographed as a babe.

Feel free to get your littles dressed at the studio. Outfits wrinkle when strapped into seatbelts and a quick change won’t take long (and will say your ironing job).

Side note…. I love it when dads wear cool socks to their session. Mamas take note for when you’re choosing family outfits for your session. Pay attention to the socks!!

Isn’t this moment sweet? I love how dad’s in the background and, even though he isn’t the focus of the photograph, you can feel the love he has for his little girl. Worth the price of a Simplified Session right there.

One last family today. This mama has a marketing business and needed an updated headshot. Feel free to bring your littles to a headshot session if it isn’t a daycare day for you. As long as you’re prepared for the peanut gallery….

After the headshots we did some photos of mama with her littles. I don’t often meet a little who can beat me at the no-smile game but she pulled it off something fierce.

And her brother aced the epic jumping shot…

I told you these two littles were amazing. They even helped me sweep up after their shoot!

The next Simplified Session is coming up on Saturday September 20th. Call the studio today to reserve your spot.

P.S. All families who book a full maternity, newborn or family session receive $50 off unlimited Simplified Sessions for 1 year following your session date. Existing Jenn Di Spirito Photography families book your Christmas card photo session now!

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