Fall Mini Session Uses | Columbus Ohio Photographer

What can I use a fall mini session for?

The short answer… ANYTHING! Fall mini sessions can be used for a wide variety of portraits. I have listed just a few of them for you here. The possibilities, however, are limitless.


For information about our 2018 Fall Mini Sessions, click here.

To schedule a fall mini session with Joyful Moments Photography, click here.

Family Portraits

The most common thing I have had people use fall mini sessions for is updated family portraits. Typically, clients will want a few pictures of everyone together as well as some poses of the children together and by themselves. Some parents even request a photo of themselves together. Think about it, when was the last time you have a professional picture of just you and your spouse? Was it 10 years ago at your wedding? Now is the perfect time to get an updated picture!


Senior Portraits

Not all teenagers want to have a full 2 hour session for their senior pictures with multiple wardrobe changes and locations. A fall mini session is the perfect opportunity to get a nice picture for the year book and a couple different pictures to hand out to family and friends.


Engagement Portraits

Just wanting a professional picture to use for your save the date? Maybe you just want a few pictures to use in a slideshow at the ceremony or in the guest book. Fall mini sessions are a great way to save money and get just what you want. Plus, it’s the most beautiful time of the year.


Maternity Portraits

It is very popular these days to hire a professional photographer to document this very special time in your life. You are welcoming a new baby! Not every pregnant woman feels up to walking around a park for an hour in the heat to get a bunch of poses of her ever growing belly though. If you are wanting to remember this important time in your life with just a few high quality pictures, fall mini sessions are for you.



These are just a few of the ways you can use a fall mini session. How will you use yours?

For information about our 2018 Fall Mini Sessions, click here.

To schedule a fall mini session with Joyful Moments Photography, click here.

2018 Columbus Ohio Fall Mini Sessions | Joyful Moments Photography

Fall Mini Sessions in Columbus Ohio

In Columbus, Ohio, or really anywhere in the mid-west, fall is the perfect time to get your pictures taken. The temperature is typically not too hot and not too cold. The fall scenery in Ohio is stunning this time of year as the trees turn beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red. Central Ohio is filled with so many beautiful metro parks that make the perfect backdrop for pictures. In the fall, sunset is earlier so you also don’t have to worry about trying to keep the kids up late for their photo shoot.


2018 Fall Mini Sessions with Joyful Moments Photography

This year, fall mini sessions will take place on the weekend of October 20th and 21st. Typically, during the third week of October, fall foliage is at it’s peek, so that makes this the perfect time for pictures.

You will have the opportunity to schedule your session online this year by clicking here. Sessions are available in 20 minute increments beginning at 4:00 pm and ending at 6:00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. These sessions are VERY LIMITED. There are only 14 total time slots available (7 each day). So hurry and sign up while there are still spots left.


Fall mini sessions will take place at the beautiful Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park. This park has multiple entrances and several different areas to explore. Our sessions this year will take place in the area near the Nature Center. The spot I will be using has a beautiful mature tree, a fence, tall grass, and a trail covered with a canopy of trees. About a week before the session takes place, you will be given more specific directions on exactly where to find me at the park for your pictures.

During your 20 minute session I will lead you to a few different scenic backgrounds to add some variety to your pictures. I will also guide you in a few different poses for the groupings that you want (i.e. family picture, picture of just the kids together, picture of each child individually, etc.).


While you may hear my camera click a few more than 5 times during our 20 minutes together, you will receive 5 pictures in the form of a digital download. A few weeks after the session has taken place, I will email you a link to view and download your 5 fully-edited high-resolution images. With that download you will also receive a print release. This release gives you permission to print your pictures at any lab, and in any size or quantity that you would like.

2018 fall mini sessions cost ONLY $125. That price is over 50% off my normal price for 5 images. That is a HUGE discount! Now is the time to get updated family photos at a fraction of the normal cost. Once you choose your time slot online, I will send you an invoice for the full session amount which must be paid in advance in order to reserve your spot.


If you have any questions, please email me at joyfulmomentsphotos@gmail.com.

Again, to schedule your 2018 fall mini session online click here.

Family Pictures | Columbus Ohio Photographer

Family of Four | Family Pictures | Columbus Ohio Photographer

I loved the opportunity to photograph this sweet family again this fall. Nolan is another one of my milestone babies and his adorable big sister has also been included in a few of his sessions. This is also the second time mom and dad have jumped in for a few photos. This is session took place at Prairie Oaks Metro Park in Hilliard.








Fall Mini Sessions | Columbus Ohio Photographer

Fall Mini Sessions 2017 | Columbus Ohio Photographer

My husband and I are happy to announce that our son, Josiah James, was born at 3:41 am on Saturday September 9th. Due to his early arrival and my quick recovery, I am able to schedule some fall mini sessions this year after all. Sessions will be held on Sunday evening October 15th and Saturday evening October 21st at Prairie Oaks Metro Park. The cost is $125 for 8-10 digital images and a 20 minute session. Email joyfulmomentsphotos@gmail.com to book your session before they are gone!





Family Pictures | Dublin Ohio Photographer

Fall Mini Sessions | Family Pictures | Dublin Ohio Photographer

I am so very thankful for all of the amazing families I met through this year’s fall mini sessions. This year, fall mini sessions took place at Red Trabue Nature Preserve in Dublin, Ohio. Here is a peak at just a few of my favorite photos of these precious families.