Novan Family Apple Orchard Mini Session | Sacramento Photographer | Apple Hill, Ca

Last weekend, I went up to Apple Hill so I could shoot some more of mini sessions.  I had so much fun meeting with great families (like this one!) in a gorgeous orchard in Apple Hill.  This was my third round of Apple Hill Mini sessions this year, and my fifth year photographing families from around the Sacramento area at this particular orchard.  I love taking family portraits here around the gorgeous fall scenery and it is so nice that this spectacular location is conveniently located not very far from Sacramento.  It’s such a pretty drive up to Apple Hill.  I enjoyed the trip up 50 and I love to looking at the trees that are all rapidly changing from green to beautiful autumnal shades of colors.  I like to watch the trees increasingly get more colorful and more beautiful the closer I got to Apple Hill as I drove towards Lake Tahoe.  I had a great day in Apple Hill and ate way too many apple donuts.
I will be coming back to Apple Hill for the last time this year next Sunday November 13, 2016.  I still have one or two spots left, so if you are reading this and would like to book an apple orchard mini session please reach out to me!  You can see details here:

This family was so sweet!  Their little guy woke up feeling kind of sick the morning of their photo shoot.  (Tis the season!  Who else has recently come down with the flu lately?  Yuck!  There’s some nasty bugs going around town.) I had to sing and dance for this serious boy and pull out all the tricks to grab a smile from him. I am happy to say that he couldn’t resist my silly charming ways and bribes of Spiderman stickers, and I was able to capture some very sweet moments.  Whenever I shoot family sessions, I always aim to get 2-3 nicely posed portraits but keep snapping away so that I can capture the unscripted moments.  These outtakes end up being my favorite shots every single time.  For this session, everyone was so snugly and cute I was able to get lots of the candid shots that make me so happy.  This session took place in the afternoon in the middle of my mini session marathon, so at this time the Apple Farm was packed with visitors.  I had to move  across the street to avoid parked cars in the background of these family portraits.  Luckily, Apple Hill never fails to provide great backdrops, so we just moved a couple steps over and were able to shoot at the Christmas tree farm where it is equally as beautiful as the apple orchards.  It was fun to give them a variety of looks!



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