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christmas fall family photos in shaver lake california

There’s still time to book your 2019 fall mini session! I got tons of requests for beach sessions last year, so I added some sessions over in Pismo Beach this November.
Click HERE to see the dates still available!

If the mini session dates don’t work, I still have a very limited amount of dates available for a full family session. Contact me to book ASAP.

young boys throwing fall leaves up in the air parents hugging on their kids family photos walking through a green meadow

I just adore all the families that I got to meet and capture for these fun, fall family photos. Shaver Lake is such a gorgeous place! And the Shaver Lake Mini Sessions are one of my most popular locations. I think because this place is somewhere many families from Fresno have visited and made memories, coming here for family photos just makes sense.

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Ok, so not everyone had fun all the time! Landon got a little scared when he got too far away from us and was told there was a bear. Mom said he loved bears. The tears say otherwise. He’s fine guys, and the tears stopped once he and his baby brother got to play in the leaves.

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two brothers sitting on a blanket together

This photo above of these two boys hanging out together is just the sweetest thing I have ever seen! Fall family photos don’t have to be parents, it can be a great chance to capture your kids, too!

fall family photo outfit ideas for shaver lake mini sessions

If you haven’t been staying up to date, make sure you join my e-mail list to get dibs on mini session dates & locations. Shaver Lake always books fast, and I can’t say I blame anyone. It’s so gorgeous! Click HERE to get in the loop!


Shaver Lake Mini Sessions: A 2018 Recap

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An update on more than MHP…and update on Megan, what I’ve been up to and what is changing. Thank you for being here and allowing me to evolve.

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