January 26, 2020

Valentine's Day Mini Session

Couple Portraits, lifestyle

Lifestyle Valentine's Day Minis

Cirque91 Photography Studio, Raleigh - North Carolina

Saturday, January 25th was a lovely day. It was jam-packed with several sessions in 3 hours. Despite the slight madness of getting everyone photographed, I am head over heels with every single photo I took for this Valentine’s Day mini-session.

What was phenomenal about this mini session, was that it was my very first photo shoot in my newly designed photography studio! It was a bit chilly but with the help of a heater and constantly moving we warmed up the atmosphere and I was able to capture some portrait and candid moments between these couples. You can

interracial couple waking up first thing in the morning
interracial couple at lifestyle at home photography session
boyfriend kisses the top of girlfriends head in a photography studio in raleigh north carolina
lifestyle couple holding hands on a couch at cirque91 photography studio

Overall Session Vibe

I wanted to create an at home intimate vibe for this shoot. To help create that atmosphere, I incorporated a variety of decor into the session. Some of my favorites included the floral arrangements that you can see situated around on the floor. A couple of those should look familiar because they’re from some of my past shoots!

One of my favorite moments was after I got a couple shots of Kate and her boyfriend Matt, she was so pumped to grab a few solo shots. She’s a young entrepreneur and a personal trainer!

women enjoying freshly brewed coffee
woman smiling and laughing with a cup of coffee in her hand in her her bedroom
lifestyle headshot of women smelling coffee
couple and dog sitting on carpeted floor smiling
couple looking at their dog

Coordinating Couple Outfits

All of the couples showed up looking amazing. One of my favorite outfits of the day was from Katie! Her dress was absolutely gorgeous and was the perfect accent to the surround decor.

As you can clearly see, we had so much fun doing this mini-session and it makes me even more excited for my sunflower mini-session. This will be taking place at Dorothea Dix park (of course) and when the sunflowers are in full bloom (around July)!

Until next time!