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We have had a lot of Spring + Summer minis this year (Sunflower minis are happening this week!) The images in this post were from our Family Minis at the Little Herb House. We loved this venue so much, and the kids did, too! There were chickens and cows and just all kinds of beautiful backgrounds everywhere around the grounds. It was a fun evening sweating in the heat for some beautiful images. This sweet family was celebrating their baby boy’s first birthday – the last time I photographed them, his Mama was about to have him any day. It was so sweet to see his curls and what a sweetheart he is. He was not interested in his cake at all, but we got some cute pictures of him with it.

We’ve been getting a lot of questions about when fall mini dates will be announced, and the answer is SOON. When sunflower minis are finished, Ericka and I will have a planning meeting and finalize all dates. We have a few on the calendar and some new super cute ideas for this year. (So so excited!) Some will have a holiday theme + some will be more neutral, but so much cuteness! We will also be doing a model call sometime this week for a preview of one of the sessions so keep your eyes glued to facebook and instagram. It’s going to be a super fun holiday season this year!

Styled by Little Apple Styles

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in My Little Peanut, Let The Kids Dress Themselves and several other blogs

Soda Shoppe Minis 

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One thing I love about S and T’s Soda Shoppe is all the beautiful antiques they have collected and have on display at the restaurant. A lot of time and thought went into the restaurant, and everywhere you look, there is another fun antique. If you are an antique lover, it is definitely worth the trip to Pittsboro. (You can read more about S and T’s in an Our State Magazine article here, and there are some more pictures of the antiques, too!)

This made me a little nostalgic about places I went as a kid that were special to me. Yum Yum of Greensboro is the best place for ice cream and a hotdog. It’s an 112 year old business, and last year there was an car accident that forced it to close for a few weeks. Everyone went into panic mode, but they were able to get everything fixed and reopened. This also made me think a little bit about what special places am I taking my kiddos + the memories we are making. (And they are definitely fans of S and T’s Soda Shoppe + the strawberry milkshake! My boys lovvvve strawberry.)

Our mini sessions are ten minute long usually for just the kids sessions, (sometime we have family sessions, too!) and these two giggled all the way through their session. We had to stay right on time for these, no wiggle room, and Ericka and I always do our best to go as fast as possible. (The outfits on these two, oh my, ADORBS! I love the Soda Shoppe minis so much!)

Special Thanks to S and T’s Soda Shoppe | Styled by Little Apple Styles

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in My Little Peanut, Let The Kids Dress Themselves and several other blogs.

S and T’s Soda Shoppe Minis

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This was one of those minis where we didn’t have a lot of extra time planning ahead, and I was so impressed how the Mamas were able to get wardrobe together in such a short amount of time. (See more of our S and T’s Soda Shoppe Valentine Minis here) Their dresses and his little vest with the bowtie were perfect. Ericka and I went to the Soda Shoppe beforehand..and I may have gone three times. (my boys were so in love with the place..so many strawberry milkshakes and banana splits!) That banana split was pretty amazing looking! I think I might just have to go back and try it ha! I have mostly gotten the strawberry milkshake because my four year old loves everything strawberry and the milkshakes are so huge that you can split them. (And now as I’m typing this, I now reallly want some ice cream. Good thing I am too tired to go anywhere)

The styled minis are so much fun to plan from start to finish. We have quite a few Spring/Summer minis planned, including our Coastal minis. Most of our minis are almost sold out, so if you are interested in a Spring/Summer styled mini in 2018, contact us ASAP. So many fun sessions planned for 2018. Sometimes we repeat a mini, but we also like to throw in some unique ones like this super fun Soda Shoppe Mini. S and T’s is such a great place and you can read more about their history on their website here.

Special Thanks to S and T’s Soda Shoppe | Styled by Little Apple Styles

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in My Little Peanut, Let The Kids Dress Themselves and several other blogs.

Let’s Go to The Shoppe

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One of the best parts of S and T’s Soda Shoppe is the music. (I love this song…..so kinda where I got the title of this post from) I grew up driving around in my daddy’s big truck listening to oldies so I just love them so much…and I can probably tell you all the words to any oldies songs. Of course, we had to take some pictures with the beautiful jukebox at S and T’s. And when you are there, you get to listen to the music so totally adds to the authenticity of the Shoppe. One thing I love about these images is how much I love them in color and in black and white. The Soda Shoppe vintage look is so pretty in black and white!

Can we just talk for a minute about how cute this Mama dressed her little ones? We just could not stand the cuteness when they got there. And their hair, amazing! Love every single image of these three! And the fact that she threw their outfits together within a week was equally impressive. (You can see all the new releases from this adorable clothing line here) Can we also talk about the ice cream and milkshakes we had during the shoot? I was so impressed at the kids being so patient and I am still shocked that no one tried to take a bite at all during the mini sessions! This was our last mini session of the morning and Ericka was so amazing at keeping us on schedule.  Sometimes we can kind of relax and not stress about time, but this was one of those days where we didn’t have even an inch of wiggle room and had to stay right on schedule. I can not stress about the time schedule as much sometimes and Ericka will make sure everything is running smoothly. Of course, she is awesome.

Special Thanks to S and T’s Soda Shoppe | Styled by Little Apple Styles

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S and T’s Soda Shoppe

Raleigh Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions

 

So I’m probably going to go back and share each and every one of these sessions on the blog because I love them so much! This was a bucket list of mine..one of those sessions Ericka and I have talked about for forever…and we were just so so happy and thankful that we got to make it happen this year. First of all, if you have not been to S and T’s Soda Shoppe in Pittsboro, just go ahead and take your kids. You will lovvvve it. It’s worth the drive if you are in Raleigh, and they also have fun antique stores and a super cute toy store in town. There’s also a woodworking school next to the Soda Shoppe. (Pretty much, I heart Pittsboro) We were able to use a very limited amount of time at the Soda Shoppe and so we only had a limited number of spots. And we soaked up every single second that we were there. Ericka and I were running around like crazy, whirling the kids through a fun time at the Soda Shoppe with ice cream. And some of us stayed for lunch. S and T has been featured in Our State Magazine and is just such a neat spot if you are an antique (or ice cream, ahem!) lover. If you were a fan of the Rathskeller in Chapel Hill, they also serve some famous things from their menu including The Gambler and famous Bowl of Cheese.  They are open from Tuesday to Saturday, and you can read over all of their history here. If you go, make sure you get ice cream for dessert, either  a milkshake or banana split (yum!) Harrison absolutely loved the Soda Shoppe and keeps asking when we are going back!

Special Thanks to S and T’s Soda Shoppe | Styled by Little Apple Styles

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Rebecca Keller is a Raleigh Newborn Photographer featured in My Little Peanut, Let The Kids Dress Themselves and several other blogs.