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Fayetteville, NC Family & Child Photography

Our 2014 Mini Session Dates have been announced!

Head over here to see our current fall mini session dates!

Announcing: Fall Mini Sessions in Fayetteville & Asheville, North Carolina!

Fayetteville and Asheville NC Mini Sessions for Fall


The holidays are right around the corner!

We are almost completely booked from now until the end of the year, so these are a great chance to get a session in with us before it’s too late! Our annual holiday mini sessions are a great alternative for clients looking for that signature image to use for their holiday cards without the commitment of a full session. Digital files (w/print release) are included with all booked mini session. Clients may also order additional prints + products to add to their home decor or use as great holiday gifts for family and friends, if they’d like. HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: Q) WHO are good candidates for mini-sessions? A) Mini sessions are perfect for families who would like updated portraits, but don’t have time for a full session or maybe can’t necessarily afford a full custom photography session. These mini sessions are usually booked with the holidays in mind, since prints and canvases are great gifts for family members. Mini sessions are open to: babies 3 months of age and up, children, couples and families. Mini sessions are not available for newborns or seniors. **SESSION FEE INCLUDES UP TO 5 INDIVIDUALS/PETS.  ADD $15 PER ADDITIONAL PERSON. Q) WHAT is a mini session? A) Our mini-sessions are 20-30 minute portrait sessions held only once each year (usually in the fall)  in a specific location. Q) WHERE are the mini sessions being held?

  • Asheville, NC: October 26th fall mini sessions to be held in nature setting within Asheville from 2-4pm. October 27th mini sessions will take place in a downtown/urban setting.
  • Fayetteville, NC: These fall mini sessions will be held in a nature setting located in Fayetteville from 12-4pm. (Address TBA)  Fall leaves = gorgeous!

Q) WHEN should I book? A) As soon as possible! We have limited availability, and these will go fast! Payment is due in full at time of booking to secure session slot. Q) WHY should I use Ashley + David Photography for mini sessions this fall? A) If you’re anything like us, you have a very busy fall calendar and crossing “family photos” AND “holiday cards” off your list would bring a huge sigh of relief! Plus, this might even take the stress out of those extended family gifts too. Not bad for a 20-30 minute session! Think 20 minutes might not be enough time for you? Trust us, we’re really awesome at getting beautiful images quickly! We’ve been doing this for a long time and have found that 20 minutes is really all we need to nail it. (And even though we’re super fun…most kids are over the whole modeling thing after 20 minutes anyway.)


*The Fine Print: Fee must be collected at time of booking to secure time slot. Fee is non-refundable, but may be applied to future bookings upon cancellation. Sales tax not included in pricing. In the event of rain, sessions will be rescheduled at photographer’s convenience, but every effort will be made to have session on planned dates. Sessions are short – please be on time! Military discounts do not apply to mini sessions. Also, in order to keep the mini session fees low, all  images will be delivered via online download rather than a disc.  (Though you may opt to purchase a disc for an additional fee.) Images will be available for viewing and selecting within 2-2.5 weeks of the session date. **Re-shoots are always available if you’re not in love with your images. However, all images from the previous session will be deleted upon scheduling a new session. Rescheduling determined up No additional purchase is necessary, but you’ll receive 10% off additional purchases.  REFERRAL BONUS: Refer 4 friends and your mini-session is free! (Sessions must be fully booked + they must mention your name prior to booking…so make sure they know to tell us who sent them!)  Email us at to book your session!!

Family Photos at JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh

We photographed the W. family at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC a couple months ago and had so much fun getting to know them!

Mother & Daughter Portrait at JC Raulston Arboretum in RaleighRaleigh NC Family Photographer at Raulston GardensDesmond & Ella are seriously some of the smartest & most mature kids we’ve ever met. …And super cute too! Raleigh NC Family PhotographerJC Raulston Arboretum Family PhotographerDavid: “So, Desi, do you have a girlfriend?”
Desmond: “No, girls intimidate me too much.”
Best answer ever! 🙂

Family Portraits at JC Raulston Arboretum in RaleighFamily Photographer at JC Raulston Arboretum in RaleighChildrenRaleigh NC Family Photographer at Raulston ArboretumI smile every single time these images of Jen & Doug pop up. Aren’t they the sweetest?! Love those two!Raleigh Family Lifestyle Photographer at JC Raulston Gardens

Family Portraits at Cape Fear River TrailWe had such a fun time photographing this Anderson Creek family in the fall!
It’s always a bit of a challenge to photograph three kids under the age of 5…and doing so in under 20 minutes? I think we were ALL a little nervous about this mini-session!
Luckily, Laura and Jason have the SWEETEST kids! Emma, Olivia, and Noah arrived in high spirits and ready to play! So much fun! 🙂

Kid Portrait in Local WoodsSibling Portraits in FieldFamily Portraits in Fayetteville fieldFamily Photos in fieldFamily Portraits on blanket in fieldPortrait of Father & Daughter in local fieldsibling portraits in Fayetteville fieldFamily Photos in Fayetteville fieldMother & Daughter Portraits in FieldCouple Portraits in FieldThese photos make me smile every time I see them. It was so obvious how much Jason and Laura adored one another – love them!Mother & Daughter Portraits in local fieldFather holding son in a fieldFather holding daughter at Cape Fear RiverFamily Portrait at Cape Fear River Trail