Campfire & S'mores Mini Session | Idol Family

The Idol Family, Campfire, & S'mores

I have been looking forward to this day since I decided on a theme for my mini sessions this year!!   With a week and half until Nov 11th, I checked on the weather and I got into my happy dance.... it said it was going to be sunny and 57 degrees! I thought, it can't get much better than that for a session by a fire with s'mores!!!

However, about 5 days prior, the weather decided it would be a little chillier and a little more windy than I originally thought!! So my beautiful day of 57 degrees and sunny.....became 47 degrees and slightly windy!! But every single family was a trooper and enjoyed their mini session (or so i hope)!!

My first family of the day was the Idols!  Laura, Jessie and Carson were the perfect "go with the flow" family to start off a great day of mini sessions by a fire!! 

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We started with a few family photos in the open field to help Carson get comfortable with the camera but I soon learned that he was a pro and I have a feeling this cutie is no stranger to turning on the charm!! 

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Then it was time for the fun...... to create some s'mores! Laura and Jessie said that they wanted to make one for Carson to see how he would like it! I was excited about this because it thought it would set the stage for some great candid shoots of Carson being covered in chocolate and marshmallows! However, what I think got the best laugh out of Laura and I was watching Jessie try and master getting the marshmallow off the stick while balancing two grahamcrakers and chocolate in the other hand! He successfully created, what I am sure was, the BEST s'more Carson has ever had and not something he was willing to give up after just one bite! 

All in all it was a great way to start off a fun day of family photos, campfire, and s'mores!! 

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Jessie and Laura, it was a pleasure getting to know you and your sweet son! Y'all are great parents and you can tell by Carson's demeanor that he has so much love coming his way! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to capture your photos and I hope it was a memorable and fun day for y'all! 



Katy Short is a family photographer but does any and all things from engagements, to weddings, to newborns and family portraits with young and grown kids. She loves God, her Mr. Fix-it husband, three daughters, LSU Tigers, and anything with chocolate. She is grew up in southern Louisiana but loves that she gets to call Mooresville, NC home! She secretly hopes to be able to move back to Louisiana so her daughter’s can experience all the unique things that make Southern Louisiana special!!