Hot Cocoa Cup Sessions are a lot of work, but they are so adorable. Your babies are only little once, why not take every possible moment to capture how cute they are!
•What’s the cut off age? These sessions are perfect for sitters to 4 or 5 years old. We have two difference sized cocoa cups, one for the smaller babies and one for the large toddlers/kids. After 5, it gets a little tricky because of their size, and ability to fit into the cup comfortably.
•What’s in the cup? A mixture of warm water and chocolate milk. Please let me know ahead of time if your child has an allergy and we can adjust our ingredients. We also include giant marshmallows.
•Is it warm in your studio? Yes! We keep the heat cranking during these sessions because it can get chilling and uncomfortable sitting in liquid! We also have towels ready.
•What to bring? Bring a warm change of clothes. A towel or two. Your child’s favorite snack, in case they don’t like marshmallows. (For example, a gingerbread cookie, crackers, etc.) Baby wipes, in case there is drool or food on your child’s face. Expect to be hands on to help things run smoothly!
•What should they wear? You can dress your child in some festive clothes! The best thing to do is have them wear a swim diaper, and a red/white bathing suit, suspenders and a bow tie, fun barrettes for their hair, or even a top hat, or bonnet!
•Do you have props? I do have props available if you would like to use them! I have things like fun headbands, bonnets, etc. (My prop collection is ever growing!)
Hot Cocoa Cup Sessions are a lot of fun for both the parents and the child. We try to make it a good experience, and encourage little ones to splash! They don’t need to look at the camera, I actually prefer them to enjoy the moment and have natural smiles and interact with the marshmallows, and hot cocoa. Which, is just warm liquid. It’s a unique experience that they won’t be able to do forever. Don’t miss out on this, because in the blink of an eye, they’re too big and you’ll miss out. Don’t miss it. Even if you think it’s silly, you’ll look back and be so happy you did it.
Our 2023 sessions came to an end and I am so excited to announce that I will be offering them again in 2024. Currently, I am planning to have them in early November. Save the date, and if you’d like to book early, booking is now open for November 2024.
Click the link below to reserve your spot! https://book.usesession.com/s/UxNhRGShe
This year we decided to do something really fun! We introduced the 5 minute micro mini’s for Christmas! These sessions are an amazing concept! They were very quick and last 5 minutes. You come in ready for the camera and get 5 minutes to be photographed! In that 5 minutes, whatever good images we get are yours; it’s that simple! Call it giving back, call it pure kindness; whatever you want to call it, it makes us happy to give back and give out clients some beautiful and quick images!
These 5 Minute Micro Mini’s for Christmas had Parent’s raving and thanking me for offering these! Some parents said their children don’t have long attention spans. Others said they wanted to be in and out as quickly as possible because of Covid. Then there were even some clients who never had a photo session and wanted to try this out. It’s a little sampling of what I can do in 5 minutes, so imagine what I can do in a regular 1 hour session!
These 5 minute micro mini’s for Christmas were really great! I will definitely be incorporating them in my business model for next year. If you think this would work for your family, reach out and let me know! I can’t wait to start planning next years and I am SO happy that I was able to make so many people happy during this weird time!
The pictures below are a sampling of what my amazing clients received from their 5 minute micro mini’s for Christmas!
If you are interested in family Christmas sessions for next year, check out my what to wear guide! Click here! And be sure to reach out to me in late October for these Micro Mini’s for Christmas!