Elevate Your Image: Business Headshots Mini Session Event

In the fast-paced world of business, first impressions matter more than ever. What’s often the first thing someone notices? Your professional headshot. Is yours 10 years old? Do you not even own those clothes anymore? That’s where Just Peachy Photography steps in, offering a game-changing solution with our Professional Business Headshots Mini Sessions. In just 10 minutes, you can transform your professional image with two backdrop options and ensure quick delivery. Professional Business Headshots Mini Sessions allow you to update your Headshot every year without breaking your budget.

Business Headshots for Impact

Your headshot is the face of your professional identity, conveying trust, competence, and approachability. Just Peachy Photography understands the importance of a powerful business head shot. Our Professional Business Headshots Mini Sessions are designed to capture the essence of success, ensuring you make a lasting impression in the business world.

man on white backdrop for professional headshots | Palatine IL Just Peachy Photography

Why Choose Just Peachy Photography?

Our Professional Business Headshot Mini Sessions stand out in the competitive landscape for several reasons:

Fast, Easy and Convenient

In the hustle and bustle of business life, time is of the essence. That’s why our mini sessions take just 10 minutes, offering a quick and efficient way to update your headshot without disrupting your busy schedule. With Just Peachy Photography, you get professional results without sacrificing precious time.

Diverse Backdrop Options

We understand that each professional has a unique style and preference. That’s why we provide two backdrop options during our mini sessions. Clients can choose an off white backdrop which is lighter and brighter as well as can be used for passports or a gray tone which is a more classic look.

Prompt Delivery

Time is money, and we value both. Expect your professionally edited headshots back in less than a week. Our expedited delivery ensures you can promptly update your professional and social media profiles, websites, and marketing materials with your polished new look.

man in suit man on gray backdrop for professional headshots | Palatine IL Just Peachy Photography

The Just Peachy Experience: Choose Your Favorite, or Take Them All!

We believe in giving you options, and our Professional Business Head Shots Mini Sessions are no exception. After your session, you’ll have several shots to choose from. Select your favorite or opt to purchase additional shots for just $25 each.

Elevate Your Professional Presence Today!

Don’t underestimate the impact of a striking headshot in the professional realm. Just Peachy Photography’s Business Head Shots Mini Sessions offer a streamlined, efficient, and affordable solution to elevate your image. Book your session today and take the first step toward making a lasting impression in the business world.

Your professional journey deserves the best representation, and Just Peachy Photography is here to deliver. With our Professional Business Head Shots Mini Sessions, you can redefine your image in just 10 minutes. Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your success with a headshot that speaks volumes. Book your session now and let your professional presence shine! Click on the graphic at the top of the page to book now!

If you cannot make it to this special event, feel free to book your own private Headshot Session on another day that fits your schedule. Also we will be hosting an outdoor headshot mini session in May so watch for that announcement soon!

professional woman in white jacket professional headshots | Palatine IL Just Peachy Photography

Precious Moments | 5 Tips for a Successful Mini Photo Session

It is time to talk about how to create successful mini photo sessions – where magic happens in bite-sized moments! Picture this: giggles, smiles, pouts, and endless adorable poses captured in the blink of an eye. Mini sessions are your ticket to a whirlwind of fun, and I have five fab tips to turn your photo adventure into a joyous rollercoaster. Get ready for a journey that’ll have you smiling from ear to ear as we reveal some of our best secrets to making your mini session an absolute success!

two young boys have fun at the holiday mini session with fun colors | Just Peachy Photography Palatine IL

1. Familiarity Breeds Comfort

One key to a successful mini photo session is to make them a regular or semi-regular occurrence. Bringing your baby or child to the studio several times a year helps them get accustomed to the environment and the photographer. This familiarity can result in more natural and relaxed expressions, making for genuine and heartwarming photographs.

halloween photo mini session with boy in Spiderman costume | Palatine IL Photography | Just Peachy Photography

2. Timing is Everything for a Successful Mini Photo Session

When scheduling your mini session, consider the optimal time for your little one. Try to choose a time when your baby isn’t typically napping or eating. A well-rested and content child is more likely to cooperate and engage during the session, leading to delightful and stress-free photos.

3. Energize with a Pre-Session Snack and Nap

Before heading to the studio, ensure that your baby or child has been fed and has a good nap. A well-fed, rested little one is more likely to be cheerful and energetic, contributing to lively and vibrant photos. If you don’t have time to feed them fully, pack a small snack to keep their energy levels up, and you’ll be amazed at the positive impact on the overall experience.

4. Incentives for Older Children

For sessions involving older children, having an incentive ready can make a significant difference. It doesn’t have to be a costly treat; a simple promise of quality time doing something special at home can work wonders. This positive reinforcement can motivate older kids, resulting in genuine smiles and authentic expressions. I also recommend explaining the process to your child and what they can expect. Taking away the uncertainty and fear ahead of time can make for a more relaxed and happy child.

5. Outfit Coordination and Styling for Success

Planning your child’s outfit in advance ensures a matching and neat look that goes well with the background. Coordinate colors and styles for a polished appearance. Check our posts and emails for easy tips on what works best with the backdrop for your event. I always encourage clients to send me a photo of their outfits if they are unsure how it will work out.

baby girl smiling at Valentine's Day mini session | Palatine IL Photography | Just Peachy Photography

Embarking on a mini photo session journey can be a delightful experience filled with joy, laughter, and lasting memories. By implementing these friendly tips, you’ll not only enhance the quality of your photos but also create an enjoyable and stress-free atmosphere for your little one. So, come join us in capturing the magic of childhood through the lens – because every moment is worth cherishing. Happy snapping!

If you would like to learn more about mini sessions offered from Just Peachy Photography in the Chicago area, visit our website session events page. It has more details, upcoming events, links to sign up for the events and sample photos from past successful mini photo sessions.

baby boy in tye dye outfit for summer mini session on the beach | Palatine IL Photography | Just Peachy Photography

Cherishing Love with Valentine’s Day Mini Sessions

As Valentine’s Day approaches, a heartwarming photoshoot awaits at Just Peachy Photography. The studio invites you to immerse yourself in the magic of their Valentine’s Day mini sessions. They feature a captivating boho theme with a backdrop adorned in red, gold, and white hues.

2024 Boho Themed Backdrop

Embrace the Enchanting Boho Theme for our Valentine’s Day Mini Session:

Step into a world of whimsy and romance as Just Peachy Photography presents an enchanting boho theme. The color palette of red, gold, and white serves as a stunning backdrop and creates a dreamy atmosphere. The boho-inspired set-up adds elegance and uniqueness to your photos and ensures they authentically capture the spirit of the season.

Experience Affordable and Convenient 10-Minute Sessions:

Understanding the value of both time and budget, Just Peachy Photography offers quick yet meaningful 10-minute mini sessions. In today’s fast-paced world, finding time for a photoshoot can be challenging, especially with little ones. The 10-minute sessions are designed to provide a hassle-free experience while maximizing every moment. Priced at just $50 for one child, these sessions are not only affordable but also a convenient way to capture the joy and love of Valentine’s Day. Digital files are priced at only $25.

baby in Palatine, IL studio for Valentine's Day mini sessions

Benefit from Special Pricing for Siblings:

Just Peachy Photography recognizes the importance of capturing the unique bond between siblings. For only $15 per additional child, your little ones can share the spotlight in the Valentine’s Day mini session. This special pricing encourages siblings to come together and create lasting memories. Whether you have one child or multiple, each sibling can participate, offering a wonderful opportunity for a bonding experience.

two brothers love each other for Valentine's Day mini sessions at Just Peachy Photography in Palatine, IL

Understanding the Significance of Valentine’s Day Photos:

Valentine’s Day celebrates various forms of love – family, friendship, and self-love. Capturing these moments through photography adds a timeless quality to your memories. The photographs become cherished keepsakes that can be revisited year after year, serving as reminders of the love and joy that surrounded you during this special season. In a world where moments pass by quickly, tangible memories enable you to hold onto those fleeting expressions of love.

Baby girl shows love for her Daddy for a Valentine's Day mini session at Just Peachy Photography in Palatine, IL

Just Peachy Photography’s Valentine’s Day mini sessions offer a unique and affordable opportunity to capture the magic of the season. With a beautiful boho theme, convenient 10-minute sessions, and special pricing, there’s no reason not to book your session today. Don’t miss out on the chance to create lasting memories that will warm your heart for years to come.

Book Your Valentine’s Day Mini Session Now!

Book your spot at Just Peachy Photography and let love shine through every frame. Click on the ad at the top of this page to book your session! Times available from 9-11am on Saturday, January 27th. There may be one other make up date scheduled before Valentine’s Day for those who can’t make it on this date. If you would like to book your own personal Valentine’s Day session with at least 4 choices of backdrops you can book a milestone session for children under 18 months old. Another option is to book a private family session for older children or siblings and celebrate with Valentine’s Day themed backdrops.

Participants who sign up before January 18th will receive a special free digital gift! One available for each child participating. See below.

Maternity Pictures with Toddler | Tips for a Perfect Session

Welcoming a new addition to your family is a momentous occasion, and capturing this special time with maternity pictures is a cherished tradition. When you have a toddler in the mix, planning a maternity photo session can be a bit challenging. Don’t worry, with some preparation and creativity, you can have beautiful maternity pictures with your little one. In this guide, I will share tips on how to plan maternity pictures with toddler, including 3 ways to prepare and the best time to schedule your session.

maternity pictures with toddler | Mom and Dad sit together with toddler girl smiling | Photographer Just Peachy Photography Palatine, IL

1. Choose the Right Location

Selecting the perfect location is essential when planning maternity pictures with toddler. Here are a few considerations:

  • Familiarity: Opt for a location that your toddler is comfortable with if they are shy or uncomfortable in new settings. Familiar settings can help your child feel at ease and reduce any anxiety during the session. Using your home for a Lifestyle Session or a favorite park where you visit regularly with your family are 2 great choices.
  • Studio: Come into the studio for a simple backdrop and more classic portrait. Your toddler will feel more at ease as our studio is quaint and comfortable. Most children adjust really quickly to the small inviting space.
  • Avoid Distractions: If your child is easily distracted by dogs, other kids, a nearby park, etc., you may want to choose a location that is a little more hidden. I have a lot of great recommendations and am happy to share once you are booked.

2. Timing is Everything

Timing plays a crucial role in the success of your maternity session, especially when a toddler is involved. Here’s why scheduling your session between 32-36 weeks of pregnancy is ideal:

  • Comfort: During this period, you’re likely to feel more comfortable and have a beautiful baby bump to showcase. You’ll be able to move around and pose with ease, even with an energetic toddler in tow. Also you will have a big enough baby bump to show your beautiful baby on the way.
  • Early Bird: Scheduling your session before the 36th week is advisable as sometimes babies arrive early or doctor’s are misguided in their guess of baby’s due date. You won’t want to miss your chance at beautiful maternity portrait memories.
  • Avoiding Exhaustion: As you approach the end of your pregnancy, you may experience fatigue more frequently. By planning your maternity session during the 32-36 week window, you’ll have more energy to create memorable maternity pictures with toddler.
maternity studio portrait with toddler | Expecting Mom's belly and todder girl | Photographer Just Peachy Photography Palatine, IL

3. Prepare Your Toddler

  • Explain and Involve: Talk to your toddler about the upcoming photo session, using simple and positive language. Let them know that it’s a special day to celebrate the new baby. You can even involve them in some aspects of the preparation, such as choosing their outfit or a toy to bring along.
  • Timing: Do your best to schedule your session at a time when your toddler is usually at their best. For many children, this is often in the morning after a good night’s sleep and breakfast. Avoid nap times or when they tend to get fussy. This may be challenging for outdoor sunset sessions.
  • Bring Essentials: Toddlers get wiggly fast, so it’s a good idea to have some toddler essentials on hand. Bring their favorite snacks, toys, or books to keep them occupied during breaks or when they’re not in front of the camera.

4. Poses for Your Maternity Session with Toddler

Now that you’ve prepared for your maternity session, it’s time to consider some poses that will beautifully capture the expecting mom and toddler, or even the whole family.

  • The Belly Kiss: Have your toddler stand or kneel beside you, and encourage them to kiss or gently touch your baby bump. This sweet moment not only highlights your pregnancy but also showcases the bond between your toddler and the new baby.
  • The Storyteller: Find a cozy spot where you and your toddler can sit together. Bring along a favorite book, and capture the precious moments of reading together. This pose not only emphasizes the family bond but also adds a personal touch to your photos.
  • Family Fun: Incorporate playfulness into your session by having mom and dad embrace each other and let your toddler be their energetic self. You and your partner can enjoy the moments of togetherness while your little one runs around you or runs up for some hugs. These candid shots often turn out to be some of the most cherished ones.
family with expecting mother walking together and having fun| Photographer Just Peachy Photography Palatine, IL

Planning a maternity session with a toddler may present its unique set of challenges, but it’s also an opportunity to capture the joy and anticipation of expanding your family. Remember to choose the right location, time your session wisely, and prepare your toddler to make the experience enjoyable for everyone involved. By following these tips and considering some of these heartwarming poses, you’ll have a collection of beautiful maternity pictures that you’ll treasure for years to come.

Go ahead and schedule that maternity session between weeks 32-36, and let your toddler’s energy and enthusiasm add a touch of magic to your family’s maternity pictures! Contact the studio for availability.

Merry & Bright Mini Session Moments | Baby Holiday Photos

little girl in Palatine, IL studio for holiday mini sessions


Holiday mini sessions are designed to celebrate the wonder of childhood during this special time of year. From the tiniest 2-month-old bundles of joy to energetic 10-year-olds filled with holiday spirit, we welcome all children in this age range. They can join us for a memorable photo session. Siblings are also encouraged to participate, making it a true family affair! Please understand that this event is for immediate family only and if you would like to photograph cousins, you will need to book a private session. If you would like some updated child or baby holiday photos, this event is perfect for you!

A Festive Winter White Theme Backdrop

Our Winter White Theme backdrop sets the stage for holiday magic. It’s the perfect canvas for capturing those heartwarming smiles, twinkling eyes, and festive attire. Whether your child is dressed in a sparkling holiday dress or a dashing suit, the Winter White Theme provides a timeless and elegant backdrop for your baby holiday photos. It is recommended to dress up a little more for this year’s backdrop. The colors that would look the best are dark green, silver, gold, ivory, and light patterns.

Winter White Themed backdrop for Holiday Mini Sessions at Just Peachy Photography Palatine IL

Perfect for Some Quick Baby Holiday Photos

We understand that young children have shorter attention spans, which is why our mini sessions are designed to be quick and fun. In just 10 minutes, I will work my magic, ensuring that your child’s personality shines through. You’ll receive 5 or more proofs to choose from, ensuring you have a variety of beautiful photos to cherish. Digital files start at a low price of $25. Visit this fun festive holiday post to read 5 tips on utilizing your holiday photos.

Session Details:

  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Proofs: 5 or more to choose from
  • Digital Files: Starting at $25
  • Backdrop: Winter White Theme
  • Cost: Only $50 per session

Perfect for Holiday Gifts and Cards

These baby holiday photos make for fantastic holiday gifts for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends. Imagine the joy on their faces when they receive a heartfelt holiday card or printed ornament featuring your little one’s radiant smile. Our mini sessions are a meaningful way to spread holiday cheer and create treasured memories that will last a lifetime.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to capture the magic of the season with our Holiday Mini Sessions for children. Book your session today and let us preserve these precious moments for you and your family. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, year after year.

Ready to book your Holiday Mini Session for November 25th or December 3rd?

Celebrate the holidays with us and create memories that will warm your heart for seasons to come. Click on the graphic below to reserve your spot and secure your baby holiday photos today!

Please note that NO DIGITAL FILES ARE INCLUDED IN THE SITTING FEE. In order to book your session, you must sign a portrait agreement and provide a $50 payment.   Clients are not officially booked until these 2 items have been received by Just Peachy Photography. If you have more than 2 children, be prepared to make the $15 payment for each additional child after you are signed up and make initial $50 payment at booking.

If you cannot make it to your session, you may get someone else to take your place. Deposits are nonrefundable due to the nature of the event and limited spaces. If you cannot make this event or would like more time, please feel free to book a milestone or family session in the studio. All private sessions are given the choice of ANY of our holiday backdrops. You can see selections upon request. Also you can view all upcoming mini session events including our Family Holiday Mini Sessions on our website.

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Email: Erika@justpeachyphotog.com
Phone: 224-801-1680

Studio: 117 W. Slade St. #2, Palatine, IL 60067