Encore (v.)
a: a reappearance or additional performance demanded by an audience
b : a second achievement especially that surpasses the first
– Merriam-Webster

Here at Life + Lens Blog we love seeing the variations of sessions you creative photographers come up with, from the “Smash and Splash” to various thematic sessions that we have the privilege of seeing.  We love the concept of this “Encore Session” provided to us by Sunshyne Pix.  A session like this one couldn’t have a better name, thank you for sharing Sarah!

What We Love:

Sarah: This is an Encore Session -I shot Kirsti’s Maternity photos about 2 years ago and we got some amazing light which made for some beautiful captures. Now 2 years later we returned to the same location with the same wardrobe but with a toddler (Slater) in tow instead of a big belly. Kirsti is absolutley gorgeous and so easy to photograph and so of course Slater was the same. He looks so dapper in his bowtie and was all smiles the whole time.

We used the same 2 dresses. One was my own slip dress, and the other was Kirsti’s. She had a real flower crown made this time by The Floral Theory, which was stunning. I brought my own 2 year olds tricycle which was a hand me down, so its pretty weathered, and we shot until we ran out of light in a pecan grove near Phoenix, AZ. I just adore this session and I hope you do too.

Rachel and Lisa: As Phoenix photographers we love that this session is close to home and we are going have to check this spot out for sessions ourselves!  We love supporting local artists as you will see from many of our mashups.  What really grabbed us was the unique concept of the “Encore Session”  we loved that the same attire and location was used – such a very creative idea.  We encourage photographers with unique or creative session ideas or offerings to submit to the blog for feature.  We also love that Sarah included vendors and resources! We love learning about your town and learning of other small businesses.

Session Info:
Location: Pecan Grove near Phoenix, AZ
Flower crown: The Floral Theory
Slater’s wardrobe: Old Navy

Canon T5i, Sigma 1.8 len 18-35mm lens.
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Where to find Sunshyne Pix:
Website: www.sunshynepix.com
Instagram: @sunshynepix
Facebook: facebook.com/sunshynepix


We are always accepting submissions for possible features on the blog. Please see our Submission information for further directions. We are looking to showcase family photo sessions as well as milestone celebrations (birthday parties, baby showers, cake smash, religious celebrations) and style inspiration for both home (nursery, kids’ rooms.. ) and family photography sessions (what to wear, packaging, etc.)

What would you like to see featured on Life + Lens Blog? We’d love to hear from you!

Life, Lens + Love,

Lisa + Rachel