mini-sessions | the B family | aachen family photographer

A few weeks ago, I offered my first mini-sessions here in Germany. It was a little nerve-racking putting my offer for these portrait sessions out to the local expat groups here in Aachen, but I was floored by the response that I received. Even though only a couple of families were available for the weekend that I scheduled the sessions, it has opened up so many opportunities for future work and collaborations.

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This was my first time behind the camera in a professional sense since shooting my last wedding before little Miles was born, and though I was a bit nervous... would my interactions with clients still be the same fun and natural flow that I'm used to?... would I be satisfied with my work after so long away from it?... turns out it's like riding a bike. If anything, I think having a kid of my own has made me a better family photographer with more patience and the ability to more easily relate to small children, and I couldn't have asked for a better family to dive back into the world of photography with than this one.

Since they are expats also, it was so interesting hearing their story. She is from Russia, he from Italy, and their sweet and bashful little Leo was born here in Germany. They were so much fun to hang out with for a morning and completely bought into my philosophy of having fun and just letting me capture the moments as they happened.

Maybe it's just because I have a son myself now, but this last one is my absolute favorite from this session... there's nothing like the love between a boy and his mama.

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For more information on our portrait sessions and availability in Aachen, Germany; Nashville, TN; or the Triad area of NC, feel free to contact Glessner Photography.

an update on business and life

Goodness, friends! The past seven months since I last blogged have been a whirlwind, and as you can see, this site has been more than a little neglected. Becoming a mother and returning overseas turned my life as I knew it upside down, but now that I'm nine months in to life with our little guy, I'm ready to get back in the swing of things. Now, before we get down to the nitty-gritty and in case you were wondering what our sweet boy looks like these days, here's a photo from his most recent session with mommy :) If you'd like, you can find more personal photos and updates on my lifestyle blog!

First things first, we will officially be returning to North Carolina at the end of next June, so I will be booking events and portrait sessions taking place from August 2017 onward. I will be accepting a very limited number of weddings going forward, as it is of the utmost importance to me to give each client the care and attention they deserve while also being an attentive and present wife and mother for my family. If you are planning your wedding for summer/fall 2017 or later and would like more information, please get in touch

Secondly, in between moving from the U.S. to Germany, returning last fall, having a baby, and moving back overseas earlier this year, several events and sessions failed to make it to the blog. Over the next few weeks, I'm going to be playing catch-up and posting some of these beautiful memories, so stay tuned.

Thanks for sticking with me through all the craziness! Now go out and have a beautiful weekend!

a new addition to the Glessner Photography team

Thank you for your patience over the past couple of months as I've been on maternity leave! I am happy to announce that Josh and I welcomed our son, Miles Alexander, on November 21st, and we are head over heels in love. You can read more about life with Miles on our family blog here :)

We'll be returning to Germany in just a few days, and I'll be scheduling portrait sessions and weddings again beginning August 2017, when we'll be back to the U.S. for good. In the meantime, I'll be updating this blog with occasional work that I'll be doing while overseas, as well as catching up on posting weddings and portraits from the past crazy year. I hope you'll stick around, and I look forward to working with you again next year!