When we first started on the journey of offering mini-sessions as a way to incorporate more of the families we love and their super busy lifestyles we couldn’t have imagined just how wonderful it would be. Bonnie, her husband Joe, and their sweet son Rex were quick to welcome us into their beautiful home and we’re incredibly grateful for the experience! Our mini portrait sessions last 20-30 minutes and are filled with smiles, hugs, and a brief glimpse into the little in-between moments of family life. And sometimes it also involves bubbles. So there’s that. If you or anyone else you know has an on the go family that has always wanted a portrait session, but didn’t think they had the time please make sure to give us a shout at contact@averyhouse.net. If only every one of our weekend afternoons were filled with mini-sessions like this one. Les sigh  :)

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Our amazing friends at 5 Rabbit Brewery recently designed and created what we think is hands down one of the most beautiful beer tasting rooms we’ve ever seen. True story. Custom stenciled artwork and a La Guadalupana mural adorning the walls, handmade furniture and fixtures for an industrial yet cozy and warm atmosphere, and countless other details make it all so perfectly unique. When they invited us out to their taproom this past weekend we couldn’t pass up the chance to shoot some video and capture the rabbit hole filled with so many of our friends’ smiling faces and happy hearts. We have to admit that the new Ironica IPA is our new favorite beer! So the next time you’re looking for a relaxing way to spend a weekend afternoon, grab your friends and head down to the 5 Rabbit Cervezeria in Bedford Park for a brewery tour and tasting. You won’t regret it!

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Does your most ‘recent’ headshot consist of big hair, a fluorescent color palette, and an acid washed jean jacket? Let us help! Starting this Summer we are pumped to have added Headshot Fridays to our calendar. One Friday of each month we’ll be hosting portrait sessions in our studio anytime from 8am-1pm. Our headshot portrait package will include an online gallery for you to view all of the images as well as 2 final photos delivered as retouched, high resolution images. The backdrop options will be either white or grey. The discounted cost for our Headshot Fridays portrait sessions are $200 (ask about special group rates for your company!). If updating your current LinkedIn profile pic or having a fabulous headshot on hand for an impromptu audition has always been on your to do list please give us a shout at contact@averyhouse.net. Do any of below dates work for you? If so, let’s do this! And don’t forget to come hair + makeup ready!

Headshot Fridays Available Dates: May 27th, June 3rd, July 1st, August 19th, and September 16th

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We’re SO incredibly excited to see that the editors of the famed wedding website, Style Me Pretty, loved Lauren + Nick’s wedding as much as we do. The personal touches that these two incorporate from beginning to end made for a stunning day that we’ll be remembering for quite some time. From the flowers farmed just for Lauren’s bouquet to the perfectly curated custom cocktail list we think that this wedding will surely inspire any boho bride. You can check out the full feature HERE!

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Summer is officially here and the temps aren’t the only thing that’s hot.

We’re talkin BOGO. Big time. For events taking place between May 1st – September 30th if you add on our onsite printer you’ll be getting our ipad sharing station too. That means that not only will guests of your party leave with a 4″x6″ print of their favorite Smilebooth photo, but they’ll also be able to text, tweet, email, Facebook, and Instagram the night away at no extra cost to you. BOOM.

Ready to reserve a booth for your next event? Click HERE or give us a shout at hello@smilebooth.com.

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