Mother's Day Minis 2024

let's shower mom with love and photos

If you're in search of a photo session that nobody whines about and you're inspired by simple, easy, and genuine family photos, then you've found the perfect place!

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It's all about the real moments of your life. No more, no less.

Quick and easy sessions - even dad will enjoy!

Wish you could get images of your kids with natural smiles without spending the entire afternoon bribing them?

My mini sessions are short and sweet (15 minutes to be exact). We will be moving around the entire time so no one is ever bored. I’ll tell you where to stand and look, but never ask you to say "cheese" because real smiles always win. Promise!

Sound like something you’re looking for?

Mother's day is a PErfect time to refresh family photos




Ruta Swanson Reno Tahoe Family Photographer

I'm all for true personalities to shine and steering away from forced, cheesy smiles.

As a mom myself, I know we don't get in front of the camera as often as I should.

I also know that we take thousands of pictures of our kids which will likely get lost in a digital space over the years.

I'm all too aware that my child, just like yours is changing and growing far too quickly.

My goal is to capture these moments so you can use them as a return ticket to a time past.

The Process

step one

What we offer

  • Quick and fun 15 minute session
  • Suitable for up to 6 people
  • Beautiful outdoor location
  • 7 digital images

Additional images and products are available and affordable! You can review pricing below.

Step two

Choose date and time that works for you

  • Browse my calendar
  • Choose a date and time
  • Dress your family
  • Show up and have fun!



step three

Dress well & Smile

  • Easy outfit ideas

Preparation is key.

Let’s keep it stress-free.

meet Your photographer


As a mother myself, I completely understand the whirlwind that is motherhood. From coordinating schedules to keeping up with the endless stream of activities, it often feels like there's hardly a moment to catch a breath, let alone find time for family photos. That's why I'm here; to help you carve out a little bit of time and document beautiful moments with your children. One day, you'll have the chance to sit back and look at the memories we've created.