With the Christmas Mini Session weekend fast approaching, I’ve received a lot of messages with questions about mini sessions, what to wear, ordering photos, and much more! Take a look at the Top 10 FAQ!
1.) What is a Mini Session?
A mini session is a quick session that is usually themed! A full session is 1 hour, whereas a mini session is 20-30 mins. A mini session offers you the chance to experience a session with me if you’ve been debating on booking!
2.) Why would I want a Mini Session?
A mini session would be perfect for you if:
- you are on a tight schedule but need updated photos!
- you only want a few images for a holiday card/gift!
- you haven’t worked with me yet and would like to!
- you’ve been slacking on updating your family photo!
- you want to get pictures done just because!
3.) How does a Mini Session day work?
Mini session days are hectic for me, but fun for you! Sessions are booked every half hour, lasting 20 minutes. This 10 minute buffer in between sessions allows me to take a breather and also answer questions. It also allows for traffic delays, potty breaks, and coffee runs, hopefully for you, not for me! (Although coffee is always an appreciated tip!) Please arrive a few minutes before your session time to help keep the schedule flowing.
4.) What should I wear?
Whatever you decide to wear, make sure it is comfortable! Have a child that will only wear a specific pair of pants? Start with those! Build the rest of the outfits around that item. Layers and textures look great and accessories are also good for adding little splashes of color. Your family doesn't have to be too matchy-matchy to produce a great photo! Instead, just choose a basic color palette and go from there! Pinterest is full of outfit ideas if you get stuck!
5.) Will there be a set or props?
Every mini session is different. Some are just for updating your photos with a beautiful background, whereas others are themed and therefore will have a set/props. Unless I post an image of the set, it is safe to assume that there will be no props! Props can be fun, but they don’t always make the photos. Sometimes it is best to be natural and capture your family as is!
6.) Can I bring my pet?
YES!!! Please bring your pets, they are your family members too! I would recommend bringing an extra helper with you to watch the fur baby in between shots, or to help get them to look at the camera!
7.) Will I get all the photos I want? The package only includes 10 photos, can I buy more?
I will take as many images and try as many poses are I can within the 20 minutes allotted. Due to it being a mini session, it is limited, so if you have any special requests, please make them known up front so I can be sure to get those taken care of first!
That being said, you will see all of the final edited images from your session. Typically, you will see up to 30 images. From there, you choose the 10 that you would like. If you want to purchase more, you will have the option to purchase individual photo downloads, full session downloads, and prints!
8.) When will I get my images?
I try to deliver images as quickly as possible, but life happens sometimes! Images will be delivered to you via a private viewing link within 14 days.
9.) How can I use my images?
Once you download your chosen images, they are yours! That means you can print, post, send, or whatever else your heart desires! I only ask that you do not edit the photos in any way.
10.) Do you sell prints?
I do! When you access your gallery link, there will be an option to purchase additional downloads, prints, canvases, and much more!
As always, feel free to message/email/call/text/pigeon mail me with any additional questions before or after your session! I can’t wait to see all of you this weekend, and if you haven’t booked yet, now is the time!