Every fall and holiday season, there are photographers posting about their mini sessions, and there’s a good reason why! Most of their clients, including a good amount of mine, are families. Kids grow up so fast and families need an easy way to show their family and friends how they have changed. In addition, time is fleeting. Children age before our eyes and before we know it, they have turned eighteen years old and have moved out of the house. You have to make sure you document that special time together! But it doesn’t have to be for a full hour session, especially when you have small kids who can’t sit still for very long. That’s when a mini sessions is the best option! Here are my favorite reasons to book a mini session!
Photo mini sessions are like the express lane of photography. They’re shorter in duration and usually last around fifteen to twenty minutes. This means you won’t be posing for hours on end and no more stiff smiles and awkward angles!
If you’re worried about the expense of a professional photoshoot, fear not! Mini sessions are typically more affordable than traditional sessions. That’s why they make a fantastic, less expensive option especially if you’re watching your money or sticking to a budget.
I know how busy life can get it! It’s hard to schedule a photo session when you have other commitments and your kids have many activities or sports. Mini sessions are super flexible and fit right into your busy schedule. Since you are spending fifteen to twenty minutes for your session, it doesn’t take up a lot of your time. Many photographers including myself schedule more than day or weekend, so you can choose the date that’s right for your family.
Depending on the season, mini sessions are often styled either with a colorful or themed backdrop, making your photos pop with creativity. Sometimes photographers will rent a studio for their mini sessions and include fun props if takes place during the holidays or during Mother’s Day. No matter if the mini session has a theme or is just located in an open field to make it simple, you can gets lots of variety in your photos in a short amount of time.
Professional photographers are masters at making you feel comfortable in front of the camera. They’ll guide you with poses, lighting, and all those details, so you look your absolute best without breaking a sweat. When it comes to kids, a lot of photographers have a bag of tricks to get your children to smile. From fruit snacks, a little animal that goes around their camera lens, to playing fun and silly songs, there will always be something that will give your kid the biggest grin! Your family will have a stress-free experience throughout the entire process.
Whether it’s for an annual family portrait, engagement announcement, maternity shoot, or just capturing your infectious personality, mini sessions are versatile and ready to meet your needs. I schedule at least one mini session a year that doesn’t contain props, so they are the perfect solution to anyone who needs a quick photo shoot. Whether it’s just to update your annual holiday cards or send out engagement announcements, you can book a mini session and easily get a few photos for your needs.
You won’t have to wait weeks for your photos to be ready. Photographers who shoot mini sessions often provide a quicker turnaround, so you can share your favorite images with the world. Since I only shoot for a short time for each of my clients, I don’t produce the same number of images that I normally do during an hour long session. I can quickly edit the each clients’ photos and get their gallery finished in a week’s time.
In this digital age, it’s easy to lose track of cherished moments. Investing in a mini session means you’ll have tangible keepsakes to relive those beautiful memories for years to come. Your photos can’t stay on a computer. They become valuable and represent a special time with your loved ones. That’s why I always tell my clients they need to print their photos to frame and hang in their house. Your mini session means more when you can walk by your photos and remember how memorable your mini session was.
Booking a photo mini session is such a great idea especially when you need a small amount of photos but still want to share in the memories with your family. In addition to my favorite reasons to book a mini session, you’ll have a blast, receive stunning photos, and not worry about a thing while your photographer creates a beautiful experience. To book a mini session with me, visit this link or send me an email through my contact form.