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So what’s the big deal with “mini-sessions”, and why are they so great?
Well, good question!
Mini-Sessions are a shorter version of regular portrait sessions, designed to be the easiest and quickest way to update your portraits. My regular portrait sessions are an hour long and include an online gallery packed with 100 photos, which is perfect if you’re looking for a fun, personalized experience that gives you a variety of photos. But if you’re looking for a shorter session with a smaller gallery, a 20 minute mini-session might be perfect for you!
Keep on readin’ to hear my top 3 reasons why mini-sessions are awesome…
There is NO easier way to update photos of yourself or your family than by scheduling a mini-session. I hold mini-session events in the Spring and Fall, and I choose locations where I have experience shooting and that will look great at that time of the year.
There’s no back-and-forth with scheduling dates and times, because the time slots are already planned and ready to choose from!
If you’re like me, you understand the value of documenting your life and making sure you have photos to help your memories not fade away. Your future self will thank you!
While preserving your memories is clearly important, I’m guessing one of the reasons so many people forget or avoid scheduling portrait sessions is that it seems like a hastle.
First of all, I promise you it doesn’t have to be difficult at all! So many of the couples and seniors I work with throughout the year tell me that before their session, they were nervous or unsure of how it would go, but by the time the sun has set and we’re wrapping up, they’re wishing it wasn’t over!
But if you are someone who’s been putting it off, welcome to the world of mini-sessions! I’ve had so many couples and families come to events back-to-back, because it’s such a great way to document different stages of life (especially if you have young kids who are constantly changing.)
The reason why my Fall Mini-Sessions book up especially quickly is that October/early November is the time to start thinking about Christmas cards and presents. There’s honestly nothing easier to give as a gift than photos of yourself or your family – in a card, in a frame, in an album. Grandparents especially love this!
I know from my own experience, because the Christmas after Matt & I’s wedding we gave several albums as gifts, and it was a thoughtful and meaningful present. We actually wished we had purchased one for ourselves too!
Posting your photos on social media and sending them in a text is also appreciated by family!