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It's mini-session season! Mini-Sessions are 20 minutes long and your chance to take updated anniversary or family photos. And they're AMAZING for kids with short attention spans!

They're my favorite way to serve more people and give them the same great experience with a smaller investment.

We're visiting 5 of my favorite locations this year, and we'll *hopefully* see some bluebonnets at one of them.

2023 AUSTIN spring MINI-SESSIONS

20 minute photography session
30+ high-resolution digital photos 
an online gallery
printing rights
$290+

Each Session Includes

who are mini-sessions for?

Couples
High School or College Seniors
Headshots
Maternity
Family (5 or fewer people)

The Lumen Room

*mild hiking required for a short distance

mount bonnell

circle c RANCH park

brushy creek park

Mini-Sessions at this location are $325 instead of $290. This is to cover the cost of renting the venue. This awesome location is well worth it though! I'll also add 10 extra photos to your gallery.

This is a minimalist studio, with natural light and clean white and black walls. Some furniture will be available to us.

Dates & Locations

Tuesday, April 4 – Evening

Sunday, March 26 – Mid Afternoon

Thursday, April 6 – Evening

Sunday, March 26 – Morning

Saturday, April 8 – Morning



the sekrit theater

Mini-Sessions at this location are $350 instead of $290. This is to cover the cost of renting the venue. This awesome location is well worth it though! I'll also add 10 extra photos to your gallery.

We'll take photos in and around the greenhouse. We will NOT use the bus, truck, or other areas of the property.

Saturday, April 22  – Morning

Rain make-up dates are one week later, at the same location and time. Please be sure you can attend both dates.

Sessions at The Lumen Room will not be rescheduled, because this location is fully indoors. Sessions at The Sekrit Theater will likely not be rescheduled unless there is a strong chance of heavy rain. Because this season is so busy, reschedules won’t be allowed for any reason other than rain.

rain make-up dates

Send me email to get started! I'll send you more information about what the mini-sessions include and help you book your timeslot.

contact me

to book your session!

1

I'll send you a short questionnaire that will help me get to know you. I'll also send you the Mini-Session Style Guide with more details about where we will meet, outfit tips, and info about how to use your online gallery.

planning your session

2

If you have kids, it's so important to help your whole family feel as happy & prepared as possible. Go for a walk, give them a great snack, promise ice cream afterward... whatever works!

morning-of prep

3

This is the fun part! We'll walk around the location, stopping at the most scenic spots. We'll move quickly to have a lot of variety.

your
mini-session!

4

that's it!
I'm excited to meet you!

book your mini-session >

When you inquire with me, I will personally respond to you. You'll plan your mini-session and communicate with ME, not an online booking system. It's important for me to get to know you (and vise versa) so we can make the most of our time together and give you photos that truly show your happiness and love for each other!

what makes these mini-sessions different?

We’ll choose a date and location, and you’ll pay online

Easy scheduling

30+ photos delivered in an online gallery, ready to download. This is a much larger gallery than industry standard.

Lots of photos

Print your photos on your own, as many times as you want

No proofs or print orders

Your mini-session includes high-resolution digital files, not physical prints. Don't worry about proofs – You can download all the photos in your gallery and print them as many times as you’d like!

Does the session include prints?
Can I print photos on my own?

Your full gallery of edited photos will be ready 7 days after your mini-session.

When will we receive our photo gallery?

If it looks like rain will be a problem during the time scheduled, we’ll reschedule for the predetermined rain make up date. I like to wait until the day before to make the final call, because it can be hard to tell what time of day the rain will come. Sessions at indoor venues will not be rescheduled.

What if rain is in
the forecast?

Yes! I use a secure online system to take payments with a credit card or direct bank transfer. A $75 retainer is due when signing your agreement. The remaining amount is due 1 week before your mini-session.

Do you accept
credit cards?

I'll send you a Welcome Guide, which includes lots of outfit tips. For mini-sessions with multiple people, limit patterns and look for colors that coordinate, but don't "match" exactly. Don't be afraid of wearing color in the Spring.

What should we wear?

I will not bring any props. You're welcome to bring something, but I encourage you to keep it simple. The focus of your photos should be you. A neutral colored blanket can be helpful when sitting on the ground.

Will any props be provided?

The only mini-sessions I offer are during the scheduled events listed above. I’m primarily a wedding and senior photographer, and in order to best serve those clients, I only work with families during scheduled mini-session events. 

Can we schedule a mini-session outside of these dates?

common questions

20 minute photography session
30+ high-resolution digital photos 
an online gallery
printing rights

2023 spring mini-sessions are $290+ and include:

book your session >

stephanie, Fall 2021 mini-session

"Lauren was professional, warm, quick, and the turn around time! Holy smokes - it was so fast. We loved the photos and the quality. I’d recommend her in heartbeat, and would love to have her photography my family again in the future."

Katie, Fall 2018 mini-session

"We had the best experience with our family mini session. Lauren was so good with the kids and gave us beautiful photos. We highly recommend her!"

christy, Fall 2020 mini-session

"Lauren was so sweet, professional and wonderful to work with. The images turned out beautifully!"

tomoko, Fall 2020 mini-session

"Lauren was so sweet, professional and wonderful to work with. When the lockdown prevented us from doing bluebonnet pictures in the spring, she worked with us to do a fall mini instead and the images turned out beautifully!"

jennifer, spring 2018 mini-session

"We absolutely love all of our family photos that Lauren took during our mini-session. Lauren quickly responded and answered all of my questions. What I really loved was the website she uses to manage her business. It took care of everything from payments, email reminders, to previewing photos and downloading/ordering prints. The entire process so easy! We will definitely be booking Lauren again for our next photo session. If you are looking for a great photographer.....Contact Lauren!"

Jacqueline, Fall 2017 mini-session

"Thank you so much Lauren! Super responsive on email, very professional layout for payment schedules and very quick turnaround on final products. Absolutely fantastic to work with start to finish even when we had to change dates and times. Lauren was so accommodating and so patient with all our changes... mini sessions for babies are the best things ever created. It's not easy to photograph a cranky baby but she made the experience great." We will definitely work together again. Thank you!!"

RACHEL, Fall 2018 mini-session

"Lauren was incredible and so easy to work with! Our first pictures as a family turned out so beautifully. I am so so so happy. The entire experience was easy and when Lauren makes a promise to get your pictures by a certain day; she delivers."

kristen, Fall 2018 mini-session

"Lauren is super professional and great with our kids. The session only took 20 minutes (short enough to keep kids from going nuts), and we got a ton of great pictures. I would absolutely use her again!"

Only two mini-session events are held per year, and these are the ONLY days of the year that I photograph families. Spots fill up fast!

Don't miss out!

...a Texan, a traveler, and a dog mom, living with my husband in Austin. Aside from photography, my greatest passion is being focused on giving my clients the best possible experience, from the moment you hit “send” on my contact form, to the first time you open your photo gallery.

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