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

Each Session Includes

who are mini-sessions for?

High School or College Seniors
Family (5 or fewer people)

the sekrit theater

*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 $275. This is to cover the cost of renting the venue. This awesome location is well worth it though! I'll also add 5 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.

Dates & Locations

Tuesday, October 25 – Evening

Tuesday, November 1 – Evening

Sunday, October 2  – Morning

Friday, September 30 – Afternoon

Thursday, October 20 – Afternoon

Thursday, October 27 – Afternoon

Friday, October 14 – Evening

Friday, October 21 – Evening

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!


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


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


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.



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

book your mini-session >

My goal is to give everyone I work with a wonderful experience, and mini-sessions shouldn't be any different. 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

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!

Do the packages 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-delay 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 The Sekrit Theater will only be rescheduled for heavy rain, because it is mostly covered.

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. Neutrals look great in the Fall.

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 my existing clients, I only work with families during scheduled mini-session events. 

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

Yes! You're welcome to bring your dogs. Just let me know before your session. If you'd also like to take some photos without your dog, you may want to bring any extra adult with you to watch over them.

Can we bring our dogs?

common questions

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

2022 fall mini-sessions  are $275 and include:

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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!"

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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