When I first started this venture, my dream was the be the mini session lady. I wanted to be able to provide short, affordable sessions for busy families that are casual, simple and low-stress. I wanted my clients to get back in the car and say “Wow, that was easy!” And if I could get their husbands to say it? Winning!
How Does a Mini Session Work?
About six weeks before a mini-session date, I announce the location and theme of the upcoming mini-session day to my mailing list subscribers. Clients can use the link provided to sign their family up for a 15-minute time slot that works best for them and pay a $50 retainer to reserve their spot. The mini-session dates are announced to the general public on social media a week later and spots tend to fill quickly, especially in the fall.
The Week Before
About a week before your scheduled date, you will receive an email with final information and an inquiry email to give you the opportunity to tell me a little about you and your hopes for the session. The night before the session I make a final weather call and provide you with any last-minute details, including my phone number in case you need to reach myself or an assistant the day of the mini-sessions.
The Day Of
At last, the day has arrived! The day of your session, I encourage clients to plan to arrive a 5-10 minutes before their designated time slot to help little ones and pups adjust to their new surroundings. Because the sessions are back-to-back, there is nothing that can be done if you are running late for your session. If you arrive early and the session before yours wraps up, you will get extra time (this is especially great if you are the first or last time slot).
During your mini-session, we will incorporate a variety of posed and natural shots to make sure that we achieve everyone’s goals, while being responsive to your family’s needs. And that’s it! About two weeks later, you will receive an email with a link to your online gallery where you can download your top five favorite images and print using whatever service you prefer. If you would like to purchase your entire gallery, steps are laid out in the email for how you can easily do this for an additional fee.
Interested in finding out about mini-session dates before everyone else does? Join my mailing list today! I promise, I will never blow up your inbox and you can unsubscribe at any time.
I hope to see you and your loved ones behind my camera soon!