My May 2nd Spring Mini Sessions are quickly coming up and I’m getting really excited. Often I get a lot of questions about the mini-sessions from parents and thought I would compile an Mini-Session FAQ for anyone that may have similar questions. Let me know if you have any other questions.
Who are spring mini sessions for?
Mini Sessions are great for clients who are busy and don’t have a lot of time for a full photo session or just want a few updated photos for gifts or cards. If you find you’re always scrambling in the Fall to get pictures done for your holiday cards, this is a great way to get that to-do item off your plate early in the year. Mini-sessions can be a great fit for families, couples, or even individuals who just need an updated headshot. If you’d like to have more people at your mini-session (grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles) I recommend booking two slots back to back so we have a little more time to accommodate them.
What happens at a mini session?
A mini-session is a little taste of my full sessions — We’ll do some posed shots, play some games, and get a chance to capture the love in your family.
Why are you fundraising for The Children’s Room: Caring Support for Grieving Children, Teens, and Families?
We are incredibly lucky to have The Children’s Room right in our neighborhood. While it’s an organization where you hope to never need its services, when you do, it is a true treasure helping children and families through some of the most difficult of circumstances — the loss of a parent, child, or sibling. I have done some photography work for TCR, and as I have come to understand more of what they do, and the enormous impact they have on those they serve, I wanted to give back so they can do more of that incredible work.
What does my session fee cover?
Your session fee covers the photographer’s time for the session itself and editing your images. Your session fee includes three full-resolution digital downloads with a print release (so you can print anywhere you choose). You have the option to purchase additional files and professional prints through my lab (those purchase will also help support The Children’s Room!).
Can I pick my location?
All of these mini-sessions will take place by the beautiful Arlington Reservoir and walking path.
Why do you have such early time slots and late timeslots? It would be so much easier to do this at noon!
The images you see in my portfolio were shot at what photographers call “Golden Hour” — within two hours of sunrise or sunset, when the light is at its most flattering. The light in the middle of the day has harsh shadows that are not as appealing. With this particular location, there is some open shade a little later in the morning that allows for a bit more time of usable light. Those early morning sessions are perfect for families with little ones who are up anyway, and are also great for families with older kids who may have sports or other activities later in the morning — you can support this fundraiser without messing up any of your other Saturday plans!
My spring sessions are on May 2, 2020. I would love for you to be a part of them! Sign-up here.