MINI SESSION FAQ
What is a Mini Session?
A mini session is just that, a short session. Normally my portrait sessions last 1-2 hours at least. A mini session is a shorter time that lets you have the advantage of a professional photographer with out incurring the cost of a full session.
Why would I want a mini session?
Mini sessions are great for specific things like, Christmas cards, holiday photos for your annual news letter, or just a quick family picture to celebrate the occasion on hand, be it Easter, 4th of July, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentines Day, Thanksgiving, Halloween… Different mini sessions will be offered throughout the year depending on need and interest.
How does a Mini Session day work?
Mini sessions will run every half hour. For 1 or 2 days. There will be a few minutes in-between families so the “Set” can be rearranged and families can come and go with ease. Because this schedule is tight it is important that you show up 10 minutes early for your scheduled time slot. That allows for any slight traffic delays and wardrobe checks that need to happen.
What does “Styled” mean?
A styled shoot in one where you come and everything is taken care of. I will have all the props needed, you just need to decide on an outfit. Something that complements the theme of the “Set” is usually best; you can see the set featured in the ads for the shoots.
Why is a styled session better?
A styled session is a bit more fun, but not necessarily better. You get the benefit of using someone else’s vision for a short while instead of just wearing blue jeans and white tops and sitting on a grassy hill somewhere. For a short time you are surrounded by a “look” that was carefully planned and thought out.
Do I need to bring anything?
Just yourself, your family and a sense of fun! Sometimes things can get a little delayed so a little patience is good too!
How long is a mini session?
Mini sessions last up to 30 minutes. If you have young children count on using all of that time. If you are a couple it may not take that long to get the images you want but we will use all the time and you will get some great images.
Will I get all the photos I want?
Due to the time constraints and value price of a mini session you will only receive 6-8 edited hi-res images from the session and the card image as advertised.
Why do I need to sign a contract?
The contract protects us both. The contract says that I will be there on the day of the photos and take the pictures you are paying me for and deliver them on time. The contract also says that you will show up on the day of the shoot because I may have had to turn someone away, that you will pay me for the images taken and you won’t alter or submit them as your own to any contest or publication. There is also a model release that allows me to use the images in my portfolio, on my website and on social media sites to help with self-promotion.
When will I get my images?
Images will be delivered via an online gallery through Pixieset in 14 business days from the day of the shoot unless otherwise stated.
How can I use my images?
Once you receive your images, you can use them for PERSONAL USE. That means you can make copies for anyone in the family, update your cover/profile pictures on Facebook, but you can’t submit them to contests or publications.
Can I print my pictures wherever I want?
Yes. Just be aware that some labs don’t have the best processes while printing so the final outcome may appear different than what you see online.