Let’s talk about Mini Session’s!! I know people love mini session’s. I mean lets face it; you spend less money, less time and you get some really awesome images. What’s not to love? Don’t get me wrong, I love them too but I only offer them for very specific things. Mini’s last 20-30 minutes and that is just not enough for some situations.
I use mini sessions mainly for kids, cap and gown, prom, and groupings of no more than two people. I love mini’s for kids for a couple reason’s, kids have an attention span of a television commercial!! You’re lucky if you get 20 minutes out of a kid, they want to get back to playing and exploring! Parent’s are strapped and they don’t want to spend a fortune on those cute fall or Easter portraits but they want good quality pictures to remember these times in their littles lives. Mini’s are great for cap & gown, prom and couple sessions. Nobody needs an entire session for a cap and gown shoot, or a prom shoot so a mini is just the right fit to capture those important events.
You may be wondering why I don’t use mini’s for families or seniors. The main reason is time, 20-30 minutes isn’t enough time to shoot a family session or senior session. I prefer to have at least 90 minutes to 2 hours with my seniors. Senior’s don’t warm up and get comfortable until about the last hour of the shoot or until I fall off my stool or do something ridiculous. Senior’s like to change their outfits and locations to showcase different looks with their portraits and that is impossible to achieve in a mini session. Families take some time to get everyone coordinated, take different groupings, wait on little sister to stop cracking up and everyone to be in sync together. We really do have to have plenty of time to enjoy the moment and all the laughs because we do a lot of laughing.
I you are interested in scheduling a mini, senior or family session for fall please send me an email: email@example.com or call me at 304-539-4214 to set up a consultation. I look forward to hearing from you!!