5 benefits of replacing traditional family sessions with mini sessions
2. Time is valuable! Life is busy! Mini sessions allow both the photographer and the family to get the images they want without the hassle of rearranging an entire day. I love being able to pick a weekend for family mini sessions and let my families sign up for the time slot that works best for them. This schedule prevents me from working every weekend so I can keep my focus on my speciality- newborns!
3. Kids have short attention spans! Some adults have short attention spans too! A shorter session means less bribing, whining, and begging for cheese faces.
4. Fun! These short little sessions are fun. You can keep everyone engaged the whole time moving from one thing to the next. For the kids there is a lot of running, peeking, hiding, jumping, spinning, etc. This feels like playing instead of posing. I also suggest doing most mini sessions outside so families can get out of the house and enjoy the outdoors.
5. No fluff! Most families like to update their family photos a couple of times a year and don’t need a ton of images. A 15-30 minute session is plenty of time to capture beautiful images. My family galleries included around 15-20 images to sort through and 5 high resolution digitals are included in the mini price with the option to purchase additional files, products, prints, etc.
Bonus: One of my dearest clients was texting with her hubby about booking a mini session and when he found out that meant it was only 20 minutes long he responded with :