Sunday, July 13, 2008

Upcoming Mini Shoots

Upcoming Mini-Session Dates

Studio Mini...Saturday July 19/Sunday July 20: Studio Session (Almost Booked)Photographed in our studio with a choice of white, black, blue, red, pink, or brown backdrops. Many props available upon request! (3 Person Max)

Summer Fun Day Mini...Saturday July 26/Sunday July 27: McCosh Park, Down by LakeBring the kids in their Summer Fun Day outfits! Swimsuits, hula skirts, princess dresses, tutus and anything else you can think of!!! Make it a "Fun Day" for them!!! (each additional child is $18)

The Gardens Mini...Saturday August 1/Sunday August 2 (Almost Booked): Japanese GardensThis would be an ideal shoot for family portraits! Taken at the beautiful Japanese Gardens we'll take as many portraits as we can fit into our 30 minute session and you get to choose up to 4 poses for your package! (5 Person Max)


Black and White Mini...Saturday August 9/Sunday August 10: Railroad Tracks, DowntownThis session will be done on the railroad tracks and near the lake. All photos will be printed in black and white for your package. They will have a lovely vintage feel with a modern twist! (3 Person Max)




What comes in a mini session package?
All mini session packages come with the following prints. Additional prints are available individually which can be purchased through your online session! One pose per package (Excluding The Gardens Mini Sessions which allows 4)
  • 1-11x14
  • 2-8x10
  • 3-5x7
  • 32-Wallets
How does a mini session differ from a full session?
Our regular photo sessions are sixty to ninety minutes in length and at the location of your choice. Mini sessions are conducted at a specific location and are 30 minutes in length.

All sessions include an online proofing session.

May I book multiple mini sessions together?
You may book more than one session in a row. In fact, it is recommended that you book multiple sessions if you have three or more children.

What is the cost of a mini session?
The cost of a weekend thirty minute mini session is normally $99. There are occasionally special sessions and prices will vary! Prices are all listed under the general information on the session of your choice!

How do I sign up for a mini session?
Contact us by email at
What if it rains or the weather is bad on the day of our mini session?
In case of inclement weather, mini photo sessions will be rescheduled to the following weekend if weather allows.
The most important thing is that everyone is dressed in clothes they like and feel comfortable in. Put all family members in the same color tone and a similar style. The blue color family is the most complimentary color on every complexion. Navy in particular photographs beautifully. Dark colors like chocolate brown and navy are a great alternative to black as they do not loose their dimension and texture in a photograph. Avoid dressing family members in contrasting colors. For example, do not dress your children in white and then have the adults in black. This creates too much contrast in an image and photographs poorly.

Our sessions are at casual indoor and outdoor locations so choose clothing that is fun, do not dress in formal attire. Solids are always a safe choice and choose clothing that is classic in style as it tends to create a more timeless look. Hats, headbands and barrettes are a great way to jazz up and outfit. Collared shirts with rolled up sleeves and jean or khaki shorts look great. Choose t-shirts that have details like v-necks, embroidery, or lightly ruffled sleeves. For boys Polo style shirts are another good choice.

Avoid bright colors like orange and red as they tend to highlight ruddy undertones in your skin. If you have fair complexion do not dress in light colors and pastels as these color will wash out your coloring in a photograph. Textured fabrics photograph beautifully, denim, cable knits, sweater, linen and eyelet dresses have great textures and are excellent choices.
If the photograph includes more than one individual, remember to coordinate clothing so that everyone is dressed in a similar style and choose clothing that is similar in tone. In other words, dressing one child in black and the other in white is not advised; instead choose two similar shades of cream.

AFTER THE SHOOT: How do I view and purchase my photos?
About a week after your photo session, you will receive an email notifying you that your images are ready to be viewed. A link will be provided which will enable you to view and purchase your images online. If you prefer, you may place your order via email, phone or by coming to our studio.

How many images will I get to choose from?
Generally there will be 15-20 images per 30 minute mini session. Numbers may vary as each session is different. Please keep in mind that we post only the best images in an effort to make your selections easier.

Can I use an image from our mini session for a holiday card?
Absolutely, you may order loose prints which can be inserted into photo cards or choose a press-printed folded card option where the image is printed directly onto a heavy stock. These cards also allow for a small image on the back of the card, which adds interest and personality.
What are the prices of prints for holiday cards or folded press-printed holiday cards?If you place your holiday card order by October 15th you will receive a 20% discount off of the regular card prices. See below for details

What is the ordering deadline for holiday cards and prints
We ask that you place your order by November 15th. Any orders placed after that date are not guaranteed by the holidays. We would like to further encourage you to place your order early by offering a 20% discount on holiday card orders placed by October 15th, 2008.


SJ Styles said...

You know it has been a while since I have had some mini shoots. I guess I better get on that when I get some free time! Great deals BTW I wish I lived in your area I am in desperate need of some photographs.