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Mini Sessions!

I did something different last week and held some mini sessions at Windansea Beach in La Jolla. I normally shoot full sessions in clients’ homes or at their favorite spots, but this time everyone came to me. My sister-in-law, Natalie, actually coordinated the logistics and helped make it happen. She got together some of her friends who were really wanting to get pictures of their little ones for Father’s Day. We set up a morning when each family would be able to meet me at the beach for a 20 minute time slot. It really is amazing what you can do in 20 minutes! In some cases, I got pictures of just the kids, some were of the moms and babies, others were dads and babies, and another groups was a little bigger. Everyone ordered prints and I brought them to Natalie who then coordinated the final delivery to the families.  I had so much fun meeting everyone and this format worked out so well, I have decided to offer this to anyone who can bring at least five families together. I think this will be a great option for families who would really like to get some treasured images of their children or families, but aren’t able to book a full lifestyle session.

If you’re interested in something like this and you think you can round up some friends who are too, get in touch with me about setting up some minis. If you do the coordinating, your session is free!

Here are the details:

  • You need at least 5 families including your own to sign up.
  • We can work together to come up with the perfect location.
  • You need to all be able to come on the same morning or afternoon.
  • Each session is $50, 20 minutes long, and includes one 5×7 print.
  • The coordinator gets their session for free.

For fun, here are some images from last week’s minis…