Holiday Mini sessions will be here in a few short weeks. For those of you who have booked with me before, this will be old hat. For those of you who might be new to the experience of a "mini session," I thought this post may be helpful.
Every year I get multiple questions about location, wardrobe changes, time allocation, etc. I have put together some information that will hopefully ease any anxiety you may have and help you to arrive to your mini session stress free and ready for some fun!!
Here are 5 tips to help you prepare for your upcoming mini session.
1. Arrive Early
Please plan on arriving 15 minutes early. When you only have 15 minutes to work with, being even 5 minutes late can make a huge difference, and will cut into your precious session time. Being early will allow you to arrive stress free, check out the location and get ready for your mini.
2. Look Amazing
Mini sessions this holiday season are at the fabulous tree forest. Think natural outdoor setting, the smell of pine and an awesome holiday set up. First and foremost, try not to be "matchy, matchy!" Pick colors that will compliment each other and work well in the outdoor setting. Try to avoid white and overly patterned clothing. Wear layers such as scarfs, vests and accessories to show off your individual personality!
3. Have Fun
Every session is an individual experience. I want you to enjoy the time we spend together and definitely do not want you stressing over anything. I guarantee that 15 minutes will go by in a flash so let me know in advance if there is anything specific I should know about your kiddos. I am pretty good with putting the littles at ease, so if you find they don't seem to be cooperating don't worry!!
4. What to Expect
"How many shots will I get?" During a mini session, I will take multiple images. I definitely love a good candid image, but for minis, I do 2-3 posed family images, 2-3 kids images, 2-3 individual kid shots, and 1-2 mom and dad shots. For a mini session lasting 15 minutes, I will deliver a gallery with approximately 10 hand edited images for you to choose from.
5. Be Patient
This is a bit of a repeat of #3, but it is worth mentioning one more time. When you are limited on time and you have an entire family to make "perfect," things can get hairy. If you find that your children aren't behaving please don't scold or get upset. We definitely don't want the kids upset and crying with the precious few minutes that we do have. I love to play games with the kids, and believe me I have yet to come across a youngster that doesn't LOVE a good tickle fight!!
I hope that this answers a few of the questions that you may have had. Mini sessions are right around the corner and I still have a few openings! I would love to see your family at the forest for a cup of cider and a lifetime of memories!!
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