The Benefits of Booking a Mini Session

May 19, 2023

It is no surprise that my Mini Sessions are extremely popular among my clients. They are something I love to plan and offer to allow my clients a more cost effective option to updating those family portraits! Mini sessions are often more affordable than full-length photography sessions. Since the time and resources required are reduced, photographers may offer discounted rates, making professional photography more accessible to families on a budget. However, there are so many other reasons for booking a mini session that I want to cover with you!

  1. Time-efficient: Mini photography sessions typically last around 15-20 minutes, making them a great option for families with busy schedules. It allows you to capture beautiful family moments without dedicating an entire day to a longer photoshoot.
  2. Variety of images: Even though the session duration is shorter, photographers are skilled at capturing a variety of poses and expressions during mini sessions. They can guide your family to create different compositions and capture candid moments that showcase your family dynamics. I generally come prepared with about 5 poses and we just build from there. A Mini Session with me often yields about 30 photos to choose from depending on the ages and cooperation of the children involved!
  3. Convenience: Mini sessions are often held at predetermined locations chosen by the photographer. This eliminates the need for extensive planning and scouting locations, saving you time and effort. Additionally, many photographers offer multiple time slots, making it easier to find a session that fits your schedule.
  4. Ideal for special occasions: Mini sessions can be scheduled around specific events or seasons, such as holidays, birthdays, or anniversaries. They provide an opportunity to commemorate these moments with professional photos that can be cherished for years to come.
  5. Minimal disruption: Since mini sessions are shorter, they are generally less intrusive and demanding compared to longer photoshoots. This is especially beneficial for families with young children who may have a limited attention span. The shorter duration helps keep everyone engaged and minimizes the chances of restlessness or boredom. Not to mention I make these sessions FUN and interactive and the kids (and parents) are always so happy with how stress free they end up being.
  6. High-quality images: Professional photographers have the expertise and equipment to capture high-quality images, regardless of the session length. They can ensure that the lighting, composition, and overall aesthetic of the photos are appealing, resulting in beautiful keepsakes. While Fall Mini Sessions are always my post popular sessions, it is great to get these done earlier in the year as well for a different esthetic. While holiday card are great, having these moments to hang on your walls is even better and will bring you more joy than you know as you pass by them each and every day!

Remember to communicate your expectations and preferences with the photographer before the session to ensure they understand your vision and can tailor the shoot accordingly. While this article is geared towards the benefits of mini sessions to families it is also great for maternity, couples, headshots and more!

If you are interested in booking a mini session, you can find my most recent events on my booking site here: