In November 2020, I hosted the most mini session slots I have ever offered! So many families came out to my two different locations to have their photos taken in time for the holidays. Many were familiar faces but some were new, which is always exciting.
What are Mini Sessions?
Mini Sessions are 15 minute photo sessions at a specific location and available during a specified block of time. My mini sessions are a little bit different from most photographers in a few ways.
First, I don't use props. There is nothing wrong with a couch, pillows, décor, to add a little festive flair to a photo. I just prefer to keep my images simple and focused on the people in them.
Second, I offer more than one location option. San Antonio may feel small but its a big city. By offering multiple locations I hope to provide an option that is close to clients' homes. No one wants to spend more time in the car than they do at the photo shoot, right? I hope to be able to continue doing this in the future. I'm always looking for that perfect mini session spot (great light, not crowded, has walking distance parking) so if you want to share one with me, please let me know!
Third, I shoot at both golden hours. Evening golden hour is every photographers favorite and for good reason. The setting sun offers warm hues and a bit of warmth in the fall/winter days. But, not everyone is able to free up their schedules in the evening. Not everyone's little one is pleasant in the evening either. So I want to add options for my clients by providing times in the morning just after sunrise. How many morning and evening sessions I'm able to offer in the future may change, but for now I hope to offer both.
Lastly, and this is the big one, I deliver all edited images. This is crazy of me, I know. Other photographers will say I'm cheating myself out of money. This is not how mini sessions work. Photographers only deliver 5-10 images from mini sessions. It's how its done to make these back-to-back sessions profitable. But I'm the photographer I would want to hire. My clients will receive a lot of images and variety from a mini session. So if you're amazed by your gallery after only 15 minutes, imagine the images you can have after a full session.