Micro Photography Sessions
A mini session are essentially an abbreviated standard session. Once you’ve signed up for a time slot, you just show up (a little early) for your session. Then, when it’s your turn, you simply stand in front of the camera and work it. When your 30 minutes is up, the next client steps into the spotlight and you can run off on your merry way.
Now, the thing about mini sessions is that a lot of them have themes. We love having themed mini sessions for holidays or seasons. For example, we do a great children’s Valentine’s Day mini session where you bring in a bunch of lovey-dovey props and then have you dress your kiddos in red, white, pink and black.
We also like to take the less thematic route and instead offer a series of spring, summer, and fall mini sessions in a beautiful park We also offer a winter session, but that’s indoors where it’s nice and cozy.
Because mini sessions are shorter (roughly 30 minutes for each client), you pay less money than you would for a standard session. Pretty sweet, huh?
Obviously, a mini session needs to run smoothly and stay on schedule so that every family gets their 30 minutes. Plus, nobody likes to be stressed out.
Well, in addition to the session time being shorter, mini-sessions are customized by me instead of us customizing the session together. Based on the theme, I select the props and background.
I offer mini sessions throughout the year. If you follow KRR Photography on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, you’ll be in-the-know for all our upcoming mini-sessions.
Each 30-minute mini session costs $150. That’s a savings of 40% from a standard session!
You’d be surprised at how much you can pack into a 30-minute session. Often we’ll get two to three poses per mini-session, giving you lots to choose from when it comes to prints and products!
Typically, we open our mini-sessions up to children, couples, singles and even pets! Sometimes, though, a mini-session has a theme where we are only photographing children or just doing business portraits.
I edit all photos within two to four weeks of your mini-session. I’m sensitive to timing. For example, I schedule my V-day mini-sessions in mid-December, allowing you plenty of time to look over your photos, order products and mail out cards in a timely manner.
You likely won’t need to, but if the availability is there, I won’t say no! Now, if you want to have two different groupings — say, a family set and then just a set with your kiddos and pooch — I would actually recommend booking two different mini-sessions.
In addition to gift prints, I offer calendars, notecards, postcards, gallery wraps, albums, magnets, post prints, key chains, jewelry… the list goes on! Check out www.EmmaKPhotography.com for all the goods!
Here are five easy ways you can make sure your mini session goes off without a hitch!
1. Be on time. And by on time, I mean 15 minutes early! Make sure you have everything ready to go, as well. When you’re ready to step up as soon as it’s your turn it makes a world of difference.
2. Check and read your emails to get the 411 on your mini session theme. Because there are props and that sort of thing, I often give suggestions for colors or clothing to wear to prevent clashing with the background.
3. Make sure your children are well rested and fed. A kiddo with a full belly and plenty of Zzz’s in their sleep tank is a kiddo who’s happier to be in front of the camera.
4. Dress comfortably. When you (and/or the kids) are in clothes they feel comfortable in, the photos turn out that much better. Try not to wear clothes that constrict or are made from itchy materials. Take it from someone who’s been photographing people for years: your discomfort shows!
5. Get excited! This is going to be so much fun, so why not get super pumped about your session? Make a day of planning out what you’ll wear and spend a few extra minutes in front of the mirror pampering yourself. Why not?