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Mini Sessions vs Full Sessions

Many people ask me what the differences between a mini session, and a full session are when they are getting ready to book. I would like to say first and foremost that one isn’t necessarily “better” than the other, it’s all about what your photography needs are. If you just want a few shots to capture a milestone event, or are on a limited budget, the mini would be your best bet. If you want a session with a large variety of images (both posed and photojournalistic), a specialized style which requires close attention to detail, and aren’t too concerned with numbers, then the full session would be perfect for you. I thought it might be handy to have the differences between the two types of sessions written down here for reference…

What your mini session includes: a photography session at a predetermined location, at one of the predetermined times, limited pre-session consultation, limited number of “poses” and typically one outfit. Mini sessions are typically 15-20 minutes long. People receive anywhere from 15 to 40 images in their galleries. Images are softly retouched, meaning that I make exposure and composition adjustments if necessary. Very large and obvious blemishes may be removed if they are easily accessible.

What your full session includes: a photography session at the location of your choice, at a time that best suits your schedule. Full pre-session consultation, including the option to meet at the location for the photos before the session. Gathering of decor/props/special shoot materials if necessary. A large combination of “poses” in various spots within your location, in addition to time for changes in clothing (2-3 at most). A full session gives you 60 minutes of my time, people usually receive 40 to 80 images in their galleries. Images are fully retouched (exposure and composition adjustments, including specialized treatments, blemish removal, eye brightening, minor figure adjustments and skin smoothing, removal of unwanted elements when accessible).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!!



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