Seasonal Mini Sessions
UPDATE: My 2022 Mini Sessions are all sold out. I typically post my mini session schedule in March of each year (I hold about 4 separate mini sessions throughout the year (which are stylized at my studio or on location at a beautiful venue). I only hold one day of mini sessions to keep the focus on my booked families, my quality and the planning / editing that goes into these sessions. Please check back next year in the spring to book your spots in advance. Happy upcoming Holidays! If you've missed my minis, you're still welcome to purchase a digital gift card for the Holidays or hold a full session for your family by booking your spot soon while there's still full session date availability.
I'm thrilled to photograph new and returning families and couples again this 2022 year. To make this year truly special,
I'm hosting only four 2022 seasonal minis beginning in the spring (May) and lasting until the holidays (December). Each mini session option is perfect for couples, maternity, children / families. Be sure to book your favorite session date while you can because these fun and gorgeous sessions always sell out completely! Click the options below to view my availability and to book your desired spot. Don't wait and miss out this year! My sessions are held in the Raleigh and Wake Forest, NC areas. I can't wait to photograph you this year!
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Can you help with stylizing?
I love the opportunity to help style my families and couples when requested. I offer a special email regarding your cohesive style and color palette to help you plan attire.
Can you photograph my large family?
I would absolutely love to photograph your large family (more than 6 individuals OR including extended family) however, due to the nature of these short sessions, please request a quote for a full session with my studio.
Do we need to bring anything?
Just yourselves and sweet smiles!
Can I use this session as a trial engagement session?
I'd be completely honored to photograph your engagement session! Please let me know that you'd like this to be an engagement session after booking and I'll make a note!
Who can book these mini sessions?
These sessions are perfect for couples, families and children.
Can I use these to book a newborn session?
Newborns sessions are a specialty I provide and require specific planning of this type of session (including increased time spent photographing). For this reason, I ask that you request a full session quote for your newborn session.
Can I gift this session to someone else?
You're welcome to contact my studio via my contact form and request a gift certificate so they may book a mini or standard session with my studio this year. Or, if you plan on booking and surprising them please share the details with me and I'll help make it memorable!
What happens if weather is poor (rain, thunderstorms, etc.)
I always keep track of the weather for your session. I photograph each of my sessions in great weather or while it's cloudy (it's not fun to be completely soaked and standing in the mud during your session). If it's forecast to rain, I'll contact you to post-pone to a new date offered. As an alternative, you may choose to enjoy a session credit for different session during the year (or next). No refunds will be permitted based on the weather, but I'm happy to re-schedule or offer a credit with my studio.
Where are these sessions held?
Each session has it's own specific location pre-planned. Simply click on each session to view where they are held specifically. All are held within Raleigh and Wake Forest.
If you've booked out for a mini session, can I be worked in?
Unfortunately, these sessions are held around specific planning with light and only so many spots are offered throughout the year. It's best to book your spot while they last.
What if I book in advance and decide to not have my session?
I understand this happens! You may book in advance only to learn your work or family schedule didn't happen the way you'd hoped, illness prevails or you simply had a change of heart. I completely understand these things happen! In the spirit of understanding, I'm happy to issue you a credit for the balance you spent with my studio to use towards another session in the future as product spend credit. I must have 48 hours of advance notice so I have the ability to open up your spot to someone else. If the repectable 48 hours notice is not given, your spend credit and spot is forfeit and the time slot will become available to another family or individual.
Are we able to include our pup(s)?
Absolutely! I'm a dog lover and if you'd like to incorporate yours into your session, feel free to bring them along!
How do I receive my final gallery?
I offer two options around your gallery release. As a primary option, we can meet in studio to have your session release. It's a ton of fun reviewing your beautiful images together while I help you navigate the details of your package and more. If you'd prefer to have a digital gallery release by email, I can bundle your package together and send it your way once your gallery is finalized. Simple as pie.