Alternative to mini sessions
I have been a professional for over 6 years now, real-and-true business photographer-boss-lady offered “mini sessions” to my clients. Sometimes they have been okay, but more often than not I’m left with a feeling of rushing little kids and my clients into “perfect holiday card family pictures” which truthfully hurts my soul. Maybe I’m being a little dramatic, but if I’m being completely honest, it’s burdened me as an artist, and as a photographer who knows and sees her clients trying so hard for great images that authentically convey their family dynamic. It’s been stifling, and it has been down right painful to herd people in like cattle and scramble to take the very best images I can in 30 minutes or less. Dump a gallery of digitals on you and move on to another family. That’s NOT ME and it certainly isn’t taking care of my families.
So, I’m doing something radical. Something that will hopefully be freeing to my clients. I’m no longer offering mini sessions!!! Gasp! I know… But trust me, I think we can all do better. "But what am I going to do? " Ah, here is the wonderful freeing part for both you and me: I tailored each package according to specific needs and of course budgets but the most important part the minimum time i will take is probably from around 45 minutes to one hour instead of 15 to 30 minutes.
To recap the only thing I am actually changing is increasing the sessions time and changing the name and no longer calling it a Mini Session, not rushing into something we both feel stressed about since sessions alone can already be a stressful time let's not have time against us.
Looking forward to really taking the time to know you, your families!