Mini Photoshoots in the Park
What is a mini photoshoot?
A mini photoshoot is basically a short photo session. A normal photoshoot usually lasts 1-2 hours, covers multiple locations.. Mini photoshoots, on the other hand, last only 30 minutes!
Why book a mini session?
It is affordable, so you can get one done every year with no regrets.
They’re short, so they’re easy on you and your busy schedule.
They are just plain fun.
Mini Session: $499
This sitting fee includes:
My time and talent at your photo session
30 minutes of shooting time at Lake Temescal, Oakland on day/time of your choice
Post processing of your images
20+ final edited images (each presented in both black + white and color) presented in a private online gallery within 7 days of your session
All high-resolution digital files ready for downloading
Access to discounted "at cost" pricing on prints, cards, gifts and more
Up to 6 people or people + pets
What can I expect during Mini Session?
You can expect a patient, playful, lighthearted approach to your shoot where my goal is to provide the most relaxed, comfortable fun experience possible. Even though our time will be short, my goal is still to capture your family in your natural state interacting with each other and grab those tiny and big moments of connection.
We only want portraits of our kids - is that okay?
Definitely okay! I love photographing the entire family but I’m more than okay just focusing on your kiddos.
How many people can be photographed during a Mini Session?
This session is for 6 beings - be they human or furry/feathered.
What should we wear?
A few weeks before your session, I'll be sending you my "client preparation guide" which will give you examples of family outfits, talk about haircuts, and make suggestions for how to make the most out of your session.
Can I bring my dog/cat/peacock/koala?
I love photographing pets so long as they love being around people. Be sure to bring some treats, poop bags, and a leash you won't mind being photographed and I'll do my best for you!
Should we bring outfit changes, accessories or props?
While there won't be time for outfit changes, accessories are great to incorporate! Here are some ideas for great ad-ons: knit hats, favorite blankets, mittens, capes, beaded necklaces, tiaras, or anything else your child has that would enhance an image.
Where do the sessions take place?
On the north side of Lake Temescal (the side closer to Broadway/highway 24)! The park offers many bright, naturally lit spaces and backgrounds.
What if the weather is bad?
Luckily the weather in the fall here in the Bay Area tends to be pretty reliable, but if it's looking like the weather will be no good for photos (in cases of extreme wind, rain or smoke for example), I'll be in contact with you the night before to find a time to reschedule at no cost to you.
Can I cancel or reschedule my session?
Can you really get enough good photos of my family/kiddos in just 30 minutes?
You betcha! I honed my speed photo skills to perfection when I owned a school photography company. We did natural light portraiture for 40+ schools (over 20,000 kids!) all over the Bay Area. I'd have approximately 60 seconds with each kiddo in order to produce a lovely portrait.
What if I'm running late?
I know life happens, so I have a 5 minute grace period for Not So Mini Sessions. An time after 5 minutes will be deducted from your session's 25 minutes.