What is a Mini Session?


September 6, 2019

I get this question a lot, and I thought it would be the perfect time to explain to you what a mini session is!

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The holidays are right around the corner, can you believe it?! The end of the year means holidays, and that means it’s time for mini session holiday portraits!

I get a lot of questions about what a mini session is, and what is included in that. So, today I am going to break that all down for you!

What is a mini session?

A typical portrait experience lasts an hour or more, a mini session only last 20-30 minutes. It is a simple quick session where you know it will just focus on getting a few great, key shots for your holiday card or to update the walls of your home or document a memory of this moment in time. This is great if you have kiddos (or husbands) that don’t love being in a lot of pictures! 

Mini sessions allow current clients the potential to have multiple sessions throughout the year. It allows them to document the moments that change in an instant, and are a great way for a new client to have a small taste of the Krista Mason Photography experience.

When can I book?

Every photographer is different, but usually they offer mini sessions a few times a year! For 2019, we will be offering 30 minute sessions at a specific locations, during the months of September, October, and November. This year I will be offer sessions all throughout each month, so you get to pick the best date and time that works for you and your family!

Who is it for?


A quick engagement session to get comfortable with the camera or some images with the entire family (fur babies included) for the holiday card or a quick session to update your website profile image.

What is Included?

We will deliver 25 images with add-on options, 2-3 weeks after your session via an in-person review. This means you get to come to our office and choose your favorite 25 images!

Add-ons include, but are not limited to, gift prints, framed/canvas prints, holiday cards, photo ornaments, and albums.

Other FAQs

Can’t make the dates or locations? Upgrade to a private 1 hour session. Pick your date, time and location that fits your family’s schedule!

Need outfit guidance? See some of the photos below or feel free to ask us!

Your children don’t love having their photos taking? We will do our absolute best to make the experience fun for them!

Can’t come to our office for the in-person photo review? Not to worry! We can offer skype reviews on a case by case basis!

Is a mini session good for me? A mini session might be a good fit for you if you just want a few good photos for holiday cards or update your walls, are willing to go with the flow of your family and whatever that day brings.

Should I book a full session instead? A full session might be for you if you have a specific set of shots in mind or a specific idea of location and time and you don’t feel comfortable with the unpredictability of a shorter spot to accomplish your ideal session. Read more on Benefits of a Full Session!

We hope to see your for mini sessions this season!


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