What Is A Mini Session?


August 18, 2022

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

The holidays are going to be 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! This may even seem early, but trust me, it’s the perfect time to get your mini session booked!

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 lasts 20 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 2022, we will be offering 20 minute sessions at specific Los Angeles and Orange County locations, during the months of September, October and November. This year I will be offering 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 session with the family (fur babies included) for the holiday card or a quick session to update your website profile image.

What is Included?

We will deliver 20 images with add-on options, 2-3 weeks after your session via an online gallery. Included is a virtual consult to help select your favorites and best ways to display and update your image collection.

Add-ons include (but are not limited to) : additional digital files, gift prints, framed/canvas prints, holiday cards, photo ornaments, and albums.

Other FAQs

Want a special location that isn’t listed? Upgrade to a private 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 (and husband) don’t love having their photos taken? We will do our absolute best to make the experience fun for them!

Not sure what to do with your photos? Not to worry! We offer virtual reviews to walk you through the best options for you!

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 private session instead? A private 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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