Why I No Longer Offer Mini Sessions Year Round

Why I No Longer Offer Mini Sessions

I’ve done it. I no longer offer mini sessions year round. Why???

Because I started thinking about YOU! You are probably like, wait, what? Yes. So here’s the truth. I’ve done mini sessions for several years. I’m not trying to bash my fellow photographer friends. Many of them are very successful with mini sessions. Mini sessions are great and can be super creative, and can even capture some really cute photographs in a short amount of time. However, not long ago I realized that they are not personal.

What does that mean?

Well, I’ve been doing tons of research on how to make my clients and future clients happy. I determined that mini sessions are quick and easy, BUT I don’t get the opportunity to meet you. Also to learn who you really are. What it is that you love and like. What do you do everyday. Who makes you, you. I also don’t get the chance to learn about your home. How you have it decorated. What your likes and dislikes are, and most importantly what you plan or want to do with the photographs you receive. Yes, I could create a lengthy questionnaire for you to fill out online or to mail to me, but there again, it’s impersonal.

Furthermore an important detail I need to know that I can’t get from offering mini sessions….What do you want from me? That is huge. How can I possibly be everything you want me to be if I don’t get to know you?

Stop and think about YOU!!!!

There are millions of photographers world wide. All offering the same thing. A photograph. Have you ever sat down with a photographer and actually felt like you were instant friends. Getting to know one another over coffee, tea, or chocolate covered strawberries. Actually talking about what your final artwork will look like. Where you would love to put it. How you would love to share it with everyone who comes in your home. Can you get all of that from a mini session? Most likely your answer is no.

Also, after your mini session. How do you receive your photographs? Do you view them in an online gallery (how I’ve always done until now)? Do you just get an email with the photographs to download to sit on your phone, tablet, or computer? What do you do with these digital photographs once you have them? So many questions, but I am willing to bet that you show them on social media, and then that’s about it. As a result, no artwork to add to your walls. No gorgeous albums to look through with your kids and grand kids. I will admit that I am even guilty of not printing my digital photographs.

Therefore, all these things are hopefully making you stop and think. It’s ok if all you want is a quick in and out session. Like I said, I have tons of photographer friends who do this, BUT what I hope you understand why I have decided to not offer year round mini sessions anymore. From this point forward, I am a full service, luxury, fine art photographer wanting to design photography sessions and artwork all about you, and what you deserve!

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Baseball & Softball Mini Sessions 2018

Baseball & Softball Mini Sessions

Baseball & Softball Minis are back, and just in time for baseball fever! These were so much fun last year for the kids. They ran bases, swung the bat, and even did a little sliding into the base!  Good news is that this year they are for boys and girls that are able to sit up unassisted to teenagers (yes, even for those that are seniors wanting to capture this last year of high school baseball/softball)!! Suggested attire can be your favorite baseball team jersey or make it a little more vintage with white t-shirts and jeans, to A League of Their Own vintage skirts (I really love the vintage look!)

 

Baseballs and softballs are provided! Please bring your own bats, gloves, and clothing.

 

The Info and Reserving

  • $150 session fee – a minimum of 50% of the session fee is due at the time of reserving
  • Session is 10 minutes long. Arrive 5 – 10 minutes early to be ready at your starting time
  • 3 digital high resolution photos, with the option to purchase more in collections
  • Session is good for 1 child at a time – can reserve back to back sessions for a discount with 2 or more kids

 

As always, the first 3 people to reserve a session gets a lovely little discount! Use coupon code: BASEBALL

Reserving:

When you are reserving your session, if you click on the date and a time, but decide you want to change that time or date, be sure to delete it from your cart before trying to choose a different option. Why it does that, I have no idea, but it does.

For payment on your deposit or full amount, here are step by step instructions for your invoice: Paypal is the online payment management that I use. You do not have to have a Paypal account to pay your deposit.

On your invoice, there are 2 payment options; the full amount, or just the deposit. Click the blue box next to the one you are choosing to pay. It will then send you to the top of the invoice that will have all of your demographics. You’ll see a payment amount if you clicked the Pay Now blue button next to the deposit amount, or if you choose to Make A Payment blue button, you can choose what payment you want to make, minimum of the deposit, or up to the full amount. Then click continue when everything looks right. Next you will click, To Pay with Paypal – Click Here. It will redirect you to the Paypal sign in page. Look below the Log In blue button, and you should see a grey box with Pay with Debit or Credit Card. If you do not have a Paypal account, that is the one you will choose.

Can’t wait to see you! Don’t forget to refer friends for you to be able to earn $25 per referral that can apply towards sessions or products, up to $175!!

———>>>>> Reserve Your Baseball Mini Session HERE <<<<<——–