Full Session vs a Mini-Session: What are the differences?

December 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

My mini-sessions are done on pre-scheduled dates usually a weekend, are held at a nearby location and are lower in cost compared to a full session. Mini’s are booked for 30 minutes camera time one right after the other. Each client receives 15-20 low-resolution digital files uploaded to a private gallery on my website for review, post-processing, and print purchase. High-resolution digital files on a flash drive are available at additional cost.

Mini-sessions by design are high volume and low-cost. Clients are not getting the benefits one would from a full session which include at least double the number of digital files for review, several different poses, outfit changes, location changes and premium editing services.

My full sessions are carefully planned and designed specifically for the individual client, are generally done outdoors at different locations around Lexington and generally require two hours or more in front of the camera. I do not overuse or spend a lot of time at one location to ensure each client’s portfolio is unique and specifically tailored to them alone.

My full sessions are designed to meet client needs and wants; whereas mini- sessions focus on a single theme.  Most of my best work is the result of getting to know each client and carefully planning every detail to ensure we are consistently in the right locations with the right clothing and accessories at the best time to capture a desired look. The better I know my client and the more relaxed they are always results in a better overall session, always!

I photograph full sessions generally during the week 90 minutes before sunset to take advantage of best evening light called the "golden hour." Weekends are reserved for weddings, mini-session dates, sporting events and for family events such as reunions.  

Full session clients receive approximately 30 low-resolution digital files per hour in front of the camera, uploaded to a private gallery on my website for review, selection and premium editing prior to purchase.  .  

When booking a full session with me, know that it is an investment for years and generations to come. My goal is to capture the personality of every individual I photograph and to create personalized portraits that are not only unique but artistic to help celebrate what makes my clients so very special.  


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