2014 SUMMER MINI SESSION DATES
Friday, June 20 | Shelter Gardens FULL Saturday, July 26 | Cosmo Park Playground FULL Saturday, August 9 | Mizzou Columns FULL
Saturday, August 23 | Location TBA – field/rustic FULL
I love mini sessions.
They’re such a great way to get an updated family photo, or pics of the kids, or an engagement or maternity session done in a pretty location…quickly, efficiently and affordably.
That’s why I try to offer at least one date of mini sessions per month (except in December). I typically offer mini sessions on weekend dates if I can, because I know that’s most convenient for families.
But all this fabulousness means that they’re EXTREMELY popular.
So, for the past several rounds of mini sessions, they’ve been announced to clients first, and then to the general public.
This has led to what I’ve feared most…a near sell-out before they even reach the general public.
I hate turning people away…I really do. It makes me sad that I can’t capture every family’s sweet memories in the timeframe they need.
This meme really explains how I feel about my job:
But, there’s only so many sessions I can do per day (thanks, sun), and it’s only fair that my previous clients get first dibs on these popular spots.
Looking ahead to the next round of mini’s…fall. They are Lollipop’s most popular photo sessions, and last year’s sold out within 2 days.
This year, fall mini’s will be announced and available to clients first. No exceptions.
If you have a Lollipop gift certificate and have been anxiously awaiting the mini session announcements, you need to email me to ensure you are on the client list.
So, what happens to those people who really want a mini session but aren’t a client yet? Well, I’ve got a couple of options:
1. Book a regular session
With a regular family session (or baby or maternity or engagement or whatever), you get to choose the location and we have a lot more time to tailor the session to your family.
I typically shoot regular sessions during the week these days, as my weekends are kept very busy with weddings, mini sessions and Cub Scout stuff (thanks to my kiddo).
I know that weekdays aren’t always the most convenient for families. I know. And I’m sorry.
There are just only so many hours in the day that we can shoot, and I haven’t quite figured out how to clone myself to give us more options.
Some of my families have made a weekday session work by taking the day off and making it a “fun day” for everyone to make sure kids (and parents) are well rested and relaxed for the photo session. What a great way to top off a fun day with some playing (and photographing) in the park! And I definitely suggest ending the day with ice cream after the shoot.
See? Instant super-happy-fun day.
2. Book an Anytime Mini Session with a friend
These are also held on weekdays, but they are the same price as the regular mini sessions if you split the cost with another family. You guys get to choose the location, and then we spend 30 minutes with each family getting lovely pictures!
More information about the Anytime mini sessions can be found in this blog post.
So, that’s the update on the mini sessions for 2014.
As always, I am super grateful for all of my past clients, as well as all of you who have been trying to snag a session!