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How to Prepare for Your Austin Family Mini-Session – Fall 2020

September 1, 2020

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How to Prepare for Your Austin Family Mini-Session – Fall 2020

Looking to update your family photos? Austin Family Mini sessions are an inexpensive and time-saving way to get amazing photos to display in your home or share with friends and family. Because mini-sessions are done in half the time, mine are 20-minutes, photographers can charge less and you still get beautiful high-quality photos but at a fraction of the cost. Plus, let’s face it, if you have young kids, 20-minutes’ worth of attention is about all you’re going to get! Here are a few tips that I always give my clients before their scheduled Austin mini session:

Choose The Right Outfits For Your Mini Session

Coming up with mini-session outfit ideas can be difficult, especially if you have to coordinate your entire family. I always tell my clients to stay away from super bold patterns and colors. You want these pictures to be timeless, so choose a neutral color palette that won’t go out of style. If you’re coordinating outfits with your partner or with your children, make sure the outfits compliment each other but don’t match each other exactly. If you need suggestions, or if you’re having a hard time picking something that works, I am more than happy to help!

Austin family mini session maternity at laguna gloria

Have Pose Ideas For Your Mini Session

I always suggest that my clients browse Pinterest for mini-session poses before their scheduled date. It’s always helpful when clients come prepared with poses they like, or poses they know would work for their family. Of course, I will provide my suggestions as well, but being familiar with popular poses is always helpful, especially for mini-sessions when time is limited. Knowing a few poses ahead of time also allows you and your family to be a little more comfortable. Being in front of a camera can be nerve-wracking! Knowing what to expect always helps families to be a little more at ease.

Sekrit Garden Maternity Photoshoot in Austin Texas Mini Session

Prepare Your Family, Especially The Little Ones

I want to make sure you’re getting the best out of your session, so coming prepared is a must! If you have young children, talk to them before your session. Make sure that they know what to expect and hype them up for a fun time. Maybe even practice a few of your poses at home as a family. We all know kids aren’t the biggest fans of sitting still, so a lot of my poses are more interactive and playful to capture the true essence of your little ones in their most joyful state. If you know your child is going to be restless, be sure to pack some toys or props to keep them distracted and happy. Also, feel free to bring some snacks, but stay away from chocolate or anything that’s too messy.

Destination Family Mini Session

Get To Your Austin Mini Session Early

As I’ve mentioned before, mini-sessions are great because they’re inexpensive and quick, so they’re easier to schedule, but it’s super important that you arrive at your location at least 10 -15 minutes early. Many photographers (including myself) book several mini-sessions a day, so there most likely will be another family or couple scheduled right before and after you. With that being said, make sure you’re ready to rock n’ roll at your scheduled time, so that way we can take full advantage of our time together and get some amazing shots. Most importantly, get ready to have some serious fun! Personally, I love the fast pace of mini-sessions. I find that when my clients come prepared, ready to try new things, and have fun, everyone wins! And of course, you get some amazing photos that you can enjoy for years to come.

Maui Family Session

Still looking to book a mini session in Austin for the fall?

As you may know, my Austin mini sessions book-up quickly. There are a limited amount of spots and when they are gone…they are gone. I’m excited to announce that this year my family mini sessions will be based in Austin Texas at Brushy Creek Park on November 14th, 15th, and 21st. For $350 you will get 20-minutes of fun and ALL of the images from our mini session. Fill out the form HERE and reserve your spot for my Fall 2020 mini sessions in Austin.

Family  Session

What’s Included?

My mini sessions are 20 minutes long and they include ALL of the digital images from our session in an online gallery. Your gallery will be active for 2 months and will allow you to go in and download your images or share it with friends and family. Mini sessions are for immediate family only and have a firm start and stop time. These sessions are only available in the fall and are on a first-come-first-served basis. The investment for a mini session is $350 + tax.

How Do I Book You?

Here you will find my inquiry form for Mini Sessions. Please fill out the form with your TOP 3 choices for date and time. After that, I will email you a detailed proposal and contract. Once your contract and 50% deposit is paid, you will officially be on the books.

What Dates Are Available?

November 14th-
Brushy Creek Lake Park, Cedar Park TX
8:00 AM, 8:25 AM, 8:50 AM, 9:15 AM3:00 PM, 3:25 PM, 3:50 PM, 4:15 PM, 4:40 PM, 5:05 PM, 5:25 PM​

November 15th
Brushy Creek Lake Park, Cedar Park TX
8:00 AM, 8:25 AM, 8:50 AM, 9:15 AM3:00 PM, 3:25 PM, 3:50 PM, 4:15 PM, 4:40 PM, 5:05 PM, 5:25 PM​

November 21st
Brushy Creek Lake Park, Cedar Park TX
8:00 AM, 8:25 AM, 8:50 AM, 9:15 AM3:00 PM, 3:25 PM, 3:50 PM, 4:15 PM, 4:40 PM, 5:05 PM, 5:25 PM

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