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Monthly Archives: September 2011

I know it seems early, but Christmas will be here before you know it. Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right gift for everyone on your gift-list, like your Great Aunt Martha, how many sweaters do you think she needs?! :D How about a beautiful family photo this year? Take advantage of our Christmas Mini-Sessions and spend less time running from store to store this Holiday season, and more time enjoying it! :) Be sure to tell your friends about these fun little mini-sessions! Send an email to with any questions or to reserve your spot! :)

How does a mini session differ from a full session?
My regular photo sessions usually last about 1-5-2hrs and are at the location of your choice. Mini sessions are conducted at a specific location and are thirty minutes each . Only one outfit and one location (predetermined by photographer) is allowed. This session is for families of all ages—up to four participants are included in session pricing (please add $15 for each additional person).

May I book multiple mini sessions together?
For this particular session, we are only allowing one session per family.

How do I sign up for a mini session?
Send an email to  Include Parents name, child/children’s name(s), ages, and whether you would prefer a morning or evening session time.   Inquiries will be responded to on a first come first serve basis.  There is a 50% non-refundable deposit due up front to reserve your spot and the remaining fee is due at your session.

 What if it rains or the weather is bad on the day of our mini session?
In case of inclement weather, mini photo sessions will be rescheduled for another weekend.

 Can I get a map to the mini session?
I will email you a map of where the sessions will take place. We include this information in a private email to disclose the location to participants only. The generalized location will be near Prinzregentenstrasse.

 When will I receive my pictures/CD?
Please allow 2-3 weeks for editing. Your pictures will then be mailed to you to the address provided on an information slip to be completed at the time of your mini session.

What to wear?
The mini-sessions will take place in a fall setting, so think about colors that will fit well into this setting… browns and beiges are always a great choice. Or colors that will pop out against the bright yellows and a nice turquoise for example. Patterns are ok, but try not to mix them too much…for exampple mom in polka dots, dads in stripes, the kids in plaid, etc would be a bit too much :D   Layers can be added and removed to create different looks in minimal time. When it comes to jeans, opt for the darkest indigo wash. These tend to be the most flattering and least dated. Most importantly, everyone should be casual and comfortable in their attire :)

 What to bring?
I like to think that ‘less is more’  when it comes to photo sessions, and that the most important think to capture is your family and their personality, but if there is a ‘prop’ or item that is special to you or helps show your personalities, feel free to bring it! I’m always open to new ideas! :)

When to arrive?
On-time of course! Please don’t be late as this will put us behind schedule and will lead to later clients having to wait. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early.

**Please note that only ONE household family is permitted per time slot.  Immediate families only, no combined families.**

Don’t wait to sign up! This mini session will fill up fast! I’m looking forward to a fun mini-session weekend! Hope to see you there!