Mini Sessions – FAQ

portrait mini session san francisco bay area
What is a mini session?
Mini sessions last up to 20 minutes at one location. We will photograph as many combinations we can in that small time frame and you will be presented with about 10-20 edited photos after your session.

Why would I choose a mini session over a family session?
Mini sessions are only 20 minutes so it’s just enough time for us to get a handful of photos. You can use the photos for a few wall prints, a small album or to share prints with family. If you want more time for photos than you can book a family session. These last 1-2 hours with your choice of locations and you’ll get more variety of photos.

How long will our online gallery be active?
The online gallery will be available to view for 14 days once your photos have been delivered.  All print & product purchases will receive 15% off while the gallery is available.  If you would like to extend the gallery there is a republishing fee of $50.

What is the high resolution download all about?
From your online gallery you will choose your 6 favorite photos and send your selects to me.  I will send you an email with a link containing the high resolution digital files for you to download.  You can then use those digital files to make reprints or to order holiday cards.  The download will include a permission to print release for personal use only.

Can we order custom holiday cards from you?
I don’t design holiday cards but I have two great places to send you for them.  You can visit either or Tinyprints to choose from many stylish templates to create cards.  You can choose up to 4 photos to be uploaded to either vendor to begin your design.  Just email me your selects and then you can begin.

Do you offer all the digital files? And can we make reprints from those?
Yes! You can purchase one digital file or all of them from your session. Any digital file purchased comes with a personal permission to print release for personal use. This will allow you to make as many reprints at your local print lab. I offer high resolution (prints up to 8×10) digital files.

How do I book a mini session?
Email me with which date you want and the desired time for your session.  The full session fee is due at the time of booking to reserve your spot.  All session fees are non-refundable but can be applied towards a future session if you need to cancel.

How much is a session, prints, digital files & albums?

Session: $325

Prints :
4×6 & 5×7 = $12
8×10 = $20
11×14 = $42

Digital files:
High Res file = $50
DVD of high res files = $200