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Valentine's Day Mini Session FAQs


Where will the mini session be held? 

Natural Bridges State Beach on multiple dates.


What is included in my session?

The mini session includes 20 minutes of shooting time, 30high-resolution digital images, online gallery and printing rights for personal use


What kind of photography will be offered in mini sessions?

Family Photography

Couples Photography

Maternity Photography

Solo Portrait Photography


What do I need to do to book?

Click on the "Book Now" link at the bottom of this page. Choose your date and time. Fill your information. Pay the booking fee $75. You will get a confirmation email. Later I will email more details about the session along with a signed contract which must be signed by you too. The remaining fee of $75 to be paid on the day of the session.


Can I order prints of the digital images?

Yes! Print and shipping charges will be extra. Please email me for details.


What do I need to bring?

Feel free to bring accessories and props that you would like to use in the session.


How many family members can I include in my mini session?

The session fee includes up to 5 family members. An additional family member may be added to your mini session for $20/person.


How many poses will we have?

The mini session goes by quickly! I' ll aim to capture as much as I can in the 20 minute time frame. This usually is enough for a few shots of the entire family, some breakout shots of just the kids, some individuals, and maybe a few candids if there's time. If you would like more variety in poses, more time for candids and a larger variety of backgrounds,  a 1-hour session may be a better fit.


When should I arrive?

Mini sessions move quickly and are scheduled back to back, so it is important that you arrive at least 15 min early to get the most out of your time slot. Additional time cannot be added for late arrivals.


How long after the session should I expect to get my photos?

2 weeks after the session I will email you a link to your password-protected online gallery. 


What should we wear?

First and foremost make sure everyone is comfortable in their outfits. Layering clothes (scarves, vests, boots, sweaters/jackets, accessories), coordinating your family's color scheme, and pieces with texture are great for a cohesive and visually appealing ensemble.  Look for pieces that don't need a lot of readjusting, especially for the kids (loose suspenders, small tights, etc). After you book, I'll send you more tips and examples.


What if it's bad weather?

Hopefully, we will get beautiful weather. However, if it's cold or cloudy, we will still shoot! Plan on bringing layers so you and the kids stay comfortable and ready for anything. If it rains, we will reschedule.


What if I need to cancel?

If an emergency or illness comes up and you are not able to make your session, please let me know as soon as possible. The session fee is non-refundable, but you may apply it to a future session within the next 6 months.  


When should I book?

Mini sessions book up quickly! If you would like to book, please do so sooner than later to guarantee yourself a spot.


What happens after I book? 

After booking, I will email you location and parking details,  ideas on what to wear, and general session tips.


I'd like to book but can't make the dates and times. Will you offer more mini sessions?

Please email me to check availability:





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