A Mini Session or A Full Session? What's Best For Your Family?

So many families have a lot of questions about which type of session is the best for their family. a mini session? a full session? how to choose? There's a few factors that I'd like to chat about.

You may want to go with a mini session, IF:

if your family has older children. older children that are say ages 8-14 who will have an easier time taking photos at a faster pace.

if you only want a few updated photos. if you take photos a few times a year, you may only want/need a few images to update your yearly family collection.

if you are constricted on time. mini sessions typically last 20-30 minutes. if time is of the essence, a mini session may be for you.

if you have budgetary restraints. mini sessions come at a lower rate because they are shorter sessions and offer less posing/candid options.

You may want to go with a full session, IF:

if your family consists of little children. children under the age of 5 can tend to get the sillies and be easily distracted at a photo session. a full session gives children the opportunity to be silly, get fully comfortable and really open up so we can capture their full personality.

if you want more photographic options. a full session allows time for the photographer to really get creative with your session, and capture all of the details of your special family moments.

if you want/need to have your photos done at a specific location. full sessions allow the photographer and client to plan where their session will take place. whereas, mini sessions are at once specific location where all of the clients go to the same place.

if you are not on budgetary restraints. a full session can be pricier than a mini session, but for good cause. you will get a much larger variety in your image choices. ranging from your standard 'Christmas card photo' all the way to individual children photos, family details/candids, game playing, snuggles, and more!

to book your cake smash/first year session, email me at alyssaashleyphotography@gmail.com

Alyssa Ashley photography - lifestyle and family photographer out of newington, connecticut. servicing hartford county and surrounding towns.