• Lauren Michael

Mini Session or Full Session?

A lot of my clients are on the fence on which kind of session to choose.

Full or Mini?

Mini sessions are great for families that have just the Holiday card in mind. They are easy and quick at only 25 mins long. So it's a great session for families with littles who have lots of energy and short attention spans. Orange County Mini session clients receive 5 hand edited full resolution photos with the option to order more, all within a private online gallery. You also get print rights to print where you would like. With these sessions, you are not able to bring props (except for a blanket or a special toy for the kids). I LOVE doggies, but we just do not have the time to accommodate your pup. Mini's only allow for the outfits you came in and no outfit changes. These are very fast, and I must end the session on time as there is usually another client right after you. Lastly, mini sessions are at a fixed location.

You might be thinking, "well that sounds pretty great." And IT IS! But what are you missing out on with a mini session? ...a gorgeous emotive story. I will spend about the first 10 mins asking about your love story and chatting with your kids. If we all get to know each other first, it makes it way easier for you to emote in front of the camera. I will continue to chat with you throughout our session, as well! Truly, this is the difference. This is how I tell your story through photos. Would you like to bring your doggies? BRING THEM, but know that I can't guarantee we will get photos of them looking at the camera the same time you do. This is your legacy. These photos will be what future generations will look at. Client receives 20 hand edited photos in a private gallery with the option to order more.

Full sessions are also reserved for clients that have a special location in mind or even at home! These can be anywhere in Southern California. Just a small travel fee, if outside Orange County. These are also great for things that involve props such as a cake smash or sessions where clients would like to change outfits.

"But my kids are crazy. They can only do 30 mins."

"FALSE" -Dwight K. Schrute (any Office fans?)

  • Let's skip the beach and do an activity! Let's go to Balboa Fun Zone in Newport and ride the Ferris Wheel and get some ice cream. We'll watch the boats go by and maybe ride the Ferry!

  • Let's go to Huntington and get a fire pit on the beach and roast marshmallows, play cards and get cozy under some blankets (you, not me LOL)

  • Take me to Sea World and I will capture your time there.

  • Invite me in your home, and bake cookies and read books!

The activity possibilities are literally ENDLESS in Southern California.

No matter what you choose, you will receive beautiful photos to cherish and share with others! I consider it an honor to take your family's photos, and I am so thankful for the trust that is put in me.


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