Family Photos: Mini Session vs. Standard Session

When it comes to capturing family photos, choosing between a Mini Photography Session and a Standard Photography Session can be a tough decision. While both options offer the opportunity to create beautiful images that will be treasured for years to come, they each come with their own set of benefits and considerations when booking. Let's go over the differences between my Mini Sessions and Standard Sessions to help you determine which option is best for your family photos!

Mini Sessions are shorter duration, up to 30 minutes of shooting, and are designed to capture a few key shots in a condensed timeframe. They are great for small families (3-4 people) or families with older who can focus well and listen to direction. Here are some benefits of a Mini Sessions:

  1. Time-Efficient: With their shorter duration, Mini Sessions allow you to capture beautiful family photos without taking up too much time - great for the busy family!
  2. Cost-Effective: More affordable than a Standard Session, making them a more budget-friendly option for families who want professional photos without breaking the bank.
  3. Husband-Friendly: Let's face it, not a lot of men are excited to get dressed up and smile for photos. If you tell your husband it's only for 30 minutes, he may be more willing to put on a happy face and enjoy the session.

Standard Sessions are longer, up to 1 hour of shooting, and offer more flexibility and variety. They are more ideal for larger families (4+ people) and extended families (family reunions are a great time for photos!), or families with younger children who have shorter attention spans and may need more time between poses and prompts re-focus.

Here are some benefits of a Standard Session:

  1. Flexibility: Standard Sessions offer more flexibility in terms of location and wardrobe changes. With more time to work with, you will have the opportunity to try out different scenery/backdrops and switch between more formal or more casual looks.
  2. Customization: With a longer duration, Standard Sessions allow for more customization and personalization. You'll have the opportunity to capture a larger variety of poses, prompts, and groupings, ensuring that your family photos reflect your unique personalities and relationships.
  3. Relaxed Atmosphere: Standard Sessions provide a more relaxed and unhurried atmosphere, allowing you to enjoy the experience without feeling rushed. This can result in more natural and authentic photos that truly capture the essence of your family.

Ultimately, the decision between a Mini Session and a Standard Session depends on your family's preferences, budget, and schedule. If you're a smaller family or are looking for a quick and cost-effective option that still yields beautiful photos, a Mini Session may be the perfect choice. However, if you have a larger family or prefer more flexibility, customization, and a relaxed atmosphere, a Standard Session may be better suited to your needs. Whichever option you choose, I'm here to capture your family's special moments with professionalism and creativity!

Live in the Wilmington, North Carolina area and are ready to book a family photography session with K.Ley Productions? Contact me HERE for more information and pricing!