mini sessions : q + a


I often get requests for mini sessions, and truthfully I don't offer them too often because I like the time to connect with my clients.  I don't ever want an experience that you are investing in to feel rushed.  However, every year that I continue to shoot I learn more and more from those very clients and listen to the needs, as well as the community around me. That's why over Mother's Day weekend I am offering up what you've been asking for for one weekend, and pairing it with a touch of philanthropy.

A percentage of the proceeds will be going towards a donation to Everyday Miracles.  Their mission is to improve birth outcomes and reduce health disparities by providing evidence education, compassionate and culturally competent support. 

What better way to celebrate Mothers than with photo memories and giving back to Mothers?

With all of that, I've received some valid questions, so I thought I would help you out here, and perhaps shed some light on why this may be a good fit for you.

Q. I am not a mother yet, but would love some updated head shots. Can I still sign up? 

Absolutely! This has been the most common question I get, because it is indeed in honor of Mother's Day weekend. However, while we are honoring it, I want this to be available to all. The 15 or 20 minute time slot may truly be all you need to get the photos to update your website or resume. Or maybe you and your partner have a milestone anniversary coming up --what better way than to document these times without feeling like you need an entire session?

Q. I'd love to give this as a gift-- is that possible?

YES! And what a great idea it is.  Please note in the checkout notes that this is a gift, and I will be sure to use the email associated with the sign up when contacting, as to ensure it remains a surprise. I also happen to be a very big believer in surprises, so whatever I can do to help orchestrate that, please do tell !

Q. My kiddos are wild and crazy -- do you think the time slot will be enough to capture them?

As a nanny for over ten years, aunt to five, and all around big fan of kids, I find that this time slot is not only great for their attention span, but allows us to capture them in their essence. My style is much more candid, with a photojournalistic approach.  Therefore I will help guide them into things, but ultimately let them show me their personalities. 9 times out of 10, I see the photos that clients blow up and frame in their homes, and it's of their little one(s) with dirt on their face or head tossed back in laughter. I aim to capture them exactly as they are, in this moment in time.


Q. How do I receive my images? And am I able to print them on my own?

Within one week, you will receive an online, password protected gallery with the images from our session. These will be edited, high-res files and I will attach a copyright release so you are able to print on your own.  I also am more than happy to send along both local + online printer recommendations that I love to use myself.  My goal is to make it as easy as possible for you.

Q. How do I sign up?

Simply head to over to this link, choose your day + time from the available slots on the drop down menu, wrap up payment, and that's it! I will be emailing you a few days prior to check in, see if there is anything you need  from me, and to confirm your time for that location.

A reminder that there are two different date and location offerings:

  • Outdoors on Saturday, May 7th for 20 minute windows in the Metro area (by Wed, May 4th)
  • Sunday, May 8th for 15 minute windows at a natural light, airy and cozy new meeting space above the Golden Rule in Excelsior. 

Have a question not answered here? Please don't hesitate to email me!