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Mini Sessions at Sara Zarrella Photography

Are Mini Sessions an Important Option to Consider for You?

Sara Zarrella Photography offers four (!!!), yup 4, different mini sessions throughout the year. So, we thought we might take the opportunity to talk about why you should maybe consider a mini session as an option for you. Mini sessions are for two types of Sara Zarrella Photography clients. They’re perfect for those of you that come into the studio consistently to update your images because you get the discounted rate. OR, minis are great for those of you who NEVER get your photos done and want to get your feet wet. We say over and over again how important it is to have your family photos done professionally and at least once a year, and a Mini Session is NOT a replacement for a Regular Session with us (which is for more people, is much longer, detailed, with many more options, and outfit changes, etc.), but is an opportunity to document your family in a short, sweet timeframe with one objective.

Throughout the year, you’ll receive information about our Mini Sessions from our Newsletter. We’re proud to offer seasonal, both Fall and Summer Mini Sessions, Holiday Mini Sessions with Santa & the Easter Bunny with live bunnies, Branding Mini Sessions (in January) and Boudoir Mini Sessions in March (the perfect wedding gift!). Our sessions usually sell out quickly, so seriously – join our Newsletter and make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to sign up!

summer mini sessions with Sara Zarrella Photography

Mini Sessions are perfect for you if…

… you’re looking for a handful of images for a specific purpose! 15 minutes is the perfect amount of time to capture a dozen images. And trust us, with a dozen, it’s much more manageable than a Regular Session to pick your favorites! These are the perfect way to have updated photos for holiday cards, milestones, or even birthdays!

… you want images of your children without parents! Minis are not intended to take the place of Regular Sessions. Believe us, it’s not the best idea for ANY of us if we try to squeeze a Regular Session into a Mini Session. Our Holiday Indoor Mini Sessions are limited to children only as they last only 15 minutes. You can sign up for our Outdoor Holiday Family Mini Sessions (where we can spend twice as much time together). We also have our Summer Family Mini Sessions (We will chat about those in a sec!) as longer Mini Session option.

…you want to get a feel for our style and what a session is like! We originally started offering Mini Sessions so that families get a feel for how a session with us can go. And, in our humble opinion, one Mini Session with the SZP team and you’ll be hooked! 🙂

… you like to update your images often and do a few sessions a year with us! Let’s get creating! We often have families that come to us throughout the year to all our Holiday and Seasonal Mini Sessions!

Recent Mini Sessions

Below, you’ll see some inspiration from our Summer & Outdoor Fall & Holiday Family Mini Sessions at Gerald’s Farm. These sessions are always a great time – and the perfect way to update your family’s portraits in a quick and easy session! Every summer we host these sessions at Gerald’s Farm, so make sure you’re signed up for our newsletter so you can grab a spot for the next round!

Give it to me straight…

Honestly, the biggest difference is that mini sessions are, well, just that! Mini! They’re short, sweet, and to the point. They’re not meant to take the place of your family’s full, Regular Portrait Session with our team. These sessions are a great chance to have a few updated photos to choose sporadically throughout the year.

If you are a family that likes to do a few sessions over a year and that is how you update your photos, then Mini Sessions are perfect! For families that only do one session a year, think about doing our full, Regular Session and not our Minis. There will be less stress for everyone involved!

When it comes to the holidays…. if you’re like us… the less you have to deal with around the holidays, the better. So, get a few perfect photos and your holiday cards and gifts are practically done! Keep in mind, our Mini Sessions really focus on your children, and not the whole family.

Want to get first dibs on our special Mini Sessions? Want to know about them first before they sell out? Then make sure you sign up for our Newsletter. We don’t want anyone having FOMO on our upcoming sessions!