Everything You Need To Know!

At Fine-Photography, we specialise in custom photography sessions.  Our Family Portrait photo shoots and Newborn sessions take approximately two hours and our Signature Style Children Portraits usually take around an hour.

mini sessionIf you are in the midst of trying to decide on a professional photographer and planning your photography session, whether it’s for your newborn baby or for a family portrait sitting, you have probably come across the term ‘Mini Session’. 

Yes, they are less expensive than a traditional family portrait session but there are a number of differences to be aware of before you book your photography session.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what you need to know to help you decide which type of photo shoot suits your needs:  

 

Child portrait photographyTime Limits

This is the number one difference between the two types of photo shoots, and it is an important one in my mind.

During a custom photography session, your photographer will spend between one and two hours with you, ensuring they get all the shots they require plus give you (and any little people) time for breaks.

Mini Sessions tend to be a quick session of between 20 – 30 minutes at most and photographers will generally book several sessions in one day.

 

A Number of Looks

As a custom photography session lasts much longer, the time allows for a number of different looks within the given time frame booked. 

Our photographer takes the time to guide and position you to ensure we get you looking your best.

A Mini Session offers much less time, so your photographer will use their skills to capture as many candid moments as possible in a shorter period of time.

 

Outfit changes

Due to the time restriction with Mini Sessions, there is no time for outfit changes and therefore your images have a consistent look.

During a custom photography session, at least one or two outfit changes are accommodated and therefore a variety of different looks can be achieved during the one photo session.

Here's a great article on 'How To Dress For A Photoshoot'.

 

Number of photos

custom sessionWhile your photographer will still try and take as many photos as possible during your Mini Session, you will naturally end up with fewer photos than you would if you had booked a Custom Session.

A Custom Session usually generates between 30 – 40 images, while a Mini Session will generally give you about 10. Bearing in mind that all photographers work differently, and these image numbers may vary depending on the photographer.

There is usually minimal retouching or editing of photos taken during a Mini Session, while after a custom photo session, some photographers will meticulously retouch until they are happy with the end result.

So, which photography session will best suit your requirements?

Get in touch with us today to find out what we can do for you!

We look forward to welcoming you into the Fine-Photography studio for your custom photography session.

Let Nicholas capture the perfect shot that will last a lifetime. We offer a range of amazing packages for all budgets. Give us a call today on 02 9402 9038 to find out more or book your session.

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