WHAT'S A 'MINI' SESSION?
A mini session is a shortened version of a regular, full photography session. It's an awesome, quick way for people to update family portraits, have images made for holiday cards, create memories in a new location or try out a new-to-dcsthem photographer. It's less of a time commitment which makes it easy for families with small kids and unlike a custom photography session, being apart of a pre-determined shoot at a set location makes the process simpler (and budget friendly).
Do we get to choose our specific location?
Picked both for their beauty and variety, there are currently two different locations to choose from. Due to time restraints and efforts to photograph clients in the most flattering way, Ashley will use her expertise and select the best spot at your chosen location based on ideal lighting for each session. If you have your heart set on the beach try snagging a spot later in the evening (after 4:00pm).
Who and how many people can I bring? And are pets allowed?
Due to time constraints sessions are limited to immediate family members. If you'd like to incorporate grandparents or siblings please purchase two (2) slots at back-to-back times. While babies are welcome it's recommended they be 3 months of age or older. To respect fellow beach goers, please no pets.
Will my photos look the same as everyone elses?
No way! That's the beauty of being a lifestyle photographer shooting outdoors without any props or "styled scenes". Every session will have different elements and looks unique to them with resulting in photos that are beautiful and timeless, never cheesey. These will be images you can hang on your walls all year long and enjoy for generations days to come.
Can you consult with us to help with outfits and styling?
Due to the miniature nature of the shoot, styling and one-on-one consults are not available. If you'd like a more personalized experience I'd be happy to work together on a full session! There we can plan together and let the ideas run wild!
What will I need?
Prior to your shoot the team at Ashley Goodwin Photography will be in touch with everything you need including specific location instructions, parking details and tips on how to make the most of your miniature shoot.
What if I am late or can't make it?
Due to the limited availability cancellations and refunds are not possible. Should you be unable to attend you are more than welcome to transfer your session to another party (Ashley Goodwin Photography will not be able to facilitate this transaction. We will, however, need to be informed of the transfer to execute new contracts). Should you be late for your session your missed time can not be made up or refunded. Should you arrive 15 minutes or more late your slot will be forfeited. We encourage you arrive to the session location early to account for unforeseeable events...and time to relax!
How long before I get the photos
A quick turn around time for the holidays is key! Your gallery of images will be available three (3) weeks after your session date, in more than enough time to order Christmas cards or photo gifts.
Can I print the photos myself?
Yes! While Mini Sessions come with an AWESOME 20% off coupon for your print gallery, your photos will be full-resolution images that you may print at a lab of your choice. Please note, if ordering prints anywhere other than your online gallery Ashley Goodwin Photography is unable to help troubleshoot technical, cropping or color issues with prints from other labs.