Why Should I Book a Regular Session Instead of a Mini Session?

 

Time flies when you’re having fun … and when you book a mini session with us. We aim to make these quick sessions fun yet efficient so that we can maximize the time we have together — 20 minutes really does fly by. These sessions are designed to be speedy.

The mini sessions are ideal if you live relatively close to the photo session location and/or if you’re confident to arrive on time to the snap of a camera amidst smiles, laughter, and family fun… We don’t want to discourage fall minis by any means [they’re extremely popular and the slots get snatched up quickly], but we want you to be aware of how short those 20 minutes are and outline the reasons you might actually prefer a full-length fall family photoshoot.

HERE ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A FULL FALL SESSION WITH LEMONS + ANTS

YOU’LL GET WAY MORE OUT OF THE PHOTOSHOOT
The advantage of a full session is that we can jump on a call to discuss your plan, vision, family photoshoot ideas, and mood board for the final product and we (Anthony and Le Man) will formulate our own plan to execute the shots and looks you desire on the day of the shoot.

We can easily take photographs in completely different settings along the way, within the photo session location. We can stop and smell the roses, so-to-speak, and take time to capture the awe and wonder of breath-taking autumn colors in the beautiful faces of your children. We will have every opportunity to snap hand-holding, cheek-kissing, duck-feeding, leaf-tossing, kids running, laughing, and of course we’ll ensure to carve time for parents and partners to show some on-camera snuggle love. Whatever you want it to look like, we’ll capture it. And it’ll be stunning.

THERE’S A CUSHION of TIME FOR UNPREDICTABLE SITUATIONS
Maybe you’re running late… Your baby had a blow-out right before you needed to load them into the car. Your kids aren’t cooperating as you try to dress them for the photoshoot and you end up leaving 10 minutes late. You run into unexpected traffic delays. No problem. No pressure.

Once you arrive and the session begins, we can always briefly stop so you can feed the baby, have a snack, manage big emotions that inevitably come up on the daily for tiny peeps. We are flexible to handle unpredictable moments while operating efficiently to ensure we capture your desired shots no matter what comes up.

Full fall family photo sessions offer you the luxury of enjoying your time while not feeling rushed.

“SHY” KIDDO(S) GET TO EASE IN
While we’ve got plenty of tips and tricks up our sleeves to help kids feel comfortable enough to gift us with genuine smiles during the mini sessions, the advantage of a full session is that we’ve got more than enough of a time cushion to allow kids to ease into the photoshoot without feeling pressured.

Your babe might be going through a bout of separation anxiety / stranger anxiety, which we know happens as part of typical healthy development. And some kids have slow-to-warm-up temperaments and simply need some extra time before they’d be comfortable in front of a camera.

We can greet you at the parking lot, casually introduce ourselves, walk with you down the trail to the perfect photo spot. There is time for distraction, for exploration, for organic development of rapport with Anthony, our camera-guy, and Le Man, our stylist and editor as we get set up.

Young kids generally take a bit of time warming up to the camera, and our full fall sessions provide exactly the extra time they need to confidently lock eyes with the lens and rock those coveted genuine smiles.

AUTHENTICITY (“it’s the little things”)
A longer session gives us the opportunity to follow you through the autumn wonderlands to capture you walking along a trail or throwing leaves in the air. To snap those sweet moments between siblings and between baby and parent.

If you want genuinely authentic photos of your kids, with no pressure, no rush, it’s better to do a full session.
We’re there for the entire time it takes for you to settle in, run around, climb a tree, examine a leaf, hold hands down a path, do “snow angels” in the leaves or whatever you end up doing along the way.

The variety of photographs and settings you’ll get, along with those real-life, off-the-cuff “in-between” moments will make for memories you’ll cherish forever.

WORTH THE INVESTMENT
If you’re only doing a family pic once a year or every other year and you really want to guarantee some frame-worthy photos, the fall sessions are the best investment.

The longer photoshoot allows you to envision the outcome of the physical images: A gallery wall? An enlarged family picture in the living room? An artistic statement piece?

An album? We chat about YOUR vision during our discovery call so that we can truly capture your heart’s desire for these photographs and produce a stunning result, one that you can pass on to your children one day.

Shooting for a gallery wall will be different than shooting for an album. Shooting an art piece is yet another craft. Knowing your inspiration for a particular look as well as your placement plan for the photographs as a physical end-product enables us to ensure we capture images to best suit your home: your family displayed with phenomenal style in whichever angles (portrait, landscape, panoramic, etc.) suit your vision.

TO BOOK A FULL FALL SESSION, HOP ON A CALL WITH US AND WE’LL NAIL DOWN A DATE.

Back to school is top-of-mind for most families, so before the new school year begins, take a moment now to connect with us right here.
FALL IS A BUSY TIME FOR OUR STUDIO, SO ENSURE TO BOOK NOW, WELL IN ADVANCE! YOU’LL BE GLAD YOU DID!