This past Fall was the first time I have ever thought to offer mini sessions. For a very long time I was against short 30min sessions because I felt there is no true way to have children warm up to someone in that short amount of time. I mean hey who can disagree with me when I say that kids and all of their awesomeness is the meat and bones of a family shoot?
Don't get me wrong, parents are equally important and I always go out of my way to do some pictures of just them without the kiddos but when looking at the big picture the goal as a parent is not only to have something to cherish as a family but to also have the character, charm and innocence of your children captured. Typically my family sessions run about 2-3 hrs and at about the 45 minute mark kids start doing their thing and loosening up, this is what I wait for. So...as you can see the idea of a 30min session has always been a turn off to me because I like kids to understand they're are no rules in front of my camera.
I am happy however that I did offer them and will now be offering them every other month for a weekend or two. The biggest reason I am deciding to offer them more often is because of how great my clients were. Fantastic families with awesome kids and the Lacaps were no exception.
Below are a few of my favorites from our time together -