What is a Christmas Mini Session?
Updated: Oct 29, 2021
I love Christmas just as much as I love Fall and Halloween..but there is something different about the Holiday season!
When it comes to Christmas, my family always went big! Every year we loved decorating for Christmas together. Decorating the house with lights were my siblings and I favorite part. What wasn’t our favorite, was getting our Christmas pictures taken.
As little kids, we didn’t want to wait in line at the mall, hope the other siblings cooperate, and then have mom choose her photos. At that age, it felt like an all day event.
Then these minis sessions started gaining more traction and popularity. But what is a Christmas Mini Session?
A mini session is a 20 minute time slot, that’s perfect for little ones on the go. In that 20 mins, we do a handful of different poses, with a variety of different seasonal or themed props and sets. One week after your session, an email will be sent to the booking email address with your private proofing gallery. In this gallery, you have the ability to look at all the (usable) photos taken and choose the photos you want. Keep in mind while choosing your images, these images are straight out of camera. Meaning no editing, no color correction and no straightening. Mini sessions come with 8 digital images, that you have the rights to do what ever you want with.
This year I have four Christmas Mini Session sets to choose from!! Like I said, I go big or go home!!! Check out what comes with each one to decide what one works best for you and your family. • Outdoor Christmas Mini
• Christmas Pajama Bed Mini
• Christmas Tree Farm Mini
• Red Truck Christmas Mini
Check out some of the example images for each session below!
Outdoor Dog Friendly Christmas Mini Session South Jersey | $60 - 8 images
November 6th and 7th - Tall Pines State Reserve - Sewell, NJ
This outdoor mini session is held at a local park in Sewell. It comes with a 20 min time slot, 8 digital images, a private proofing gallery, and doggies are welcome!! Grab a matching Christmas outfit for the dog too! Dog Christmas sweaters, dog Santa Hat, or even a dog Christmas collar will be great. I will have dog treats, but if your dog is picky or needs to have a certain kind, please bring them.
Matching Family Christmas Pajama Bed Mini Session South Jersey | $75 - 8 images
November 13th and 14th - Christmas Pajama Bed - Sewell, NJ
This was another favorite tradition in my family, as I’m sure many of yours! Even though I’m moved out on my own, my siblings and I still get a matching Christmas pajama photo! The Christmas Bed Mini comes with a 20 min time slot, 8 digital images, a private proofing gallery and an outfit change. Bring two outfits to this session!
Christmas Tree Farm Mini Session South Jersey | $90 - 8 images
November 27th - $90 - Exley’s Christmas Tree Farm - Monroeville, NJ
This is an outdoor Christmas mini session. Exley’s is where we go to get our Christmas tree as a family. Another great Christmas tradition. My siblings and I always pick out a tree that’s too big. The Christmas Tree Farm mini session comes with a 20 min time slot, 8 digital images, a private proofing gallery, and an outfit change. Also dogs are welcome on the tree farm, as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after.
Red Truck Christmas Tree Farm Mini Session South Jersey | $125 - 10 images
November 28th - $125 - Exley’s Christmas Tree Farm - Monroeville, NJ
Who doesn’t love a vintage red truck. For this session I will be renting Exley’s 53 Ford Stake Body Truck for Red Truck Mini sessions. This is my most expensive mini because you are getting the Red Truck set up, and the background of the beautiful Christmas Tree Farm. Red Truck Minis come with a 20 min time slot, 10 digital images, private proofing gallery, an outfit change, and two set ups (Red Truck and Christmas Tree). Plus dogs are welcome to this session as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after.
Unfortunately, I do not have any promo example photos to show you for this session. But this is the red truck that will be there. I will have props in the back of the truck for the family to climb in, we will do a pose with the Exley's sign, and standing in front of the truck.
The second set up will be the Christmas Tree Farm Minis, which are the sessions above. You can view those examples from last year!