Preparing For Your Holiday Mini Session

Happy Holidays to everyone. This weekend will be our Holiday Mini Sessions, I’m very excited to see all of you. I was thinking it would be helpful to share a few helpful hints to prepare you for a successful Holiday Mini Session. Since we only have a short time together please read these helpful hints and be prepared for your session. If you have any questions please contact me here. Cant wait to see all of your little’s dressed up in their holiday wear, and Happy Thanksgiving to you.


1- Please be right on time for your session. Don’t come early because that can be a distraction from the session that’s in progress, and please don’t be late because we only have 15 minutes together. If your late it will cut into the amount and quality of the images I will be able to capture during our short time together.

2- Only bring the people being photographed to your session. Extra people create a distraction. I want your children to be looking at me/the camera and not off the sides in all their pictures.

3- Remember to stay calm during your session. If your kiddos are acting up please calmly correct their behavior without yelling.  I know this can be easier said then done at times, but from my experience, yelling wont help, this only upsets them more. There will be lights set up throughout my studio, to avoid children getting hurt, please make sure they are not running around. I appreciate your cooperation, I want our short time together to be as productive as possible.

4- The first set up will be the bed set up with Holiday Pajamas, please bring your kiddos dressed in their first outfit and ready to go. I always recommend bringing some baby wipes if you have them, a quick wipe of their face will clean them right up and make them picture ready. After the bed set up there will be a quick outfit change into their formal Holiday wear. Next there will be a formal couch area and also a tree farm set up.

5- This next one has to do with timing. If your unable to be on time for your scheduled session, or your running behind then I will move you to the end of the day. If your children are not cooperating and I will not be able to provide you with a full gallery of images, I will suggest returning at the end of the day after the last time slot for a retake. My goal is to ensure you are happy with your Holiday photos and I will do everything I can to make sure our short time together is successful.

6- I’m strongly suggesting that you bring your child’s favorite (not messy) snack or a sweet treat. I’ll say it, there’s nothing wrong with a good bribe every now and then! Because these are fast paced sessions, sometimes kids need a little motivating to get those smiles out. You know your children best so please just be prepared with whatever you think will make them content for their session.

The Holiday Mini Sessions will take place at the studio at 16 North State Street, Nunda. There is parking in front, a parking lot across the street and around the corner. Again please feel free to contact me with any questions, I want our time together to go as smooth as possible. If you missed the opportunity to book a Holiday Mini Session, you can still book a session here.  Thank you.

Holiday Mini Sessions Bed Set Up
Holiday Mini Sessions
Christmas Tree Session