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Too often, when we think of mini sessions that we plan, we want to add all the props. Then, instead of making the session about the children or the family, we make it about the props we are using. We spend too much time thinking about the props and money purchasing the props, that we neglect how we’re going to connect with the most important part of our session, the people.

3 Tips to Using Props for Mini Sessions

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I learned pretty quickly that most clients – including children, families, and seniors want and need help on what to wear before their photo sessions. This is so important because educating clients on what DOES look good and what DOESN’T look good will REALLY HELP everything come together for beautiful finished photos!Here are 7 steps to coordinating outfits for a family photoshoot.


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What to Wear for Family Photos

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With so many clients that come to me year after year, I know they’ll be looking for new locations. If I want them to continue coming to me, I can’t have their portraits looking the same as they did 3 years ago! So this year, I did some polls on my Facebook fanpage, in my VIP FB group and on my Instagram stories. One thing that seemed to be true in all of the polls was that you want locations vs. themes. So I set out to plan mini sessions this year with some of my favorite locations and one style fall sessions, rather than a holiday theme.

Full Session vs. Mini Session + 2021 Mini Session Dates


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I live near Folsom Lake and was so excited to be able to do a session during the “Super Bloom” that happened this year with the lupines. What’s a super bloom? They happen about every 7-8 years during the spring and last for about 3-4 weeks. Lupines grow like crazy around certain aread of Folsom […]

Lupine Mini Session | Folsom Lake | Sacramento Family Photographer

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