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Best Mini Photo Sessions Near Me

mini photo sessions near me

Were you searching “mini photo sessions near me” and this post came up?! Well great! I’m glad you’re here so I can tell you about the mini sessions I’m offering this Fall. But first, I wanted to help answer all of your burning questions you probably have about mini sessions!

What are mini sessions in photography?

Photography mini sessions are typically short 5-15 minute sessions where you get a handful of quick, updated photos. Mini sessions are typically themed, seasonal, or for certain events/holidays coming up. Mini sessions typically include 1-20 digital images, are at a specific location, and are a lot less customized to the client. Full sessions are typically longer to allow for diaper changes, outfit changes, snack/drink breaks, etc. There’s a lot more flexibility when it comes to full sessions, but they aren’t for everyone! Let’s break it down:

Our full sessions include:

Professional hair & makeup for mom

— Use of our luxury studio wardrobe & professional styling

— Pre-session styling consultation

— Session prep guide

— An entire hour+ of a private photo session with Jessica

— Hand editing of each portrait

— Use of our studio or at an outdoor location of your choosing

— Custom artwork designed just for your family and your home!

Want to see a beautiful example of a studio family session? Come check out this studio session!

Mini Photo Sessions Near Me

Our petite Santa sessions include:

— 10 minutes session time slots

— Geared towards children, but an optional full family photo is included

— Back to back sessions

— 15 digital files included, with the option to purchase more

— Session prep guide

— Location of my choosing (Warrenton studio)

— Each child receives a beautiful cookie baked by Mrs. Claus from Santa himself!

You can grab your Santa spot here!

Does a full portrait experience sound like it would be a better fit for you and your family? We have limited availability left for this Fall, so reach out now to book your date!

Mini Photo Sessions Near Me

Mini Photo Sessions Near Me

Tips for Finding a Mini Session Photographer:

When looking for a mini session photographer, it’s crucial to take into account a few main details:

  • Location! Are they within 1-1.5 hours of your location? 1.5 hours is even pushing it a little bit, but make sure you take into account how long your kiddos will survive in a drive to the session!
  • Availability! Do they book up for mini sessions really far in advance? If you’ve found a session with a professional photographer you love, make sure you book your spot soon so you don’t miss out.
  • Offerings! What all do they offer? Is it in line with what you’re interested in? We truly believe your images shouldn’t live on a hard drive, so prints are important to us. Because of this, we offer beautiful framed prints and luxurious matted and flushmount albums for our clients on top of digital images.
  • Cancellation Policy! Do they have a rain date? Do they move the sessions inside if it rains? If not, what is their cancellation policy? If your photographer allows you to transfer your retainer to another session, make sure the other types of sessions are ones you’d be interested in booking.
Mini Photo Sessions Near Me

Photography Mini Sessions

We would love to see you this year at our petite Santa sessions! Santa will be at our Warrenton studio November 10-12th and December 2-3rd. They’re almost sold out and Santa will not be returning until 2024. Once they sell out, they’ll be gone until next year, so grab your spot now!

Take it from a past Santa client like Annie — our Santa experience is one-of-a-kind!

Jessica is an amazing photographer. We did her Santa sessions and it was absolutely magical. Her pictures were amazing, and she also facilitated the most magical experience for my kiddos to meet Santa. I’ve worked with lots of good photographers before, but there is something about Jessica that is just next level.


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Jessica Green Photography provides a full service portrait experience for busy mamas at her studio is located in Warrenton, VA. She serves the greater DC and Northern Virginia areas. She is also available for travel to areas including but not limited to Fredericksburg, Gainesville, Manassas, Alexandria, Stafford, Leesburg, Arlington, Reston, Herndon, Vienna, and Woodbridge. Jessica photographs simple, organic, and timeless newborn, maternity, family, and milestone photography in her studio and on location.