SHORT portrait sessions

Just 15 minutes to get a refresh on family photos, quick headshots, or a photo with a squirmy toddler or slightly reluctant honey. I call these little portraits SHORT portrait sessions because the time commitment is small so you can get back to enjoying your weekend.

SCHEDULING TIME TOGETHER – WHY I OFFER SHORT PORTRAITS

If you are like my family, you probably schedule, then over-schedule, then travel, and work, and sometimes even enjoy time together.

I totally get that scheduling a portrait session into that mix can be tricky and easily move to the back of your list (especially with kids or less-than-enthusiastic partners.)

But I’m guessing that you don’t really take the time to document this busy, hectic, fleeting time in your life, either.

That’s why I do SHORT portrait sessions – a quick update to portraits, a brief time for kids to focus, an expeditious seasonal headshot, a rapid refresh for photos with your pup.

2021 SHORT portrait sessions dates!

SHORT PORTRAIT sessions are 220

Sessions are available through October most Thursday nights at Minnehaha Falls or some weekends at Coldwater Spring park, near Minnehaha Falls. Coldwater spring dates are Sunday July 25, Sunday, August 18, Sunday September 26, and Saturday October 23.

Frequently Asked Questions about SHORT portrait sessions:

Q. Where will the sessions be?
A. I offer weekend sessions at Coldwater Springs and Thursday night sessions at Minnehaha Falls.

Q. Will you offer sessions again this year?
A. I generally only offer SHORT portrait sessions in spring and fall.

Q. What is included in the price?
A. The portrait session includes 15 minutes of photography and at least 20 full resolution files as digital downloads (these are the digital negatives and have no watermark, etc). You have the rights to use those for all your personal uses – sending to family, making some cards, etc.

Q. What if it rains?
A. If the weather looks too rainy for photos, I will generally cancel the SHORT portrait sessions and offer a rain date or a refund – you can always move to another session date, even at a different location.

Q. We need a specific time, but I don’t see it – can we schedule for a different time?
A. I book sessions based on the needs of clients – just email me directly and I’ll see what we can do (dilley@beccadilley.com)

Q. What is the difference between SHORT portrait sessions and full portrait sessions?
A. SHORT portrait sessions are made to be easy to schedule and quick to complete. This is perfect for updating a family photo or getting new photos of your toddler, etc. If you want something more specific, or more in depth (and especially if you have a location or mix of locations in mind), then a full portrait session might be perfect for you. Those are 60-90 minutes, and offered around your schedule at whatever locations you want. You can see more information about full portrait sessions on my Portraits Page.

I’M OUT OF SYNONYMS FOR SHORT

But short also means focused and really fun – too quick to get “in your head” and definitely to brief for boredom.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SHORT FAMILY PHOTOS?

You might want to know what can you expect from a SHORT portrait session in only 15 minutes! A little walking, a bit of laughter, at least 20 high resolution images, laughter, and some trees (finally!).

Here are some favorites from SHORT portrait sessions – hope to see you soon!

TYPES OF PORTRAITS

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ENGAGEMENT AND FAMLY PHOTOS

Photos that reflect who you are in the places that mean the most to you.

Minneapolis family photographer and SHORT portrait sessions

SHORT PORTRAIT SESSIONS

Quick update to your photos at locations around the cities.

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HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PHOTOS

Modern takes on timeless portraits, with an artistic and joyful eye.

editorial headshots and personal brand photography

EDITORIAL AND HEADSHOTS

Updating your personal brand and keeping your authentic vibe.