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.
2022 SHORT portrait sessions dates!
SHORT PORTRAIT sessions are $220
Thursdays (and some other weekdays!) at Minnehaha Falls Park* (through November 3) and weekend dates at Dodge Nature center or local Minneapolis parks.
*fun face about Minnehaha falls this autumn of 2022- due to the drought there is no waterfall! I offer these sessions at the park space – some prairie, a cute red train depot, and a trellis of vines make for great spots without the staircase 🙂
Frequently Asked Questions about SHORT portrait sessions:
Q. Where will the sessions be?
A. I offer weekend sessions at Dodge Nature Center and some Minneapolis parks and Thursday night sessions at Minnehaha Falls.
Q. Can I bring my dog?
A. I love pups! They are welcome at Minnehaha Falls. Dogs are not allowed in most of Dodge Nature center, but there is an exterior path that is approved for dogs, so give me a heads up when you book!
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 (email@example.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
ENGAGEMENT AND FAMLY PHOTOS
Photos that reflect who you are in the places that mean the most to you.
SHORT PORTRAIT SESSIONS
Quick update to your photos at locations around the cities.
HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PHOTOS
Modern takes on timeless portraits, with an artistic and joyful eye.
EDITORIAL AND HEADSHOTS
Updating your personal brand and keeping your authentic vibe.