Our custom Portrait Mini Sessions are a unique and personalized experience. As parents ourselves, we know the importance of preserving your family’s most precious moments. We strive to make our photo shoots relaxed, spontaneous, and fun! Children are encouraged to run around, play, and be silly. With an eye for perfect in-between moments and unique perspectives, we create child and family portraits that are beautiful, genuine, and emotional. We use our expertise in artful lighting and editing to bring out the best in your portraits. We love getting to know each of our clients, and creating one-of-a-kind art that you will treasure forever.
It’s never too early to book! Our calendar fills up quickly, and it’s always best to contact us as soon as possible for an appointment. We aim to provide the most relaxing and comfortable photography experience from start to finish. Check out our availability by clicking the link below.
Our Spring mini sessions will be taking place at our home location. Located at 13 Pinesbridge Rd. Oxford, CT
We will have an indoor setup or an outdoor available. Please let us know which you would like. If you would like to take advantage of both an Indoor and Outdoor session you can book 2 time slots.
What To Wear
Clothing is a key element for beautiful, timeless portraits. Dress warm! We recommend simple, classic apparel that reflects your style. Neutrals, creams and soft pastels photograph beautifully amidst the colorful outdoors backdrops. Have fun with rich textures, layers, simple patterns, ruffles, and accessories… the possibilities are endless! Coordinate your outfits with a palette of complementary colors for family portraits. There are so many awesome children’s clothing brands, but some of our favorites are H&M, JCrew, Gap, Oilily, and Tutu du Monde.
Mini Sessions | 150 - 250
• 20-minute Mini Session with Paul
• Personal Consultation & Styling Recommendations
• 15 High-res Artistically Edited Digital Images
• Online Gallery & Emailed
• License for Unlimited Personal Use
Family Portrait Session | 400
• 1-hour Portrait Session with Paul
• All Pictures Put on USB or emailed
• 40 High-res Artistically Edited Digital Images
• Online Gallery
• License for Unlimited Personal Use
What To Bring
We encourage you to bring along any props of your own that are personal and meaningful for your portraits. Towards the end of the session we love to get creative with additional wardrobe/prop options, such as tutus, costumes, rain boots, capes, fairy wings, dolls, swords, stuffed animals, musical instruments, favorite activity, etc. to capture your children’s genuine personalities.
Portrait Session vs. Mini Session
Our Portrait Session is offered at a location of your choice. The Session is 1 hour, allowing us plenty of time to walk around to different settings, incorporate meaningful activities, and capture a larger variety of sibling and family concepts. Signature Portrait Session clients are interested in an extensive selection of images to create wall art clusters and keepsake albums. As an alternative, our Mini Sessions are a wonderful way to capture a smaller selection of child portraits, along with a few family portraits. Mini Sessions are offered usually at a specific place and date. Please inquire for availability as soon as possible, since dates are limited and get filled quickly.
Art takes time! But rest assured, it’s worth the wait. For every minute we spend together with you, we spend hundreds more behind the scenes to make your portraits and overall experience exceptional. Following your Portrait Session, we carefully compare the hundreds of images from your session to select the best ones from each concept — based on facial expressions, posing, lighting, sharpness, background, and overall appeal. These final images are each individually processed and enhanced into a true work of art.
Displaying Your Portraits
You will receive your private online gallery of beautifully edited family portraits within 3-4 weeks of your session to make your order selections. You’re of course welcome to share your gallery with family and friends. Like most professional portrait photographers, we do not release RAW files, since these are merely the rough drafts essential to achieve your final portraits. If you would like your products to arrive in time for a birthday or special occasion, please notify us in advance, and we will try our best to accommodate. You can order prints directly from your gallery.