Holiday mini sessions are the perfect opportunity to capture special memories with your loved ones during the festive season.
They are especially popular during the holiday season in the fall and winter. Many people enjoy sending out personalized holiday cards with their holiday mini session photos.
If you’re looking to book a holiday mini session, we recommend visiting a professional studio for a top-quality experience such as Red October Firm located in Bloomfield, Connecticut.
We offer a variety of settings, props, and themes to choose from that’ll make your session truly unique.
As the holiday season approaches, it’s best to book your session as early as you can (October-November). This way you’ll be able to get the best experience from your photographer without the hassle of rushing or worrying about getting your pictures on time.
An Introduction to Holiday Mini Sessions
What are Holiday Mini Sessions?
Holiday mini sessions are short, festive photo shoots that usually occur around the holiday season (i.e. Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa). They also occur when seasons change and for other holidays that happen throughout the rest of the year.
These sessions typically last around 15-30 minutes and are designed for capturing quick family photos, individual portraits, or even couples’ sessions.
They are set up with holiday-themed backgrounds and props, making the process enjoyable and efficient for both the photographer and clients.
Benefits of Mini Sessions
- Time efficient: Mini sessions are perfect for busy families or individuals who want to capture beautiful holiday-themed photos without the lengthy time commitment of a full session.
- Cost-effective: Since mini sessions are shorter and often have multiple clients booked back-to-back, photographers can offer these sessions at a lower price than traditional portrait sessions, making them more accessible for a wider range of clients.
- Variety of options: Holiday mini sessions are usually offered on multiple dates and at different locations, giving clients flexibility in scheduling and choosing the perfect setting for their photos.
- Exclusive opportunities: Mini sessions are often only available at certain times during the year, such as Mother’s Day or the holiday season.
- Fun and stress-free: The holiday mini session format allows families, couples, and individuals to have a relaxed, enjoyable experience while capturing print-worthy pictures.
Why Choose Red October Firm?
Expertise in Holiday Photography
At Red October Firm, our team specializes in capturing the joy of the holiday season through beautiful photography. Not only do we deliver high-quality photos, but we also prioritize every client’s mini session experience!
With years of experience in holiday photography, you can trust that your memories will be preserved in stunning, high-quality images. We guarantee every cherished moment, from cozy family gatherings to spirited celebrations, will be captured in a timeless and elegant style.
Personalized Client Experience
We understand every client’s needs and preferences are unique.
That’s why we take the time to get to know you, listen to your ideas, and create a customized experience that aligns with your vision.
From flexible scheduling options to offering a variety of holiday-themed backdrops and props, we aim to make your holiday mini session an enjoyable and stress-free event.
You’ll walk away with beautiful, personalized photographs that celebrate your family and the warmth of the season.
Commitment to Bloomfield and the New England Community
Our dedication to the Bloomfield and New England community goes beyond our photography services. We believe in giving back and staying connected to the people we serve.
Our team is passionate about supporting community events, helping local businesses, and getting involved in charitable endeavors during the holiday season and throughout the year.
By choosing Red October Firm for your holiday mini session, you’ll get amazing photographs and support a local business that genuinely cares about the well-being and growth of our community.
What to Expect
When preparing for holiday mini sessions, there are several things to keep in mind. This section will provide an overview of the session duration and details, themed setups and props, and session availability and scheduling.
Session Duration and Details
During a holiday mini session, you can expect a shorter timeframe than regular sessions, typically 15 to 30 minutes. This allows for a more affordable and focused photography experience.
The goal is to capture beautiful, festive memories on time, so you’ll want to arrive ready to make the most of your time.
Themed Setups and Props
One of the main attractions of holiday mini sessions is the themed setups and props. The photographer will often prepare a festive backdrop and a variety of seasonal props for you to choose from.
This adds an extra touch of magic to your photographs, making them perfect for holiday cards or seasonal displays. Feel free to discuss any ideas or preferences with your photographer ahead of time to make sure your session is tailored to your needs.
Session Availability and Scheduling
Holiday mini sessions are most commonly offered during October, November, and December, with limited availability due to their seasonal nature.
To secure your spot, book your session ahead of time. Reach out to your photographer well in advance to discuss their scheduling options and find a time that works best for you. Remember that these sessions tend to book quickly, so be proactive.
Pricing and Packages
Mini Session Cost Breakdown
Holiday mini sessions are popular for families because they offer a budget-friendly and time-efficient way to capture special moments.
Mini session pricing typically ranges from $100-$300, which is often less expensive than a full-length photo shoot.
- Red October Firm’s Holiday Mini Sessions: $250: Includes 30-minute session and 5 digital images
Add-Ons and Additional Services (High-Quality Prints or Extra Digital Images)
We offer additional services and add-ons to satisfy different clients’ needs and increase the value of our packages.
Some clients love purchasing high-quality prints (see available print options below) or extra digital images ($20 per additional edit).
- High-Quality Print Options: Pricing may depend on the size and material of the prints. For instance:
- 5×7 print – $10
- 8×10 print – $15
- Extra Digital Images: Clients might want extra digital files, such as individual portraits or candid shots. Consider offering additional digital images individually or in bundles, where clients can purchase a specified number for a set price:
- Single extra digital image – $20
- Bundle of 5 digital images – $80
Prints are great for framing and hanging at home or gifting to your loved ones. And extra digital edits give you more images to share online or print yourself anytime you want in the future.
Meet The Photographer: Kyra Chambers
Kyra Chambers is a talented, experienced photographer who loves photographing holiday mini sessions!
Her warm and friendly approach makes each session a memorable experience while taking pictures of you and your family.
Kyra’s photography style brings out the best in everyone. And she has an exceptional ability to connect with clients (especially kids). This passion for photography makes shooting at Red October Firm fun.
During your session with Kyra, you can feel confident that she will do everything she can to get the perfect shot. And with her as your photographer, you will surely have a delightful and stress-free holiday mini session.
Kind Words From Past Clients
We hope you’ll appreciate hearing what some of our satisfied clients who have experienced our holiday mini sessions have to say.
Their words can help provide insight into what you can expect from our services.
“Kyra and her team are professional, down to earth, friendly people. The pictures Kyra took for my website came out amazing!! She helped me come up with ideas for shots in multiple locations, helped me with posing and did a really nice job on touching up the photos. She’s very talented and it was a pleasure to work with her and Red October Firm. I will definitely work with them again in the future!” – Bonnie
“Kyra captured some really special moments during our session. I appreciate how she made everyone feel comfortable and relaxed. My family and I had a great experience, especially the kids!” – James P.
In these short but memorable sessions, our clients have found that:
- Our friendly and professional photographers create a welcoming environment.
- The sessions are perfect for creating high-quality photos for holiday cards and announcements.
- They get to choose from a variety of beautiful backdrops that make their photos stand out.
“I didn’t think we could get such stunning photos in just an hour, but our photographer proved me wrong. I highly recommend their mini sessions to anyone looking to capture special holiday memories.” – Felicia M.
“Booking a mini session with Red October Firm for me and my husband was the best decision we made. The pictures were gorgeous, and we couldn’t be happier with the entire experience!” – Carla R.
We are so fortunate to have the opportunity to create lasting memories for these satisfied families, and we look forward to the possibility of doing the same for you and your family during our holiday mini sessions.
Booking and Availability
How to Reserve Your Spot
Booking a holiday mini session with Red October Firm is easy!
First, you can book online at the link below to choose your preferred date and time slot.
Or, if you’d like to discuss your shoot beforehand/book over the phone, give us a call. Also, please be sure to arrive 5-10 minutes before your session time.
Contacting Red October Firm
Book or contact us through your preferred communication method, be it email, phone, or our contact form. We’d be happy to answer and address any questions you might have about your holiday mini session.
Why You Should Book Your Mini-Session as Soon as Possible
Time can fly, and the demand for mini sessions often increases as the holiday season approaches.
Booking your session early ensures you have a wider selection of dates and times to choose from. And by booking early, you’ll avoid any last-minute stress and guarantee a beautiful set of holiday photos.
Also, mini session slots are limited, so reserve now to guarantee your photo session.
Frequently Asked Questions About
Holiday Mini Sessions
How much do holiday mini sessions cost?
Our holiday mini sessions are $250. They are priced lower than full-length photo sessions and are a great option for families looking for budget-friendly photos.
What should I wear to a holiday mini session?
When choosing your outfit for a holiday mini session, it’s important to feel comfortable and look coordinated with the overall theme. You can wear seasonal colors or patterns but avoid overly busy prints or logos that might distract from the images.
What is included in a holiday mini session?
Holiday mini sessions typically include a shorter shoot duration, around 30 minutes. They are designed for quick family photos, individual portraits, or couples’ sessions. You can expect a set number of edited images (5 images) included in the session package and an online gallery of images for your convenience.
Can I bring my parents? Or can I pair up with my brother and sister and their families?
Yes, of course! Our holiday mini sessions are designed to accommodate small groups or extended families.