Arizona Mini Sessions 2020
Hey friends! I can't even tell you how grateful I am that you have stuck by me so long! Even through a move halfway across the country, and through Covid, you're still here, and I'm so humbled and grateful! I have been toying with the idea of coming down to AZ for minis this year, but wasn't sure how much demand there would be. I mean, we moved a year ago! When I threw the post up offering AZ sessions, I wasn't sure what to expect. I soon realized that I'm literally the luckiest photographer in the world to have such an amazing group of people behind me that trust me with capturing your families and being part of telling your story! I can't wait to photograph your families again this year and give you all some more beautiful photos to capture and remember this fleeting phase of life! Okay, now, enough with the mushy stuff! You guys came here for the details, so.....
Here's the info we'll cover!
What's included in each session.
Days and locations mini sessions are taking place.
Pricing and number of spots available.
How to book.
So here goes!
-15 minute sessions: All mini sessions will be 15 minutes long! Before your session, I'll send tips and a questionnaire with the purpose of making the most of your mini session! In the questionnaire, you'll be able to tell me which photos you're most hoping for!
-Prices vary slightly by location: Some locations require a photography permit for me to shoot at, so you'll see that additional cost reflected in the price.
-Digital images and print release: All sessions will include about 15-20 digital images (although I don't really cap it...if I love a photo, it makes it in :) and the print release--meaning you can print them at the printer of your choice! (Hello Christmas cards.....am I on your list? ;) )
-Turn around time: Because of the volume of interest, you'll receive your images at the very latest, 2-3 weeks following the shoot. I always try my best to beat that though!
-Online gallery: Images will be delivered via an online gallery and will be available for download for two weeks after your shoot. (For past clients: unfortunately my gallery host has changed things on me, so new sessions will no longer be online for 10 years.) Please download and backup your images at your earliest convenience.
-Session styling guide: My clients have always done an amazing job with choosing outfits for their sessions! But, in case it helps, this year I'll be sending out a little guide sharing my best tips and process for picking beautifully coordinating outfits!
Dates - Locations - Details
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - Coon's Bluff - Salt River ($185)
+ $8 Tonto Pass | 8 spots (3:00 pm - 5:35 pm)
This location is on/near the Salt River nestled among beautiful trees about a 30 minute drive from Gilbert. I cannot guauntee that the trees will be this green unfortunately. However, I can say it has looked beautiful at every shoot I've done there! It's varied from long yellow grass, to a little more dirt, to the more green look above, but I've loved every session here! (The photo above was taken in mid November of last year). Because this location is on Tonto National Forrest land, each car will be required to pickup a Tonto Pass ($8 at the gas station or I can grab one for you and add to final session fee.)
Friday, October 16, 2020 - Agritopia Farms - Gilbert ($195)
10 Spots (2:00 pm - 5:40 pm)
This beautiful spot is nestled behind Joe's Farm Grill in Gilbert, AZ. This location has a slightly higher session fee due to a required photo permit I'll need to purchase to shoot here. Again, I can't promise how green it will be (crossing my fingers though!), but I do know the Farmer's take great pride in their work and the beauty of it, as well as there's plenty of photoworthy spots at this location! :)
Saturday MORNING, October 17, 2020 -
Lost Dutchman State Park ($195) | 9 Spots (6:45 am - 9:05 am)
This location also has a higher fee due to the required photo permit. It also requires a $7/vehicle fee (up to 4 adults) when you drive into the park. The location is beautiful!! Since we're shooting in the morning, we'll have the beautiful Superstition mountains in the background with light diffusing down over them. Definitely a favorite spot and where I'm excited to spend my birthday morning ;) Also, since it's my birthday, only nice people are allowed to book these spots ;) haha
Saturday EVENING, October 17, 2020 - Water User's - Salt River ($185) + $8 Tonto Pass | 10 Spots (2:20 pm - 5:35 pm)
This location is located on the Salt River. It's a bit of a drive, but soooo worth it! (About 35 minutes from Gilbert) The views are amazing! Each car will need a Tonto Pass for parking ($8/car and can be picked up at a local gas station).
*NOTE about this location (and every other location :)). The colors and lighting will look a little different based on the location of the sun, time, or whether it's a cloudy day.
How to Book
Signup Genius Form: I will be opening up the Signup Genius form for bookings at 12 PM Arizona time on Monday, August 24th.
Retainer: There is a $50 retainer that must be paid at time of booking to secure your spot. The details on where to pay this are on the signup genius form.
After booking: After you booking your spot, within the month I'll send you a link to my outfit planning guide. As we get closer to your session, I will send out a brief questionnaire and tips to help us, together, make the most of your mini session! We can do A LOT in 15 minutes!
Final Payment: The remaining balance of your session fee will be due no later than one week before the mini sessions take place. This is to make sure we have no stress regarding payments the day of, and so I can have a quick turn around time on all sessions.
Additional Sessions: If all spots are filled, please contact me and I will see if I can add additional spots.
Preview: Below is a little preview of what to expect when you get to the signup form!
Please email if you have any questions!