Make the Most Out of Your Holiday Mini Session By: Megan Holly
When scheduling a mini session, you want to get the most out of them. They are built to be quick, fun, and interactive to get some great photos for whatever the occasion is. This time of year winter and holiday sessions are extremely popular, so here are some tips on how to make them stress-free.
- Once you schedule, start planning your outfits. Pick looks that make sense for your kids or family’s overall style, but will also look cohesive in the setting of the sessions. Textured items like knit sweaters, corduroy, and nubby hats always look cute for a wintery feel. When it comes to pattern, having some is recommended, but don’t go too over the top. Always ask your photographer for help if you feel lost, or this is not your strength.
- Ask your photographer if there is anything special you need or want to bring. Sometimes I have clients bring items that are special to them or their own coffee mugs to have a ‘cozy’ extra prop. Especially right now, families bringing their own little touch to their sessions is super fun, adds a twist, and makes your photos even more unique.
- Prepare to get a good night’s rest the evening before, lay out everything you need, and talk to the kids about what to expect for the session. Depending on their age, let them know they will be meeting someone new, even show a picture if it helps. Talk to them about the fact that you will be doing pictures and what they might expect to see when they get there (set look, etc). It can be overwhelming to expect a kid to walk into a new situation of fun things and expect them to not want to explore. Another reason why my sessions are interactive!
- Relax! As adults, we are stuck on getting the “perfect picture.” The more you hone in on this the harder it is for you to look and feel natural. This will then transpire to the kids as well. Come in just looking to enjoy the experience and have some fun, and I guarantee that you will love the outcome of your photos and how you look in them.
Mini Sessions are a great way to get photos that celebrate you, your family, or a special occasion. If you are looking to book a mini session for the winter or holiday season, contact Megan Holly at www.meganhollyphotos.org. Happy Holidays!