A MINI GUIDE FOR A MINI SESSION

 

Another mini session marathon is coming up and I’m so excited to photograph all of you! To make the process as easy as possible, I wanted to share some tips to get everyone prepared for it.

TIP 1 - Arrival time & LOCATION

Shoot location: Glenview Mansion (https://bit.ly/2WTa67F)

Please, arrive at Glenview at least 10 minutes before your shoot starting time. You might be startled to see that the grounds are under construction right now, but don’t worry, the gardens are not.

There are two areas where you can park. The main lot next to the mansion which you can access by driving up the entrance off of Edmonston Dr. or the small lot on Avery Rd. near the tennis courts.

The exact spot where the shoot will take place is closer to the tennis courts (marked by the red X on the pictures), but I can’t guarantee you’ll find parking there.

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If you park on the main lot, circle the mansion to the back gardens.

Walk down towards the fountain and make a left to go under the stone archway. You’ll see me right there.

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If you park on Avery Rd., just walk up the hill and you’ll see the row of cherry trees.

TIP 2 - Kids reactions (if you are coming with kids)

In all honesty... Bribery is the way, my friends! :P Otherwise, just let the kids be themselves. They might smile or not, but as a photographer I believe in capturing a child’s real personality. So don’t worry too much if you think your kids are not behaving for the camera. Allow me to take the lead and guide them to the poses and reactions that will make these images something you’ll cherish forever. 

TIP 3 - Make up

Even though this is a short session, feeling like you are your best self in front of the camera can make all the difference. Let the know if you need recommendations for make up artists. You probably know I’ll direct you to Valerie Hammer, but if she’s not available, I know a few other ladies who are also great!

TIP 4 - Wardrobe

This is much easier than it sounds! You don’t need to break the bank to have the best outfit for a mini session. However, colors matter! 

I have a few suggestions when it comes to it. Here’s a link to my Pinterest board with outfits ideas in colors that stand out in a similar setting to where we will be photographing: OUTFIT GUIDE


Note:

I haven’t decided on a rain date yet, as my schedule is bit hectic with travels in the next few weeks. Hopefully, it will be a beautiful and bright day, but as you all Marylanders and Washingtonians know, the weather around here has been cray cray. I’m only postponing it in case of heavy, disgusting rain. So cloudy, windy, sunny, hot, freezing, and even a little drizzle and we are a-go!

In case it does rain and you are unable to make it to the rain date shoot, I absolutely understand and we will:

  1. schedule an extra rain date that works for most of you, or

  2. give you a mini shoot credit for a future session, or

  3. fully refund you.

    Whatever you believe is best.

And that's about it! Please, don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about your shoot!