Why You Should Choose a Full Session over a Mini Session

February 10, 2021

Alexis Crittenden

Alexis Rae Imagery | Caguas, Puerto Rico

How Investing in a Complete Session Benefits you more than a Mini Session

Mini sessions. Sometimes they seem just too good to be true! You get a steal of a price for several photos and feel you’ve spent money wisely. Right?

But then you feel like there is something lacking. You only have photos of one scene or area, you didn’t get that one photo you really wished for, or your photos look like they’re missing authenticity. These are the unfortunate limitations of that too-good-to-be-true deal.

But why should I invest in a real session?

Mini sessions are often set up to cycle through several clients in a day. They are purely show-up-and-shoot ordeals that leave little time to get to know your photographer and for them to get to know you, leaving less than desirable room to capture those incredible photos you can’t help but smile about.

With a true session, you absolutely invest more than you maybe would like to. You’re certainly paying for the session and the photos, but what you may not realize is that you ARE getting a deal still!

Most often you’ll go through a process of speaking with your photographer to understand how they like to shoot, what photos you would love to get, taking time to fill out questionnaires, and scouting for that incredible location. Your photographer puts in large amounts of time to get to know you so that they can capture authentic, true-to-you photos that you can cherish forever. There’s nothing quite like being able to look at a photo and fondly remember that evening spent with your loved one(s) on top of that mountain, in that luscious field at sunset, or laughing under a perfect waterfall.

So, what’s the breakdown?

With a mini session, you are paying for a handful of photos. With a real session, you are paying for an experience with a memory to last a lifetime. You’re investing in not just a photographer, but a photographic writer to document that moment in your life story.

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