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Los Angeles Holiday Mini Sessions



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It’s that time of year again!  I’m having a hard time accepting that it’s already September but before we know it, the holidays will be upon us – and you need family photos, so let’s get you scheduled for your holiday mini-session and check that off your list.

grandparents with grandchildren family portrait in front of pond wearing fall clothing and in a fall setting

As a full-service boutique portrait photographer, I don’t offer minis often, so you’ll want to grab your spot asap.

Many Los Angeles photographers offer multiple mini sessions, but I am usually a little too busy to do this during “busy season”. Typically, I only offer full sessions at a much higher investment, but these minis are designed to get you in and out quickly while not breaking your bank.

Mini Session Details:

  • 20-minute session
    Online gallery with images to choose from within 7 days
    Includes TWO high-res digital files
    Opportunity to purchase prints, digital files, cards for 20% off

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I have THREE dates for you for holiday mini sessions this year, in different locations.

First, I’m offering STUDIO family minis on October 28th, 2023 (Newhall, CA)

This is perfect if you are looking for a clean, minimalist look.  You’ll be photographed in an all white environment with small touches of holiday greenery and twinkly lights in the background.  If you normally get outdoor holiday family photos, this is a fun change!  It’s also great for bright, crisp photos of your gorgeous little kids and the plus side is that these photos look beautiful on ANY kind of holiday card template – or on your walls.

As an added bonus, you can squeeze in some quick headshots if you need one for work as long as we get it all in within the 20 minutes allotted for your session OR you can book two back to back (still cheaper than my regular headshot session).

holiday set photography studio with a white background, christmas tree and gifts under the tree

I’m also offering two dates for outdoor holiday mini sessions in Los Angeles.

I’m shooting at O’Melveny Park in Granada Hills on November 5th, 2023.

I love this location mainly because it is easy to get in and out of with little kids – and it photographs beautifully. There are multiple locations to use and we normally get lots of pretty Fall color, along with greenery.

family with teenagers dressed in fall clothing for their los angeles family photo session at o'melveny park

family with teenagers posing for their family portrait in front of yellow fall foliage in los angeles

And I’m also doing one day at Vasquez Rocks on October 22nd, 2023,

This is always a beautiful backdrop and provides very “California” vibes and sometimes we get blessed with amazing skies in Fall as well.  We do get a decent amount of wind at this location, so if you are looking for perfectly posed hair, this may not be the best choice lol!

I love shooting with little kids here though because they get a chance to play, so my families who like a bit more of a “lifestyle” and editorial vibe, this is perfect.

two small children climbing vasquez rocks at their family portrait session

Sunset there is just gorgeous – such perfect backlighting. And yes, even if you have a really little one, we find a way to get those creative shots.

mom holding baby son backlit at sunset family portraits at vasquez rocks

newborn baby being held by mom during family photosession at sunset

I’d love to shoot your holiday mini sessions this year! 

Grab your spot HERE – once you do, you will receive an email confirmation with all the details to help you prep as well as where to show up. 

Questions? Email me 0r text me at 661-505-8470


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