Santa Mini Sessions are coming to the Studio!

This is something I’ve wanted to do for years, and now that we finally have the studio space to do it, I am thrilled to announce that on Sunday December 3rd, we’ll be raising funds for the Child & Family Center, with a day of Santa Mini Sessions!

Skip the lines at the mall, and give your child the ultimate Santa experience! Book a private portrait session with Santa. Your kids will share their wish list, read a story and enjoy cookies and milk with their favorite man in red!

SantaMinis2017

Best of all, half of all session proceeds will be donated to the Child & Family Center, a vital local organization providing mental health, behavioral and education services to children, adults and families in our community.

Santa Mini Sessions are just $150 and Include:

  • A 10 minute private portrait session experience on our holiday set with Santa
  • 10+ Image online gallery to choose from
  • Your favorite 2 full resolution, fully retouched digital files (Perfect for Holiday Cards and Gifts)
  • Special Mini Session portrait packages, gift options and upgrades available after your session
  • 20% Discount at our holiday card partner Minted

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW!

Questions about Santa Mini Sessions? Email Us!

Santa1 Santa2 Santa3 Santa4 Santa5 Santa6 Santa7 Santa8 Santa9

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR SPOT NOW!

Mini vs. Full – Which Session is Right for You?

Since announcing our Holiday Mini Session dates, I’ve been getting a number of emails asking me, “What is the difference between a full session and a mini session, and which should I book for my family?” I thought a blog post was in order to explain the differences and help you decide which was best for your family!

All of our sessions include our unparalleled customer service and gorgeous heirloom quality products. The differences are in a few key areas including: date & time choice, location options, length of the session, variety and number of images, and cost.

Below I’ve broken them down in bullet points to give you a quick overview of each session type.

Fall Family Portraits by Just Maggie Photography - Los Angeles Family Photographer

Full Sessions

  • Date & Time Choice: Full Sessions are on the date & time of your choice, depending on our availability, of course, and the best light of the day.  We prefer to shoot in the mornings and in the last two hours before sunset, but we can also work around your schedule to choose the best time for you.
  • Location Options: This is the biggest perk of a full session. We can shoot wherever you’d like from your home to the beach to a park or museum. It is entirely up to you and we LOVE shooting at places that are meaningful to your family.
  • Length of the Session: Full sessions are an average of an hour and a half but can go longer or finish sooner depending on whether I’ve got the shots I wanted and whether your kiddos are still having fun. I’ve had sessions go up to 3 hours because the kids were just having so much fun and the sun had not yet set, and I’ve had sessions wrap in about 45 minutes because the little ones were getting tired and hungry. No matter the length I always get a full gallery of images that you will love.
  • Variety & Number of Images: A full session normally produces 60-80 images. We shoot a lot of variety from a few posed smiling shots, to more candid shots of your family being together having fun. We get shots of not just the whole family, but of Mom with the little ones, Dad with the little one, sibling shots, each of the kids separately showing off their individual personalities, and we always get a few shots of just Mom & Dad together because we know the last time you had one of those was probably from your wedding.
  • Cost: The session fee for a full session is $250 and our Print and Digital Collections start at $1200.

Should I Book a FULL Session?

Full Sessions are perfect for the family who wants to capture what their family is like in this moment in time. Full sessions are able to capture the relationships in your family, and the personalities of each of your little ones in a location that is meaningful to you. Full sessions give you the entire portrait experience from working with me to choose your location and outfits, to spending time together as a family in front of my camera playing and showing your family’s joy and love.  AND if you have babies, toddlers or kids who are very shy and need time to warm you may want to consider a full session to give them a little more time in front of the camera to ensure that get those great shots you’ve been dreaming of.

Ready to book a Full Session? Email us now! We have a few spots still open this fall?

Fall Family Portraits by Just Maggie Photography - Los Angeles Family Photographer

Mini Sessions

  • Date & Time Choice: Mini Sessions are held just 4 times a year on set dates and times, because they are shot back-to-back in a single block of time. Our Winter, Spring, and Summer Minis are usually on 1 date and block of time each. Because our Fall Holiday Minis are very popular, they usually get 2-3 dates with spots in the morning and afternoon.
  • Location Options: We hold our Winter Sessions in our Studio, Spring Sessions in a Wildflower Field, Summer Sessions at a Pool, and our Fall Holiday Mini Sessions are held at a few different locations including parks and wooded areas.
  • Length of the Session: Minis are 20 Minutes
  • Number of Images: A mini session normally produces 15-20 images. Because of time restrictions we focus on shots of the whole family. With a few posed smiling shots as well as more candid shots of your family being together having fun. We’ll also get some sibling shots, and time-permitting some individual shots of each of your kids.
  • Cost: The session fee for a mini session is $95 and our Print and Digital Collections start at $295.

Should I Book a MINI Session?

Mini Sessions are perfect for the family who wants to capture a special milestone, needs just a few updated family portraits, or just wants to try out a budget-friendly alternative to one of our full sessions. They are perfect for your holiday cards, gifts for the Grandparents, and a few new images to hang on your walls.

Ready to book a Mini Session? Check out THIS POST for our Holiday Mini Dates and Details

2017 Holiday Sessions are Here!

It’s the fist day of fall! That means it’s time to announce our always popular Holiday Mini Sessions!

Our fall minis sell out very quickly every year, so get in touch NOW to book your spot! Email us at hello@justmaggie.com for more info and to book!

Holiday Mini Sessions by Just Maggie Photography - Los Angeles Family Photographer

This year, you asked and we have provided! More MORNING sessions are available this year to accommodate all of the little ones who might be napping during our afternoon session times. PLUS we have even MORE LOCATIONS available this year.

Mini sessions are 20 minutes and produce a gallery of 20-30 images to choose from. Sessions are a $95 Session Fee and Print & Digital Collections begin at $295.

HOLIDAY MINI SESSIONS

NOV 4th MORNING (8-10am) – Urban Pasadena with Maggie – SOLD OUT!

Urban Brick Family Portraits by Just Maggie Photography Los Angeles Family Photographer

NOV 4th MORNING (8-10am) – Woodsy Santa Clarita with Megan – 3 Spots Left!

Fall Family Portraits by Just Maggie Photography Los Angeles Family Photographer

NOV 4th AFTERNOON (3-5pm) – Garden Park Mission Hills with Maggie – 3 Spots Left!

Garden Family Portraits by Just Maggie Photography Los Angeles Family Photographer

NOV 4th AFTERNOON (3-5pm) – Woodsy Pasadena with Megan – 3 Spots Left!

Mom and Daughter Fall Family Portraits by Just Maggie Photography Los Angeles Family Photographer

NOV 18th MORNING (8-10am) – Garden Park West LA with Megan – SOLD OUT

Fall Family Portraits by Just Maggie Photography Los Angeles Family Photographer

NOV 18th MORNING (8-10am) – Urban Pasadena with Maggie – SOLD OUT

Fall Mini Sessions Pasadena 8

NOV 18th AFTERNOON (3-5pm) – Woodsy Santa Clarita with Megan – SOLD OUT!

Fall Family Portraits by Just Maggie Photography Los Angeles Family Photographer

NOV 18th AFTERNOON (2-4pm) – Woodsy Pasadena with Maggie – SOLD OUT!

Fall Mini Sessions Pasadena 6

Email us at hello@justmaggie.com with the date and location you’d like for more info and to book!

Save

Just Maggie Newsletter

Sign up to get our latest news and exclusive offers and you’ll get access to our Welcome Guide with details about our family portrait sessions including complete pricing info!