Recently, I've been asked if clients should do newborn mini sessions or a full session - and what's the difference? So, let's chit chat about that for a moment...
My premium newborn photo sessions are truly an experience from start to finish. Once you arrive in the studio, I go through several different setups with baby. Curled up naked images, baby in bucket setups, photos with parents/siblings... the list goes on and on. I don't limit myself to poses or setups, I truly run the session until I get the most out of it. After all, I want to present the parents with a very large gallery of artwork for them to choose from! Parents sometimes bring in special props to use as well... something special Grandma knitted or their favorite football jersey. Sessions usually last around 2-3 hours depending on baby. A few weeks later, parents return to my studio for a full gallery reveal. You see every - single - image! Edited! It's the best time... seriously. Parents can bring family members in to view the gallery and choose their favorites. Clients also can purchase additional print pieces at that time, or more digitals. This is the premium experience I offer in studio.
Then, there are mini sessions. These are quick 1 hour sessions where I choose the setups based on the baby and if they are awake, asleep, or just prefer to be wrapped vs. naked. At this session, special items/props are not allowed to be brought in as time is very limited and those often take longer to produce. I get enough beautiful shots for a gallery of 8 images (chosen by myself), and the gallery gets delivered digitally to the parents 1 week after the session date. It's truly a session for someone who doesn't want a lot of images, doesn't want to spend a lot of time in the studio and is on a budget. You can still get amazing images!
I hope that answered your questions. If you want more information on premium newborn sessions or mini's, you can learn more here. xo, Nicole