Every once in a while I get an email or phone call from someone who wants to schedule a mini-session. They don’t need a lot of pictures or they don’t want to spend the money on a full session, but the problem is that you don’t really schedule a mini-session unless I am offering one. I can appreciate that not everyone needs a full session and I can appreciate a good bargain which is why I love a mini-session. Unlike a full session, a mini-session is planned by me (some for family portraits and some for a holiday) on specific dates and locations, and sometimes for a specific theme.
Bottom line . . . are you going to raise the price? The answer is no. I haven’t raised the price for 2 years and I am not ready to raise the price this year either. Not to get all business on you, but I do need to increase my bottom line and improve my efficiency. So, I have tweaked the mini-session that benefits everyone.
So, here it is-
The new mini-session is a 15 minute session and your images are available to you via digital download (usually 8-12 images). There are no more prints or products offered with a mini-session. It doesn’t really get more simple. Although one of my favorite parts of my business is the cute packaging, it just doesn’t make good business sense for a mini-session (all that money I spend on CDs and packaging and postage really add up). Also, with the new ordering website, you get your images that much faster and who wouldn’t want to get their images faster?! As an added bonus, there is more time to offer more mini-sessions and sessions, because last year I had to turn some people away and I don’t like to say no to anyone. So there you have it . . . the mini-session makeover.