South Jersey Family Photographer, NJ Family Photographer, Beach Mini Sessions

Its the season for mini sessions here in New Jersey! The decision between a mini session and a full session for your family lifestyle photography session depends on your specific needs, preferences, and the goals you have for the photo shoot. Here are some factors to consider when making your choice:

Time: Mini sessions typically last around 15 minutes, while full sessions can last around 1 hour. If you have young children or family members who may have limited patience for posing, a mini session might be more suitable to capture some quick and candid shots without pushing their limits.

Cost: Mini Sessions are usually more budget-friendly compared to full sessions, making them a popular choice for families looking for a more affordable option. However, full sessions provide more time and variety, which may result in a wider selection of images to choose from.

Number of Photos: Full sessions generally yield more photographs since there is more time available for different poses, backdrops, and family groupings. If you're looking for a larger gallery of images to choose from, a full session might be the better option.

Comfort and Relaxation: Some families may feel more at ease during a shorter mini session, while others prefer a longer session where there's no rush, allowing everyone to relax and feel comfortable in front of the camera.

Time of Year: Mini sessions are often offered during specific times of the year, like holidays or seasonal events. If you're looking to take advantage of a themed mini session, it could be a fun and convenient option.

Ultimately, the best choice depends on your family's unique needs and preferences. Before making a decision, consider discussing your options with me and sharing your expectations for the session! I can offer guidance based on my experience and help you determine the best fit for your family photography.

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About Colette Stock Photography:

Hi, I'm Colette! Military wife & mama to two daughters, residing in Maple Shade, NJ.

I specialize in family, maternity, and newborn photography serving the South Jersey and Philadelphia areas.

My passion is documenting the magic that is motherhood and providing moms with heirloom imagery that they will feel proud to display in their homes for generations to come. Perfection doesn't exist here, I am inspired by families that believe in letting kids be themselves and see the beauty in the chaos.