Missed the 2021 Family Mini Sessions? These took place in October and there were only 3 dates- I am so sorry if you missed them! However, let’s get you on the list for your 2022 San Francisco Family or Santa Mini Session!


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I had so much fun photographing this year’s family mini sessions! It is always nice seeing familiar faces- I can’t believe how quickly your little ones have grown! It was also really nice meeting all of the new families that I haven’t photographed before! I love receiving referrals and many of you were referred by a friend.

For next year, I wanted to plan ahead so that I could guarantee that everyone on the list receives a spot even if it means we need to reschedule for another date due to the weather or whatever 2022 throws our way! You can get on the list for 2022 by clicking the link below! Once this list fills up I will close it. If you have a spot, you can either book your spot when the dates/times are released OR you can give your spot on the list away to a friend or let me know and I will share your spot with other families that inquire.

CLICK HERE (or click the link below) TO GET ON THE 2022 mini session LIST!

( https://us17.list-manage.com/survey?u=6a04eab82e0c501644ed5e5c1&id=1588eb99cf&attribution=false).




Be sure to subscribe to the email list if you’d like to receive updates on next years mini sessions. Also, be sure to include your email even if you don’t subscribe so that I can put you on the list for whichever month you’re interested in for 2022 family mini sessions, as I will email you when its time to book.


You’ll notice that I also have an outdoor Santa Mini Session listed on there as well. I did Minimalist Santa Mini Sessions in 2018 and they were done indoors at a studio in San Francisco. I loved them, but I think that I’d like to do the Santa Mini Sessions outdoors this time! How about doing these in your neighborhood park with your neighbors?

I think it will be cute to have Santa standing or sitting and naturally posing with the kids in an outdoor setting. When we were visiting family in Texas, we were waiting in line to see santa at my in-laws local mall and the lady behind us showed me a photo of her girls and santa at a park. It was the most beautiful photo. It reminded me of a photo from a family photo session except it was with santa! So he wasn’t sitting in a chair with tons of christmas decor. It was plain and simple, with beautiful lighting. I loved it and I thought about doing something like that this year! These Santa minis (if they take place) will be done the last week of November or first 2 weekends in December depending on the weather.


Once I have enough families for both the Santa and Family Mini Sessions, I will close the list until it is time to book in 2022. If you decide to let go of your spot once I have the pricing/dates/times available for families to book, you can share it with a friend, or I will release it to other families. Pricing for the family mini session is $550 for a 10 minute portrait session with 10 images (usually that is enough for 2 family portraits, kids together or separately), & $1050 for a lifestyle 25 minute session and all images. You can do quite a bit with this package! We can get a variety of setups- each parent with kids, siblings, individual kids, family portrait, candid family photos. I work pretty quickly and I am very used to capturing a lot of photos in a short amount of time because I do these types of sessions every week in Hawaii!


Many families contacted me for a fall session in November of this year. When selecting which month you’d like to do your session on the survey, I do not recommend November. Once November is here, you’ll still need to wait weeks until your photos are ready, which means you might be creating your holiday cards in December and rushing to get them out in time. October is probably the best time of year to do your mini session. Preferably the first weekend when it is still a little warmer – unless your mini session is in San Francisco of course. September could also be a nice month! It is usually warmer in September, so keep that in mind if you know you’d like to dress your family in fall attire instead of summery clothing.

Looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces at the 2022 fall mini sessions!