Are 10 Minute Family Sessions Successful?

A consistent review I receive from clients is a positive one for my time efficiency during their session.

Get in, get the shot, and move on!

Having worked with a few thousand families in my 11 year career, I've learned a few tricks that I'm excited to share with you. These tips will be helpful for other photographers or people looking for a new photographer. When I book my ultra mini sessions, which are my seasonal sessions (Cherry Blossoms when we lived in DC, or fall follage) and time is literally of the essance to work with as many families, as efficiently as possible... I book sessions at 10 or 15 minutes apart. NEW clients booking for the first time almost always asked if that was even enough time. Which I would reply, YES! Learning how to have quick posing and transitioning between combinations of people is key. It took me about 4 years to master a routine of how I work through family combinations. I rarely have to break routine.. but sometimes it's necessary to help the whole session continue smoothly, such as a toddler needing a minute to get use to whats going on, seeing I'm a "cool mom" type person and they can trust me with some of my tricks mentioned in my last blog.