2018 Fall Mini Session Planning Guide


I’m so excited that you have booked a Fall Mini Session with me!  We are going to have fun and I look forward to creating beautiful images for your family to cherish!

Spring Lake Park Reserve/Schaar’s Bluff.  8500 127th St E, Hastings, MN 55033

We will meet in the parking lot nearest the picnic area.

*Not the parking lot near the gathering center nor the playground, but the one in between.

*Please plan on arriving a few minutes early so we can start shooting right at your scheduled start time.

It’s best to keep the coordinating simple. Try not to overthink it.  I recommend picking 2-3 complementary colors and carry them throughout your outfits.

This time of year, the weather can be unpredictable, however we will plan to go ahead with your photos regardless of temperature.  The only time we will reschedule is if it is raining during your scheduled time frame.  I recommend wearing extra layers for cold days. You can bring jackets along or a blanket for a quick warmup in between shots.

*Don’t forget to choose something that your family will feel good in!  It will shine through in your photos!  CLICK HERE FOR IDEAS

Within 2 weeks of your session, I will have your final images edited and in your own private online viewing gallery.  You will then be able to download them instantly in high resolution for printing as you wish!

*I do recommend using a high quality print lab such as Mpix or Nations Photo Lab for best results.

1. Plan outfits in advance
2. Get plenty of rest.
3. Make sure children are well fed.
4. Don’t forget the props (if you choose).
5. Arrive early so we can start shooting right at your appointment time.
6. Have fun!
7. Watch for a sneak peek on Facebook within 24 hours.

REMINDER: If you haven’t already, please fill out and submit this Portrait Agreement  before the day of your session.

I am looking forward to our time together!  It’s going to be fun!

*Have a last minute question or concern?  Feel free to text or call me!  612-440-3031  or send a message via email below:



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