Petite Session or Full Session? Which is right for your family??

Petite Session or Full Session? Which is right for your family??

I have a lot of people ask my advice about if they should invest in a petite session or a full session, so I wanted to share my thoughts. Both types of sessions are great, and both have advantages to them, and either way you can walk away with beautiful images. But finding the right fit for you can help relieve stress and set yourself up for the best possible session!

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Petite Session

The main advantages to Petite Sessions is that they are quick and more budget friendly (and are great for husbands that don’t like taking pics, haha). The movings of the session are more mechanical— photo of whole family {check}, kids together {check}, each kid individually {check}. The downsides to petite sessions are that you don’t get to choose the location and the sessions are scheduled closely together so if your kid happens to have a bad day, we may not have enough time to get the checklist of photos with a happy smile. So if you have a kiddo that is slow to warm up or tends to be shy, a full session might be a better idea for you. It is also sometimes a little harder for larger families since there are lots of faces and arms and kiddos to wrangle, as well as limited images.

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Full Session

The advantage of full sessions is that they are more catered to you. I work with you on a location that best fits your family. If weather is bad, we rework you into the schedule at some point. And the only time constraints we have is what the sun provides…so if your kiddo is having an off day I work with you until I feel happy that I will have a full and good gallery. Another advantage is that I have the time and gallery space to capture some of the more nuanced photos…like the curls at the nape of your babies neck, or the tiny little toes— photos that you might not want to use the limited gallery space of a petite session for. So full sessions are great for people that want to capture a slice of life with their family, have a bigger gallery of photos, or might have a kiddo that is shy and takes a little time to warm up.

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