What is a Mini-Session?

For some families, Mini-Sessions are a fantastic alternative to standard Photo Sessions. This is because Mini-Sessions they are shorter in time length, typically involve a smaller investment, and are held at a beautiful location perfectly set for a Photo Session.

Time length:

Mini-Sessions – 15 minutes

Standard Family Photo Sessions – 60 to 90 minutes

Location:

Mini-Sessions – a beautiful, destination location that you don’t have to clean, prepare, or organise

Standard Family Photo Sessions – your home or other location of significance to you and your family

Date:

Mini-Sessions – a date determined by the photographer with multiple time slots for booking

Standard Family Photo Sessions – a date agreed upon by both the client and the photographer

Family Art:

Mini-Sessions – often focus on smaller, individual prints (though Well Fed Photography also offers the opportunity to select products from our Family Art Product Line)

Standard Family Photo Sessions – offer a gorgeous collection of Family Art (with our Memberships), as well as the option to select products from our á la carte Family Art menu

Commitment:

Mini-Session: 15 minute Mini-Photo Session + Photo Reveal & Ordering Session

Standard Family Photo Session: 60 to 90 minute Photo Session + Photo Reveal & Ordering Session

Investment:

Mini-Session: typically offer a lower entry investment due to the shorter timeframe of the Photo Session, the fact that Clients travel to the photographer, and the smaller selection of prints included with each package

Standard Family Photo Session: typically are a higher investment due to longer Photo Session timeframes, travel to the Clients’ preferred destination, and the wider selection of Family Art included with each Membership Tier

Recap:

These are just a few of the notable differences. Some families really love the depth and intimacy that longer Family Photo Sessions can capture; whereas others really enjoy the get-it-done-quickly nature of Mini-Sessions.

Mini-Sessions are also a great chance to get a taste of the customer service and overall experience provided by the photographer/business providing the service first, before investing in standard Family Photo Sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

For Mini-Session Events held on a weekday – my kids are in school, me and/or my partner are working, how are we supposed to make it to the Photo Session?

Our clients and Members have really come to love having a sneaky weekday day off (including the perfect excuse to surprise the kids with their own sneaky day out of school).

With Mini-Sessions happening on a Monday, it’s also the perfect excuse to make a long weekend out of it and there are plenty of places near the Mini-Session location to explore (scroll down to see our suggestions at the end of this post).

Doctors, solicitors, dentists, physical therapists and many other professional service providers only operate during regular business hours and their clients still regularly make appointments to avail of their services, too.

Break the rules! Go wild! Let this be a day full of family fun (and be sure to bring plenty of snacks, too)!

The Mini-Session location is a bit far for us. Do you ever travel?

Yes! We travel the whole of Ireland to photograph our fantastic Well Fed Photography Members.

If you are looking for a fuller experience than our Mini-Sessions and would love to be photographed in your own home or at a location that is significant to you, our Well Fed Photography Memberships just might be the perfect option for you.

You can learn more and download our full Membership Brochure here.

What about print options? We seldomly have photographs taken, so we might want more than what is offered in the standard packages or we might want gifts for the grandparents.

We have a complete Family Art Product Line with Framed & Matted Giclée Prints, Storyboards (framed collages), Albums, Folio Boxes, and individual as well as gift sets of Giclée Prints.

During the virtual Photo Reveal & Ordering Session (which will be scheduled with you for a date after the Photo Session), you will have the opportunity to select the print or prints you would like to have with your package. You will also have the option during this time to select from our á la carte Family Art Product Menu.

You can learn more and download our full Product Guide here.

How will we select the photographs we would like to enjoy in print?

We will hold a virtual Photo Reveal & Ordering Session for you, held over Zoom or GoogleMeet, at an agreed date after your Mini-Session. This will be the time when you get to see the photographs from the Mini-Session and decide how you would like to enjoy them.

If you have other family members who might like to make purchases, too, we would be happy to hold a special Photo Reveal & Ordering Session for them, as well.

We strongly recommend that you review our Family Art Product Guide ahead of your Photo Reveal & Ordering Session. We will send this to you upon booking, but you can also be granted instant access to the Product Guide here.

I had a look at your Product Guide. Your Products are absolutely beautiful, but I’m not sure that we could afford a whole collection in one go. Do you offer payment plans?

Yes, we happily offer payment plans to suit your family’s needs and help you have the Family Art your heart desires.

You can read our full Terms & Conditions for the purchase of Family Art here.

We also offer Gift Vouchers which is a lovely way for friends and family to contribute to your Family Art purchases. You can read more about Gift Vouchers here.

Do we have to purchase anything beyond the package we selected?

No, you are very welcome to simply select the photograph or photographs to match your package.

Do you offer Gift Vouchers?

Yes, we offer physical, as well as virtual Gift Vouchers.

You can read more about them here.

How should we prepare for a smooth, happy Mini-Session?

Remember that, at Well Fed Photography, being photographed is not about performing. You, your children, and your spouse are all free to be who you are.

You don’t have to dress a certain way, act a certain way… the only expectation is that you come as you and that you’ll love the experience (quality time spent together as a family) and the end result (beautiful Family Art).

Have something quirky that you all love as a family? Do you all want to wear Star Wars costumes? All want to wear pink? Do you love Rainbow Kids Boutique? Feel free to flaunt that!

On the more practical side, we do recommend that you prioritise all the normal things like sleep (where possible), eating a great meal beforehand, and having snacks, water, baby wipes, sunscreen, or any other necessities for your family on hand.

And, most of all, remember that this is an opportunity to mark this time in your family’s history. Are you only getting brief cycles of uninterrupted sleep at night due to a frequently waking toddler? Worried that you’re going to look tired in the photos? You might not believe us when we say this, but that is worthy of being captured, too. It’s completely okay to look back and have your true experiences in parenthood and family-hood validated.

Have a child with special needs or worried that your kids will not follow the “rules”?

The good news is that there are no rules. Your children are free to be who they are.

Have a child with autism? Let their brilliance shine!

Have a child who is transitioning genders? Let the photographs be a celebration of this transition and of them claiming their true identity!

Worried that your family doesn’t look like the “typical family”? Maybe you’ve got two moms or two dads as part of your family or something else that makes you feel “different from” other families?

Know that we are an inclusive company and families of all types are very welcome here!

It’s Ireland we could experience all four seasons in one day. Will the Photo Sessions happen rain or shine?

Yes! The Mini-Session location offers both outdoor and indoor options for photographs, so the Sessions will go ahead regardless of what the weather brings (though all positive weather vibes welcome).

Are there other places to explore nearby?

Yes! There is plenty to see and explore.

Here are some of our favourites:

Trim Castle – 20 Minute Drive (Photo Courtesy of Discover Boyne Valley)
Bective Abbey – 20 Minute Drive (Photo Courtesy of Discover Boyne Valley)
Hill of Tara – 35 minute drive (Photo Courtesy of Discover Boyne Valley)

To view more heritage sites in the area, visit Discover Boyne Valley.

What is your refund policy in the event that we are unable to attend our Mini-Session?

If unable to attend your Mini-Session, where 48 hours of notification is given, you will be able to avail of Well Fed Credit in the same amount as your original purchase to apply towards future Photo Sessions, Memberships, or Gift Vouchers.

Please note that future Mini-Sessions are not guaranteed; however, we would be happy to notify you when our next Mini-Session events are scheduled.

Where less than 48 hours notification is provided, your payment will not be refunded nor will Well Fed Credit be applied to your account unless your missed attendance is due to an emergency, unforeseeable illness, or other unforeseeable circumstance.

**Where COVID symptoms are suspected, please do not attend your Mini-Session.**

Instead, notify us as soon as possible and, where proof of a COVID test is provided, we would be happy to apply Well Fed Credit in the same amount as your original purchase to apply towards future Photo Sessions, Memberships, or Gift Vouchers.

To read our full Terms & Conditions for Mini-Sessions, visit: https://wellfedphotography.com/terms-and-conditions-well-fed-photography-mini-sessions/

Do you have COVID Safety Measures in place?

Yes, we have full COVID Safety Measures in place, as well as our own Well-Being Policy.

You can read about each via the links below:

I have other questions or need help with my booking, can you assist me with my queries?

Yes, of course! Please feel free to get in touch with us via email at info@wellfedphotography.com or by phone at +353852848667. We would love to assist you.

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