The good and the bad about mini session Part 2 {Big Bear family photographer}

So yesterday I told you some of the awesome things about mini sessions. If you missed that post, check it out here. Today, I’m going to tell you the bad about mini sessions. There are always two sides, right? Ok, so here we go…

Only 15-20 minutes. Why is this bad? Well, I like to talk. I love listening to people talk and tell stories. So many times this past weekend I said to my self, ok, Nichol, you only have 20 minutes, get to work! I just love people and I love to hear what makes them tick, what makes them happy, why they love or hate their jobs. 20 minutes is not enough time to catch up with a family!!

Only 15-20 minutes. Again, why is this bad? Well, I LOVE running around with the kids. I love hearing their stories about school and what makes them happy. Seeing things through a kids eyes is so much fun. When I only have 15 minutes, I can’t hear all their stories and ask all the questions I want!

Only 15-20 minutes. Some of these families I only get to see once a year. And some of them I have not ever gotten to photograph. And just to be honest, 15-20 minutes is not enough time for me to talk and photograph. LOL

One more great thing about mini sessions, my families love them. They are quick, in and out, they get beautiful pictures and for a mini price. I’m sure they don’t love them because it limits my talking… that’s not it, right?!

The families below are from the second day of minis!


This is the Morris Family. I am part of a networking meeting called Christian Business Partners. This is where I met Don. He is such a nice guy and when I met his family, I was not surprised to see they are just as nice and super sweet! Their kids are adorable and were so much fun. I would have loved to have more than that 15-20 minutes with them, but look at the great pictures we captured!!

family photographers in lake arrowheawd



Meet the Taylor Family. I have known this family for a while now. Our kids go to the same schools up here on the mountain. And I have had the pleasure of photographing their extended family as well. She has been asking me to do mini sessions for a while now and I’m so glad I did! How SUPER cute are they?! And the outfits and perfect!!

redlands family photographer



This is the Fox family. Oh.My.Gosh how I love this family!! I have had the pleasure of photographing this sweet family for years now. I don’t think I laugh as hard with any other session as when I get to hang out with them. The kids are so much fun to talk with and their cheeks… I’m always excited when I get to hang out with this family. They were the last of my mini sessions…it was a good thing, because we went way over the 15 minutes with our talking!! I LOVE the outtake with this set of images.

family photographers in redlands


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