In this post, we will dive into the best way to set up your Fall mini-sessions, including how to scout a location, schedule, price, promote, and book them. We’ll also look at what makes a mini-session different from a full-length photoshoot, and share 10 great Fall mini-session setup ideas. (We also included a fun quiz you can take to see if a mini-session or a full session is right for your clients.) This post is packed with goodies- so let’s get started!
Let’s take a quick look at what makes up a mini-session.
This basic framework is a roadmap that you can follow to get started with mini sessions. When you start out on the right foot, you will be able to offer your clients mini- sessions that will give new clients a chance to work with you, keep your calendar full, and make you a profit.
For in-depth help with each one of these steps, including how to set up, price, package, promote, and book your mini-sessions, grab our Mini-Sessions 101 Ebook.
Fall is an amazing time to offer mini-sessions. Between events, holidays, and gorgeous Fall foliage (depending on where you live), many people in your area will be searching for “Fall mini-sessions near me”.
Here are 10 great ideas for Fall mini-session set-ups you can offer to get in on the action.
If you have been looking up how to price mini-sessions you have definitely come across a lot of conflicting misinformation. So how do you price your mini-sessions in a way that will let you offer mini-sessions to your clients and let you make money? Here are a few important tips to keep in mind as you create your mini-session packages.
This is always a most-asked question from photographers and clients alike. The number of photos your clients get from a mini-session will depend on the packages that you offer. You can even three different packages in different price ranges that offer a set amount of digitals - the basic including 3-5, the middle 5-7, and the highest 10. Remember these are mini-sessions, not full sessions! For a more in-depth look at the difference between mini-sessions and full-length photoshoots, check out our post Should My Clients Book a Mini-Session or a Full Session?
For each package you create you should also include a “buy them all” upsell option for clients who want to purchase more images from their mini-session. This is a good way to add some flexibility to your baseline packages and gives you a chance to make some more money from the session. For the easiest way to upsell your minis check out Picsello.
At some point, you will undoubtedly hear someone say that you are too expensive. Remember that you have set your prices to what they are for a reason, and that reason is that you need to make money from each photoshoot. You work hard as a photographer and you deserve to be paid for your talent and hard work.
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Many people are actively searching for “Fall mini-sessions near me” right now, which makes it the perfect time to offer your clients an experience to have a unique and seasonally inspired photoshoot. Get the word out with social media posts, email blasts, and don’t forget to optimize for local SEO! For more marketing tips, check out some of our posts on how to promote your photography business.