Mini Sessions


frequently asked questions.

What is a mini session?

Mini sessions are quick, 20 minute sessions I offer periodically throughout the year at a discounted rate. They are held at a specific location and usually themed around a specific time of year or holiday (i.e., Valentines Day, Mother/Fathers Day, Halloween, Christmas, etc.).

Do you provide props for every mini session?

It depends on the type of mini & the look I am going for. I always try to do something new & different. So, sometimes we have many props & set ups, and sometimes we don’t have any props at all.

Who are mini sessions for?

Mini sessions aren’t just for existing clients, they are a chance for new clients to try out a session with me! If you’ve been thinking about doing a session but you’re not sure if you want to spend the money or spend a full hour in front of the camera, this is a great opportunity!

May I book multiple sessions back to back?

Clients are welcome to book multiple sessions back to back only if they have more than one child. This will allow one session per child. If you want both kids to be photographed together for the entire 40 minutes you have booked, you will have to pay the $15 additional child per session for both slots.

What is the price and what does it include?

Every mini session is priced differently and most include digital downloads. However, most child mini sessions are $50 and include 3 fully edited digital images + printing rights. You will have the option to purchase additional images if interested.

When should we arrive?

It is imperative that you arrive at least 5 minutes prior to your scheduled start time so that we will be ready to go when your session starts. Please keep in mind that 20 minutes isn’t very long so if you are late that will cut into your shooting time!

When will we see our images?

You will receive a link to view your images within 2-5 days after your session date. Delivery of final images depend on when I receive your selected images and how many images you have chosen in total. The final editing process could take up to 2 weeks, however I schedule these sessions 1-2 weeks prior to the holiday to ensure you receive the final product on time.

How do we book a session?

View the next mini sessions below and select your preferred time slot by following the steps. REMEMBER these sessions are first come first serve. Your time slot cannot be held without payment due to the high demand of these sessions. If full payment is not received, your time slot will not be reserved. Out of courtesy for the needs and times of everyone, there will be no exceptions to these standards.

How do I make my payment?

To avoid unnecessary charges for both clients and myself, I accept payment via Venmo. It is an easy to use app which you can download on your phone. Once downloaded, you can find me under “le-dezign photography – Elmira Nosratollahi” and make your full payment.

What is your Cancellation policy?

Due to the high demand for these sessions, the session fee is non-refundable unless the photographer needs to change the date due to weather conditions and the rescheduled date does not fit for client.

What if my child doesn’t cooperate?

While I will put in my hardest effort to bring out the best from my models, their collaboration cannot be guaranteed and may interfere with a successful shoot. Experiences have taught me that parents know their children best so, please prep your child(ren) for your session by making sure they have had their nap; have a full tummy; are appropriately dressed and hydrated for the weather, and of course don’t forget to bring along Goldfish, Gummy Bears, and other yummy treats that can often make a grumpy face happy again!

What location will be used for this event?

A reminder email will be sent out a week prior to your session with the remaining details on location, etc.. All le-dezign sessions are outdoors. I love working with natural light and prefer children to be in a more open environment and not inside the artificial setting of a studio.

What additional information do I need to keep in mind for my session?

Out of courtesy and respect for the photography process, I ask that there will be no personal picture taking or video taping during sessions.

Do you have a questions that was not answered here? Please feel free to contact me.