What types of photography portrait sessions can I book?

Just Peachy Photography offers 2 types of portraits sessions regularly and then also mini session events.  We also offer small event photography services for events such as birthday parties, bapisms, anniversary parties, showers and more. You can find an example of an event I photographed as well as more details on this blog post or this one. Signature, petite and mini sessions are available to clients during the whole year.  I always get asked what is the difference between all of the portrait sessions I offer. I’m happy to share that today!

What is a Signature Portrait Session? 

A signature portrait session is a full length portrait session with a complete set of images to download for clients.  Our clients receive all of the images from the session. They do not have to choose the ones they want from their gallery.  Usually clients receive anywhere between 35-50 fully edited portraits in color and black and white. After their session, clients can order prints and custom printed products from those files from our favorite vendors as well. 

Signature portrait sessions include more outfit changes, backdrops and poses as well.  The signature newborn session is about 1.5-3 hours on average. While other sessions like family, baby and maternity are an average of 45 minutes to 1 ½ hours. You can read about our signature posed newborn session in-studio here on our website.  Outdoor signature sessions include locations up to 20 miles from the studio. Indoor signature sessions take place in our quaint beautiful studio space in downtown Palatine, IL located at 117 W. Slade Street behind My Flavor It Place. Finally, if you would like to book a session in your home, you can book a Lifestyle Session. They are the most popular for babies just born or during the first few months but available at any time. You can find details of a Lifestyle Session on the post here.

What is a Petite Portrait Session? 

A petite portrait session is a shorter, condensed session.  Most sessions on average are about 20-30 minutes with the petite newborn session being closer to 45 minutes long.  The newborn session includes baby only and one backdrop or outfit change.  Other sessions include one outfit or backdrop change. The petite session package includes 10 edited digital files. There are usually 15-20 images to choose from in all of the galleries. My clients always have the option to purchase additional images. I also offer a variety of custom printed products for clients to decorate their homes. Outdoor petite sessions include locations up to 10 miles from the studio. While, indoor signature sessions take place in our quaint beautiful studio space in downtown Palatine, IL located at 117 W. Slade Street behind My Flavor It Place.

What is a Mini Session? 

A mini session is a special limited event session where clients have the choice of many times on the same date and are scheduled one after the other.  The mini sessions are always themed and many have unique themed backdrops for children and babies. The mini portrait sessions usually lasts 5-10 minutes in the studio and 15 minutes outdoors.  Due to the nature of the session, I always offer mini sessions to my clients at a discounted rate.  Usually clients pay a separate small session fee to sign up for a mini session. They can then purchase images from their private edited gallery after their session if they choose.  Family sessions usually include a handful of digital files. Then clients have the option to purchase additional images if they choose. 

Most years clients of Just Peachy Photography in Palatine can expect to see Valentine’s Day, Spring, Halloween and Holiday sessions in the studio and Fall Family mini sessions outdoors in October.   Every year we have two free events.  The first free event is in the summer to show customer appreciation to our current clients. This also allows new clients to try out our services.  The second event I offer is in October the week before Halloween and babies and children are invited to the studio for a free session to get adorable portraits in their Halloween costumes.  This one is a charity event and requires a small donation to the Palatine Food Pantry to participate.

I like to be creative with new ideas for mini sessions every year and so clients will see new ones pop up all of the time.  One of my most popular mini session events is the Lovey and Stuffy mini sessions where babies and toddlers can come in and take a portrait with their favorite stuffed animal, blanket or other favorite comfort toy.  This year I introduced our Birthday Mini Sessions which I will offer once a quarter for birthday portraits.  You can find more information on the blog post here.

How do I find out information about upcoming mini sessions? 

If anyone is interested in being the first to know about our upcoming events, you can follow Just Peachy Photography on social media on Facebook and/or Instagram or the best way is by signing up for our email list.  I send a monthly newsletter as well as notices of all upcoming events or promotions.  My email list gets first priority to sign up for these events and many book up fast!  

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Email: Erika@justpeachyphotog.com
Phone: 224-801-1680

Studio: 117 W. Slade St. #2, Palatine, IL 60067