Spring and Summer 2019 - Utah and Colorado Family Mini Sessions

01 March 2019

My spring and summer schedule is here!!  I'm so excited for the warmer weather, longer days, blossoms, wildflowers, trips up to the mountains, and so much more!  This is probably one of my favorite times of year to take family portraits.  The weather is warm and sunny, the colors outside are lush and vibrant, and the location options are endless.  With Utah's incredibly diverse landscapes, there is always somewhere unique and new for everyone to try for their next family session!

Family mini sessions are $300, tax included, and include 20 digital high resolution images of your choice.  Extra images may be added on following the session for $5 per image, a la carte.  These are about 30-40 minutes in length, which is the perfect amount of time for families to achieve all of the posed and candid shots of a family session, while working quickly enough to keep everyone happy and focused.  I have carefully selected these times and locations based on past years, knowing when the lighting and landscape are best, so you don't have to worry about figuring all of that out!  Please note that the timing of blossoms and wildflowers are unpredictable from year to year.  These are my best estimations; however, I'm happy to reschedule as needed if the flowers or weather aren't in our favor.  :)  As session dates approach, I will happily adjust these dates or times as needed, to ensure that you get the very best results for weather and scenery.  Also, some locations such as Utah Lake, the Salt Flats, Albion Basin, etc. have gorgeous open prime lighting right at sunset.  Usually this beautiful light is perfect for 30-45 minutes.  For locations like these, I will have each family break their session up into two 15-20 minute session increments, so that both families get a bit of both the harsher and softer light.  I have done this many times in the past, and it works very well.

As I also announced recently, for those who just want a few photos of one individual (child, senior, maternity, headshots, etc) and not an entire family mini session, I also have that option to be scheduled as an add-on to any of these dates as well.  This is a 10-15 minute session, 5 images included, for $125.  Some location restrictions apply.  Please see more about this option by following the link HERE, or feel free to contact me with questions!

The following is a list of dates I have selected for my mini sessions!  Some locations require additional travel or location permit fees (this will be indicated with an asterisk (*)).  Depending on how many spots are filled on that date, you may split this fee with the other client(s) and only end up paying half or less of this price.

(Schedule current as of 3/20/19.  Session times will be crossed out when booked.)

March 22:  Utah Lake - 6:30 and 7:00 pm
March 23:  Downtown Provo - 5:30 and 6:00 pm
March 27:  Provo blossoms - 5:30 and 6:00 pm
April 5:  Provo blossoms - 5:30 and 6:00 pm
April 8:  State capitol blossoms* - 9:00 and 9:30 am
April 9:  State capitol blossoms* - 9:00 and 9:30 am
April 11:  State capitol blossoms* - 5:45 and 6:00 pm
April 13:  North Salt Lake City orchard blossoms* - 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 pm
April 19:  Provo blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
April 20:  North Salt Lake City orchard blossoms* - 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 pm
April 26:  Utah County blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
April 27:  Utah County blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
May 4:  Utah County blossoms - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
May 11:  Alpine Loop - 5:30 pm
May 11:  Utah Lake - 7:30 and 8:00 pm
May 17:  Hobble Creek canyon - 7:00 and 7:30 pm
May 24:  Utah County poppy field - 6:30 and 7:00 pm
May 28:  Utah County poppy field - 6:30 and 7:00 pm
June 7 and 8:  Denver, Colorado sessions (6 of 6 spots filled)
June 24:  Mona lavender farm* - 6:30 and 7:00 pm
June 27:  Rock Canyon - 7:30 am
June 27:  Alpine Loop - 6:00 pm
June 27:  Utah Lake - 8:00 and 8:30 pm
June 28:  American Fork Canyon - 5:45 and 6:15 pm
July 5:  Albion Basin* - 7:30 and 8:00 pm
July 6:  Rock Canyon - 7:30 am
July 6:  American Fork Canyon - 5:45 and 6:15 pm
July 11:  Albion Basin* - 7:15 and 7:45 pm
July 12:  Albion Basin* - 7:15 and 7:45 pm
July 13:  Alpine Loop - 6:00 pm
July 13:  Utah Lake - 8:00 and 8:30 pm
July 16:  Albion Basin* - 7:15 and 7:45 pm
July 17:  Albion Basin* - 7:15 and 7:45 pm
July 26:  Albion Basin* - 7:15 and 7:45 pm
July 27:  Alpine Loop - 5:00 and 5:30 pm
July 27:  Albion Basin* - 7:15 and 7:45 pm
July 30:  Albion Basin* - 7:00 and 7:30 pm
July 31:  Albion Basin* - 7:00 and 7:30 pm
August 3:  American Fork Canyon - 5:15 and 5:45 pm
August 16:  Saltair beach* - 7:15 and 7:45 pm
August 17:  Hobble Creek Canyon - 6:00 and 6:30 pm
August 24:  Bonneville Salt Flats* - 7:00, 7:30, and 8:00 pm
August 30:  Deer creek reservoir/Midway - 6:30 and 7:00 pm

$125 Individual Mini Sessions

15 February 2019

Hello out there!  I'm so excited for a new year, and I have so many exciting plans I'm already dreaming up for this little business of mine!  I am so thankful to my incredible clients who have kept me so busy, year-round.  This is truly my dream job!

I've made a few updates to my pricing page, but I wanted to point out one in particular.  In the past, I have done the budget-friendly, super quick 10-15 minute child mini sessions, just around various holidays and occasions (back to school, etc).  This year, I'm making it even more simple!  These will be available nearly any time you need it!  So for those who aren't looking to do an entire family session, but just need a few photos of your child or an individual for a milestone such as an upcoming birthday, religious occasion (baptism, etc), or just to get a few quick photos year-round as the seasons change (that's what I do; 3-4 quick sessions per year of just my two girls!)... this option is for you!  This is also a great option for individual photos of older children, teens, seniors, maternity, etc!

Here is the bullet point version of how this new option will work:
  • $125 for a session, which includes 10-15 minutes of shooting time and 5 high resolution digital images of your choice.  (Extra images may be added at $5 each, if desired)
  • Any individual or age allowed:  Babies past 3 months, all the way up to high school seniors, headshots, maternity photos, etc!
  • Added sibling is $25 per sibling, which adds 5 extra images as well.
  • This type of session is not for entire families. :)  I like to take a bit more time with families, and get everyone comfortable and happy in front of the camera together!  This is just meant for those who need a few quick head shots or individual photos (sibling shots are ok).
  • Studio sessions can be done at my home studio any time, for children up to age 8.  One outfit change and one backdrop change may be done, if time allows.
  • Outdoor sessions may be done as an add-on to my family mini session dates only (spring/summer schedule starts in March- info coming soon!), at the location of the mini session.  Locations outside of Utah County must have at least one regular family mini session already booked, in order for the date to be available for an individual mini to be added on.
  • Individuals (children, seniors, maternity, etc.) may be also booked as a regular full session, with your choice of date and location, at $250 for a 30-45 minute session and 20 high resolution digital images of your choice.
That's it!  I am putting together my spring and summer outdoor mini session schedule as we speak, and should have it ready to go by next week.  Stay tuned for exciting details about that too!  Feel free to shoot me an email if you'd like to book one of these quick and easy $125 sessions:  melaniericephotography@gmail.com

Thank you all so much again for supporting this little business of mine, and my family.  It means the world to me!  I'm excited for a great year ahead.