Family Portrait

Mini Sessions



Need a few photos for the holiday card? Just want a few great images of your family?

Everyone wants gorgeous photos and to preserve this moment of time in your family. No one has ever regretted having family photos done after the fact, the only regret is not having done them once your kids are grown. Don’t miss the delicious, crazy toddler stage, the adorable missing tooth smile, the tween-going-on-twenty-one attitude, or the teens who may say they dread it but probably won’t turn down a great image for the ‘gram. Let me capture it all for you with no stress, just fun and joy.

Worried your kids won’t behave? These sessions are quick and fun and will be over before the kids realize it!

Not sure everyone else in the family is as excited as you are about this activity? Tell them that this will be fast, and the results will make you happy!

Family Portrait Mini Sessions Darien Photography


Family Photo Session Weed Beach Family Minis

The process is easy and fast from start to finish:

  1. Book your session online
  2. Confirm your session in 3 clicks
  3. Receive a mini-prep guide email
  4. Enjoy a fun, 15-minute mini session
  5. Select your complimentary image (or more!) from a private online gallery

As an added bonus, your complimentary and any additional purchased images will be uploaded to Minted for you, with the files prepared for printing on their cardstock, and you will save 20% off your order!

You could be that person sending out their holiday cards right after Thanksgiving this year!

Family Photo Session Weed Beach Family Minis


During your fast and fun 15-minute mini portrait session, we will:

  • begin with a few traditional group poses to get that classic image.
  • spend the rest of the session mixing up the groupings (some of just the kids, each one alone, maybe even one of the couple that started it all!)
  • play a couple of age-appropriate games.
  • move around! Movement helps everyone relax, connect, and smile more authentically.
  • capture a few more relaxed images that highlight your family’s connection and personality.
Hugging kids


Hugging kids

Within 14 days of your session, you will receive an email with a link to your image gallery for your review. Please click the link thoughtfully when you are ready! 

Your image gallery will be live for one week for you to:

  • select and download your complimentary image
  • purchase and download any additional images
  • use the print credit you receive with your additional image purchase in the online store

Due to the large nature of today’s physical files and the expenses associated with hosting them, any unpurchased images will be permanently archived when the gallery closes.

From your image review gallery, choose from one of the three following collections, whether you simply download your complimentary image, select your favorite five photos, or choose to save all the images.

Your only task is to choose what you like, no purchase necessary, and if I’m doing my part well, I will make that difficult!



 Select your favorite image and download it directly from the gallery instantly. Your image will be uploaded to Minted and prepared for printing on their card stock.



Select your four additional images plus your complimentary image for a total of five image downloads and receive $100 in print credit in the online store. 



Too hard to choose? No images left behind here! Download all of your high-resolution images and receive $250 in print credit in the online store.

Waveny Park

A gorgeous treasure in New Canaan, CT, the park features beautiful rolling lawns and a gorgeous landscape design that offers a wide variety of scenic backdrops for your family portrait session.

677 South Ave, New Canaan, CT 06840

Family Photography Mini Session Waveny Park

Mather Homestead

A special gem in Darien, CT, this unique location features a beautiful formal walled garden, wildflower fields, and a picturesque New England setting that offers stunning, natural backdrops for your family portrait session.

19 Stephen Mather Road, Darien, CT 06820

Family Photography Mini Session Waveny Park