Jim & Ravyn Photographers :: Petite Sessions

Let’s be real … I think Petite Session sounds WAY cuter than Mini Session … So that’s what we’re going with! We’re super excited to announce another round of petite sessions for the Fall. I know it might seem like it’s so far away, but we all know that beautiful Indiana Fall weather will be here before we know it. The sprinklers & margaritas will give way to bonfires and apple cider in two months. Okay, I have to stop talking about it … I’m getting too excited! We love the fall!

This is our very last petite session event in Indy, as we’re gearing up for a big move out to Oregon in a few months. If you are dating, engaged, married, etc, you need professional photos of you with your love! I promise … you’ll have a blast!

What is a Petite Session?: A petite session is like one of my regular sessions … just shorter. Since time is limited, we’ll be working quickly. This means the resulting photos will be genuine and full of life. Your job is to show up with your significant other or family, and we’ll be sure to capture that extra special uniqueness that makes you, you. The last mini session weekend that we held, filled up completely, so be sure to book your spot as soon as possible. Remember, you’ll be sending out holiday cards soon after these sessions, so this is a great opportunity to have an updated family portrait!

When: Saturday October 8th from 10 am – 6:30 pm & Sunday October  from 10 am – 6:30 pm*

What time: We will start filling spots on a first come, first serve basis. We can assign a time for you, or if you have a preferred time, just let us know. The evening spots fill up quickly as the light is really amazing at that time! Don’t worry though, we will rock out the photos no matter what time of day you schedule your session. Depending on the number of sessions, we might even open the next weekend up for photos (providing the first weekend isn’t rained out … but we won’t be announcing until that date). If you have a little one, be sure to schedule around their nap time that way they are awake and ready to have some fun.

Who: Mini sessions are perfect for everyone: couples who are dating, engaged, or married and families kids. If it’s been years since your last family photo, this is a perfect opportunity to update them. Jim and I have made it a priority to have our photos made each year … Just because we’re married, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have fabulous photos of ‘us’ at this time in our lives. So yeah, we think these sessions are perfect for everyone.

How long: Each mini session will last exactly 30 minutes. Like we said, we’ll be working quickly to make some really fun photos of you and your family. If you have more than 4 people at the session, you’ll need to book two back-to-back sessions in order to have enough time for capturing images of 5+ people. It’s also encouraged (but not required) to book two back-to-back sessions if you have a little one under the age of 2 … sometimes, they take a few minutes to warm up to the camera (the 2nd session is discounted, see below).

Where: We will pick one outdoors (park) location for one day, and a downtown (urban) location for the other. Please tell us if you have a preference. We can give you more details when you email. Past spots have been: Broad Ripple, IMA, Indianapolis Art Center, Downtown Carmel. We’ll pick a couple of new spots this time around!

How much: Each mini session will cost $150. If you’re booking a back-to-back session, your session will last 1 hour and will cost $225.00.

What will we get: The mini sessions include 30 minutes of shooting, 10-20 final, edited images which will be loaded onto a personal online gallery for 30 days. You’ll also receive a download code that will allow you to download these high-resolution files for your own personal use. (A typical J&R session is $250 for the session + $300 for the DVD, so these mini sessions are a really great time to invest in quality images of you and your family).

Anything else we should know: Absolutely! These mini sessions can be given as a gift … the holiday season will be here very soon (seems hard to believe, I know!). A gift of photos is a wonderful one. If you’re wanting to use them as a gift, let us know, and we’ll send you a customized gift packet to give to your loved one. Payment is required to book your session. Our preferred method of payment is check, though, you may pay with a credit card (via PayPal). Please note that all PayPal payments will incur a 3% processing fee. If you get 3 friends to book a mini session, you’ll get your session completely free! (Be sure your friends tell us you sent them at booking!!)

Does all of this sound perfect?: Great, be sure to contact us via the form on the blog (you only need to fill in the starred items on the form), or you can email us: hello [at] jimandravyn [dot] com. When you contact us, please be sure to tell us if you prefer Saturday or Sunday, a time window you’d like, and if you’d like a nature-y/outdoors-y location or a downtown/rustic location. Or, if you’re completely open, you can let us know that too! We’ll tell you where to send your photo agreement and payment, and then you’re all set!

*In case of rain, mini sessions will be held October 15th & 16th

Here is a preview of what you can expect! 

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