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Boston Photographer Mini Session | My Best Tips + Advice

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Are you booking a mini session this year? So many photographers offer seasonal specials as the holidays approach. As a Boston photographer who offers mini sessions, here’s what you need to know:

My 3 go-to tips for a stress-free mini session!

1. Prepare in advance

Lay your outfits out the night before and pack a bag with snacks and anything else your little one might need to minimize stress the morning of.

2. Try not to set expectations

“Ok, everyone pull it together and be on your best behavior!” Spoiler alert: everyone was NOT on their best behavior and there were tears because #toddlers. I do this for a living and it happens- that’s reality! A good photographer will go with the flow and find ways to get them involved.

3. Let your photographer lead

It can be hard when little ones are directed by several adults at once. If you’re open to letting your photographer taking the lead, it usually works out well. During my mini sessions, the kiddos and I are best friends by the end!

A few more things to consider:

Will there be holiday decor or a themed backdrop?

If your photographer is using a lot of colorful decor, or has a busy background setting for your holiday photos, consider a more neutral color palette for your outfits. You don’t want to clash or compete with the backdrop.

Just kiddos or the whole family?

Will these photographs include just the kids…or will you be joining in? Coordinating outfits becomes more important the more people you add. You’ll want your outfits to complement each other–unless of course you’re planning on matching jammies!!

Holiday jammies are never a bad idea!

Mini sessions are a great way to get some more casual, playful photos for your annual holiday card. PJ’s are always a huge hit at my mini sessions! Here are a few of my favorite places to shop for jammies:

1.) Burt’s Bees Baby

2.) Rylee + Cru

3.) Old Navy

*make sure you DON’T FORGET THIS:

Remember, minis are quick! We’re talking 10-15 minutes tops. And most photographers are seeing multiple families, back-to-back. Plan to arrive a few minutes early so you’ll be ready to start right on time.

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Boston Holiday Mini Sessions have concluded for the season, but I’d love to see you next year! Want to make sure you’re the first to know when spots open up for November 2023? Get on the priority list here.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I’m Molly, owner of Molly Katherine Photographer, a Boston newborn photographer specializing in young and growing families. I hope you found my “Boston Photographer Mini Session” feature helpful.

Molly Katherine is a newborn & family photographer serving families in Boston and MetroWest MA. She offers maternity, newborn and family photography that is simplistic and timeless. Her clients love that they can choose how they want to enjoy their images; digitals or printed artwork to share and enjoy for years to come.

If you love these photos, and you are looking for a Boston photographer, I would love to personalize a session for your family. To see more of my work, check out my portfolio here.

If you are interested in talking more about booking a session, let’s connect! Not quite ready, but would like to keep me in mind for the future? I’d love that! Follow along on Instagram and let’s be friends!

Molly serves Greater Boston, Middlesex and Worcester counties including: Brookline | Belmont | Natick | Weston | Wellesley | Sherborn | Hopkinton | Westborough | Grafton and beyond.

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Hi, I'm Molly.
Mom, Wife + Portrait Photographer.

I'm so happy you're here! I'm a mom of two (identical twin boys!) and have been married to my husband for 5 years. I believe iced coffee should be enjoyed year-round and I will die *well-caffeinated* on this hill.

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