Mini vs. Full Sessions: What’s the Difference?

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Spoiler Alert: November starts in less than 2 weeks!!

If you’re anything like me, you feel like Fall flies by way too fast. I swear it’s like I go from planning my kids’ Halloween outfits to making Christmas lists for Santa like *that* (insert finger snap motion here)

So, I want to share all the fun things happening as November quickly approaches. Holiday Mini Sessions are back! And I’m so excited to announce MULTIPLE dates in both Massachusetts and Connecticut this year.

Saturday November 12th – Come kick off the holidays with a festive, holiday-styled session in our Grafton studio. Just the kids or bring the whole family!

Can’t make it out to Grafton? Experience The NBPT Studio for your mini session later in the month! Conveniently located in downtown Newburyport, this beautiful studio is the perfect backdrop for your annual holiday portraits.

Wednesday November 30th – Ideal for my North Shore friends who may not be able to get out to Grafton, I’d love to see you in Newburyport!

Saturday November 26 – I am so, so excited to have a mini session offer for my Connecticut families this season. Join us at Schrempp’s Christmas Tree Farm for this one-day event Thanksgiving weekend in Clinton, CT.

As a Boston photographer who offers mini sessions, I get asked this question a lot. Why is a mini session so much less expensive? What is the difference between one of these and a full session anyways?

1.) TIME – minis are 15 minutes tops!

One of the reasons photographers can afford to do mini sessions for so much less is because of the time it takes as compared to a full session. Most mini sessions are 10-15 long.


Galleries from mini sessions are SIGNIFICANTLY smaller than what you would receive from a full session. Minis are quick, in and out, and you receive fewer images as a result.


Remember, mini sessions are not meant to replace a full session experience. Posing variety will be limited and your gallery will reflect that.


Most photographers who offer mini sessions do so on a specific date, at one specific location. This enables us to book multiple families, back-to-back, and justify a much lower price point.

Interested in booking your own mini session? I’d love to see you this season! Check out the complete schedule and booking details here:

2022 Holiday Mini Sessions

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 get both digital images and beautiful portrait artwork to share and enjoy for years to come.

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