Holiday Mini Sessions | This Sunday {Walnut Creek, Family Photographer}

Family Portrait Mini Sessions

It’s autumn and the holidays are around the corner, so the time is ripe for updating those family portraits.

Studio Fotographica is so excited to offer mini sessions this year in three different locations on three dates:

– Sunday, Oct 2nd: an Almond orchard with a rustic red barn, Modesto
– Sunday,  Oct 9th: ivy covered walls with architectural detail, Hacienda de las Flores, Moraga
– Sunday, Nov 20th: simple and clean shots on white at the studio, Walnut Creek

Schedule your session by calling the studio at 925.472.0444

Mini Collection – $185.00
– 30-Minute private session for up to 5 people
– 25-30 edited images to choose from
– Online proofing & ordering gallery
– Holiday Card Design (cards sold separately)

Holiday Cards $75 for a set of 25 (includes envelopes)


What is a Mini Session?

A mini session is a shortened version of our regular family portrait photography session, without all the bells and whistles. Basically it allows us to get a few great family shots of your entire clan and then spend a little time getting breakout shots of just the kids, a few individual shots and perhaps a few candids. It is ideal for families who simply want some updated family shots for their holiday cards, Facebook, or frames. It is not ideal for those seeking lots of great candids or those who want outfit changes or a wide range of background looks.  With mini sessions, there simply is not enough time to capture a great deal of emotional images inside of 30 minutes – you really need a full hour plus for that. Mini sessions move quickly so it’s imperative you arrive a few minutes early (5-10) so that you and your family are ready to go.

What is the max number of people we can have for a Mini Session?

You can have up to 5 people max. {Sorry, no pets during the mini Hacienda de las Flores sessions, but four legged family fur balls are welcome during all other mini sessions. However, a regular one hour plus session is better suited for pets.} If you have 6 or more people, we would love to book you for our regular holiday portrait sessions, which are 1 hour+.

How do I book our spot?

All sessions are booked first come, first serve. Please select your desired date and time (see below) and email us what you would like to book it. We will send you a contract within 48 hours and take a $100 deposit to hold your spot. Deposits are non-refundable, unless you or we are able to rebook your spot.

Oct 2 – Modesto: 30 mins slots between 9:00am -12:30pm – miss it… join us this coming Sunday.
Oct 9 – Moraga: 30 min slots between 1:00pm-6:00pm – Six slots left – Hurry!
Nov 20 – Walnut Creek: 30 min time slots between 10:00am-12:30pm and 1:00pm-4pm

We want to do a full family session instead of the Mini Session. Are you offering special packages for those?

Yes, we are! Please email me the dates above that will work best for you and your preferred time slots, and we will send you more info.  If none of the dates above will work for you, please let us know what dates you are looking for and we can see if we are available. {Please note that our availability is rather limited this fall, which is why we offer the mini sessions on select dates, so that we can provide sessions to as many people as possible.}

Can I purchase a mini session for someone else?

Studio Fotographica offers gift certificates which make it easy for you to gift a portrait session. Email us and let us know how much you would like to make the gift certificate for, who it is to (first and last names) and where you would like to have it delivered. You are welcome to pick it up from the studio or have us delivery it.

I have more questions. How should I reach you?

Just email us here and we’ll be happy to answer your questions as quickly as possible.


Please plan to schedule your session to ensure that you are able to place your orders in time for us to meet the following deadlines:

October 29th

Custom Holiday Cards
November 20th

Framing/Canvases/Couture Boards
December 2nd

December 9th

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